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Embassy English 14 July 2016 - by Eva Kälvelid, Student, Embassy English Cambridge

My Embassy Life: Eva from Sweden at Embassy Cambridge


One of the greatest parts of being a student at Embassy English are the experiences. Students come to Embassy not only to improve their English language skills, but also to explore new parts of the world, to take part in diverse cultural activities, and to meet people from all over the globe. This week, Eva Kälvelid  from Sweden tells us more about her experience at Embassy Cambridgeas part of our series, My Embassy Life

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Tell us about yourself!

My name is Eva Kälvelid and I live in Sweden, where I work as organist, choir-leader and singing-teacher in a small town outside Gothenburg. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been interested in learning and speaking other languages. In the last few years I’ve studied Spanish at university and obtained a bachelor’s degree this spring.

What course are you taking at Embassy Cambridge?

At Embassy Cambridge, I’ve taken the General English Standard Course for two weeks, and have achieved the level C1 (Advanced Level).

Why did you want to learn English abroad?

I needed to enlarge my vocabulary, brush up my knowledge in grammar, and to actually be in England to do it, which is why I went abroad.

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What made you choose Embassy English?

I chose Embassy English through contact with the ESL Company, because of its presentation on the Internet, and also because I was interested in visiting Cambridge.

What’s the best thing about learning English with us?

I had two excellent teachers and I very much enjoyed the variation and the setup of the classes with them. The staff of Embassy was also very friendly, dedicated and helpful. I made contact with students from different countries and will stay in touch with some of them.

How has your English improved?

I have enlarged my vocabulary and brushed up my grammar. The main thing, though, is that, living on the spot, one can bathe in the language 24 hours a day, one gets to know current idioms, phrases etc, and can also enjoy the culture while studying.

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What are your top 3 favourite places in Cambridge?

My favourite places: Fitzbillies Restaurant, the book-shops, and the Botanical Garden.

What do you think of the local food?

The food: To eat the English scones is a real treat!

What’s your favourite memory so far?

My favourite memory is the choir-singing of King’s Singers and the concert with an excellent choir from Stanford in St John’s, all the strolling with a good friend while enjoying Cambridge’s fantastic architecture.

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How do you think speaking English will help you in the future?

I think that speaking a language as universal as the English is important in a globalized world. I will continue with my English studies at university, and my hope is to be able to use both Spanish and English in a future parallel profession as a translator.

Would you recommend Embassy English to other students?

I would definitely recommend Embassy English to other students.

What’s your favourite word or phrase in English?

My favourite expression: ‘I got them for a song!’

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