Christina Moneo is 18 and comes from Madrid in Spain. She is studying English for six months at English UK member British Study Centres Brighton.
I wanted to come here because I need English for my career: I want to be a journalist.
I finishing my schooling in Spain but I didn't get enough points to go to university. I want to do journalism and my mother told me I should do this, and that I would learn English more quickly in England. She picked this school and I came here.
When my mother told me I was coming to Brighton I said my God, where is Brighton? Now I really like Brighton.
When I came I was 17 and I was really scared. I was here alone, I didn't know English and I didn't understand anything. I've learned about English and I've learned about life, how to cook for myself, how to meet people. I've grown up here. Everybody has to do this one time in their life.
The school is very professional. I couldn't speak English, but now I can have a conversation with you. The teachers are very nice and can help you if you have a problem. They are my friends now.
I like the parties. You go out, dancing and talking.
I was surprised by the timetable for dinner. Here, people eat at six. I'm not ready to eat until 9.30.
My best friend was here for two weeks and loved it here too. I want to come back here because it's amazing!
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