Your English Teacher

David Smith, Director

David is your English teacher and outdoor instructor at JLA, present throughout your stay for support and encouragement. David graduated from Durham University with a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and is a CELTA qualified English Language teacher.

Fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese, he has studied foreign languages since the age of 5. David is a BMC qualified rock climbing coach, BCU qualified kayak coach, and ISA qualified surf coach, as well as an accredited RNLSS Beach Lifeguard and St Johnʼs Ambulance First Aider. David has climbed extensively worldwide, from his home sea cliffs in Jersey, to the legendary rock climbs of Yosemite, California. He has climbed mountains in the Scottish Cairngorms, the Alps, and the remote Lofoten Islands in the Arctic Circle. In his spare time David likes to surf.

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