The Team

We will update this page regularly as people join our team for the 2019 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.
Vladimira

Vladka, Director of Studies

Hello, my name is Vladka. I have been an English language teacher for over twenty years, have taught mostly in the Czech Republic but also on holiday courses in England, Lithuania and Italy. I like reading, travelling, visiting art exhibitions or walking in the countryside. I love sunshine and the sea and my favourite food is fish and chips - I hope to enjoy it all in Weymouth! An English teacher for WEC in 2007 and 2008, I am now excited to be joining the WEC team in a new role and am really looking forward to meeting all the students in Weymouth this summer!
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!
Andrew

Andrew, Teacher & Activity Leader

My name is Andrew and I have been an EFL teacher for almost 20 years - this will be my sixth 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.
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!
Juliet

Juliet, Teacher & Activity Leader

I've been teaching English for nearly 10 years in Spain and England, and this will be my sixth 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 enjoy travelling, reading and hiking around the Spanish countryside.
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!
Caragh

Caragh, Activity Leader

Hi, I'm Caragh and this is my second year at Weymouth English Centre. I've just finished my second 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 third 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.
Elena

Elena, Activity Leader

Hi everyone, I am Elena and I am 18. I am from Italy. I was in Weymouth as a student last year and I am going to be an activity leader this year. I love dancing, singing, acting, playing the guitar and studying foreign languages. I am looking forward to coming to Weymouth and hope it is going to be even better and more exciting than last year.
Jason

Jason, Activity Leader

Hi everyone, my name is Jason and this will be my first time working at Weymouth English Centre. I finished secondary school last year and decided to take a break to see the world a little. I've been travelling through Europe working in hostels as I go and love to meet as many good people as I can on the way. I'm now so excited to meet you all. I love any high intensity outdoor sport particularly if it's done in the ocean so it should be a great summer.
Jason

Abbie, Activity Leader

Hiya everyone, my name is Abbie and this is going to be my first time working at the Weymouth English Centre. I have just finished my final year at Bucks New University studying Dance and Fitness and I look forward to spending my summer working with you all in Weymouth! In my spare time I love to travel to different places and experience different cultures. I also practise yoga in my spare time as well as I love to participate in fitness activities. I look forward to spending the summer with you all.
Jason

Verity, Teacher & Activity Leader

Hello, I'm Verity and I've been teaching English in Spain for three years. I lived and worked in Andalucia and enjoyed helping Spanish students to improve their English. I've also prepared students for the Cambridge English language exams. I currently live in Weymouth and love the beach here!

"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