I came here to improve my speaking and use of the past tense. Which I did! I really enjoyed the course because of the variety of what we did. I learnt a lot of speaking expressions, vocabulary and pronunciation. My host family put me at ease from day one as I was feeling a bit stressed before I came. They encouraged me to do a lot of activities by taking me to the local swimming pool, crazy golf, snooker and table tennis, cycling along the beach promenade, a visit to Stonehenge, eating at a restaurant, shopping in Bournemouth, and skateboarding on my own at the local skate park and along the beach.