Meet “Cosmopolitan” Takahiro: EC Student Volunteer!

ESL student, volunteer
ESL student and volunteer!

Curious to see what students do once they finish at EC Los Angeles? Takahiro is one of our former students, but that does not mean he has left us. He now volunteers at ECLA’s front desk, assisting other students. See what he has to say about his experience!

What is your name, age, and occupation?

I’m Takahiro from Japan, 19 years old, and going to SMC (Santa Monica College).

Why did you decide to study English in Los Angeles?

One day, I want to be a UCLA or USC student. And both of schools are located in LA. This is the reason why I came to here to study.

What will be your best memory of your time here in Los Angeles and/or Santa Monica?

1. To graduate from UCLA or USC.

2. To meet a lot of foreigner.

Do you think your English has improved? Why?

Thanks to EC Los Angeles, I do think I have improved my English. Because, when I came to here for the first time, I couldn’t even ask people for directions. However, currently, I volunteer at ECLA’s front desk and am able to answer in English whenever students have questions.

Describe one or two of ECLA’s strengths.

1. Many kind of activities.

2. High quality English education.

What advice do you have to give to students who are thinking about studying in Los Angeles?

All you have to do to learn English is talk to a lot of people! Speak a lot in English. But if you ever need a break from English, don’t worry. LA is cosmopolitan. There are people from all over the world!

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