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Embassy English 1 June 2016 - by Jorge Luís Ovando Sosa, Student, Embassy English Toronto

Embassy Alumni: Jose from Mexico Remembers Embassy Toronto

Jorge Luís Ovando Sosa arrived in Toronto from Mexico in April 2015, and studied at Embassy Toronto for six months.  From the time he arrived, he instantly made friends, and immediately made a positive impression on his teachers.  He was a model student, always motivated to learn and improve his English, and enjoyed himself at school and outside the classroom with his friends as well.  Embassy  Toronto is very proud to be able to include Jorge as an alumni student.    

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Tell us about your life before you started learning English at Embassy Toronto.

I used to work for CEMEX which is an International company which produces cement and concrete for the construction sector.

Why did you want to learn English abroad? What made you choose Embassy English?

The programs that are offered, the free conversational classes and the location of the school and my personal desire to obtain a better position at my job.

What was your level of English before you started at Embassy?

When I was 15 years old, I got an advanced grade from an English institution in Mexico, which is called Harmon Hall.  But after that I didn’t have the opportunity to continue practicing my skills.

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Why did you choose to learn English in Toronto?

Because my sister lives here and she offered me to stay with her, so I would not have to pay rent.  And also because studying in Canada is cheaper than in the USA.

What did you like most about your school?

The environment, the flexibility of the program and the activities they organize in the best way to enjoy each season in Toronto.

What are your 3 favourite places in your host city or country?

High Park, Toronto Islands and Scarborough Bluffers Park and Beach.

What surprised you most about learning English?

The remarkable difference between studying English in my country and having English lessons with native speakers.

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What’s your favourite memory of Embassy English?

Having fun with my friends on Fridays after the weekly graduation ceremony.

How has your English improved since studying at Embassy English?

My English lessons at Embassy took me from a 75 to a 94 score in the IBT – TOEFL.

What’s your favourite word or phrase in English?

“Let it be.”

How do you think speaking English will help you achieve your dreams?

My English skills will open a huge world for me, especially when it comes to searching for good job opportunities.

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What are your future plans? What do you plan to do after your English course?

I´m planning to come back to my country.  After that I would like to get a good job and save money to study a master degree in Toronto.

What is your dream job or career?

Getting a job with an international company in Canada.

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

Yes, I would.  The main and most important reason is the awesome experience I had when I was studying at Embassy Toronto and the improvement I got regarding to all my different English skills.

Anything else you’d like to include?

I would like to say thank you to all the Embassy English Staff, the teachers and all the people that makes this institution continue offering such a great service, and to all the people that are helping students from all around the world to improve their English skills.


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