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Embassy English 21 April 2017 - by Alessandro Nolfo, Student, Embassy English San Diego

English in Action: Alessandro from Switzerland

Students choose to study at Embassy not only to learn English in the classroom, but also to gain invaluable language skills in real-world settings. Many of our international students are interested in gaining confidence and fluency in English to advance their careers to the next level. Our English in Action program in the USA is a 4-8 week course where students perfect their language skills with an unpaid placement in a US business, community or educational organisation. This week, we caught up with EIA student Alessandro Nolfo from Switzerland to learn more about his English in Action experience at the Dallo Law Firm in San Diego. 

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Tell us about yourself!

My name is Alessandro Nolfo and I’m from Switzerland. I finished a Master’s in Law before I came to Embassy San Diego.

What was your level of English before you started Embassy?

My level was Advanced English.

Why did you want to learn English abroad?

I would like to attend graduate school here and get a Master’s in Law from the US.

What made you choose Embassy English?

My agency recommended Embassy and they gave me good advice.

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

The TOEFL class was just what I needed. The teacher, Phil, was very helpful.

English in Action Alessandro Dallo Law SD (2)

Why did you choose the English in Action programme?

I want to study law here in the US.

How has your English improved during your English in Action programme?

My speaking , listening and writing skills have really improved!

How is English in Action valuable for your future?

I was placed in a law firm and I will be a lawyer in the future.

What kinds of tasks were you asked to help with during English in Action?

I assisted the lawyers, controlled bank statements, used excel preparations, learned how to use PCLaw and OneNote which helped me work more effectively. I also helped prepare an audit for a huge firm.


Would you recommend the English in Action programme?

This program was exactly what I was looking for. I was integrated in the group and learned how to work together as a team. I gained insight into American work culture. I also learned what kind of work tax lawyers do and which strategies they use to help clients.

What do you plan to do after your English course?

Apply to graduate schools in the US.

What’s your favourite word or phrase in English?

“Thanks, I really appreciate that!”


To learn more the English in Action programme at Embassy San Diego, contact us today

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