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Embassy English 6 August 2016 - by Sebastian Giraldo, Student, Embassy English Brisbane

My Embassy Life: Sebastian from Colombia at Embassy Brisbane


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, Colombian student Sebastian Giraldo, tells us more about his experience at Embassy Brisbane as part of our series, My Embassy Life

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Tell us about yourself!

I’m Colombian, the city that I used to live in, is Bogota the capital of Colombia. Before I came to Australia, I was studying a Biology degree at the University “El Bosque” in Bogota. I used to live with my family (my Mum and Dad, my older sister and cat “machitas” her name means little Spots in Spanish (my mother tongue).

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What course did you take at Embassy?

General English

What was your level of English before you started Embassy?

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Why did you want to learn English abroad?

English is really important for my formation and degree.

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What made you choose Embassy English?

I heard good references about this school.

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

The staff at Embassy and the comfortable facilities. Learning English is not as easy as people think but is up to you. It’s so important to strive for your goals because when you come to this country you can achieve them all.

How has your English improved?

I have become more fluent and when I talk to the people around me, I feel more confident about my skills.

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What has helped you to improve your English the most?

The patience of our teachers and being immersed in the language are the most important elements that helped me to improve my English.

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

I will be able to interact with more people and now I realize how important it is to speak different languages.

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Would you recommend Embassy English to other students?

Definitely, the staff really look after the students. Even my brother who has been living in this country for the last 2 years even had questions that were answered by the staff at the help desk or the teachers at Embassy.

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What do you plan to do after your English course?

I planning to extend my visa for 2 more years, studying subjects connected to my degree back home.

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What do you think of the local food?

Even though Australia does not have its own gastronomical culture except for “Vegemite” and “Tim Tam’s”, I would say that Australia has been recognised for being an international and cosmopolitan country. Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne. Food in Brisbane is amazing you can find more than 20 different types of restaurants in the city such as: Korean, Japanese, Thai, Indian and Mexican. To conclude food has not been a problem for me in Australia it has been an opportunity to taste different types of food from countries that I have never tried before in my life.

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