STUDENT LINKS is a hosting/exchange programme run by an association of Spanish “English as a Foreign Language” teachers in Spain (Madrid and Bilbao) who have been running the programme in the Manchester area for the last 31 years now.
Ana Martín is an EFL Teacher (English as a Foreign Language) in Madrid (Spain).
From a very young age, Ana’s English grandmother shared with her the love for her country, language, culture and people. Ana had lovely memories of many childhood summers in England improving her English with her cousins in the Manchester area, so when she became an English teacher, she decided to give her students the same opportunity. For over 30 years all her students have been referred to her by previous customers. This level of satisfaction could not have been achieved without the personal attention Ana and her team dedicate to the welfare of the students.
All the Spanish students are interviewed and selected to make sure the ones who finally travel really understand what is involved in the experience –they must be polite and mature enough to undertake the trip-. During the interview Ana finds out about the child’s interests, personality, family environment and everything needed for a “great match” with the British child.
Apart from Ana, there’s a group of Spanish English teachers in Spain –Madrid and Bilbao cities- who work in association with Student Links, some of whom travel to Manchester along with Ana for the period the students stay over and there’s also a group of coordinators in Greater Manchester to help in the process of recruiting, visiting the host families, etc…
Telephone: 00 34 607 710 241 (What’sApp)
Attn: Ana Martín
Paseo de la Castellana 144, escalera 1, piso 3