Student Profile: Rebekka Wermuth from Switzerland
2 December 2010

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.

What made you choose to come to the UK?

"I wanted to improve my English for myself and also for my studies in tourism. In my opinion, learning English in England is the best place."

What made you choose the Christian English Language Centre?

"My parents studied there in the early years. And I really like the South of England, so the school was the best decision for me."

How long did you study for?

"I did about five weeks until May 8, which were also a preparation for my second place in England. I moved near London to work with a mission organisation for two months. I passed the First Certificate in English in London."

Did you enjoy your time in the UK?

"Yes, I really enjoyed it. I've learnt a lot of the English culture; I've met a lot of people around the world and was impressed with the gorgeous nature, the sea and the rocks."

What did you like most?

"It's difficult to say what I liked most; everything was a good experience. But overall, I think I enjoyed the kindness of the people in the school most, we had always a lot of fun, especially on the trips. I'll always remember this time in England."

Did anything surprise you?

"I was surprised how fast I got used to the new circumstances – speaking English, the weather, traffic on the left side, culture, and the food."

How will English change your life?

"It'll change my life because I can communicate with people all over the world, I can use English in foreign countries, for keeping in touch with other people or business reasons."

Would you recommend learning English in the UK to your friends?

"Yes, for sure! I've already recommended it to a friend who is coming to the same English School very soon."


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