The Team

We will update this page regularly as people join our team for the 2018 season. You can also keep up to date through our Facebook page.

Christopher Hills

Chris, Director / Centre Manager / Designated Safeguarding Lead

I have been organising English language trips to England for young people since 1978 and I wouldn't want to do anything else! I am the Centre Manager in Weymouth and I look forward to meeting all the students and working together with our great team there.
Kate

Kate, Planning and Organisation

I was an English teacher for about 10 years and then took over the marketing and organisation of language trips to England. I advise students and parents and answer all their questions before they book, then I love meeting the students in Weymouth and helping them there. I like learning about other cultures, travelling and boating.
Kate

Raphe, Director of Studies

My aim is to make sure all our students have an educational and rewarding time here with fun, interesting and interactive lessons. I have been working as an English teacher, teacher trainer and manager since 2000 and I am particularly interested in student-centred learning, ICT, and creating courses and teaching materials. In my spare time I enjoy reading, eating, talking and travelling.
Jennie

Jennie, Accommodation Officer

In Weymouth and Portland I have been arranging student accommodation in local families for over 20 years. I love the variety and challenge of working with people from all around the world. I enjoy matching young people to local families and consider it a privilege to be a part of the friendships that develop from these placements. I love reading, nature and the arts – and travelling, of course!
Andy

Andy, Activities Manager / Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hi, I’m Andy, and I have loved working with young people for longer than I would care to confess. I have taught English and EFL in a number of countries, including 3 wonderful summers as part of the WEC Family. I have also worked as an Activity Leader and Manager in summer schools in Weymouth and Salisbury. I love sports, music, hiking and to travel, and spent 3 months in 2015 scratching my mid-life itch by hitchhiking from NYC to LA.
Andrew

Andrew, Teacher & Activity Leader

My name is Andrew and I have been an EFL teacher for almost 20 years - this will be my fourth year at WEC. In my free time I like watching films, playing poker, working on my computer, martial arts, and I have a great interest in financial markets and related subjects.
Tracy

Tracy, Teacher & Activity Leader

Hi, I'm Tracy and I have been teaching English as a Foreign Language for the past 2 years. I have spent my last year working in Spain. This will be my third year at WEC and I am very excited to be a part of the team. In my spare time I love going to concerts, learning languages, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures whilst travelling.
Hannah

Hannah, Teacher & Activity Leader

Hello, I'm Hannah. I am delighted to be part of the brilliant team and to return to Weymouth and its beautiful countryside this year. I have taught in several countries in Asia and I am currently living in the south of Spain. When I am not teaching, I am outside, where I usually fill my time with climbing adventures in the hills and mountains. I also love live music, making things and learning about the world and different cultures. I am looking forward to meeting you all soon!
Eleonora

Eleonora, Activity Leader

Hello everybody! I'm Eleonora and this is my second year at the Weymouth English Centre. I'm from Italy. In my freetime I like reading adventure books, hanging out with friends and playing volleyball! I have got two passions: travel and animals!!! I'm enthusiastic to be part of this great experience and I think it will be wonderful!
Juliet

Juliet, Teacher & Activity Leader

I've been teaching English for the last 7 years in Spain and England, and this will be my fourth year with WEC. Weymouth is a fantastic location. I am from Dorset, so coming home during the summer to do what I love with a great group of teachers and students is a privilege. In my spare time I love travelling, cooking and cycling around the countryside where I live.
Chantelle

Chantelle, Activity Leader

Hi, I’m Chantelle and this is my first year at Weymouth English Centre. I am currently on my gap year and intend to go to Bristol university to study Social Policy and Sociology in September. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, keeping fit and travelling. I am very much looking forward to being in Weymouth and meeting you all!
Lauren

Lauren, Activity Leader

Hi, I’m Lauren and this is my 1st year at the Weymouth English Centre. I have just finished my 2nd year studying Media at the University of Portsmouth and cannot wait for a fantastic summer. I love being active and have a real passion for dance. I look forward to meeting everyone and I’m so excited for a great summer together.
Emma

Emma, Activity Leader

Hello, I'm Emma and this is my first time being an activity leader with Weymouth English Centre. I have just finished my first year studying Human Biosciences at Plymouth University and I love playing the piano, scrapbooking and going for country walks. I spent several childhood holidays in Dorset and I'm looking forward to exploring more of the area with you. I look forward to meeting you all for what I know will be a fantastic summer!
Rebecca

Rebecca, Activity Leader

Hi, I’m Rebecca. I have lived in Weymouth since I was seven years old and I think it is a beautiful and thriving seaside town. I am currently in my last year of sixth form and in September I am hoping to go to university to study Pharmacy. As well as going to school I love dancing, singing and travelling to other countries. I am really excited to be an activity leader for the Weymouth English Centre and I am looking forward to a fantastic summer!
Karen

Karen, Teacher

Hello, my name is Karen. I have been teaching EFL for just over 13 years and thoroughly enjoy it. I have mainly taught in language schools in the Dorset area. However in 2002 I had a great experience teaching English in Sicily for just over 5 months. I enjoy listening to music, playing the piano and cooking. I love travelling and learning about different cultures and traditions. I am really looking forward to teaching this summer at Weymouth English Centre.
Sophie

Sophie, Teacher & Activity Leader

Hiya, I’m Sophie and this is my first time teaching with Weymouth English Centre. I study teaching at Uni and am always happy to help. I love summer and can’t wait to meet you all and have fun exploring the UK with you. I am very active and love to spend time doing sports or reading.
Caragh

Caragh, Activity Leader

Hi, I'm Caragh and this is my first year at Weymouth English Centre. I've just finished my first year doing Sports Science at Bangor University in Wales and I'm very excited to spend the summer with all of you! I love the outdoors and being active as well as travelling and experiencing other cultures and meeting new people. I look forward to getting to know you and I think it'll be an amazing summer.
Nicola

Nicola, Teacher

Hello, my name is Nicola. I have been teaching English since 2011 and have taught in Austria, USA and in the UK. I currently live in California but I am originally from Weymouth, so I was super excited at the prospect of teaching at WEC, this will be my second year teaching here. When I am not teaching, I love being outdoors either cycling or hiking and discovering new and beautiful places in this world. I love my job as it allows me to meet different cultures with multiple languages. I look forward to meeting you all soon.
Magda

Magda, Teacher & Activity Leader

Hi, I'm Magda and this is going to be my first year at Weymouth English Centre. I've been teaching English for 23 years now, mostly teenagers. In my free time I love reading, baking, meeting friends, good films and dogs!! I look forward to meeting you all!
Lucyna

Lucyna, Teacher & Activity Leader

I have been teaching English for most of my life now, mainly to teenagers. This will be my first time at Weymouth English Centre and I'm really looking forward to being a part of the team. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and my family (especially my three cats). I also like travelling, reading, cooking and learning languages.
Louisa

Louisa, Activity Leader

Hi, I'm Louisa! I've been teaching English in China for the past year and I'm excited to be joining the Weymouth English Centre for the first time. My passions are travelling, animals, learning Mandarin, scuba diving and music. I can't wait to share my summer with you all!
Agnieszka

Agnieszka, Teacher & Activity Leader

Hi, I’m Agnieszka and this is my first time at Weymouth English Centre. I have been teaching English for about 18 years now and I would not change it for the world. In my free time I like playing the guitar or drums, listening to music, watching films, reading and cooking. I also love meeting new people and getting to know different cultures. I look forward to spending part of the summer in Weymouth and meeting you all!

"Friendly, professional staff. It was great to spend lessons and activities with them."

Alexander, Russia

"All of them were fantastic, they were nice and friendly. They knew how to help you every time and they have taken care of me."

Beatrice, Italy

"All of them were really lovely and they look after us. The teachers also teach well and understanding."

Laura, Spain

"I want to thank you very much for organising my daughter's stay in Weymouth so conscientiously.
She had an absolutely fabulous time. When she came back, she told us that she felt well taken care of. Everybody involved was very considerate, helpful, warm-hearted and very friendly.
She felt very much at home at her host family's place, Ben and Lauren were very welcoming and interested in socialising and talking to her.
The teachers, the staff, the activity leaders and the leaders who picked her up from and took her to the airport were all very, very friendly and helpful.
We can wholeheartedly and completely recommend Weymouth English Language School to all our friends and acquaintances and I hope it will be possible for Caroline's little brother to come to Weymouth next summer."

Parent, Germany

"They are very kind and heart-warming. They are good at jobs and took care of us carefully."

Yeling, China

"Teachers and leaders are really very nice and kind people."

Suren, Russia