I studied in the school for 1 month, from 24 April to 19 May 2017. I chose full day General English programme since I wanted fast improvements and I got it!
My main problem was speaking. Despite B2 level, I often hesitated and struggled to express my thoughts in English. Luckily, we had a lot of speaking practice during lessons 4-5 hours a day. This part of lessons was my favourite. We discussed different interesting topics in a class. After that, we were discussing topics with mates in pairs or small groups while the teacher was listening to us. Finally, I got teacher's feedback. I quickly felt that this manner of studying was my favourite. It was really super effective! Moreover, I practiced talking in evenings in bars, streets and with my host family. Naturally, my skills have greatly improved. Now I feel much more confident in speaking.
Approximately one time a week we went out to a park for the lesson. I remember how we acquired new grammar nuances and vocabulary drinking coffee at nature. It was amazing!
From first minutes it was obvious that the main asset of the school is teachers who work here. They love their work. There are the most considerable people in England I have ever met. I personally and all of my mates felt that we have more than just teachers, they are our friends.
Since I had a full day programme, I had 3 different teachers (morning, lunch, afternoon). I noticed that every teacher has personal unique super-skill : ) There was a great opportunity to get various experience.
Accommodation was good for me. My host family was friendly and talkative. I had only breakfasts included. Luckily, they let me cook my lunches and suppers, therefore I saved much money.
I used to get the school by bus. Even though I spent 30-40 minutes to get the school, I met many friends along the way. Especially I fond of my friend Piero, who lived at the next bus stop.
The best trip was the trip to Cambridge. Spectacular city, a huge bookstore. Also, I made quite a few friends from Japan, Turkey, and Italy there.
Thank you for this brilliant month. I have reached all goals I wanted and got a lot of pleasure. I'm totally excited about you and deeply appreciate what you do. Thank you!