Meet Mohammed from Oman
So, what made you want to come to England to study English?
I need English to learn at university in Sri Lanka. I will study aviation engineering and, absolutely, I need English for this. My friend said that British English is a more correct form than American English, so I decided to come here. My friend said that Celc was a good school where I would be with many other nationalities, so I would have to speak English more.
Was England as you expected?
The weather, I know, is cold! The people smile a lot and say ‘sorry… no problem’ a lot too. My auntie told me that fish and chips is delicious and now I have tried it, I agree with her. I found that the streets were very clean where I lived, which was nice.
How was your experience of living with an English family?
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.
What’s the most memorable moment of your time here in England?
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.
Is there anything you’d like to warn other students who are thinking of coming to England about?
I don’t know. Maybe, don’t worry about people in England; they are good people. They are not very different to us.