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 Cambridge, as part of our series, My Embassy Life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The food: To eat the English scones is a real treat!
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.
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.
I would definitely recommend Embassy English to other students.
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