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Embassy English 8 September 2017 - by Luis Felipe Calderon Sanchez, Student, Embassy English Sydney

My Embassy Life: Luis from Mexico at Embassy Sydney

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 Luis Felipe Calderon Sanchez from Mexico shares his experience studying English at Embassy Sydney as part of our My Embassy Life series. 

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Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I am Luis from Mexico and I´m 22 years old. I really like make new friends and know everything as possible from another countries.

What course are you taking at Embassy?

General English and IELTS test course.

What was your level of English before you started Embassy?

When I started at Embassy my English level was A1(number 2) but actually I am on A2(number 6).

Why did you want to learn English abroad?

Just for fun. I really love the English because when I went on holidays in Mexico there were a lot of tourists and I really wanted to communicate me with their but I couldn’t because my English level wasn’t good but now I can and is really amazing.

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What made you choose Embassy English?

In September the last year was an expo of international school(University, high school, english course, etc) and I went to the expo and there I found Embassy English school.

What is the best thing about learning English with us?

The teachers have a lot of patience and they explain every times you need to understand the subject and all of the classes are really international and we can know each other of our cultures.

What has helped you to improve your English the most?

Try to speak the most as possible out of the school with everyone as I can and when I was in class try to speak a lot with my teacher because I going to make mistakes and then my teacher give me the correct form to speak, pronunciation or grammar.

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What is your favourite memory so far?

Coming to Australia. I always wanted to live in another country and meet people from another countries.

What did you like most about your school and your host city?

Sydney is a touristy city and it has the one of the most interesting monuments around the world like the Opera House. It was my dream to visit the Opera House and I’ve never been studying on a school like Embassy English before.

Embassy is amazing because there are really good teachers, amazing students and it is so close from the heart of the city like Darling Harbour.

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

I think the English for me is going to open me a lot of doors but I don´t talk about jobs or schools I mean when I go on holidays I can know easier for the culture of everyone because some of people the sencond language is English but doesn´t matter where are they from because we can speak English and we can know each other because If you learn English for fun you can do everything you want.

What do you plan to do after your English course?

My plan after Embassy is go back to Mexico and stay there for a few months and the next year I will go to Canada to live there for 1 or 2 years.

What is your favourite phrase on English?

¨NO MAN IS AN ISLAND.¨(You can’t live completely independently. Everyone needs help from other people.)

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What does Embassy Life mean to you?

Spend time with the other students because everyone is the same of you. Everybody there is alone and so far from our countries and we can help us.

What has surprised you most about this experience?

Of course the driving on the other side of the roads.

What are your top 3 favourite places in this city?

The sidewalk on the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the journey on the ferry.

Tell us about any teachers or staff members at your centre that helped you to succed.

I’ve been studying with some teachers and all of them are really friendly, they have really good techniques to teach and I was really enjoyed their classes like Steve, Alphonso and Emma of course I think they are three of the most amazing teachers I’ve never known.


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