About Us / ¿Quienes Somos?

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ctive Language is a language school and teacher training centre, located in Cadiz, on the Costa de la Luz in Andalusia, Spain.

We are a professional and dynamic organisation that promotes language learning and language teaching in a very friendly atmosphere. We have a team of native, qualified and experienced teachers who enjoy our work and generate an atmosphere of respect and affection. Our priorities are our students and trainees. Together, we share our enthusiasm for language learning and language teaching, and hope that they both achieve their full potential. Therefore, we offer quality academic language instruction for all levels and ages (from 3 years old) and a variety of Trinity-Accredited Teacher Training Courses.

The Language School

In Active Language we believe that learning a language means not only studying grammar and vocabulary but, basically, using the language. Therefore, we rely on a communicative approach where students use what they learn and practice in an English environment.

All our teachers take part in our Professional Development Meetings that take place every fortnight. As a team, our commitment is to constantly excel in all fields to which we dedicate.

We offer classes for all levels and all ages, as well as preparation courses for the Cambridge official examinations, with an individual follow up process that includes quarterly reports and meetings between teachers and students (and parents) if they wish. We approach each student individually, both academically and administratively, generating a positive environment that promotes personal development.

Every year, Active Language becomes more involved in the local community of Cadiz, establishing long-term business relationships and developing community action projects.

The Teacher Training Centre

Active Language is also a centre for training teachers. We are one of the official suppliers of the Trinity Certificate in TESOL Course, one of two internationally recognized qualifications in teaching English as a foreign language recognized by the British Council and accredited by Trinity College London. The teacher training courses are conducted in the same environment of respect and affection that our students enjoy. We hope to pass on our love of teaching to our trainees to make this first foray into language teaching as fun and rewarding as possible.

To start a rewarding career teaching English, our Career Service team offers both individual and personalised career guidance and life-long support, and extensive employment connections all over the world, throughout Spain and especially in Andalusia.

The Teacher Training Team

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Danielle Jones
Course Director and Tutor

Dani has been teaching EFL since 1995. She taught in the UK, Turkey and Costa Rica before finally settling in Spain. She spent a couple of years teaching in Seville before the Andalusian coast lured her down to Cadiz. Dani has both the CELTA and DELTA and her extensive teaching background includes experience in General English, Young learners, Business English and exam preparation classes.

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Kate Fuller
Course Administrator and Course Tutor

After travelling the world and starting her EFL life in Poland, Kate decided Cadiz was the place for her and has been teaching there since 1999. She has experience in teaching all levels from younger learners, exam preparation and business English.

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Teresa Bestwick
Course Tutor

T has been teaching in Andalucía since 2004 and has also worked in various positions in UK summer schools. She has experience teaching a wide variety of ages and levels, and has also taught exam preparation classes and in-house business classes. She is very keen on professional development and has spoken at conferences throughout Spain, as well as founding TEFL del Sur, which offers development sessions for teachers in the Cádiz area. She also writes a blog filled with ideas for TEFL teachers called ‘Views from the Whiteboard’.

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Simon Pearlman
Course Tutor

Having started out his professional life in sales & marketing Simon got the teaching calling back in 1997 and since then has taught general English to both adults and children, academic and business classes in Turkey, the UK, Costa Rica and Spain. He has held various senior teaching positions in the UK and Spain all involving a significant amount of teacher training. Simon is the Course Director for the Teaching Younger Learners Extension Course and Director of Studies for our centre classes.

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Ceri Jones
Unknown Language Tutor

Ceri has been working in the world of ELT for over 25 years. She has worked as a teacher, trainer, and DOS in Italy, Hungary, Spain and the UK. She holds an MA in TEFL from Reading University and has run workshops and teacher development sessions at a number of national and international conferences. Over the last ten years she has been increasingly involved in materials development and has contributed to a number of adult coursebook series (Inside Out, Framework, Straightforward, The Big Picture) as well as writing grammar practice books (Practical Grammar) and supplementary material for Macmillan Readers and onestopenglish.

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