What advice would you give to someone who is new to St. Giles?
April 12th, 2012
Hongjoon from South Korea is currently learning English at our San Francisco centre. Here, Hongjoon shares some great advice on how to get the most out of your time studying at St Giles.
Welcome to St Giles! Are you a first-time student? I will give you some advice about St Giles life. Of course, you want to be good at speaking English, right? To do this, you should take my advice and follow some of my rules and tips.
First of all, you don’t use your mother tongue. Although you meet people who are from your country, you must not speak your language. According to many teachers at St Giles, they have seen a lot of students who use their language. And these students don’t improve their speaking skills.
Secondly, don’t be absent and don’t be late to classes. In the end, you might not receive your certificate from St Giles.
Thirdly, don’t be shy when you’re trying to speak. Please keep in mind that you are at St Giles to learn how to speak English. I know it is very difficult for you to speak to other people. But you have to overcome this problem. As you try to solve this problem, you can be better than before.
In conclusion, if you follow my advice, you can have a successful time and you will be able to speak English more fluently!
Thank you for reading
If you would like to improve your English at St Giles and/or want to find out more about our English school in San Francisco, please do not hesitate to email us or visit the main St Giles website.
Student Stories – My trip to Lake Tahoe!
February 16th, 2012
Paul Seguin from France is currently learning English at our San Francisco centre. Here, he tells us about his long weekend at Lake Tahoe spent with new friends.
Last weekend was special for two reasons: One – it started on Thursday night, and two - I went to Lake Tahoe! We went there by car – three Brazilians and two French. We didn’t go to Lake Tahoe right away. We began our road trip with a visit to Napa, then Sacramento, and lastly Lake Tahoe. I really enjoyed Lake Tahoe; I passed some amazing time there.
It was very nice to walk in the streets at night. We went into a casino but most of the time we just walked around. I think the best time was Saturday afternoon when I was sitting with a friend in the sun on Lake Tahoe’s beach. We did nothing. We just stayed sitting and talking until the sunset came. I think we spent more than 3 hours on this beach. I’ll remember this moment for the rest of my life.
I would like to go back there, but I won’t forget the time I had there. Now I’m going to save my money because I would like to take a trip like that every month. If you’ve never been to Lake Tahoe, you should go as quickly as you can. It must be one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen!
If you would like to find out more about learning English at our English school in San Francisco and visit exciting places with friends from all over the world, please do not hesitate to email us or visit the main St Giles website.