Goran Lundgren is 52 and comes from a small village in Sweden. He currently manages an IKEA sawmill in Russia. He spent nine days improving his English at English UK member Nab Cottage in September 2008.
Yes, I had my "school English" from my Swedish school. But I had problems in understanding and speaking fluently.
Because I had an idea that I would develop my English much better if I am "on place" in England and only speak in English.
My company Swedwood cooperates with an English teacher in Sweden, that "found" Nab Cottage.
I enjoyed it extremely much. First of all we had wonderful teachers in Tim and Liz. There were very interesting colleagues from different countries on the course. And then the wonderful nature in the "Lake District"! I liked it so extremely much! It is a wonderful place! It is like a storybook everything! I was extremely satisfied! Wow!!!!
Yes, in that way, I more or less speak "fluently" English in my work. Not perfect, but I can say I have no problems to speak and understand! That's perfect!
I am a sawmill manager for an IKEA company in Russia. No, I could not have this position without my English.
Yes, for sure! If you just are at an average level, then you can take a BIG step if you go to England and practice the language.
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