This month our student services team interviewed Sami and Antonio.
What are your names and where are you from?
S: My name is Sami and I am from Tripoli, Libya.
A: my name is Antonio and I am from Italy.
Which course are you doing?
S: I am studying General English and IELTS.
A: I currently study full-time on the EFL28 course.
So far, what do you like most about Studio?
S: I like that the school give us classroom material to work from and offer fun activities to join after lessons.
A:I like that the teachers are well prepared, and are enthusuastic when teaching. The staff here are very helpful.
What do you think about the teaching methods that we use?
S: I like that they have several methods of teaching – through text, speaking, reading and writing. It keeps learning interesting.
A: I feel like the teachers are very motivated when teaching which helps inspire learning. Teachers use a range of multi-media to assist textbook activities.
Has your English improved?
S: Yes, most definitley. I only knew how to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ when I began.
A: Yes, it is good to put English into practice. I hope to get even better after a few months.
What do you think about British people? Are they different from people in your country?
S: I think they are kind and helpful.
A: Different culture of course, but they have a good sense of humour.
What do you think of the activities we have to offer? Which ones are your favourites?
S: I most enjoy the football and punting activities offered free at Studio Cambridge.
A: The activities offer a break from learning and an opportunity to talk to class mates – I enjoy the city visits to Kings College Chapel and Botanical gardens best.
What is your favourite thing about Cambridge? (and favourite place to go)
S: I really like the old buildings and river Cam.
A: I really like the open park spaces.
How is Cambridge similar/different to your city?
S: Cambridge is quiet compared to the bustling city of Tripoli and very student-orientated.
A: Very different in architecture from my home town but Cambridge is a very good town to study English in.
What do you think the advantages of living in a Homestay/Residence are?
S: Homestay accommodation is useful because you can practice english speaking. Food is also included.
A: At my homestay I am quite close to the school and feel independent enough to navigate the city.
What do you talk about or do with your Host (family)/housemates?
S: We talk about culture and sometimes religion.
A: We talk about our daily happenings and family life.
What are the differences between life in the UK family and at home?
S: Although I am perhaps more independent here, my family life at home is more close-knit.
A: There are some different house rules, but this experience is a good one as I can improve my English.
How do you travel around Cambridge and why?
S:I travel by bike and sometimes bus depending on distance.
A: I travel by bus, and sometimes bicycle.
Thanks Sami and Antonio!
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