Testimonials

Isabelle Ashcroft, Sports & Activity Instructor

Isabelle Ashcroft, Sports & Activity Instructor

I arrived at York and received a very warm welcome from all of the UKLC
team, which I very quickly felt part of too. I was very aware of my role and
responsibilities as a Sports & Activity Instructor well in advance before the children arrived, this was because of the training days and support
from all members of staff. Our centre manager was very organised in ensuring that everyone knew what they were doing and felt confident to do so.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at York, it has really secured my decision in
wanting to be a coach in the future.

Anthony Clarke, English Teacher

Anthony Clarke, English Teacher

I first contacted UKLC shortly after finishing my CELTA in early 2014. They were looking for new teachers to go on a month-long 'Leonardo' work experience placement in Spain. I thought it was too good to miss! In no time at all I was on a week-long residential training course in Cheshire and soon after that in Spain itself, in Elche (Alicante), where I had a wonderful four weeks teaching full time in a language academy. I pretty much worked out there and then that was where my future lay. I made some great friends too!
On returning to the UK I worked for UKLC for four weeks in their York summer school, which was great fun. This summer I worked in York again and also in Southampton.
UKLC very much treat you as part of their 'family'. I would strongly recommend UKLC.

Rachel Jeffries, Course Director

Rachel Jeffries, Course Director

I’ve worked for UKLC for a few years now, starting out as a teacher and
taking the role of Course Director in recent years. Working for this company led me to make a move away from secondary public school teaching to the world of EFL permanently. I am currently working in a language school in the south of Italy
and completing my DELTA qualification. So along with a career path and clear
goals I also have to thank UKLC for some unforgettable memories. The past three years have given me some amazing new friends, some who return every year and become like family.

Adam Mathews, Centre Manager

Adam Mathews, Centre Manager

I clearly remember my first day as a Centre Manager. I was loaded up with paper after paper by the college, keys, keys and more keys, and I had so many new places to familiarise myself with. What got me through those days was knowing that, at any moment, I could speak to Celine or Nathan and they would always be there to listen or advise. Although centre managing requires a huge amount of independence, I have never once felt I was on my own.

Bryan Yule, Course Director

Bryan Yule, Course Director

The thing that initially drew me to UKLC’s summer school was its promise to be ‘a friendlier kind of summer school’. I confess I was initially skeptical, thinking that this claim might be mere marketing platitude, but all my years working with UKLC have borne this claim out. It really is an extremely friendly environment to work in, with mutual respect running from the top of the organization and encompassing everyone involved, UKLC staff, students at the schools, group leaders and the staff at the centres.

Aaron Fearnley, English Teacher

Aaron Fearnley, English Teacher

Working for UKLC has always been a pleasure. It feels almost wrong to call it work, considering that you get paid to have fun and spend time with genuinely good people. No matter which role you take at the company, there is a spirited sense of togetherness. I started working for the company as an Activity Leader at a summer school. Later, I took advantage of the fantastic opportunity brought about by the Leonardo Project, which allowed me to gain work experience as a teacher in Spain. This gave me the confidence and expertise to work for UKLC as a teacher at two different schools in England. All of these experiences have exceeded expectations whilst making me realise that hard work needn't feel like hard work.