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Student Perspective: Reasons for learning English

There is a huge array of reasons why people come to us to ELC Brighton to learn English. The importance of learning English in this day and age is undeniable and has been discussed here. We know that every student is different and has slightly differing motivations for learning English.

We took some time out after lessons to enjoy an afternoon in a local Café and discuss some of these reasons with our students:

Anna Rute from Brazil said that for her learning English was a necessity – “ I got a new boss and he said we have to learn English, so I have come here to learn English so that I can use it to do my job as a tax advisor”.

Adrian from Germany said it was the lack of high quality English teaching that led him to join us – “I started learning English as school but the level of teaching was not good enough, and I think English is important for my future so I come to study here”

Many people study English to improve job prospects; however this is not the case for everyone. Antje from Germany is taking 2 weeks to study here as a holiday. “I had two weeks holiday so I came here for my vacation. I like to speak English and I think it will be useful for me when traveling around the world as it is spoken in a lot of places."

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