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I am from South Korea to study in the PhD course at the University of Stirling.

I have been studying English for a long time in South Korea and I took the IELTS exam in order to get the entry requirement score of university. Nevertheless, the English language is still difficult for me.

When I came I wrote my thesis and read many articles every day but I lacked opportunities to speak with my friends in English because most PhD students concentrated on their own research in the office.

So, I was searching for local English schools on the internet. In the meantime, one of my Korean friends recommended the Stirling School of English 30 months ago. Since that time, I’ve attended this school and I feel I’ve made a huge improvement in my English skills. I started in the upper-intermediate class and now I’m in the advanced and academic writing class. Although I feel I need to learn more, many friends told me ‘’your English has improved’’.

In this school, I also have a lot of opportunities to experience diverse cultures from many international students. This would not have been possible if I hadn’t attended this school.

Above all, I was so pleased to join the ceilidh dance at social events. I had never experienced ceilidh dancing before. This was my first dance.

Furthermore, while I am staying in Stirling, I’ve travelled around Scotland and I could get a lot of information from the school’s volunteer teachers. I feel the English school and this city are giving me a lot of positive energy.

Although I have been staying for two years and half and will stay for two more years, I feel this town is the second hometown in the world to me. This is owing to kind volunteer teachers and all my friends in Stirling.

I would like to say “Thank you and I love the Stirling School of English”.