About us

Jon Crocker
Owner of The Mondial Experience

I am here because of a gas explosion.

An explosion that happened over 30 years ago in London and left me standing on the street with just the clothes I stood up in.

With the block of flats I lived in completely destroyed I had to borrow the train fare and make my way back to my childhood home in Bournemouth. Once there I needed to restart my life and discover something that would provide both meaning and income and I didn’t know where to begin. Now, for those of you who know Bournemouth, you will be aware that Bournemouth has language schools, lots of language schools and so it was that I found myself on the CELTA course. To be honest the goal was simply to find some summer work while I looked around for more permanent work.

I loved it though. I had found my ‘home’.

Over the decades I have done everything from teaching in the UK and overseas, organising the social programme, dealing with accommodation, leading a summer school to co-ordinating them across the country, from client services to Principal and eventually to owner. My experience is probably not unique, but we are a small group of people who can genuinely say they have walked in the shoes of everyone in a language school.

People say there is no need to reinvent the wheel. That is why I still don’t have a hoverboard.

If we never re-evaluate, never even consider re-invention then we remain frozen in time and we accept ‘good enough’ and ‘that’s the way we’ve always done things around here.’

So that’s why we do what we do (and don’t do what we don’t do) at The Mondial Experience.

We don’t pretend that we are for everyone. We simply want to do things that we believe people want and that we are confident will be both interesting and beneficial. We want things to be personal, we want things to be useful and we want everyone involved to enjoy the time spent with us.

We offer authenticity and unique content unseen anywhere else; we offer flexibility to suit your lifestyle and we offer the opportunity to develop your English without the feeling that you are back at school.

Think of us as your ‘mental gym’ where you can come to exercise your brain and hone your language. Just like a gym you can decide how often you come depending on your personal aspirations, but you can be sure that you will always be welcome and that you will soon see progress.