Monday, 3 June 2013


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.  


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