Could Embassy New York English language students, Lucie and Betania be TV stars of the future?! Get the inside scoop on what life for English language students is really like as Betania from Brazil interviews Lucie from Switzerland about learning English in New York . Both Maria and Lucie are taking a Cambridge English course at our English school in New York.
I was in High School in Belgium and I just finished last year.
I already had a nice level of English, I mean I studied it for 6 years at school, but it wasn’t perfect at all!
Because I think the best way to learn a language is to spend a while in a country where it’s spoken.
Because I was recommended by an agency called ESL, from Switzerland. Last year I made a visit and really liked it, so I decided to come here.
I think that it’s the fact that we are in a class with students from all around the world. So, of course, we speak English together, but we also learn other things about other countries.
I’ve been here since the end of September, so at least 2 months and I already see a huge difference. I’m not afraid of speaking anymore. Even when I call my parents, I speak with them in French, but sometimes I say something in English by accident. I mean I even think in English!
My best memory is of the evening I spent with two friends I met here – a Swiss girl and a Dutch girl. We had an amazing evening in a restaurant and we spoke, of course, in English for hours!
I will do my studies in English, so of course; it will help me a lot. But I also think speaking English is an open door on the world and it allows you to communicate with almost everybody.
I firmly think it’s the discussions I heard. I firmly think the best way to improve your English is to speak it.
Of course. I mean it’s an opportunity to meet incredible people and to learn English at the same time and moreover they have very good activities.
I’m going to move to Switzerland to start my studies at university there
I like to go in to coffee shops. There are a huge amount of coffee shops in New York. And just have a coffee, read a book or check my Facebook.
I’d like to thank my parents because if I’m here, it’s because they let me leave Belgium and they support me while I’m here.
It’s different from European food! I have the impression that people here eat a lot. And you know with all the Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts there’s temptation everywhere – but I think it’s possible to find really good and healthy food.
Thank you Lucie and Betania!
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