I needed a good reason to learn a new language. My daughter-in-law is Norwegian, so her family and I can only communicate in English. I feel that, to improve a language, there is only one way: full immersion. I wanted to make my stay interesting from a cultural and historical perspective.
Malta was my destination last year. Upon arrival, I was welcomed at the airport and taken to my host family by taxi. IELS is in the centre of Sliema, and I spent a pleasant week there; I was warmly welcomed by the caring staff and lots of activities were organised. Teachers are nice and helpful. I was happy to see that I was not the only one trying this kind of holiday; it was very reassuring. And I was not the only one who had decided to go back to English classes, even though I am not 20 anymore. It’s comforting, at 50 years old! I met Brazilians, Austrians, Germans…
I decided to repeat the experience, but not alone; this year I chose Manchester, and a great communication partner, Margaux. Thank you everyone!!