We caught up with Sandrine towards the end of her English course in Brighton before she returned to France to look for work with an international company.
Two years ago Sandrine quit her job working as an administrator for an accountancy firm in Northern France and moved to Paris. After working as an assistant in a school, she realised learning English would give her the best chance of improving her career. After considering different schools, Sandrine chose a General English Course at Embassy Brighton. She rapidly improved her English level form pre-Intermediate to Advanced Level English in just six months.
Working as an assistant in a school that helped children with challenging behaviour.
The economy is tough in France. Even people with master’s degrees struggle to find work. I realised taking an English Course in Brighton would open up more opportunities. These days, learning English is essential.
I wanted to be by the sea. Plus the school had good reviews and liked the pictures I saw online of the outside of the school. First impressions are important.
It’s so international – so you really do have to speak English the whole time.
The teachers! They help you to constantly learn new things. I struggled with grammar and they really helped me.
They are so kind. I had two main teachers and they made it easy to improve. Thanks to my English in Course in Brighton, I now feel confident speaking English.
Yes, a lot. When I started I could only speak a few words and within 6 months I’ve progressed to Advanced Level English.
Without thinking about learning, you learn! In class we used the internet, magazines, we talked about culture, the Royal Family, the Election and spoke to local people on the streets of Brighton. The interactive whiteboard is amazing – very nice – it’s not the same in France.
All the friends I made. I hope we will keep in contact on Facebook.
Yes, look at my own experience. I have learned more in 6 months here than I did in 6 years at high school. It’s amazing.
I don’t have a favourite word, but I Iike all the English idioms. My favourite is “I need to spend a penny!”
Trying to understand Irish and Scottish accents and maybe younger people when I’m listening to them talk on the bus. And like most French people we struggle pronouncing words with TH in them like “mother” or “father”.
Brighton Pier, Seven Sisters (part of the South Downs National Park) and Costa Coffee – I spent a lot of time in Costa Coffee!
Just how polite everyone is. And the food! Before I arrived, everyone said the food would be terrible – for example jelly – but actually, it’s OK!
Right now, after I finish my English Course in Brighton, I want to return to France and find a job in an international company. One day, I’d like to own my own business and maybe move to America.
Sandrine took our General English Course at Embassy English Brighton. She progressed from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced Level English from during a period of 6 months. If you would like to find an English Course in Brighton that’s right for you Contact Us to find out more.
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