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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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