Each student that comes through the Intensive English Institute (IEI) has a different experience with studying English. We asked Martín to share about his time at the IEI. Read what he has to say here:
“My name is Martín Arellano Durán, I’m from Chile (South America).
The first difference between the USA and Chile is the language, in Chile we speak Spanish. The second difference is all the people from different countries who live in the USA. In Chile we have some people from other countries, but not that much.
The main reason why I chose to study English in America was because I always wanted to learn it. When I was young, in school, I was super bad in English, so now that I know it, I have a lot of friends from different countries. My experience at the IEI was awesome. My favorite part was making lots of friends from all around the world, and of course American friends. I think that the biggest thing that I learned at the IEI was of course English, but also I learned about different cultures, which I think is very important to open your mind. I think people who want to learn English should go to IEI because you not only learn English, you also learn about different countries, you make a lot of friends, etc.
The tips that I can give to students who are learning English are, try to speak and listen English all the time, try to read English every day, you can also watching movies or listening to music. Those tips helped me to improve my English while I was in the USA.”