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Angola: Lino Bumba

Lino Bumba is 19 and studying General English at English UK member International House Aberdeen for four months...

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Alena Pakhomenka

Belarus: Alena Pakhomenka

Alena Pakhomenka is 30 and comes from Belarus. She is studying at United World 2 School of English in Bournemouth...

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Pauline Chardon

Belgium: Pauline Chardon

Pauline Chardon is 23 and comes from Belgium. She is studying English with internship for six months at English UK member centre British Study Centres Brighton...

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Caroline Bueno Cabral

Brazil: Caroline Bueno Cabral

Let Your English Grow scholarship winner Caroline Bueno Cabral is 23 and comes from Brazil. She studied for six months at Tti School of English in London...

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Etiene Martins

Brazil: Etiene Martins

Brazilian Police Captain Etiene Martins spent two weeks improving his English for free in London. He won a Let Your English Grow scholarship with English UK member Excel English...

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Herika Maria Pimentel de Queiroz

Brazil: Herika Maria Pimentel de Queiroz

Herika Maria Pimentel de Queiroz is 27 years old and is a business administration graduate from Brazil. She won a Let Your English Grow scholarship with English UK member centre, Language Studies International London Hampstead, where she improved skills gained earlier at another English UK member centre...

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Yuanyuan Zhou

China: Yuanyuan Zhou

Yuanyuan Zhou is 30, works in marketing, and comes from China. She is studying for IELTS at English UK member centre, Live Language in Scotland, so that she can take a Masters' degree...

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Erhui Shang Eric

China: Erhui Shang

Erhui Shang (Eric) is 28 and comes from North East China. He has been studying general English at English UK member centre London Meridian College in London...

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Yu Run Sheng

China: Yu Run Sheng

Yu Run Sheng is 13 and comes from China. She spent three weeks at Anglo-Continental School of English in Bournemouth in summer 2008...

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Zhou Yiyong David

China: Zhou Yiyong

Zhou Yiyong (David), 35, a director of TV commercials from Beijing, studied for four weeks at the Frances King School of English in London after winning a Let Your English Grow scholarship...

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Fred Shi Shengchao

China: Fred Shi Shengchao

Fred Shi Shengchao, 21, comes from Beijing in China. He studied at English UK member Bournemouth Business School International in Bournemouth in 2008. Eventually he plans to work in his family business, sending students to study abroad...

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Feng Xi

China: Feng Xi

Feng Xi is 18 years old and comes from Shanghai in China. She is studying for her A Levels and improving her general English at English UK member centre, London International Study Centre...

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Dany Hoyos

Colombia: Dany Hoyos

Dany Hoyos is a popular comedian and has 2.3m followers on Twitter. He studied English for two months at English UK member centre, the Devon School of English...

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Alejandro Abella

Colombia: Alejandro Abella

Alejandro Abella, 25, who comes from Colombia, spent a year studying English and working in London. His language skills improved so fast that his school, English UK member centre, Language Studies International London Hampstead, offered him the chance to work in its reception as an intern...

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Cora Conde

Colombia: Cora Conde

Cora Conde is 31 and comes from Bogota in Colombia. She studied for three months at English UK member Nab Cottage in the Lake District during 2002. She now works as an independent consultant and runs her own foundation...

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Margarita Maria Munoz Caviedes

Colombia: Margarita Maria Munoz Caviedes

Margarita Maria Munoz Caviedes is 28 and comes from Colombia. She studied at International House Aberdeen for a year...

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Monica Fuentes

Colombia: Monica Fuentes

Monica Fuentes is a 23-year-old student from Colombia. She is studying at English UK member centre, Shane Global Language Centres London...

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 Jose Leonardo Sanchez

Colombia: Jose Leonardo Sanchez

Jose is 27, a psychologist, and comes from Bogota in Colombia. He is on a nine-month general English course at English UK member ELC in Brighton...

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Andrea Calderon

Colombia: Andrea Calderon

Andrea Calderon is 23 and comes from Colombia. She is studying general English for five months at English UK member Language Teaching Centres Eastbourne (LTC Eastbourne)...

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Vincent Kharbulu

France: Vincent Kharbulu

Vincent Kharbulu, 27 is from Paris, France. He studied general English at English UK member centre, Cardiff and Vale College International, for six months in early 2013. He is now working for an advertising company in London...

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Christian Labie

France: Christian Labie

Christian Labie is 56 and comes from Lyon in France. He is the manager of an environmental and energy agency, and has studied English in the UK several times, most recently at Nab Cottage in the Lake District...

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Monique Berthier

France: Monique Berthier

Monique Berthier is 59 and comes from France, where she works as an assistant manager. She has studied at English UK member Nab Cottage twice...

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Lucas Giudicelli

France: Lucas Giudicelli

Lucas Giudicelli is 19 and comes from southern France, He is studying General English for a year at English UK member centre, Anglia Ruskin University...

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Ilia Mamagulashvili

Georgia: Ilia Mamagulashvili

Ilia Mamagulashvili is 16 and originally comes from Georgia, although his family have recently settled in the UK and he is a UK citizen. He is studying intermediate English at United World 2 School of English in Bournemouth...

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Anna Lena Schultz

Germany: Anna Lena Schultz

Anna Lena Schultz is 19 and comes from Bavaria in Germany. She is studying general English and IELTS at English UK member, United International College (UIC), in central London...

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Bettina Goldbach

Germany: Bettina Goldbach

Bettina Goldbach is 52 and comes from near Stuttgart in Germany. She teaches English evening classes to adults, and is a regular visitor to the UK and its language schools. She has most recently stayed twice at English UK member Nab Cottage in the Lake District...

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Peter Dietrich

Germany: Peter Dietrich

Peter Dietrich is 45 and a businessman from Germany. He is studying intensive business English at English UK member St Brelade's College in Jersey...

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Vasilis Kyratzis

Greece: Vasilis Kyratzis

Vasilis Kyratzis is 22 and comes from Greece. He is studying general English at English UK member, United International College (UIC), in central London...

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Vic Lau

Hong Kong: Vic Lau

Vic Lau from Osborne, Hong Kong, is on an IELTS exam course at English UK member centre, Language Teaching Centres Eastbourne (LTC Eastbourne)...

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Steven Rezneks

Hungary: Steven Reznek

Steven Reznek is 28 and from Hungary. He first studied at Global Language Centres Hastings in Hastings in 2005...

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Nahal Motahari

Iran: Nahal Motahari

Nahal Motahari is 18 and comes from Teheran in Iran. She is studying on a university foundation programme at International House London...

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Mohammed Altaher

Iraq: Mohammed Altaher

Mohammed Altaher is 25, and comes from Baghdad in Iraq. He is the first graduate of his university to be sent abroad to study by the Iraqi government, and has been studying at English UK member the Northumbria School of English in Whitley Bay. He is about to start his Masters course at Newcastle University...

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Hayder Alqarawee

Iraq: Hayder Alqarawee

Hayder Alqarawee is 25 and comes from Kerbalah in Iraq. He is studying IELTS and general English at English UK member centre Northumbria School of English in Whitley. He is Masters in computer security and resilience at Newcastle University...

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Andrea Orsi

Italy: Andrea Orsi

Andrea Orsi is a 27-year-old communications engineer from near Pisa in Italy. He spent two months at BLS English in Suffolk...

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Yuko Okada

Japan: Yuko Okada

Yuko Okada is 29 years old. She is studying general English at English UK member centre, Torquay International School (TIS), in Torquay for a year...

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Nagisa Okada

Japan: Nagisa Okada

Nagisa Okada is 25 and from Japan. She has been studying at English UK member Live Language in Glasgow since October 2008. She's a very popular student at her school, partly because she can create fantastic henna tattooes to her own design for classmates...

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Takahiro Hashimoto

Japan: Takahiro Hashimoto

Takahiro Hashimoto, from Japan, was a whisky salesman for a Japanese import company until he studied English at English UK member Live Language in Glasgow. Now he is doing a completely different job...

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Yoon Hyun

Korea: Yoon Hyun

Yoon Hyun is 21 and comes from Seoul in Korea. She is studying General English for six months at Englsh UK member centre, Lingualink Ltd in Wales...

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Kate Kim

Korea: Kate Kim

Kate Kim is 23 and from South Korea. She has taken a break from her university degree to study English on a ten-month course at English UK member Language Teaching Centres Eastbourne (LTC Eastbourne) in preparation for the FCE exam...

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Abdulaziz Sherif

Abdulaziz Sherif

Abdulaziz Sherif is 24 and a trainee pilot from Tripoli in Libya. He graduated from Tripoli University last year and as a part of his pilot training course in Sussex, he is learning English at English UK member The English Language Centre Brighton.

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Ahmed Abuhatira

Libya: Ahmed Abuhatira

Ahmed Abuhatira is 29 and comes from Zintan in Libya. He is studying for IELTS and preparing for a Masters at English UK member centre, Live Language Ltd in Glasgow...

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Donaji Chavez

Mexico: Donaji Chávez

Donaji Chávez, 24, lives in Mexico and has been working as a bilingual personal assistant while writing her thesis for a translation degree. She spent six weeks studying at the Anglo-Continental School of English in Bournemouth in spring 2008 after winning a Let Your English Grow scholarship...

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Patty Villanueva

Mexico: Patty Villanueva

Patty Villanueva, 51, teaches English in Mexico City. She wanted to study at English in Chester, and spent ten weeks improving her skills there, finally leaving on 12 December 2008...

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Ana Leticia Quintanilla Guerrero

Mexico: Ana Leticia Quintanilla Guerrero

Ana Leticia Quintanilla Guerrero is 19 and from Tampico in Mexico. She is studying general English at English UK member Shane Global Language Centres Hastings before starting her university course...

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Christiaan de Heer

Netherlands: Christiaan de Heer

Christiaan de Heer is 17 and comes from The Netherlands. He is improving his English at English UK member Cambridge Academy of English so that he can go on to study at one of the world's leading hotel schools...

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Fedor Solovyev

Russia: Fedor Solovyev

Fedor Solovyev, 15, a school student from St Petersburg in Russia, spent two weeks improving his English at Elizabeth Johnson Organisation, Bristol on a Let Your English Grow scholarship in 2008...

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Olga Kurganova

Russia: Olga Kurganova

Olga Kurganova is a 27-year-old lawyer from Rostov-on-Don in Russia. She is studying General English with academic skills for three months at English UK member centre, Anglia Ruskin University...

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Christina Moneo

Spain: Christina Moneo

Christina Moneo comes from Madrid in Spain. She is studying English for six months at English UK member centre, British Study Centres Brighton...

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Jorge Vidarte

Spain: Jorge Vidarte

Jorge Vidarte is 25 years old and comes from the Basque area of Spain.  He is on a 12-week course at English UK member Suzanne Sparrow Plymouth Language School...

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Paloma Rodriguez de Rivera

Spain: Paloma Rodríguez de Rivera

Paloma Rodríguez de Rivera is 25 years old and comes from Madrid in Spain. She has completed her IELTS course and is now continuing to attend English Conversation Classes at English UK member centre, Live Language...

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Goran Lundgren

Sweden: Goran Lundgren

Goran Lundgren is 52 and comes from a small village in Sweden. He currently manages an IKEA sawmill in Russia. He spent nine days improving his English at English UK member Nab Cottage in September 2008...

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 Pernilla Stalberg

Sweden: Pernilla Stålberg

Pernilla Stålberg is 19 and comes from near Gothenburg in Sweden. She is studying English for four months at English UK member Loxdale English Centre in Portslade, just outside Brighton...

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Rebekka Wermuth

Switzerland: Rebekka Wermuth

Rebekka Wermuth is 21 and comes from Happerswil in Switzerland. She studied examination English at English UK member the Christian English Language Centre in Christchurch, near Bournemouth...

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Thailand: Nuntanet Duangtisarn

Nuntanet Duangtisarn, 23, is from Bangkok in Thailand and is studying IELTS at the Wimbledon School of English in London...

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Thailand: Nuttha Sakarin

Nuttha Sakarin is 22 and comes from South Thailand. She is studying at English UK member the Wimbledon School of English in London...

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Dyugu Cirak

Turkey: Dyugu Cirak

Dyugu Cirak, a 24-year-old lawyer from Istanbul, spent nine months at Excel English in London after winning a Let Your English Grow scholarship, leaving in December 2008...

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Handan Kazanci

Turkey: Handan Kazanci

Handan Kazanci, a 26-year-old magazine journalist from Istanbul, spent two weeks at the Eastbourne School of English in spring 2008 after winning a Let Your English Grow scholarship...

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Begum Karaci

Turkey: Begüm Karac

Begüm Karaci, 17, is a high school student from Istanbul. She spent two weeks studying at English UK member centre BABSSCo (The British Association of Boarding School Short Courses) in Harrow after winning a Let Your English Grow scholarship...

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Sevgi Aydanur Ceylan

Turkey: Sevgi Aydanur Ceylan

Let Your English Grow winner Sevgi Aydanur Ceylan is 14 and comes from Çanakkale in Turkey. She spent two weeks at English UK member Padworth College near Reading in summer 2008...

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Maria Claudia Guzman Venezuela

Venezuela: Maria Claudia Guzman

Maria Claudia Guzman is 17 years old and from Puerto de la Cruz, Venezuela. She studied general and intensive English at Ovingdean Hall International Language College just outside Brighton...

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Gabriela Duran Venezuela

Venezuela: Gabriela Duran

Gabriela Duran is 17 years old and from Puerto de la Cruz, Venezuela. She is studying general and intensive English at English UK member centre, Ovingdean Hall International Language College...

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