Thamir Alsubaiey is 33 years old and comes from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. He is studying General English at English UK member Peartree Languages in Cardiff, Wales.
I thought it would be a better journey to come to the UK than to go to America. And my friend from Iraq told me about Cardiff and Peartree Languages.
I have been a teacher for five years and I am now a university lecturer in special education. I would like to do a PhD in the future and need better English for that.
Yes, I am very happy in Cardiff. There are special people here and I am very happy. I like that people help you even if they have only just met you.
The staff at Peartree are very friendly too. When I started studying here I didn't have words, except yes, no and OK. Now I think I might try to study my PhD at Cardiff University.
Yes, I already have! My friend is coming to Peartree to study soon.
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