About LTC

 

Our mission and vision

Our mission is to help students communicate effectively in English across cultures and borders in a welcoming and secure multicultural environment.

Our vision is that our students and staff will experience the best  of ELT practice. High standards of service, honesty and openness to change will drive forward the company’s growth and continuous improvement.

Reasons to study at LTC

Guarantee of Quality

All our schools are accredited by the British Council. This organisation regularly inspect all aspects of the schools, from management to teaching, student welfare and the care of under 18s.

Read our full 2013 British Council report: Eastbourne

Protection for Students

All our schools are members of English UK, the professional body for English language schools in Britain. This protects students in two important ways. Your course would be guaranteed even if our schools closed and you can complain to English UK if you are not happy with our services.

Safe Locations

Our school is located in a safe residential area of Eastbourne. This is a unique school in one of the most beautiful towns in the south-east of England.

Caring Staff

Our school is medium sized. The staff will get to know you individually and will be happy to help if you have any questions or problems.

Courses Taught by Qualified English Language Teachers

Under British Council regulations, all our teachers must have a university degree and an English language teaching qualification that is recognised by the British Council.

(In exceptional circumstances, we may employ a teacher who does not possess one of these qualifications if we reasonably deem them to be appropriately qualified and experienced.)

Carefully Selected Homestay Accommodation

Homestay is an excellent way to learn about the British way of life and practise your English in a relaxed setting outside the classroom. LTC is able to offer homestay within walking distance of the school.

A Varied Social Programme to Help You Make Friends

Relaxing and having fun is an essential part of your language learning experience. Our programmes are designed to help you make friends and get to know the local area.

School Manager who can Make Quick Decisions

The manager of our school has autonomy. When a student or an agent needs it, they can make a quick decision to help.

People at LTC

The Directors

LTC is owned by its two directors, Paul Clark and Wendy Teraoka, who are closely involved in the running of the school.


 

paul

Email: paul@ltc-english.com
Tel: +44 (0) 1323 727755
Mobile: +44 (0) 794 4148441

Paul Clark

MA Oxon, Dip RSA TEFLA, MA TESOL
Director

“I come from a family of teachers and became an English teacher 35 years ago in order to travel and meet people from other countries. I have taught in England, Italy and Thailand and have worked as a teacher trainer, materials writer, academic manager and manager.

“I have two roles within the company: I act as Principal of LTC Eastbourne and as Director. I have a strong interest in customer service and am always looking for ways to improve the services we offer students, parents and agents.

“Originally from Manchester (United, not City), I love living in Eastbourne because of the beautiful countryside nearby. I especially like walking on the South Downs and in Friston Forest.”

 


 

wendyEmail: wendy@ltc-english.com
Tel work: +44 (0) 1323 727755
Mobile: +44 (0) 791 3042497

Wendy Teraoka

BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, Dip RSA TEFLA
Director

“I started as a secondary school teacher but changed to in the English language teaching because of my love of the English language and experiencing other cultures. I’ve worked in Japan, Algeria, Finland, Mozambique and Sweden as well as in the U.K in various roles as a teacher, ESP specialist, teacher trainer, academic manager, principal and director. As you can see, one of my obsessions is travelling and I also love literature, the theatre and gardening.

“Here at LTC, we want our students, agents and staff to experience the best of ELT practice. I oversee quality and value within the school as well as dealing with finance. A key strength of LTC is its staff and I am responsible for human resources to ensure our loyal and committed staff continue to give you great service. As a working mother with two daughters, I recognise the trust our students and their families put in us. Academic progress and our students’ welfare are our key goals and I always welcome any feedback on these.”


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Email: elizabeth@ltc-eastbourne.com

Tel: +44 (0) 1323 727755

Elizabeth Trumper

BA (Hons), MA
Marketing Manager

“With a background in marketing, both educationally and professionally, and experience within the international business sector, I am excited to communicate with students, parents and partners around the world about courses and opportunities at LTC. I am eager to help with any student requests and always look forward to seeing new faces.

“I personally love to travel and have worked in France, Bolivia and Fiji. I love to explore new cultures and to meet new people. I also love discovering new music, seeking out boutique British pubs and spending time with friends and family.”

 


Marketing Assistant Dominic Barrow

Email: dominic@ltc-eastbourne.com

Tel: +44 (0) 1323 727755

Dominic Barrow

BA (Hons)
Marketing Assistant

“I joined LTC Eastbourne in October 2017 as Marketing Assistant, having completed a four year degree in the summer of 2017. I am confident that my background in marketing will enhance the department here at LTC Eastbourne. Alongside educational marketing experience, I have held previous marketing roles within professional sports.

“I have a great understanding of the language industry, having previously worked as both a group leader and an activity instructor. I have a passion for travel, having recently returned from Thailand and Indonesia. I look forward to promoting the school across the world, whether that is via Facebook or an airplane.

“I spend my spare time watching and playing sports, with football and cricket on the television. I referee semi – professional football. This has allowed me to travel and see football pitches across the world, including the USA. I also enjoy photography, which is aided by the beautiful settings here in Eastbourne.”


Office Staff and Teachers


Our staff have lots of experience and there will always be someone available to help with any questions you may have.

Sylvia Murphy – Enrolment Officer
Sylvia is responsible for student bookings from enquiry to arrival and beyond.
info@ltc-eastbourne.com

Nicole Eregyin – Accommodation Officer
Nicole coordinates homestay and private home accommodation for our students.
nicole@ltc-eastbourne.com

Maria Bayne – Groups/YL Operations Manager
Maria is responsible for the social programme, residential accommodation and transport for groups and the Young Learner Summer School. Maria is also responsible for group quotations.
maria@ltc-eastbourne.com

Alisdair Goldsworthy – Director of Studies
Alisdair manages the academic programme and the teaching staff.
alisdair@ltc-eastbourne.com

Alisdair is assisted by the Young Learner Co-ordinator, Martin Sketchley, and Senior Teacher Lisa Demiralp, all of whom are highly experienced and qualified to TEFL diploma level or above.  We only recruit teachers who have an English language teaching qualification that meets the requirements of the British Council accreditation scheme (minimum CELTA/Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent).

Company Information:
AMVIC UK Ltd trading as LTC: Language Teaching Centre Eastbourne
Registered at: Compton Park, Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 1EH, UK
Registered No 02379643
Tel +44 (0)1323 727755
Fax +44 (0)1323 728279