Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Our Staff Christmas Party

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Last night the school staff got togther to celebrate Christmas.


Most of the teaching staff will be returning to their native countries for the festive period over the next few days, so this was the final opportunity to spend some social time together after a very busy few months in the school.


In the new year, three more teachers will be joining our growing team.


From all of the teachers, administration staff and management team, we would like to wish you all


A very, Merry Christmas 


and a


Happy New Year!




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[caption id="attachment_685" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Director of Studies, Sally and School Director, Catherine Director of Studies, Sally and School Director, Catherine[/caption]




[caption id="attachment_682" align="aligncenter" width="300"]School Secretaries, Isabel and Eliana School Secretaries, Isabel and Eliana[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_681" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Catherine and her husband, Davide Catherine and her husband, Davide[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_680" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Eliana and Lucy with Catherine's husband, Davide Eliana and Lucy with Catherine's husband, Davide[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_679" align="aligncenter" width="300"]School Director, Catherine School Director, Catherine[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_678" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Isabel, Alistair and Ariane Isabel, Alistair and Ariane[/caption]


Our Staff Christmas Party

[caption id="attachment_685" align="alignnone" width="300"]Director of Studies, Sally and School Director, Catherine Director of Studies, Sally and School Director, Catherine[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_682" align="alignnone" width="300"]School Secretaries, Isabel and Eliana School Secretaries, Isabel and Eliana[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_681" align="alignnone" width="300"]Catherine and her husband, Davide Catherine and her husband, Davide[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_680" align="alignnone" width="300"]Eliana and Lucy with Catherine's husband, Davide Eliana and Lucy with Catherine's husband, Davide[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_678" align="alignnone" width="300"]Isabel, Alistair and Ariane Isabel, Alistair and Ariane[/caption]

The English International School Team
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Friday, 29 November 2013

Saint Andrew's Day


St. Andrew's Day is the feast of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on the 30th of November.

St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, part of the United Kingdom.

The celebration of St Andrew as a national festival is thought to originate from the reign of Malcolm III (1034 - 1093). But it is only in more recent times that the 30 November has been given national holiday status.

The Scottish flag, the Saltire, represents Saint Andrew's crucifiction, he was crucified in an X-shape.

Scots celebrate this festival with traditional dancing and music, and with eating traditional food such as haggis.   They will also, no doubt, drink some of Scotland's famous whiskey.

Our students have been learning a little about Scotland in their lessons this week.

 

 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Benefits of taking Cambridge Exams for Students in Italy

Article taken from the Cambridge English website:
Students studying on English-medium degree courses at two Italian universities are now entitled to a full or partial exemption from English tests set by their university – if they have passed a Cambridge English exam.

A range of Cambridge English tests, developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, are now officially accepted on courses in the Economics faculty and Human Sciences department at Università degli Studi di Palermo and the law department of Seconda Università di Napoli "Università Federico II".

“Italy is a really popular choice for international students and we’re seeing more English medium courses become available which is really encouraging,” commented Nicola Johnson from Cambridge English Language Assessment. “Universities around the world are turning to external assessments to measure language ability to help them ensure students have the English language skills they need for success in university life. The Cambridge English exams takes this one step further by assessing the real-life communication skills students need in the classroom and socially.”

The full details of the exemptions are:

University of Palermo dept of Humanistic Sciences: recognition for Cambridge English: Preliminary (undergraduate), Cambridge English: First (undergraduate), Cambridge English: Advanced (postgraduate) allowing students to have a partial exemption from the English exam; Università di Palermo - Facoltà di Economia: recognised Cambridge English: Key and Cambridge English: Preliminary. Students with these certificates are exempt from taking the English exam, from taking the English course and are awarded six credits.

Seconda Università di Napoli - Faculty of Law: recognised Cambridge English: Preliminary. Students with Cambridge English: Preliminary have full exemption from taking the General English exam.
Students should contact the universities directly to find out more information about the new exemptions.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Horrible Histories

We often say that students should try to improve their listening skills by watching English-speaking films and television programmes.

Listening is a receptive skill, it is important to train yourself to listen for key information, as well as listening for general meaning.  The best way to improve your listening abilities is to expose yourself to as much spoken English as possible.  The more you hear, the easier it will be to understand!

There are lots of ways to find English-speaking films and TV shows, you can download from the internet and most modern TVs will allow you to turn off dubbing on some channels simply by using your remote control.  In addition to this, you can watch the news online, for example, on the BBC website.  You can also find lots of things to watch on YouTube.

A suggestion of an English TV show you might enjoy watching is Horrible Histories.  It is intended for children but many adults would enjoy it too.  This award winning television programme gives historical facts in amusing and entertaining ways.

Why not try watching one of the many Horrible Histories programmes on YouTube?

 

 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Key and Preliminary Courses at Quintino Cataudella

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Students from Istituto d'Istruzione Superiore, Quintino Cataudella in Scicli have been presented with their Key (A2) and Preliminary (B1) Cambridge English certificates.

 

In the last scholastic year, the school offered fifty hour Cambridge courses to its students with one of our Cambridge CELTA qualified, native speaking English language teachers in their excellent language facilities, which include a computer media lab.  The students sat their exams in the summer.

 

Pictured with the successful students are our school's Director, Catherine Ciancio, Anne Byrne from the Cambridge exam centre in Siracusa, the school's Head Teacher, Vincenzo Giannone and the class tutor, Josie Mauro.

 

Congratulations to all students on their Cambridge qualification!

 

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Young Learners Courses at Istituto Scicli Centrale

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This week students from Istituto Scicli Centrale in Scicli received their certificates for the Cambridge Young Learners programme and exams they completed in the last scholastic year.

 

The school offered the Cambridge Starters and Movers programmes to their students.  The children completed a fifty hour course with one of our qualified, native-speaking teachers before sitting an exam which assessed Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

 

The school was very happy with our collaboration and would like to continue the initive of offering mother-tongue teachers of Cambridge English in this scholastic year.

 

Pictured with students are our school's Director, Catherine Ciancio, the class tutor, Daniela Carrabba and the school's new Head Teacher, Maria Gabriella La Marca.  The programme was started in association with the former Head Teacher, Vincenzo Giannone.

 

Well done to all Istituto Scicli Centrale's excellent young learners!

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Monday, 28 October 2013

Halloween with the Kids English Group

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Thursday 31st October is Halloween.


Celebrated by children in English-speaking countries such as America and the United Kingdom, who dress up as ghosts, witches and other spooky creatures.  Particularly in the USA, it is traditional for children to knock on their neighbour's doors and ask, "Trick or Treat?" and be given sweets or other treats.


The Young Learners and Kids English groups this week are learning some Halloween related vocabulary and will have the spooky holiday incorporated into their lessons.




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[caption id="attachment_635" align="aligncenter" width="225"]The Kids English Group enjoyed making skeleton masks The Kids English Group enjoyed making skeleton masks[/caption]

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Movers Students from Giovanni XXIII School in Modica

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Pictured are students from Giovanni XXIII School in Modica receiving their Movers certificates.


In the last scholastic year, teachers from English International School worked in the school delivering the Cambridge English Young Learners programme.  The school was the first middle school in Modica to offer a Cambridge Young Learners programme to their students.


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Pictured to the left are our school director, Catherine Ciancio, Giovanni XXIII's head master, Claudio Linguanti and the class' tutor Maria Drago.


In this scholastic year, the school will offer two Cambridge Young Learners programmes to its students; Movers and Flyers.


Well done to all!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Leonardo Da Vinci School - Ispica

Ispica Movers


Congratulations to our students from Leonardo Da Vinci School in Ispica on receiving their Cambridge Movers certificates.


In the last scholastic year, teachers from English International School taught for the first time in the Ispica school.  Ten fantastic young learners completed the course and then sat the Movers exam, which tests learner’s reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Our teachers enjoyed this collaboration immensely and appreciated the school organisation and the facilities provided, including the use of the school’s computer lab.

We are very much looking forward to our next sessions with the students of Leonardo Da Vinci, Ispica and would like to say a big WELL DONE to those pictured receiving their certificates alongside our school’s Director, Catherine Ciancio and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Head Master Michele Di Pasquali.

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Congratulazioni a tutti i nostri studenti dell’istituto “Leonardo Da Vinci” di Ispica che hanno ricevuto il Certificato Cambridge “Movers”.

Durante l’ultimo anno scolastico 2012-2013,  questi ragazzini sono stati preparati dagli insegnanti della nostra scuola e hanno, infine, sostenuto l’esame Cambridge English.

I nostri insegnanti hanno apprezzato con grande gioia la collaborazione con la scuola di Ispica, soprattutto per averci permesso di utilizzare il laboratorio linguistico.

Un ringraziamento particolare va fatto anche alle insegnanti Josè Tringali e Cristina Cuni per averci permesso di  svolgere questo lavoro presso la Leonardo Da Vinci.

Non vediamo l’ora di proseguire il lavoro con gli studenti di Ispica. Nel frattempo diciamo loro un grande BEN FATTO dalla Direttrice della English International School Catherine Ciancio e dal Preside dell’Istituto Leonardo Da Vinci Michele Di Pasquali.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Our New School in Ragusa

English International School Ora Anche a Ragusa! 

Sono aperte le iscrizioni per i nostri corsi 2013/2014 che iniziano questo mese a la scuola nuova a Ragusa.

Non perdere tempo!

Contatta la scuola adesso per avere maggiori informazioni sui corsi e sui servizi che ti offriamo.

Ricorda che il Cambridge English è il leader mondiale per le certificazioni di inglese come L2 (lingua seconda), riconosciute da migliaia di aziende, Università e uffici amministrativi e governativi.

Inoltre, uno stimato 75% di tutte le telefonate d'affari avvengono in inglese: studiando questa lingua migliorerai le tue prospettive di carriera e di affari.

Fai il primo passo, il futuro ti aspetta...

Centro Giorgio La Pira in via Giorgio La Pira, 1 (Secondo Piano), Ragusa
Chiama: 0932 625444

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Work With Us - Two Qualified Teachers Required

Location: Sicily (1 position in Modica, 1 position in Ragusa), ItalyDeadline: Saturday 14. September 2013Experience: 1 year
Summary:
2 CELTA QUALIFIED TEACHERS REQUIRED IN THE SOUTH OF SICILY

Enthusiastic, full-time mother-tongue English language teachers required from October 2013 to June 2014.
Details:
2 CELTA QUALIFIED TEACHERS REQUIRED IN THE SOUTH OF SICILY

Enthusiastic, full-time mother-tongue English language teachers required from October 2013 to June 2014.

We are independent language school in the south east of Sicily. Our school in Modica is long established with an excellent reputation and we have recently expanded, opening a second school in neighbouring Ragusa.
We are a small team with a good working atmosphere. Our standards are high and we achieve excellent exam results. Our students are enthusiastic about English and enjoy attending their lessons in our well-equipped classrooms.
Qualifications:
Position One - MODICA

Teaching English to children and adults. For this role, we require a teacher who would particularly enjoy working with lower level students. Teaching Cambridge English (Key, Preliminary, First) - course materials are provided. The teacher will be required to work off-site as we have contracts in public schools & local businesses (travel expenses will be paid, this is to be discussed during the interview).
Qualifications:
CELTA (Essential - We do not accept other TEFL certificates as we are a Cambridge centre).
Degree in any discipline (Preferred).
Driving Licence (Preferred)
One Years Experience (Preferred - We will consider newly qualified teachers with the right approach for this position - full management support will be given).


Position Two - Ragusa

Working in our newly opened Ragusa school. Teaching English to children and adults. For this role, we require a teacher who is confident to teach students at all levels and someone who can work on their own initiative. Teaching Cambridge English (Key, Preliminary, First, Advanced) - course materials are provided. The teacher will be required to work off-site as we have contracts in public schools & local businesses (travel expenses will be paid - this will be discussed during the interview).
Qualifications:
CELTA (Essential - We do not accept other TEFL certificates as we are a Cambridge centre).
Degree in any discipline (Preferred).
Driving Licence (Essential)
Two Years Experience (Essential - For this position we require an experienced, confident teacher, as you will be working as the only teacher in the school some of the time, although management support will be given).


Please state which position you are interested in when you apply. 
Compensation:
Salary:

We offer a basic monthly salary of €900 for 22.5 teaching hours per week.
Additional hours will be paid at a rate of €10 per hour.
When working offsite, all travel expenses will be recompensed - we will also pay travel time (details of this will be discussed in the interview).


Accommodation:

We will provide teacher's with assistance and advice in finding suitable accommodation.


About Modica and Ragusa:

Modica and Ragusa are historical towns in the south-east of Sicily. Both have a good cultural base. Modica is famous for it's chocolate and it's 100 churches, Ragusa is the region's capital with a wonderful historic centre & a bustling modern town. The surrounding areas are very beautiful, a mixture of historic hill-towns, Sicilian traditions and fantastic beaches for the summer months. Our closest airports are Catania and Comiso, both of which offer flights to the UK.


Please send your application to: Sally Turton, Director of Studies - hello@englishinternationalschool.it

Friday, 6 September 2013

Enrolling Now for 2013/14


Don't delay! 

Contact the school now to find out more about the courses and services we can offer. 

Remember Cambridge English is the leading global provider of English as an additional language, with thousands of businesses, universities and governments accepting these qualifications. 

An estimated 75% of all international business phone calls are conducted in English - studying this language will improve your business and your career prospects. 

Take the first step, the future is waiting...



Tuesday, 3 September 2013

New School Year - 2013/14

Welcome back!

We hope you have all had a wonderful summer.  

Congratulations to those who took Cambridge exams in July.  The percentage of passes for this years exams have been fantastic.  Our Young Learners all achieved certificates, a good average of passes for Key students, a very high percentage of passes for Preliminary, super results for those who took the First Certificate - including one Pass with Distinction and 100% of our Advanced level students were successful.  

And so a new school year begins.  

We are enrolling now for classes starting in September.  Please telephone the school for details and to arrange an appointment.  

Friday, 12 July 2013

EXAM TIPS

With the Cambridge Key, Preliminary, First and Advanced exams just a couple of weeks away, all our students are now focusing on exam preparation.  

We have seen an increase in students asking for extra private lessons and many have been taking exam technique advice from their teachers.  It's a stressful time for both staff and students, as everyone is really keen to get good results.  

Here are some tips from on what students can do in the next few weeks to boast their chances:

1. Look after yourself

Try to be well rested and well nourished in preparation for exams. "Drink plenty of fluids, eat a good healthy breakfast," advises Professor Sarah Moore, co-author of The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook. "The fresher and more energetic you feel, the more it will support your ability to tackle the cognitive challenges."

2. Plan your work

Some people concentrate better at night, others prefer to be up with the larks. Stick to a consistent working pattern so your mind and body can adjust, and take plenty of short breaks.

3. Know your exam

Your teachers will have done practise tet with you to help you understand the tructure of your exam.  Think about how to plan your time in each section of the written exams and anticipate the questions you will be asked in the oral part of the exam.  

4. Be on top of the practicalities

It is easy to forget practical details, so be clear about simple things like start times, venue, equipment, material you can or cannot bring, and so on. Plan how you are getting to school in advance and make sure you arrive before the start time of your exam.  Also, remember that you must bring your Identity Card to the exam - if you forget it, you won't be able to do the exam!

5. Get hold of recent exam papers

You will have done practise papers in school but there are lots more online, so find them and do as many as possible at home!  

6. Understand your examiner's marking scheme

Think about the writing and the speaking sections of the exams.  These are your chance to show what you can do in English!  So, use grammar appropriate to your level and make your vocabulary interesting.  Think about what the examiner will award marks for.  

7. Don't despair

Even if you feel underprepared, you can do a lot with the short time you have left. "Night-before notes can be an active way of capturing, condensing and summarising your exam material," says Moore. "Sketching out short signposts is a great way of gaining last-minute command over some of the trickier aspects of your studies."

8. Tighten up your writing technique

In an exam, it doesn't matter what you know if you can't express it clearly and concisely. "The examiner will be reading fast," points out Williams. "With only three minutes per essay, ease of reading makes for a more cogent argument."

9. Clockwatch

Be aware of what you can realistically do in the allotted time. If you have one hour per question, you might allow around 10 minutes to consider the question and jot down notes, then 45-50 minutes writing time. But don't be tempted to skimp on one question to lavish time on another, urges Williams. "The first 50% of marks in any question are much easier to pick up than the next 20%," she says.

10. Avoid postmortems

As soon as one exam is over, move swiftly to focusing on the next one. "Dwelling on an exam that you have completed wastes energy and time, and will drive you crazy," says Moore. "Remember, be positive, stay calm, and mobilise your energies to do the best job possible on the day."

Monday, 1 July 2013

STUDENT OF THE MONTH - JULY





Name:       Cristina Gintoli




Level:        Advanced





Course:     Cambridge Advanced English







July's Student of the Month and the final Student of the Month for this academic year is Cristina Gintoli from the Advanced Group.  

Last year Cristina achieved the First Certificate, she has been studying towards the Advanced Certificate this year and will be taking her exam at the school in just a few weeks time.  

As the demand for a high level of English increases globally, the increase in demand for advanced qualifications grows and grows.  Set at level C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, the Cambridge Advanced English shows that you are a high achiever and can use English for work and study at all levels.  It is a clear indication that you have excellent communication skills in English and is accepted globally by institutes for education, places of work and governments.  The exam is in five parts:  Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Use of English - the candidate must show that they are proficient in all these areas.  

Here are some questions Cristina was asked about her experiences as an English Language Student:


  • When and why did you start to attend English International School?
This is the seventh year I have attended this school.  At first, it was my parent's choice but after the first year or two I decided to continue because I enjoyed studying English.  

  • You are preparing for an imminent Cambridge Advanced English exam, what are your feelings about it?
It's still too early to feel nervous but knowing myself, I'm sure I will feel scared very soon!

  • You already have the First Certificate, what are the differences and the similarities between this and the Advanced Certificate?
The exam exercises are similar to each other but the difficulty if different.  The Advanced requires a deeper understanding of English.  

  • Do you think your deeper knowledge of English will help you in your future?
I'm sure it will be essential because I'd like to travel around the world and maybe to study abroad.  It will be useful in Italy too, when applying for universities and to find a job.  

  • Do you have any advice for a student who would like to do the Advanced Certificate?
Just to be determined in doing it.  The exam is very difficult and requires, not only general understanding of English, but also to be precise.  



Cristina's teacher, Sally, describes her as "one of the best" English Language Students she has taught.  This is because of her attitude towards learning, she is positive, determined and ambitious.  While she takes her studies seriously, she is a fun, vibrant member of the school community, who always has a ready smile and is happy to share her thoughts, feelings and experiences.  Studying English at such a high level isn't easy but Cristina's approach is faultless, all very impressive from a girl who is still at high school.  All of us at the school are very confident about Cristina's ability to pass her exam later this month...  good luck anyway, Cristina!

Friday, 28 June 2013

GOOD LUCK TO OUR YOUNG LEARNERS!!


This was the last week of lessons for our young learners.  

On Monday the Cambridge Starters, Movers and Flyers will take their exams at school - we would all like to wish them lots of luck for the exam.  

All year they have been working really hard in preparation, so we are sure they will do fantastically well when they sit down to take their test on Monday.  

Also finishing school this week for the summer break are the Kids English groups.  Both groups have learned so much over the last year, giving them an excellent early start at grasping the English language through play, crafts, songs and sports.  We are looking forward to seeing all our wonderful children back at school in September!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Thursday, 13 June 2013

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

Our Adult First Certificate group are learning about health and happiness at the moment.  

In their last lesson, they were discovering new vocabulary to describe different types of laughter.  Let's look at different words:

Chuckle: 
 verb (used without object)
1.
to laugh softly or amusedly, usually with satisfaction: They chuckled at the child's efforts to walk.
2.
to laugh to oneself: to chuckle while reading.
3.
Obsolete to cluck, as a fowl.
noun
4.
a soft laugh, usually of satisfaction.
5.
Obsolete the cluck of a hen.

Giggle:
verb (used without object)
1.
to laugh in a silly, often high-pitched way, especially with short, repeated gasps and titters, as fromjuvenile or ill-concealed amusement or nervous embarrassment.
noun
2.
a silly, spasmodic laugh; titter.
3.
Slang. an amusing experience, incident, etc.: Going to a silly movie was always a giggle.

Guffaw:
noun
1.
a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter.
verb (used without object)
2.
to laugh loudly and boisterously.

Snigger:
noun
1.
a sly, disrespectful laugh
verb (used without object)
2.
to laugh slyly and disrespectfully

Cackle:
noun
1.
a broken, shrill laugh like that of a witch
verb (used without object)
2.
to laugh in a broken, shrill manner like a witch






Thursday, 6 June 2013

Bye Bye Aminah!




There is a little sadness in the school this week as we say goodbye to one of our teachers.  

Aminah Barnes from Manchester, England has been with us since February on a short-term contract.  Tomorrow will be her last day at the school before she returns to England on Monday.  

Aminah has been a popular member of our teaching staff and will be sadly missed by the students and her colleagues alike.  

From everyone at English International School, we wish Aminah Good Luck for the future!

Monday, 3 June 2013

STUDENT OF THE MONTH - JUNE







Name:              Rudy Leggio



Level:               Intermediate



Course:            Preliminary (PET)




For June we have selected one of our adult students as Student of the Month.  45 year old, Rudy Leggio attends an evening Preliminary course on Mondays and Fridays and will be taking his Cambridge English exam at the end of July.  

The Preliminary is the an intermediate qualification, set at level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference.  Cambridge English exams are some of the the most valuable qualifications in the world and are recognised globally, this certificate is accepted by thousands of leading businesses and educational institutes around the world.  The Preliminary certificate shows that a person can use English for work, study and travel purposes, it covers the key skills: Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening.  

We asked Rudy some questions about his experiences as an adult student at our school:


 Why did you decide to come to study at EnglishInternationalSchool?

I decided to come to study at EnglishInternationalSchoolbecause I wanted to improve my English, above all my pronunciation, and I think a mother tongue teacher is the best for this purpose.


What have been the main features of the Preliminary course?        

The course takes care of all aspects of the English language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. So, it gives a good level of knowledge in all these areas.


What do you enjoy most about learning English with us?

Learning English at the school is, for me, a kind of challenge with myself. Thanks to my teacher (Aminah) and my group, I’ve already learnt lots of things about this language and I enjoy trying to use them in my speaking.


How do you feel about the exam in July?

I feel frightened about it. Above all for the listening exam.


 Tell us about your group:

I think my group is very good. We all are fond of learning English and each of us is very motivated to do it.


 How does being an adult student feel?

To be an adult student isn’t important for me. I have the same enthusiasm as when I was younger.


Why did you decide to learn English now?


Because only now have I discovered the existence of a school with native English speakers .


What advice would you give to someone thinking of learning another language?

I would advise them to look for a serious school with professional mother tongue teachers.


Rudy is a real character in his group, he's cheerful and motivated.  He takes his studies seriously but is always quick to smile and enjoy himself in the lesson.  He is a great example of the many adult students we have at our school.  We wish him well in the exam next month and very much hope that he will return in the next school year to continue his learning by progressing to the First certificate.