Momoko from Japan was looking for a place to study English and she ended up opting for EC’s ESL School in San Francisco. She studied at EC for 24 weeks, where she took an Intensive Course. In addition to this, Momoko participated in a lot of activities organized by the school. She got to meet people from all around the world and to have amazing experiences. Here is what Momoko had to say:
Since several years ago, it was my dream to study abroad and live in the USA especially California and make a lot of friends from other countries as well. Finally, I finished my school here and I could make both of my dreams come true!!
On my first day, I was really nervous and worried about everything such as school, new friends and my English. Because I didn’t have confidence of talking in English. Also because of my shy personality, it was difficult to talk with new people. So, I felt that I had a long day every day. But a lot of students talked to me and invited me to some activities. Since I talked with a lot of friends and enjoyed my life in San Francisco every day, my time started to fly so fast. I spent 24 weeks in San Francisco but I didn’t feel it was such a long time.
In EC SF, I joined a lot of free activities after school. It’s my favorite point. In this activity, I could practice pronunciation and go to many neighborhoods not only sightseeing spots but also local places. Thanks to the activity, I could make a lot of new friends. Through these activities and daily classes, I found that I don’t have to speak perfect English at first. I can make mistakes when I talk with my friend or in class and I can learn English from the mistakes.
My favorite thing in San Francisco is my friends. I met really amazing friends from all over the world. Some of their countries were not familiar to me. And everyone has different language and culture but through English I could talk with them a lot and know different cultures. I not only learned English but also other languages!! I couldn’t experience this if I was in Japan.
This experience in San Francisco will be a treasure in my life. Thank you to all the kind EC staff members, my great teachers and amazing friends for giving me unforgettable memories!