Yunah finished her degree in Korea and decided to spend a year in the UK learning English. She started at A2 level (elementary +) and finished at B2 (upper-intermediate). She travelled all over the UK and to 7 different European countries during this year. Here she tells us about her EiC experience.
Why did you choose to study at English in Chester?
Well, I wanted to stay in a quiet city and study in a school which does not have too many Korean students. I hoped I would improve my English, I have definitely achieved this.
Have you enjoyed living in England?
I have really enjoyed living in England. The people are so friendly and helpful. I am comfortable and relaxed here.
Have you found anything about living in England difficult or challenging?
I would say the weather. The UK weather is so changeable. I cannot predict it so I always have to have an umbrella.
Have you found anything about living in England surprising or funny?
What is funny is that British people eat lots of potatoes. It made me feel surprised. We always eat rice instead of potatoes. People here have so many ways to cook potatoes, to me they are the same potatoes, hahaha.
What do you think about the city of Chester?
Chester is a good place to study English. It is calm and peaceful. And my life in Chester was very healthy. When I finished school, I went to the library and then home to eat dinner. After dinner, I sometimes went to the gym or studied what I had learned in school. It is the perfect place to study English.
What do you like doing in your free time here?
I like travelling because it is not far away to European countries and you can get a cheap ticket. I have been to seven countries so far.
I also like visiting friends. We cook and share food from our different countries. It was a good opportunity to learn their culture and practice speaking English.
What part of your experience in Chester was the most memorable?
My homestay hosts were fantastic. My room was great and they treated with me love. I improved my English a lot by talking with them every day. I will miss them and always stay in touch with them.