Netherlands: Christiaan de Heer
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.

Where are you studying? Which course are you taking, and how long is it?

Cambridge Academy of English. I'm in the advanced class for 10 weeks and at the end of term I will do the CAE exam.

Why did you choose to come to the UK?

I came to England to improve my English because I want to go to one of the leading hotel schools in the world. This is an international school located in The Hague.

Are you enjoying your time in the UK?

I do enjoy my time in the UK. Most of the people are really friendly and I prefer English pronunciation. Driving on the left is still confusing for me but it isn't a problem.

How will improving your English change your life?

English is the most important language in the world at this moment and no matter where you go, it is always a great advantage if you can speak English. Besides this, you've got a bigger chance of a good job.

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

Yes, I really do. It is really useful to speak English fluently. You will also learn a lot about yourself and it will be a great experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Have you any useful suggestions for people who might come here to learn English?

Do not come over with a group of friends because you'll probably talk most of the time in your own language. It is much more interesting to meet people from all over the world and talk English with them instead. Take your umbrella and gloves with you if you come over in winter!


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