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.
I have studied at different language schools in England to keep my English up-to-date and to have my pronunciation checked. I was twice at Nab Cottage.
Fluency, pronunciation and everyday phrases.
Every year I am in the UK for one week at least. At Nab Cottage I stayed one week in 2007 and one week in 2008.
Yes, I did. My English is quite good. I teach English in an evening school for adults.
If you want to improve your English, the best thing is to spend as much time as you can with natives. And I choose England rather than Malta etc, because I am very much interested in English history, literature and culture.
I regularly check the English UK website and look for small, privately owned schools in lovely areas which I have never seen before.
I have always enjoyed my stay in the UK. I liked most the friendliness and openness of the people. Even after several stays in England I am always surprised of hearing "sorry" if I have just bumped into someone.
Yes, it has completely.
After 25 years in the IT industry, I changed my job - and now I teach English!
Yes, of course. I have already recommended it to some friends and students - younger and older ones.
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