It is not often that a Father and Son have a chance to be in school together. Daniel and Manuel Michel spoke to activity Nadia today.
Why did you pick GV English College for study?
Manuel: “We had two schools to choose from. One of them was in Surfers Paradise and the other one at Global Village Noosa. My friend in Surfers Paradise, told me Surfers had many Swiss students, and I preferred to study at a school with less Swiss students.”
Daniel: “The company in Switzerland who helps with language schools showed us two films. One film was about Surfers and one was about Noosa. The films showed us information about the schools and the surroundings. After having seen both spots, Manuel said let’s go to Noosa. I wanted to visit a calm town with beach and no skyscraper’s. It is interesting that the agency talked about not so many bars in Noosa but we have found it’s enough to keep us entertained.”
Do you like Noosa?
Daniel: “It’s a paradise!”
Manuel: “It’s a big dream!”
What course are you studying and what do you like most about your course so far?
Manuel: “intermediate. My friends in the class. We have a nice time in the class. It’s very fun. Robert and Michelle are excellent teachers.”
Daniel: “I like that there is students in my class from different countries. I can make different connections with different cultures. I think the education is on a good level. Class tasks are not taught just from grammatical point of views. We do a lot of different tasks to enlarge my grammar knowledge. There is a good atmosphere in the school itself in general, this I really like. I am doing the upper intermediate English course with Sonia. She does it well. Even the substitute teacher we had for one day was good.”
Why are you doing an English Course?
Manuel: “On my first day here at Global Village, I did the test and the teacher told me intermediate was a good place for me to start because it’s not too easy and not too difficult. In my job I work with English letters. I read English letters a lot and I don’t speak English as much. I would like to improve on my English vocabulary skills, this will help me with my job.
Daniel: “I’m here in Australia for three months and then I will go back to Switzerland to my job. Once in a lifetime my job gives me three months of paid leave. In these three months I decided to have one month at the english school in Noosa. My job doesn’t require me to speak much English but on the internet I need to use English a lot. This course will help me with my internet skills at work and in any situation. It will help me in general with reading and marketing books, workshops and studies in english. The style of teaching and learning has changed. It is very nice to use the PC for learning English.”
Daniel: “We are really happy in Noosa at school, and in the town!”
It is wonderful to have you both here!