Interview with Leyda Baker, Business Development Coordinator of Anglo-Continental School: “People are starting to realize how important travelling is”


Leyda Baker, Business Development Coordinator , Anglo-Continental School


Why would a student choose your school?

Anglo-Continental requires a recognized diploma-level qualification in teaching English to speakers of other languages as a minimum requirement for our year-round teachers. In addition to this, our teachers will also have extensive teaching experience in a variety of professional areas. Teachers are also expected to have a degree level qualification.

Within our established long-term team, a number of teachers have Masters level qualifications, others have qualified teacher status (QTS) and some have specialist subject qualifications. Many of these teachers have positions of responsibility according to their areas of expertise.
Our Mission is ‘Excellence in English language teaching, training and testing – putting the student first’.

We offer courses to meet your needs, ranging from Educational to Educational needs and Personal development.

Anglo-Continental also offers a wide range of courses from General English to Aviation and Professional.

In your opinion, what are the main benefits for a student to study abroad?

In my opinion, the main benefit of studying abroad is living one of their best experiences in your life.
Learning while having memorable experiences in an English speaking country, Meeting people from all over the world, growing in knowledge and develop skills that will help not only in your professional life, but in your personal life, are only a few of the great benefits of studying abroad.

How do you see the future of language tourism?

Due to the recent lockdowns and restrictions around the world, people are starting to realize how important travelling is; and why not, have the perfect combination of learning a language while discovering new experiences and expanding contacts around the world, language tourism is showing clear positive signs of being a great choice for future development.

What types of courses do you think will be most in demand in the future?

Business English and Professional English courses especially English for specific purposes such as Aviation English, Legal English, Medical English, English for Tourism and other ESP courses.

We have also seen an increase in demand for Exam preparation courses such as IELTS and TOEFL for employment purposes or university admission.



Name of School

Anglo-Continental School


Bournemouth/England, UK


What are the most significant things the school can offer?

Anglo-Continental is one of the world’s leading English language schools. For 70 years our English courses have been enjoyed by students of all ages and professions from all parts of the world. Our courses are regularly inspected and accredited by The British Council.

Anglo-Continental has one of the largest English language school campuses in the UK. Anglo-Continental is a family run organization and we pride ourselves on our friendly personal service and efficient administration. A choice of courses is offered for everyone – from young students to senior citizens, complete beginners to advanced examination candidates, school and university students to business executives and professionals. We even teach teachers of English!

Our English language courses are taught by teachers who have a recognized English language teaching qualification i.e. CELTA, Trinity College TESOL Certificate or equivalent. Teachers are also expected to have a degree level qualification.

Which are the types of courses taught at school?

General English – Short and Long Term
Academic Study
Exam Preparation: IELTS, CA, CPE, TOEFL, OET, BEC, TKT, KET, PET. TEAP (Aviation)
Business and Specialised / Executive Programmes
English for Business
English for Finance
English for Management
English for Marketing and Sales
English for Medical Professionals / Medical Students
English for Law
English for Engineering
English for Health and Safety
English for Hospitality and Tourism
English for Maritime Personnel
English for Air Force Personnel
English for Naval Personnel
English for Immigration and Security Personnel
English for Army Personnel
English for Police Forces

Club 50+ Programme

Language and Methodology of English Teaching
Teaching methodology, English language development

Online Lessons One-to-One or groups

Vacation & Young Learner Programmes


What are the most attractions around the school and in the city in general?

Bournemouth Beach has topped the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019 for Best Beaches again! Voted number 1 in the UK, number 6 in Europe and number 20 worldwide!

One of Britain’s most popular seaside resorts, Bournemouth is a lively university town just over an hour and a half away from London. It has a mild climate, 12 kilometres of sandy beaches, over 800 hectares of beautiful parks, gardens and extensive leisure facilities. Its many restaurants, pubs and cafes offer truly international cuisine. Equally important, the town offers superb facilities for almost every kind of sport.

Anglo-Continental is located in a quiet residential area within easy walking distance of Bournemouth’s town centre and beach.

Poole Harbour – one of the largest natural harbours in the world
Dorset World Heritage Jurassic coastline
The New Forest National Park –
Cathedral Cities of Winchester and Salisbury
Isle of Wight / Purbeck