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Embassy English 7 June 2016 - by Ichimura Masahiro, Student, Embassy English New York

My Embassy Life: Ichimura from Japan at Embassy New York

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, Ichimura Masahiro from Japan tells us more about his experience at Embassy New Yorkas part of our series, My Embassy Life

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Tell us about yourself! What were you doing before Embassy?

I used to work as a commercial diver and assistant project engineer in Japan and Singapore at a underwater construction company.

What course are you taking at Embassy New York?

I’ve taken General English “Intensive Course”.

What was your level of English before you started Embassy?

I started from Level 5 (Upper-Intermediate)

Why did you want to learn English abroad?

When I worked in Singapore I was able to communicate with Asian English speakers but seriously hesitated to talk with native English speakers. So I had decided to improve it by communicating with native speakers.  Also I thought there’re many opportunity to know about different foreign culture in NYC. This is the reason why I chose Embassy New York.

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What made you choose Embassy English?

Embassy English can offer me courses for business (Elective Business English, English in Action).  This made me decide to choose Embassy English.

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

My teacher, Jennifer always give me clear explanation during class and especially I want to say that she suggest me key to achieving future business.

 How has your English improved?

At the beginning of course, sometimes it’s hard to get what teachers and students said. However, I’ve been gradually getting better at listening and speaking and recently I can respond correctly.

 What has helped you to improve your English the most?

Don’t hesitate to communicate in English. Do make many opportunity to test your English.

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to look for good restaurants, cafes that I haven’t been yet with my friends.

Also I love to spend relaxed time at parks. There’re many awesome parks in NYC.

What has surprised you most about this experience?

I was surprised and impressed that New Yorkers often help other people (having much stuff, having disability, children, elderly) with opening door.

This is really good practice. So I’ve tried to do so since then.

 What’s your favourite memory so far?

Spending great time with my friends at roof top bar named “The Press Lounge” is one of the greatest memories.

What are your top 3 favourite places in this city?

  1. The Press Lounge
  2. Prospect Park
  3. Embassy English……. Lol

What’s your favourite word or phrase in English?

“Hang out,” “Chill out,” “Get a kick.” I love to use above phrase in my spare time.

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

I think English is key to opening new doors. This means that if I can speak it fluently I can spread my own possibility to success future business, make new friends also know new things.

What do you plan to do after your English course?

I’ve planned to take internship to prepare for career changing.

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

Of course, my teacher Jennifer. She always tries to explain us clearly. She’s professional.

I can never thank you enough.


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