From the left: Magdalena from the Czech Republic - Alice from Germany -
their teacher but I can't remember his name!!! - Ryosuke from Japan -
Theresa from Germany - Dana from the Czech Republic.
Hello, my name is Magdalena Holcova, I’m 20 years old and I live in a city near Prague – the Czech Republic's capital. Currently I’m a university student – I’m studying biology and I would like to be a botanist in the future. I love travelling a lot. I think I’m quite an adventurous and energetic type of person. I love visiting foreign countries, meeting different people and comparing our lifestyles, traditions and habits. I enjoy being in nature, hiking in the mountains, swimming in the sea, running alongside (the) river bank and admiring all the beautiful things around. Sometimes I can be little bit competitive and ambitious. I love to do things enthusiastically and properly and I’m annoyed when people around me don’t. My idea of the perfect life includes an interesting and creative job, a lot of hobbies, nice, supportive and extraordinary friends and first and foremost a happy family.
I am Alice from Germany. I studied law and now work as an assistant at the university. I am staying in Hastings to improve my skills of the English language, therefore I might describe myself as ambitious. Getting to know the English culture by staying with a friendly and open-minded guest family and actually enjoying the sunny weather with a lot of students from all around the world just complets this great opportunity of learning and travelling. I consider myself to be open-minded because I like to learn languages and to travel to different countries. Friends characterize me as independent and reliable, but unfortunately I can be a little bit untidy and absent-minded in some situations.
My name is Ryosuke. I come from Japan, I live in Tokyo (and) I’m a university student, I’m studying economics. My hobbies are practising Karate and playing guitar. I like UK rock 'n' roll music, particularly The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, so I chose Britain to learn English. I think HELC is the best place to learn English, because there are not a lot of students.
I’m a senior in university at present, so I have to do job hunting. I think English is an indispensable skill to search for a job. I know I should study English hard, but actually it is difficult for me to improve my English skills. In the future, I want to be a rich man, get great fame (and) marry a beautiful woman so at the moment I
should get a lot of good skills to work for a big company.
Hi, my name is Theresa. I’m 23 years old and I live in Bremen, Germany. I’m staying here for 8 weeks to improve my English skills. At the moment I’m looking for a new job. The reason I’m here is because I want to get a job in a purchase department in a wholesale company and there I (will) have to speak English very well. I’m enjoying my trip to Hastings which is a very nice city and you can meet a lot of friendly, lovely people. Maybe next year I’ll come again but I hope that I’ll be able to speak English better and I can try to go on the business course. My friends say about me that I’m open-minded, optimistic, generous but a little bit chaotic, but sometimes I think that’s good. ☺ In my spare time I go swimming twice a week, I like to meet friends after work and I love shopping. If I got a lot of money I think I would go clothes shopping every day.
Hi, my name is Dana. I am 47 years old and live in Pilsen, Czech Republc. I am in Hasting to improve my English and my motivation for it, especially for speaking and understanding live English.
I am optimistic and cheerful especially to my clients and friends. Some people say I can be a little bit bitchy. I think that's (a) good insight. But for me it is different to be (an) introverted and less sociable person, but both seem similar. I am reliable and industrious when I am interested in it (but) I
am losing (lose) motivation very easily when I start to be bored but (only) for (a) short time because I need to do a lot of things.
My nearest friends say I am independent, obstinate and adventurous. My mother sees (me) differently I think. She says I am too impulsive to stand in one place and too impatient to do only one thing, I think all (this) is true. I like to be by myself and try to be kind to myself. That's the most important partnership in life, I think. I like travelling, cooking, hiking, animals, films and theatre performances and a lot of other things.