PARTNER TESTIMONIALS

Channel Crossings, Czech Republic
Pro-Lingua, France
Mayflower College is very proud of the relationships it has built with its partner organisations ... colleges, universities, companies, embassies, ministries, agents etc. Mayflower College aims to build long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships centred on a high- quality, student-centred service and based on mutual honesty and trust.
We have been working with MAYFLOWER COLLEGE for nearly 10 years. We have had many groups of French students sent to Plymouth. And the results have been, without exception, outstandingly successful, from all points of view : choice and information of host-families, transport, English classes, activities and outings, relationship with monitors, with students and... with us. Of course the possibility for our students to mix with other participants coming from other countries is a tremendous asset, extremely well managed by the College. When programmes are so repeatedly appreciated by all people concerned, it is not without reasons : constant efforts, attention to details, capacity to listen, flexibility, goodwill and sympathy towards young students. I have personally a long and varied experience in the field of educational and linguistic programmes, whether in the UK or in other parts of the world. I can make comparisons. There are not so many other partners with which we feel so confident, and which are so trustworthy. So, with total sincerity, I do recommend MAYFLOWER and add : you won’t regret it ! Gérard WIENER
Shetland UK, Hungary
We have been working with Mayflower College since 1993, regularly sending junior and adult students (including teachers and executives) Mayflower offers a really good level of teaching, qualified and kind teachers who deal with our students nicely and who are always understanding. Flexibility is one of the greatest merits - when there is any request it is immediately dealt with. In the course of the last 20 years, 95% of the host families were more than satisfying for our students, those juniors and adults, and the missing 5% can be ascribed to personal incompatibility. Devon and Cornwall are the most gorgeous parts of Great Britain - Dartmoor and the Cornish coastal area especially appeal to our students. We can rely on the Mayflower staff under every circumstance. We can have extra demands ranging from special dietary requests to excursion-related wishes. Let alone any questions about non-closely related topics, e.g. work opportunities, study projects, etc. During the recruitment and organizational periods we can get all the info within the shortest possible time with the greatest possible precision. The accounting and other finance-related issues are prompt and fair. Tóthné dr. Katalin Udvardi
SABEL, Germany In 1989 the SABEL School contacted Paul Stevens, Director of the Mayflower College, and organized the first Programme for a group of pupils. The programme was so interesting and so well organized than the SABEL School continues until now to co-operate with the Mayflower College in Plymouth for more and more programmes. The number of students has increased continually over the many years and the type of programmes change. In the last 10 years the SABEL School has sent more than 60 students per year to the Mayflower College. The target groups are varied from teenagers to adults, the content of the courses was adapted to the groups: it was General English or Business English courses with project or work placements. The duration has been variable depending on the target group. The accommodation with the host families is for all our students a very nice experience that improves the relationship with native speakers and the communication in English. Very often our students continue to have contact with them. The flexibility, the adaptability, the serious organization, the professionalism, the good quality of the teaching and the friendliness of the staff are the main reasons why we have co-operated with the Mayflower College for so many years and why we will continue the co- operation a long time into the future. The location near the sea and the possibility of organizing very nice excursions in Devon and in Cornwall with so many interesting sights are a very important factor as well organized by the Mayflower College. The SABEL participants, students and teachers, like to remember the fantastic time at the Mayflower College and recommend the College to the new people who are looking for a good and serious Language School with a nice environment. We enjoy every year our time there and would like to spend still more time in the future. Thank you so much for everything! Marie-Francoise RAGUY-SÈNE - Director of the international Programmes
I had my first experience with Mayflower College in January of 1995. I fell in love with the place and the people. My students and I were really excited about everything we had - classes, families, excursions etc. Actually that was my first experience and since that time I’ve been to many places here in England as well as in Ireland, the States, Canada, however, each time I compare Mayflower College with other places I visited - it definitely wins. I think it is because of the caring and cooperative staff in the office who are ready to help in different situations, they do their best to make it easier for us (my friend and me) to arrange our trips, to select really good families, to book interesting places for us to visit. We bring our students in summer, it’s holiday time for them, thanks to teachers who manage to balance fun and necessity our students never tend to miss classes. Interactive activities, quizzes, talent shows involve them in natural language practice. Activity programs combine historically interesting and developing things with amusing and entertaining, discos are definitely good addition to them all. Parents keep sending their children to Plymouth and recommend the place to friends and colleagues, word-of-the-mouth works much better than any advertising. So, to put it in a nutshell, the place is value for money which is really important in our highly competitive world. Great job, guys, keep the pace! Irena S.
Private agent, Russia
Private agent, Russia
Our agency has been working with Mayflower College for several years, for both adult and junior courses. Based on positive experience, in 2010 we also decided to organise group courses for juniors as well. This was a great success and since then we´ve been organising such groups every year. From agent´s point of view, the staff at Mayflower college is very helpful, always trying to provide the best services. Everything is organised in time, with all necessary information given. Any question is answered, any trouble solved immediately. From leader´s point of view I must say the students at Mayflower college are just happy! Teachers and other staff are really open-minded and so easygoing with students, still strict on rules and taking good care of teenagers. Both adults and juniors students appreciate lessons given by experienced teachers, variety of social activities, as well as excellent accommodation with friendly host families. I just say – go for Mayflower, you wont be disappointed! Alena A.
(For testimonials from some of our students - click here)
André Le Saout, France
I don't know when I first heard about Mayflower College. It must be 1995, or was it before? I first went to another English school which didn't suit me. Then I joined Mayflower and we have worked together ever since. Every year I take my 16- to 22-year-old students for a period of three weeks ( + engineering school employees and executives). For me Mayflower College is the only place to get a perfect balance between linguistic progression (5 hours a day, experienced teachers in a well-equipped place, experienced families) and well-being (tennis, pub, meetings, theatre, international exchanges) in a very central district by the sea. Even more important, my students always experience the feeling of being secure and safe in the city (meeting with the families at the ferry-port, 24-hour security cell phone, excellent families provided, bus passes, etc.)" If anybody needs further information please email me. André Le Saout
Private agent, Ecuador
I have been traveling to Plymouth with the groups of my pupils since 1994. During these years hundreds of my pupils have been the students of the Junior Activity Course at Mayflower College, and now lots of them still remember this experience as one of the most important periods of the life. Mine were the first Russian children to study at the college. We loved Plymouth and Mayflower College at the first sight, and still very many of the junior students do not hesitate to visit Plymouth for the third or fourth time. I can explain this by several reasons. First, the spirit of Plymouth itself seems very special, very attractive. With my groups I have visited a lot of places in Great Britain and Ireland, but only Plymouth we can consider as our “hometown”, to come back again and again. Next, the work with Mayflower College has always been extremely positive and efficient. The host families, thoroughly chosen, the really qualified teachers and interesting classes, the various activity programs, the most effective management these are the reasons why we have remained so devoted to the college. We have had a very reliable visa support, and this is one of the most important points during the preparation period. If we plan a trip to London or any other place of interest, the college is always ready to help us with booking, transfer and so on. No request remains without attention, no student remains unhappy! My students and I would like to say lots of thanks to Paul Stevens, Director of Mayflower College, and the brilliant team who have been working there for such a long time - Jill, Aaron, Laura, Neil, Steve, Jonathan, Jan, Ross and many others! Olga R.
My dear friends at Mayflower College. It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial. I am very pleased in sharing my experience with your institution and working with you for so many years. Finding an English language school in which I can be confident not only in the academic results but in the lovely caring to my students was a goal that I had for so many year. That search led me to your school back in 1988. Since then and through all these years I have been able to hear nothing more than positive comments from my students. Your lessons are well organized, teachers are excellent and the social activities included in the afternoon and on Saturdays help to enhance the cultural immersion students are having. High school students and adults have enjoyed your programs and most importantly have confirmed that you deliver what you offer. Almost all the students that I have sent have been able to get higher results in their language proficiency when they return to Ecuador. The homestay component also provides the warmth that all students need to feel when they are far away from home. In addition, the staff and administration are always willing to go “the extra mile” to help students feel not only comfortable but always welcome. Thanks for working with me. Irma G.
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PARTNER TESTIMONIALS

Pro-Lingua, France
Mayflower College is very proud of the relationships it has built with its partner organisations ... colleges, universities, companies, embassies, ministries, agents etc. Mayflower College aims to build long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships centred on a high-quality, student-centred service and based on mutual honesty and trust.
We have been working with MAYFLOWER COLLEGE for nearly 10 years. We have had many groups of French students sent to Plymouth. And the results have been, without exception, outstandingly successful, from all points of view : choice and information of host-families, transport, English classes, activities and outings, relationship with monitors, with students and... with us. Of course the possibility for our students to mix with other participants coming from other countries is a tremendous asset, extremely well managed by the College. When programmes are so repeatedly appreciated by all people concerned, it is not without reasons : constant efforts, attention to details, capacity to listen, flexibility, goodwill and sympathy towards young students. I have personally a long and varied experience in the field of educational and linguistic programmes, whether in the UK or in other parts of the world. I can make comparisons. There are not so many other partners with which we feel so confident, and which are so trustworthy. So, with total sincerity, I do recommend MAYFLOWER and add : you won’t regret it ! Gérard WIENER
Shetland UK, Hungary
We have been working with Mayflower College since 1993, regularly sending junior and adult students (including teachers and executives) Mayflower offers a really good level of teaching, qualified and kind teachers who deal with our students nicely and who are always understanding. Flexibility is one of the greatest merits - when there is any request it is immediately dealt with. In the course of the last 20 years, 95% of the host families were more than satisfying for our students, those juniors and adults, and the missing 5% can be ascribed to personal incompatibility. Devon and Cornwall are the most gorgeous parts of Great Britain - Dartmoor and the Cornish coastal area especially appeal to our students. We can rely on the Mayflower staff under every circumstance. We can have extra demands ranging from special dietary requests to excursion-related wishes. Let alone any questions about non-closely related topics, e.g. work opportunities, study projects, etc. During the recruitment and organizational periods we can get all the info within the shortest possible time with the greatest possible precision. The accounting and other finance-related issues are prompt and fair. Tóthné dr. Katalin Udvardi
SABEL, Germany In 1989 the SABEL School contacted Paul Stevens, Director of the Mayflower College, and organized the first Programme for a group of pupils. The programme was so interesting and so well organized than the SABEL School continues until now to co-operate with the Mayflower College in Plymouth for more and more programmes. The number of students has increased continually over the many years and the type of programmes change. In the last 10 years the SABEL School has sent more than 60 students per year to the Mayflower College. The target groups are varied from teenagers to adults, the content of the courses was adapted to the groups: it was General English or Business English courses with project or work placements. The duration has been variable depending on the target group. The accommodation with the host families is for all our students a very nice experience that improves the relationship with native speakers and the communication in English. Very often our students continue to have contact with them. The flexibility, the adaptability, the serious organization, the professionalism, the good quality of the teaching and the friendliness of the staff are the main reasons why we have co-operated with the Mayflower College for so many years and why we will continue the co-operation a long time into the future. The location near the sea and the possibility of organizing very nice excursions in Devon and in Cornwall with so many interesting sights are a very important factor as well organized by the Mayflower College. The SABEL participants, students and teachers, like to remember the fantastic time at the Mayflower College and recommend the College to the new people who are looking for a good and serious Language School with a nice environment. We enjoy every year our time there and would like to spend still more time in the future. Thank you so much for everything! Marie-Francoise RAGUY-SÈNE - Director of the international Programmes
I had my first experience with Mayflower College in January of 1995. I fell in love with the place and the people. My students and I were really excited about everything we had - classes, families, excursions etc. Actually that was my first experience and since that time I’ve been to many places here in England as well as in Ireland, the States, Canada, however, each time I compare Mayflower College with other places I visited - it definitely wins. I think it is because of the caring and cooperative staff in the office who are ready to help in different situations, they do their best to make it easier for us (my friend and me) to arrange our trips, to select really good families, to book interesting places for us to visit. We bring our students in summer, it’s holiday time for them, thanks to teachers who manage to balance fun and necessity our students never tend to miss classes. Interactive activities, quizzes, talent shows involve them in natural language practice. Activity programs combine historically interesting and developing things with amusing and entertaining, discos are definitely good addition to them all. Parents keep sending their children to Plymouth and recommend the place to friends and colleagues, word-of-the-mouth works much better than any advertising. So, to put it in a nutshell, the place is value for money which is really important in our highly competitive world. Great job, guys, keep the pace! Irena S.
Private agent, Russia
I have been traveling to Plymouth with the groups of my pupils since 1994. During these years hundreds of my pupils have been the students of the Junior Activity Course at Mayflower College, and now lots of them still remember this experience as one of the most important periods of the life. Mine were the first Russian children to study at the college. We loved Plymouth and Mayflower College at the first sight, and still very many of the junior students do not hesitate to visit Plymouth for the third or fourth time. I can explain this by several reasons. First, the spirit of Plymouth itself seems very special, very attractive. With my groups I have visited a lot of places in Great Britain and Ireland, but only Plymouth we can consider as our “hometown”, to come back again and again. Next, the work with Mayflower College has always been extremely positive and efficient. The host families, thoroughly chosen, the really qualified teachers and interesting classes, the various activity programs, the most effective management these are the reasons why we have remained so devoted to the college. We have had a very reliable visa support, and this is one of the most important points during the preparation period. If we plan a trip to London or any other place of interest, the college is always ready to help us with booking, transfer and so on. No request remains without attention, no student remains unhappy! My students and I would like to say lots of thanks to Paul Stevens, Director of Mayflower College, and the brilliant team who have been working there for such a long time - Jill, Aaron, Laura, Neil, Steve, Jonathan, Jan, Ross and many others! Olga R.
Private agent, Russia
Our agency has been working with Mayflower College for several years, for both adult and junior courses. Based on positive experience, in 2010 we also decided to organise group courses for juniors as well. This was a great success and since then we´ve been organising such groups every year. From agent´s point of view, the staff at Mayflower college is very helpful, always trying to provide the best services. Everything is organised in time, with all necessary information given. Any question is answered, any trouble solved immediately. From leader´s point of view I must say the students at Mayflower college are just happy! Teachers and other staff are really open-minded and so easygoing with students, still strict on rules and taking good care of teenagers. Both adults and juniors students appreciate lessons given by experienced teachers, variety of social activities, as well as excellent accommodation with friendly host families. I just say – go for Mayflower, you wont be disappointed! Alena A.
(For testimonials from some of our students - click here)
André Le Saout, France
I don't know when I first heard about Mayflower College. It must be 1995, or was it before? I first went to another English school which didn't suit me. Then I joined Mayflower and we have worked together ever since. Every year I take my 16- to 22-year-old students for a period of three weeks ( + engineering school employees and executives). For me Mayflower College is the only place to get a perfect balance between linguistic progression (5 hours a day, experienced teachers in a well-equipped place, experienced families) and well-being (tennis, pub, meetings, theatre, international exchanges) in a very central district by the sea. Even more important, my students always experience the feeling of being secure and safe in the city (meeting with the families at the ferry-port, 24-hour security cell phone, excellent families provided, bus passes, etc.)" If anybody needs further information please email me. André Le Saout
Private agent, Ecuador
My dear friends at Mayflower College. It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial. I am very pleased in sharing my experience with your institution and working with you for so many years. Finding an English language school in which I can be confident not only in the academic results but in the lovely caring to my students was a goal that I had for so many year. That search led me to your school back in 1988. Since then and through all these years I have been able to hear nothing more than positive comments from my students. Your lessons are well organized, teachers are excellent and the social activities included in the afternoon and on Saturdays help to enhance the cultural immersion students are having. High school students and adults have enjoyed your programs and most importantly have confirmed that you deliver what you offer. Almost all the students that I have sent have been able to get higher results in their language proficiency when they return to Ecuador. The homestay component also provides the warmth that all students need to feel when they are far away from home. In addition, the staff and administration are always willing to go “the extra mile” to help students feel not only comfortable but always welcome. Thanks for working with me. Irma G.
Channel Crossings, Czech Republic