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Jackie Verrall
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Jackie Verrall

Jackie Verrall is the Managing Director of English Language Homestays with overall responsibility for all aspects of the business, including its strategic day-to-day running. Jackie – who has 30 years’ experience and excellent business contacts – is based at ELH’s Shoreham-by-Sea HQ and prides herself on a hands-on, professional and personal approach.
“South Africa has now become my second home and I like to spend as much time there in the European Winter ( South African summer) as I can.  I have been told that I am now “ a swallow!” When I visit South Africa, I like to stay in Simons Town as it makes a great base for me to visit all of our families who are spread across from Cape Point up to Brackenfell, over to Hermanus and Stellenbosch in between. As we also offer High School Integration, I also like to visit as many of the Schools that we use, as I can.  Additionally of course we support a Local Township and so we try to help them in any way we can.  Be sure that each of my trips to South Africa will include a visit to our special Townships.”

Dec Mooney
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Dec Mooney

Dec Mooney is the Company Secretary and is also a Director of English Language Homestays. He looks after all the financial and legal aspects of the company. Dec also arranges any transportation requests from agents and students.

Aleks Ptasinska
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Aleks Ptasinska

Aleks Ptasinska is based in the UK but has strong links with the East European and Russian Market. As she was born in Poland and travelled extensively in the Baltic Countries, she knows exactly what those clients expect with regards to education; lessons and accommodation when in South Africa. She is also a strong Fund raiser for our Townships and always gets involved in any projects they have been happening throughout the year. Alex is in charge of our Volunteering and Philanthropy Projects as well as our Internship Programmes based around Cape Town and Durban

Mimmie Du Toit
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Mimmie Du Toit

Looks after the Northern Suburbs ( just outside and north of Cape Town) Mimmie is also an experienced Tutor and participates in many of the monthly excursions.

Emily Partner
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Emily Partner

Emily managed the High School Departments for all of our Schools and Colleges in South Africa and works closely with our Local Co Ordinators there

Judey Bignell
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Judey Bignell

Judey will be the Academic Manager for all English Learning programmes in South Africa covering Homestay Tuition; High School Programmes and English Plus Judey liaises with all of our Tutors and Local Co  Ordinators to ensure that we offer high quality English programmes. Judey is kept updated locally by our Local Co Ordinators, who regularly visit our Teachers, especially whilst they are  welcoming our students.

Marieke Colyn
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Marieke Colyn

Looks after the area around Stellenbosch. A qualified EFL Trainer she will sometimes host our one to one students as well as offering many social programmes during your stay.