Our students following our English courses in Oxford massively benefit from the hard work of our interns. Find out more about our newest addition to the Student Services Team, Anja!
Q: What did you do before you came to EC Oxford?
I just completed Sixth Form at my hometown in Switzerland one week before I came here.
Q: What is your role here in EC Oxford?
Here at EC I am doing an Internship, welcoming students and doing administrational work.
Q: What have you enjoyed about working at EC Oxford so far?
I enjoy meeting the students from all different cultures and backgrounds. It is great to interact with them during the workday, but also during the social activities. The EC Oxford Team is also very lovely! They are all very friendly and helpful, so I felt instantly welcomed in the Team! Also I really enjoy, that we have the opportunity to visit the courses, especially the IELTS Exam Preparation courses in Oxford is very helpful for me as I will soon take the exam.
Q: What do you like about Oxford as a city?
As I am a very bookish person, I absolutely love that the city is full of libraries! I also like the diversity of the city: there are so many different cultures, which results in having great restaurants with different kinds of food in every corner.
Q: What’s your hometown? Can you describe it to us?
I used to live in a very small village of about 2000 inhabitants in a valley. It is very idyllic, quiet and has lots of green spaces and forests. Everyone knows each other, which creates a great atmosphere and it feels like living in a big family. However, when I return to Switzerland after my Internship here in Oxford, I will move to the City of St. Gallen to take up my studies. It is not too far away from my hometown though, so I can always ego back when I need a break from the stressful city life!
Q: Our school is all about helping people who are learning English, but have you learned any other languages? How did you learn them?
I have studied French and English in school for about 8 years. In fact, one of the reasons, I came to England to make the Internship is that want to improve my English and get more fluent in speaking. I will do the IELTS exam soon, for which I can prepare at EC English with the IELTS Exam Preparation courses in Oxford
Q: What do you like doing in your free time?
I really enjoy reading, everything from fiction to philosophy and politics. Apart from that, I like to be very active and engage in many projects and clubs, such as sports clubs or charity work.
Q: What are your future plans?
When I return to Switzerland, I will do an Economics and International Relations degree. After that I would like to work in a Non-Profit Organization or in diplomatic services.