Testimonials

From our students

Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend.

Carol and Brian offer intensive English language courses at their home in Somerset.

David  – from Spain  – 25 hours for 2 weeks every year for the past 6 years. Last year passed the Cambridge Exam at Proficiency Level.

Hace algun tiempo, decidí aprender Ingles como un reto personal. Desde entonces he conocido una gran variedad de profesores y escuelas.

Hace seis años conocí a Carol. Desde el primer momento ella hizo suya mi meta, mostrando un grado de compromiso que no habia visto antes. Fue como “enseñado a primera vista”.

Su profesionalidad y entusiasmo por enseñar, junto con un ambiente familiar dan como resultado la formula perfecta para aprender Ingles.

David

 

David  – from Spain  – 25 hours for 2 weeks every year for the past 6 years. Last year passed the Cambridge Exam at Proficiency Level.

Some time ago I decided on taking up English as a personal challenge. Since then I’ve known all and sundry teachers and schools.

It’s six years since I met Carol. From the first moment she made my goal her own goal, showing a degree of commitment I’d never seen before. It was like “taught at first sight”.

Her professionalism and enthusiasm for teaching, together with a homely atmosphere, add up to the perfect formula for learning English.

David

Luca – from Rome, 30 hours Business English Course

Dopo avere speso soldi e tempo in tanti corsi di inglese che hanno dato pochi frutti ho deciso di investire in qualcosa che fosse veramente utile.

Mi sono confrontato con una specialista nell’azienda in cui lavoro e mi ha consigliato di fare un corso intensivo one-to-one residenziale.

Dopo varie ricerche decido quindi di passare le mie vacanze natalizie a casa di Carol…dove ho avuto il miglior corso di inglese della mia vita!

La mia giornata si svolgeva in questo modo: sveglia verso le 7-7:30, colazione, doccia e poi 4 ore di corso dalle 9 alle 13.

Pranzo veloce facendo due chiacchiere con Carol e Brian (il compagno, anche lui insegnante di inglese), altre 2 ore di lezione, una pausa, poi esercizi fino all’ora di cena.

Nel frattempo Brian (gran cuoco) preparava delle ottime cene che gustavamo tutti e te insieme parlando di musica, cucina, viaggi, vino…

Poi a nanna per recuperare le forze nella mia pulitissima stanza con annesso pulitissimo e ampio bagno privato!

Giusto per far capire i progressi avuti in soli 10 giorni, quando sono arrivato a Bristol speravo che il tassista che mi ha portato a Street non mi facesse domande…al ritorno ho chiacchierato con lui senza particolari difficoltà!

E tutto questo grazie alla professionalità e alla passione di Carol e alla possibilità di vivere con lei e Brian 24 su 24.

Un esperienza che consiglio veramente a chiunque voglia imparare o migliorare il suo inglese! Vale 100 corsi “normali”!

Grazie ancora Carol!

Luca

 

Luca – from Rome, 30 hours Business English Course

During the Christmas holidays, I spent 10 days in Carol’s house where I had the best English Course of my life.

Usually I had 4 hours of lessons in the morning and 1 hour of lessons and homework in the afternoon. I worked hard with Carol and I really improved my English in all aspects (speaking, listening, …). Just to help everyone to understand my progress, when the taxi driver picked me up at Bristol Airport, on the 26th of Dec, I hoped he wouldn’t ask me anything, to avoid to have any kind of English conversation…when he picked up me on the 6th Jan to take me to Bristol airport, I spoke to him without particular problems!

I reached these goals thanks to Carol’s professionalism and because I lived 24/24 with Carol and Brian (her partner) in a very nice house (very clean!) eating delicious food (Brian is a very good chef). During lunches and dinners we used to talk about various matters, from cooking and wine to travels, music, movies and family and it has been very useful to improve my listening and my speaking.

So, thank you Carol, I’ll suggest your course to everyone who would like to learn or improve their English!

Luca

Mirja – from Germany – 30 hours Cambridge Advanced Examination Revision Course

Bevor ich mit allem anderen beginne: Vielen Dank Carol für die zwei wunderschönen Aufenthalte, die ich bis jetzt erleben durfte. Sowohl meine Lernfortschritte, als auch meine persönlichen Erfahrungen hier in Street waren ein großer Gewinn für mich.

Basierend auf meiner Verbesserung der Sprache kann ich definitiv sagen, dass der Kurs sehr fordernd ist und dahingehend die sprachlichen Kenntnisse jedes Teilnehmers verbessert. Während der Unterrichtsstunden fokussiert sich Carol auf die Bedürfnisse jedes Schülers, um dadurch das Best mögliche aus dem Besuch zu erzielen. Dabei spielt es keine Rolle ob es die Grammatik, das Sprechen oder das Verstehen/Hören ist. Carol ist außerdem eine wunderbare Lehrerin, die die persönlichen Stärken und Schwächen erkennt und dadurch versucht einen best möglichen Lernfortschritt zu erzielen.

Der Satz „Komm als ein Gast, gehe als ein Freund“ entspricht absolut der Wahrheit. Die Atmosphäre während der Unterrichtsstunden, aber auch in der Freizeit ist angenehm und einfach nur schön. Carol ist nicht nur die Lehrerin, sondern auch eine Freundin mit der man über alles erdenkliche reden kann. Außerdem muss gesagt werden, dass das Essen von Carol und ihrem Partner Brian überaus lecker ist. Die Ausflüge nach Wells, Bath oder Bristol sind auch sehr schöne Erlebnisse, die einem helfen das Land und dessen Kultur und Menschen kennen zu lernen.

Alles in allem kann ich den One-to-One Englisch Kurs bei Carol wärmstens empfehlen. Vielen Dank noch einmal Carol für die wundervolle Zeit hier und alles was ich lernen durfte.

Mirja

 

Mirja – from Germany – Cambridge Advanced Examination Revision Course

First of all: Thank you Carol for my incredible stay. I have really enjoyed it. Not only were my studies a great success, but also the personal experience I had during my time here in Street.
Drawing on my language improvement, I can definitely say that the one-to-one courses really challenge you and therefore improve your English skills.

During the lessons Carol focuses on your needs to make the best out of your English, either it is grammar, speaking or listening. The lessons are challenging, as well as funny and enjoyable.

Carol is a great teacher who pays attention to every of your strengths and weaknesses and therefore improves your language skills as much as possible .

Moreover, the sentence “come as a guest, leave as a friend” is not for advertising reasons, it just represents the truth. The atmosphere during the lessons as well as in your leisure time is just refreshing and nice.

Carol is not only a teacher, but also a friend who you can talk to about whatever you are comfortable with. In addition, it must have been said that the food from her and her partner Brian is excellent and absolutely delicious.

The trips to Wells, Bath or Bristol are an incredibly nice experience to get to know the country, culture and its people.

All in all I can warmly recommend Carol’s one-to-one English course. Thank you again, Carol, for the wonderful time I had and everything I learned here.

Mirja

 

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