Welcome to our school: we are passionate about giving you the best possible experience of England and the English language
Our school has been teaching students from all over the world since 1994. We are passionate about giving our students the best possible experience of England. Our teachers are committed to helping students improve their English. Our friendly staff are always happy to help make your time in England a success. We have been accredited by The British Council since July 2003. At our most recent inspection, strengths were noted in the areas of staff management, student administration, quality assurance, premises and facilities, learning resources, course design and implementation, care of students, leisure opportunities and care of under 18s. Read more. In 2012 we moved to a larger building with excellent facilities. The school is in the centre of Norwich, less than 5 minutes’ walk from the main shopping area and 2 minutes from most bus stops. Between lessons, students can relax in the Student Area and adults that accompany groups can wait for their students in the comfortable Group Leaders Area.
Meet our Senior Team:
Carol Syder - Director
I am the director of The English Experience. I started organising groups of foreign students visiting Norwich for a study holiday course in 1989 and officially founded The English Experience in 1994. The school has gone from strength to strength and we became British Council accredited in 2003. Our market is constantly changing and we are now welcoming students from all over the world, as well as developing our English Camps courses abroad.
Please contact Carol if you wish to make any general enquiry about The English Experience.
Sylvia Davies - Welfare Officer and PA to the Director
I am the Personal Assistant to the Director. I started working for The English Experience in 1995 as the Host Family Organiser, and for the last five years I have been involved in student welfare and the running of the social progamme. The best thing about this role is helping students to have an unforgettable experience here, and leave with lasting memories. I enjoy the opportunities my work gives me to meet young learners and leaders from all over the world.
Please speak to Sylvia for more information or about booking a course.
Samuel Hemingway - Acting Teaching Lead CELTA, BA in Journalism
I am very excited to be part of the fantastic team here at the English Experience. I have taught English in Italy, Poland and Spain over the last 8 years and I love having the chance to interact with people from all over the world. I really enjoy teaching English as I am able to make an impact on people’s lives by giving them the language tools they need in order to achieve their goals.
Please contact Sam if you have any teaching queries. Email:directors[email protected]
Loic Balory - Manager of Overseas Camps BA English Literature and Linguistics.
I started working for The English Experience as a teacher on an English Camp in Venice in 2004. Since then, I have worked on and coordinated over thirty camps in Italy! I am now using all the experience I have acquired over the years to organise English Camps in different countries, including Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Slovenia and Taiwan!
Please contact Loic if you are interested in English Camps.
Email: [email protected]
Zoe Bone - Operations Manager BA International Development, DELTM, CertTESOL.
Teaching English has given me the opportunity to work in many different countries including Sri Lanka, Peru, Costa Rica, and at home in the UK. I first joined The English Experience in 2009 as a Core Teacher before moving to the English Camps.
Karen Dack - Accommodation Officer
I have been a homestay host for many years and have hosted students from all over the world. I am now Accommodation Officer and On-Call Coordinator and my role is to ensure your stay with your homestay host is an enjoyable experience and that you take home many happy memories.
Please contact Karen for any hosting information.
Email: [email protected]