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Phillippa Taylor

Phillippa Taylor Locations Visited

Alghero, Augsburg, Barcelona, Bariloche, Beijing, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Faro, Florence, Granada, Heidelberg, Krakow, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Malaga, Marbella, Mexico City, Milan, Munich, Nice, Playa del Carmen, Rome, Rouen, Seville, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Tours, Vejer de la Frontera and Venice

Professional qualifications:
BA Tourism Management - Sheffield Hallam University

Languages spoken:

Favourite places:
Buenos Aires - A beautiful city which provides a great introduction to Latin America. Each area of the city has a completely individual character, so there is a great variety of activities both day and night. This is definitely the place to go if you have an interest in tango!

General interests:
Travelling, going to the gym, reading, spending time with family and friends.

Personal Statement:
I love visiting new places and feel a real sense of achievement when I'm able to order a meal or ask for directions in the local language. Travel doesn't get better than this.

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Amber Madden

Amber Madden Locations Visited

Barcelona, Flamingo Beach, Florence, Granada, Malaga, Marbella, Monteverde, Nerja, Rome, San Joaquin de Flores and Venice.

Professional qualifications:
BTEC National Diploma in Media

Languages spoken:
English, basic Spanish

Favourite places:
My favourite place where we have a school is Rome - you can spend a whole day wandering around and not have to spend any money! Favourite place to go on holiday is Greece - lovely people and fantastic food. Also like Norway for atmosphere and scenery.

General interests:
Food (buying it, cooking it and eating it (in and out), walking, going to the cinema, and spending time with friends and family.

Personal Statement:
As a student at the beginning stages of learning Spanish I fully appreciate how nerve-racking it can be to put your new language skills to use! However, the satisfaction you get from communicating in another language (whether it be asking for directions or shopping for shoes!) is amazing. A common problem faced by many new students when learning a language is a lack of confidence. Being able to practise every day in real situations soon helps you to overcome that.

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Liz Gascoigne

Liz Gascoigne Locations Visited

Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Cusco, Flamingo Beach, Granada, Hania (Crete), Havana, Lima, Madrid, Malaga, Marbella, Monteverde, Paris, Pisa, Playa del Carmen, Salamanca, San Joaquin de Flores, San Jose, San Sebastian, Venice and Viareggio.

Professional qualifications:
BA hons in History and the History of art at Goldsmiths College, University of London (1994- 98)

Languages spoken:
English, basic French and Spanish

Favourite places:
Monteverde and Flamingo Beach in Costa Rica - they are both amazing and so different. I loved Monteverde because of its location on top of a mountain in the rain forest- it makes it so unique and unusual. A lot of the time you are in the cloud, but then the cloud clears to reveal amazing views of the valley below. The ecosystem is amazing, and I also loved some of the more daredevil activities you can take part in locally such as the 'skytreck' aerial canopy slides, which are some of the best in the world. Flamingo Beach in contrast is a peaceful and beautiful beach location which has managed to be unspoilt by mass tourism. It has some of the most amazing beaches locally that you will ever see, and the locals are so friendly!

General interests:
Gardening and growing vegetables, camping and travel in general! I'm a parent of two children aged 7 and 5. Therefore, current interests tend to include going to family friendly locations with good beaches, adventure playgrounds, and fun museums. We all love cycling and the great outdoors and are looking forward to more adventurous travel together in the future. The kids would like to go to Disneyland, but my husband and I would prefer wild camping in the Rockies, so lets see who wins!

Personal Statement:
Having visited many of our locations throughout Europe and Latin America, it gives me great pleasure advising students on the locations that may suit them. This is why it's a great idea to give us a call if you need any help! I don't come from a language background, so I can really relate to how students feel when they arrive in a new location where they don't speak the language. After years of practice, I can honestly say that it is amazing how far you can get with just a few words, lots of hand gestures and of course a friendly smile! After just a few days on our language courses, students can already start to communicate with people locally and really feel that they are able to enjoy a location as a (basic) native speaker.

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Monia Dini

Monia Dini Locations Visited

Bologna, Elba, Florence, London, Paris and Venice

Professional qualifications:
Languages and cultures for business, University in Urbino (Italy), 2008-2012

Languages spoken:
Italian, English, Spanish

Favourite places:
Florence, Elba and London. As Italian and a lover of our cultural and historical heritage, I think that Florence represents the best location where you can combine our greatest artistic attractions with nice food and wine. Another pearl of Italy is Elba, which offers a fantastic natural environment and the opportunity to practise Hiking. One of my favourite places is also London, as it offers a unique scenery and there is always something new to discover anytime I go to this beautiful city, even though I have lived in London for a few months.

General interests:
Travelling, watching documentaries, walking

Personal Statement:
I love going abroad, meeting new people, new cultures and habits. I believe that every journey enriches yourself, makes you aware of other ways of living and thinking and teaches about life. I think that taking a language course abroad will no just allow you to improve your language skills but will let you experience a new lifestyle and immerse yourself into the local culture, especially if you choose to stay in a host family.

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Peter Carvell

Peter Carvell Locations Visited

Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Chamonix, Florence, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Los Angeles, Malaga, New York, Paris, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Toronto and Venice.

Professional qualifications:
The University of Nottingham, BEng Manufacturing Engineering and Management

Languages spoken:
English, basic German

Favourite places:
Too many to list! I really enjoy visiting my sister in Barcelona and my mother's spectacular homeland of Norway. I’ve lived in both Toronto and Muscat and list them both very highly. I am looking forward to my next trip to North America, but also need to visit Latin America when I still can. A recent trip to Beijing opened my eyes to a fascinating and completely different culture, whilst every single meal I had was delicious. In Europe, I found Siena, Italy to be a completely magical place, Portugal offered so much more than I could have imagined and my two weeks learning German in Hamburg will stay with me forever! For those that want to learn English in the UK then you should never rule out Liverpool as it is one of the most fun and friendly cities we have. From my experience it is clear that studying abroad really does make you appreciate places, people and culture in a whole new way to simply being a tourist.

General interests:
I’ve represented both Loughborough and Nottingham at national league volleyball and enjoy playing five-a-side football, basketball and most racquet sports when possible. I enjoy good food, nights out, visiting new places, meeting new people and generally enjoying life!

Personal Statement:
After university I spent a year working in an English language school in Toronto and was fortunate enough to meet hundreds of fascinating people who came to the city to learn English. I also studied languages myself in Hamburg, which was an incredible experience that I cannot recommend enough. I don’t think it’s possible to not have fun on a language course abroad. Learning from other nationalities about their language, culture, traditions and life experiences is incredibly important in this globalised society, and life changing for anyone who has not had the privilege of doing so before. There is no better way to learn a language than immersing yourself amongst the natives and sharing your experiences with your new, fascinating friends from all around the world.

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Patrick White

Patrick White Locations Visited

Cuba, Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Malaga, Marbella, Seville, Valencia, Vejer de la Frontera, England, Edinburgh, Dublin, New York, Montpellier, Paris, Rouen, Zurich, and Venice

Professional qualifications:
Marketing and Media studies at De Montfort University

Languages spoken:
English, Financial Dutch

Favourite places:
Granada in Spain is one of my favourite cities. Not only can you experience outstanding history, the vibrant atmosphere of the Albicin, along with its tea houses and hidden gardens, but you do so in the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains. A top location if you want the great outdoors, a bit of culture or if you are like me, a bit of both. For you lovers of food I cannot reccommend Vejer de la Frontera highly enough.

General interests:
I love being outdoors; in the garden, on a mountain bike, on/off a surf board or on a good walk.

Personal Statement:
Having worked with people from all over the world I really see the benefits of knowing a second language. It's a skill I envy and after visiting many of our schools I see it is something that is both easy and enjoyable to do. It's time for me to dust off the school books I think and get learning.

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