AY Student of the Month: September 2014

by Sheetal Makhan / AYC I remember the exact day I met Mohidin (“Mohi”) from Libya. During our interview, he seemed ambitious and a true “go-getter”. As I got to know Mohi and his work ethics, my respect for him has grown tremendously. Always at school well before 08:00, he displays discipline towards his studies. He has been writing with me for a the past couple of months and I sometimes sit in awe and pride after reading his work. Most of all, I’m so proud that he has now joined the Cambridge Preparation Course (FCE). He is a shining example that hard work pays off. Well done, Mohi! Name: Mohidin Amar Esaadi Nationality: Libyan Profession: Doctor When did you begin at EC?: 1 April 2014 What level did you begin at?: Pre-intermediate Current level: FCE Cambridge Course (Upper Intermediate) What is your reason for studying English?: I’m studying English because I want to complete my postgraduate study and I hope to get IELTS Band 7. What extra facilities/classes at EC do you do? (eg Listening Center, Pronunciation Class etc…): I have been listening to a lot of stories and I have nearly finished all of them in the Listening Center. Has this helped? How? Yes, of course. If I talk regarding my medical field, the most important thing to understand in another language is listening. What tips/advice would you give to other students to improve their English?: You will have a lot of disappointments in your way and if you have these disappointments, you will realize that you are on the right path. Remember: Success has to come after a lot of disappointment.

AY Student of the Month: May 2014

by Sheetal Makhan / AYC If you don’t see her, you’ll surely hear her! Our Marta Santana from Angola is a force to be reckoned with. Starting at Beginner level, she has made tremendous progress with her English studies while at EC Cape Town. Not only is she a vibrant, young lady with so much to offer her classmates during discussions and activities, I’ve also known her to be extremely caring towards her friends. No one is more deserving of the AY student of the Month more than Marta! Well done… Name: Marta Santana Nationality: Angolan Profession: Lawyer When did you begin at EC?: I began in July 2013 What level did you begin at?: Beginner Current level: Intermediate What is your reason for studying English?: I need it for my future job. What extra facilities/classes at EC do you do? (eg Listening Center, Pronunciation Class etc…): I use all the extra facilities. The ones that I frequent: Listening Center and free classes! Has this helped? How? Yes it helped me a lot! For example – how to speak accurately and quite fluently. What tips/advice would you give to other students to improve their English?: My advice for the students would be to work hard and please…you should go to the free classes!