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Alena Pakhomenka is 30 and comes from Minsk in Belarus. She is studying at United World 2 School of English in Bournemouth.
English UK today welcomed an announcement by the UK Border Agency that from 10 January 2010, the Student Visitor Visa will be valid for a maximum of 11 months for English language courses only.
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.