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Student Profile: Lucie from Switzerland on Embassy English New York

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. 

What were you doing before you started learning English?

I was in High School in Belgium and I just finished last year.

What was your level of English before you started?

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!

Why did you want to learn English abroad?

Because I think the best way to learn a language is to spend a while in a country where it’s spoken.

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And what made you finally choose Embassy English?

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.

What’s the best thing about learning English 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.

How has your English improved?

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!

What’s your favourite memory so far?

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!

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

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.

What do you think has helped you to improve the most?

I firmly think it’s the discussions I heard.  I firmly think the best way to improve your English is to speak it.

Would you recommend Embassy English to other students, if so why?

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.

What do you plan to do after your English course?

I’m going to move to Switzerland to start my studies at university there


What do you like to do in your spare time?

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.

Who would you most like to say thanks to and why?

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.

What do you think of the local food?

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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