๐Ÿ…  What is your favourite thing about studying at The Language Academy?

โ’ถ โ€œThe atmosphere I would say. Of course, the peopleโ€ฆ the people create this atmosphere. It makes you feel that youโ€™re welcome; everybody cares about you. Studying here is about more than just learning English, itโ€™s about building up different relationships.โ€


๐Ÿ…  What has been your biggest challenge while studying English?

โ’ถ โ€œHmm, I think the preparation for my CAE exam. When I came here, I finally decided to do it. This was definitely something that challenged me, but I could take so much more out of it. I was so lucky because I had one-on-one classes, even though it was frustrating at times.

And I was so lucky because I love all of the teachers; Rhyle is this typical Aussie, and he talks with an Aussie accent. Nick is also your typical Aussie, but he talks very articulately; and then Sarah, who speaks with a British English accent. So I had three different influences.โ€


๐Ÿ…  What has improved the most?

โ’ถ โ€œEverything [laughing]. My English flows better. My pronunciation has changed, and still is changing after three months. What Iโ€™ve learned has been the perfect foundation, it was exciting to experience. I wouldnโ€™t say Iโ€™m fluent by now, but Iโ€™m feeling more confident. Iโ€™ve made good foundations to become more fluent throughout the next few months.โ€


๐Ÿ…  What was it like studying in Australia?

โ’ถ โ€œIโ€™ve been learning English for 11 years, since the third grade in primary school, as it was compulsory. And Iโ€™m so thankful that it was compulsory. So, I think the main difference was that it was a completely different situation in class. Here in my classes it was one-on-one. Back in Germany it was not.

One of the reasons itโ€™s different is the relationships. Here I wouldnโ€™t consider teachers โ€˜teachersโ€™, but more so friends. For a lot of people it sounds weird or strange, but Iโ€™m so grateful that they entered my life.โ€


๐Ÿ…  How has this course prepared you for the future?

โ’ถ โ€œThis course prepared me for writing, listening, speaking, and, what is the other one? Reading! [laughing]. Every single area was taught, and because of that I can take so much from it. Since I will be studying international communications in the Netherlands next year, it will definitely prepare me for that. Even though I make mistakes, I feel so much better, and I learned a lot about the English language. Learning about a foreign language, you learn about your own.

I got to learn about Aussie culture, things like the Melbourne cup and itโ€™s just as much a cultural exchange.

Iโ€™ve been in Aus for three months, and my entire stay for will be for six months. I will travel around Aus for six weeks, and then try to extend my stay. If not, home.โ€

Studying here is about more than just learning English, itโ€™s about building up different relationships.

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