Testimonials: BSC, Oxford

Laetitia Pittard
Laetitia Pittard
BSC, Oxford
Duration: 4 weeks

When I arrived in Oxford I knew it was a small city, but I didn't know that there were so many people here mainly in the city centre, both night and day and from Monday to Sunday, good or bad weather its the same and just so awesome. Its a small city, but I could easily find places to spend my time and make great memories with my friends. What I like the most about British Study Centres Oxford is that from the beginning the staff are so friendly in the school and I was put straight away into the class level that was right for me, so I was in the same class as others who were learning like me. I didn't feel any pressure or that I didn't understand, as everyone helps to explain what you need to do. The lessons are very good they helped me to learn a lot and the teachers encourage me to talk a lot with other students from many different countries, especially when doing group work with others in class. This really helped me to improve my English and meet other students and make new friends.

Staying in Oxford was very easy for me to the point where i did not want to leave, So I stayed one more week because the school and city are so pleasant and filled with very friendly people. What can I say about my host family, they were great! and they treated me like part of the family I could go out and socialise with friends in the day and in the evenings if i wanted to, but of course i had to respect the house rules and let them know that i was ok and also come home on time. They allowed me to be independent, but I also did lots of things with them and they always invited me out with the family too, which was very nice. Learning English has helped me for so many reasons, but in particular it has helped me to communicate with lots of other people, not just british people. Learning English has helped me to understand general conversation and lots of different accents. Finally and the main reason why I enjoyed my stay so much in Oxford is that if i did not know how to say something in English it was not a problem, there was always another way to describe what i wanted to say and I always remembered what the school told me on the first day ''It's ok, don't worry you are here to learn, not to know everything!'' :)

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Viola Wolf
Viola Wolf
BSC, Oxford
Duration: 8 weeks

I really enjoyed my 2 months in Oxford! It’s so interesting to meet so many different people from all over the world. I liked the international language school; teachers suggested amazing subjects to talk about and we all felt involved in some way! My life at the Student House was very varied: it’s quite rare to live with people from France, Japan, Russia, Spain and Holland at the same time! In short: I learnt a lot, met nice people and had a great time! I can only recommend it! Thank you so much to ESL for organizing my trip to Oxford! And thank you to the Swiss team.

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Lorenzo Maina
Lorenzo Maina
BSC, Oxford
Duration: 4 weeks
 

My language course went perfectly well and I can only give a very positive feedback!
The host family was perfect!! The lady was very friendly and always attentive to my needs. She took care of tidying the house (of course, everyone had to contribute, but a woman always does more than the others), cooking and cleaning. The food (she mostly cooked Italian dishes, with great skill) was delicious.
The school always organized everything very well, the groups were small and I always felt very comfortable. Besides, the water was free.
The other participants were simply fantastic, I exchanged addresses with some of them so we can see each other again soon!
I can’t say more, except that the evenings – particularly Fridays and Saturdays – were always good fun. It was almost like being on holiday!
Thank you and see you soon!

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Manuel Cuenca Rueda
Manuel Cuenca Rueda
BSC, Oxford
Duration: 2 weeks

My stay in Oxford was great, the school staff as well as the residence were amazing. I liked BSC’s teaching method a lot for it is very effective and you learn fast. My colleagues were all very friendly, I met people from the most diverse countries and I have kept in touch with them. Learning English in Oxford was a wonderful experience, not only from a linguistic but also from a cultural point of view. Thanks to the activities organised by the school, I could visit other cities such as Stonehenge – which I had always wanted to visit. The residence was excellent, my room was very comfortable and clean and the staff was friendly. Besides, there was Wi-Fi access in my room, which turned out to be very useful to me. As an IT guy, I had taken my laptop with me so I could check my emails and communicate with other people from my room. All in all, my stay was great, it allowed me to learn a lot and to discover a new town. I will certainly go back there.

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