Meet Darko from Serbia
So, what made you want to come to England to study English?
I needed to go somewhere outside of my country to study English. I have friends in England and I came here a few years ago, so it was a good choice for me. Also, this is the home of the English language, so it is the best place to learn English! A friend of mine in Poole recommended Celc and other friends told me that the local area here is one of the most beautiful places in England.
Was England as you expected?
I came here 12 years ago and I remember that I didn’t like the food. This time I am really enjoying the food, the food is better this time, I don’t know why! Other than that, I didn’t have too much expectation because I have English friends already, so I understand their culture a bit already. It is nice to learn it a bit more while I am here.
How was your experience of living with an English family?
My host is very interesting; he is always doing something. e He takes me on his boat sometimes to have fun or go fishing. Both of my host parents are good cooks; they cook beautiful food and when the weather is nice, we eat outside which is nice and interesting. They like to talk with me which is very helpful for me.
What’s the most memorable moment of your time here in England?
Windsor Castle was something special for me; it was a very special moment. We walked through the castle and we could see how the Queen lives, everything was big and beautiful. Durdle Door was also amazing; the nature there was really beautiful and I swam there for an hour; jumping from the rocks into the sea.
Is there anything you’d like to warn other students that are thinking of coming to England about?
You must try everything so that you have the best experience. It is also good for making many friends and you learn many things about different countries and cultures.
The team here at Celc is very good. Everyone knows what they must do and the students get a lot of help. The school is very well organised; the teachers are gifted and very professional and we learn a lot from them. All of the staff have a very real interest in each student and we are all treated equally. The staff try their best to understand us with a lot of patience and love.