Meet Mohammed from Oman

It was a happy family and a good family, I like them. They took me to Bournemouth and we played bowling, which was good. The food was good and they bought Halal meat for me. I was very comfortable in my room, it was nice. I enjoyed all the trips, but my favourite is Durdle door. It is a beautiful place and it is the first time I went on a boat. It was great! Also, I enjoyed the lessons; the teachers have a beautiful style to explain the grammar and vocabulary. They were very helpful.

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Meet Ingrid from Panama

My host mother wrote for me on pieces of paper every day any words that I didn’t understand. She taught me lots of words. She helped me a lot; I love her. She cooked very well and always asked me what I wanted, she was very generous – she cooked rice just for me.

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Meet Yoo from

Before I came here I heard that it was always raining and quite cold. But it’s been okay! I thought English people might be a bit colder than they are, but my host family and teachers are very warm.

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Meet Sabine from Switzerland

I was pleased that English people seem to be very happy to have foreigners in their towns. England is a beautiful place and CELC was great. My friend came to CELC last year and told me CELC was great and I wasn’t disappointed.

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Meet Antoine from France

I came last year because a friend of my mother told me about it, and as I found it really good I decided to come back again. It’s good to be in a school to practice my English, so that I can work on my grammar and vocabulary. It was good to meet new people there. I had to switch between French and English to explain some things to people, so it was good practice for me! Both years I’ve had a positive experience.

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Meet Leticia from Spain

My experience was really really good. They care for me like I’m part of their family and they try to help me with everything, like my school work and my life here in general. They know that I really value good food, so they really try to give me what I like. I get on really well with the family and we do lots of stuff together, such as going to the beach and shopping.

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Meet Jan from Germany

Celc is very good for improving your English. Also, I like that it is Christian because there are many groups, like Bible study, that you can go to. Also, this school has a lot of activities compared to other schools.

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Meet Song Guo from China

I always talk with my host grandmother every Sunday and she talks to me a lot about British history. We’ve also had some parties together. They loved my Chinese song which I sang for them on their birthdays…. Getting to know lots of friends from different countries has been very memorable. I was happy to introduce my country’s culture and food to them. My favourite memory was cooking Chinese food for friends at Chinese New Year.

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Meet Asaliah ‘Azi’ Mugnier from Switzerland

England is the best place to study because I wanted to be in a country where people speak English and England is the nearest to my own country ….. I really enjoy my host family, they were very cheerful and the children are very noisy! It is a very vibrant house and I will miss them when I leave. I think it is very helpful to speak with the children and to always hear English ….. you will have an unforgettable experience. British etiquette is different – they are very polite, they say please and thank you a lot and they say sorry all the time! …..

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Meet Ally Liu from China

I was introduced to CELC by a man called Adam (originally from Bournemouth), who is a teacher in my company back in China. He recommended this area and school for studying English. …. My host family is very nice. They treat me like part of the family, asking if I’ve slept well, etc. They give us a lot of attention, checking if we’re okay. If I came back here with a friend, I would introduce them to my host mother. …. If you really want to learn English, then this school is the right choice.

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