We have been providing quality language courses in Southport Liverpool and Blackpool for almost twenty years. Our students
are aged from 11 to 17 and mostly come from Spain, France, and Italy. However over the years we have had groups from Austria, the
Netherlands, Russia, and China.
We provide a wide variety of courses for all levels of English. All of our courses include
at least 3 hours of English lessons each morning and activities and excursions in the afternoons and there is usually an all-day excursion
on a Saturday.
Originally we only had students in July and August but now we also welcome regular groups in April and we are
kept busy with Mini-Trips throughout the year.
"Karen and I loved hosting students and our children have made lifelong friends with several of them too. Our first
student guests were a 12 year old Italian boy and a 22 year old Austrian woman and we have travelled all over Europe to visit the
hometowns of many of our students. We started the business as a part-time venture but as it has steadily grown over the years it is
now full-time jobs for us all."
We first hosted foreign students in 1984 and was a local coordinator for ten years then in 1999 we decided to open
our own school. After starting that year with just 22 students, we now welcome thousands of students. We like to think
we are still small enough to know quite a number of the host families and they will often see us at summer discos, seeing off coaches.
Better known as Griff, he has taught English both in the UK and abroad for the last 30 years and
is the third founding member of the school.
"It is such a great job. not only do we help to improve our students' English, but
we also become part of their memories forever. It's great to be part of a team that care so much about the students.
From the hosts and coordinators to the teachers and leaders they're fantastic!"
Anne is our longest serving Local Coordinator and looks after the hosts at our Blackpool Centre. She is never happier then
when she is looking after a group of students. " I just want them to feel as safe and happy as they do at home and have a fantastic
time here in Blackpool."
Jenny started hosting in 2013 and became our Liverpool Coordinator in 2015. " Itís lovely to hear the
excitement in the students' voices talking about what theyve learned in lessons and how much they've enjoyed the activities arranged
for them each day. I also love the camaraderie with all our hosts"
Jo joined the team in 2017 as Local coordinator for Southport and Formby. Having a background in teaching
she has hosted for many years and previously performed a similar role for another school. "I have really enjoyed meeting and
working with the Southport hosts and look forward to welcoming even more students to Southport and Formby in future."
"We first hosted foreign students in 1984, I became a local coordinator, then in 1999 we decided to open our own school.
That first year we only had 22 students, we now welcome thousands each year but we like to think we are still small enough to know
lots of the host families and they will often see us at the school, summer discos, or seeing off coaches."