Staff Spotlight: Siobhan Mearon

Assistant Manager


Siobhan grew up In the U.K and Bundoran in the North West of Ireland, where she is now based in our ID Languages office. She has taken on varied and unique responsibilities during her time with the company, from social media to sales, to facilitating a drama workshop for 40 students!

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favourite travel memory was my first solo work trip to Bilbao. I've traveled before, with friends and family, but visiting an unfamiliar city and country alone was an unforgettable experience. I got the chance to take in every detail about the city and its culture and even practice my language skills - both Spanish and Basque!

It has given me the confidence to plan further solo trips in the future.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

When I began working at ID Languages, I was a receptionist who greeted students and helped out our teachers. But quickly, my role became more dynamic and it seems that every month since has brought a different challenge.

I have worked on our social media campaigns, sharing behind-the-scenes looks at all of our courses and trips. I started working with sales and developing new contacts in Europe and the US. I even took part in the TEFL course myself and as soon as I qualified I became one of ID Languages' English teachers.

My biggest challenge to date was working as a camp leader for our under 18's Summer Program. Not only did I lead activities and trips for 40 teenagers, but I also used my teaching expertise to develop and facilitate a drama workshop! This was such a rewarding role and I can't wait to do it again next summer.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

It's really important to us that we keep in touch with our former students because we are always so excited to hear about what they have been up to since they left Bundoran! Some of our previous TEFL grads have traveled to Europe before choosing their favourite city and beginning their teaching career. Others have traveled to Asia and chosen to teach in China and Vietnam.
My favourite story, though, is a student who came from abroad to complete the TEFL course and ended up moving to Ireland permanently!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

As I have already completed the TEFL course, I would like to go further with this and work abroad in Spain! Working in this company has given me a desire to travel to as many different places and learn as many different languages as possible. I think this would help me to advance my teaching skills and offer a new perspective.

As well as that, this course offers Spanish language classes and trips to various cities in Spain, which would fulfill my desire to travel and keep learning languages.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Our company is family-owned and community-based. We work hard to be a welcoming place for all members of our local community and we hope every student who joins us gets a sense of that too.

Growing up in this area, I'm passionate about supporting the local community and we often host free events to promote language and culture.

Every student who joins us is welcomed into the community of Bundoran and whenever they return, they pop in to say hi, or for a cup of tea and a chat. Even though most of our students are now based all over the world, they still make the effort to keep in touch.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I believe that being passionate about what the company is providing is hugely important in building a successful company. Everyone who works with us does so because they believe in the core values and mission of ID Languages.

When a company is focused on promoting their values and expressing their enthusiasm for what they do, it will thrive.