Speaking more than one language, for some, is a gift they received from birth. For others, it is the result of hard work and dedication. In either case, anyone who speaks more than one language will understand the value, the empowerment, and the pleasure of being able to communicate in more than one tongue.
Cactus is run by a team of multilingual language and travel enthusiasts, all of whom have taken many language courses themselves, both in the UK and overseas. With an innate passion for language learning the team is dedicated to helping anyone who wants to begin, to develop, or to fulfil their language learning journey. In an increasingly globalised world people are needing a second, third, or even fourth language for work, for mix-nationality relationships, and for moving abroad.
For more information on any of our courses, or just general advice on language learning, please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
With almost 20 years’ experience in language teaching, having trained over 150,000 people to date, Cactus was one of the first language providers in the UK to send language learners overseas for immersion courses across the world. From there, our evening language courses department was established, and a couple of years later our corporate language training division was launched. Throughout this time the goals of Cactus have remained the same – to provide a high level of quality communicative language teaching at an affordable and accessible price.
All learners are different, which means that everyone has different learning experiences and different learning styles. This is at the forefront of our approach, and it is a factor we regularly address to ensure all our students are satisfied at the end of their course, and that their language learning experience with us is a positive one.
What happens in the classroom is the most important part of the language learning experience, but it is not the only part. Ease of booking, ease of communication, knowing that if you have any questions they will be answered quickly, are all an important parts of the process. That’s why we have recently introduced a new streamlined booking system, we do not have automated answering machines – a real person will take your call first time, every time, and we are currently building an app for all our customers to be able to receive all course related information straight to their phones.
The Cactus head office is based in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex. We have a network of partner schools across the UK who provide the facilities and classrooms where our courses are delivered. For information on our courses check our Language Course Questions page, call us on 01273 830 960 or email us.
Teacher Operations – Dorotea
Dorotea holds a BA in French and Spanish from King’s College London and a MSc in International History from the London School of Economics. As a polygot of some distinction Dorotea is bilingual English-Italian, is fluent in Spanish and French, has advanced Catalan and is also learning Portuguese. Dorotea has worked and studied acrossed the world including North America, Italy, Spain, France and the UK. Heading up our operations team Dorotea likes to volunteer and fundraise in her free-time.
Head of Evening Language Courses – Laura
Laura holds a BA in English Literature and History from the University of Aberystwyth and has worked at Cactus Language since 2013. Laura also holds the Cambridge CELTA and previously has been an English language teacher and consultant for an international private tutoring organisation. Laura speaks French, enjoys travelling in her free time, and has a particular interest in Italian gastronomy.
Evening Courses Executive – Ana
Ana has a BA in Spanish Philology, Language and Literature from the Univerity of Valencia and speaks Spanish, Catalan and English fluently. She also speaks French, Italian and Japanese. Ana has worked as a Spanish language teacher and at Cactus looks after some of our key evening language course groups.
Academic Director – Fay
Holding the CertTESOL, DELTA, BA in Spanish and American Studies, an MA in Hispanic Literature from University College London and the DipELTM, and an English/Spanish speaker, Fay looks after the academic health and integrity of our language programmes. She is perfectly placed to do so with vast experience in the teaching industry, including 5 years running English language schools, 12 years as a teacher, 7 years as a teacher trainer, and having held positions such as University of Cambridge CELTA Assessor and Trinity College London Examiner.