I want to say thank Kate Irving and her family. Thanks to them I not only improved my English, but for the rest of the trip I was surrounded by a warm, caring, comfort.
Learning English in St Albans
A SUPER WEEK IN ST ALBANS!
We are Youssef and Josep, Father and Son, from Barcelona who has obviously the Best football team in the world!
We stayed in St Albans one week with Kate and her husband, Peter. It was a too short week, but full of fun!
We Visited Cambridge, Wimpole Hall, and the Roman and Medieval St Albans.
We were part of the family and met friends and neighbours for conversation and meals.
We improved our English so much and we’d love to return very soon!
Youssef & Josep
Adel and Tanguy in St Albans
We are two of Kate Irving`s students, Adel and Tanguy. We are 16. We came to England to study English for our future. Adel`s from Russia, Tanguy`s from Switzerland.
We had a great time with this family. We visited many amazing places. For example, first we visited London. It was wonderful. We saw Buckingham palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge and many galleries. By the way, Adel went to the London Eye. She liked it very much. After that we had time to go shopping.
Next we visited Harry Potter. It was fantastic. We saw many unusual things, for example, Hogwarts from inside and outside and all teachers. But we were very surprised, when we saw Hogwarts outside, because… We won`t tell you why, you have to see it yourselves. Also we saw Harry`s room, his house, his clothes and “dark side” (Vol De Mort, etc). By the way, we took very interesting photos.
Then we had a good evening when we drove for a walk. We met very interesting people. We talked with them lots about everything. Also we had a lot of walking. After that we continue our conversations in local pub.
After that on Sunday it was very sunny and hot so we had a barbecue with Kate`s family. This family is the most interesting, the coolest when we`ve ever seen. Kate and Peter have got three marvellous children.
Next day we went to the zoo. It was Tanguy`s birthday. While we were driving in the car, we were playing “alphabets zoo”. It was very funny. In the zoo we saw a lot of animals: chimpanzees, bears, penguins, lions, elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, lemurs, etc. We really enjoyed presentation of birds and sea lions. We had a great time.
As well we had many concerts, live music. We did a lot of sport activities: especially climbing and swimming.
Finally, we want to say Kate`s the best teacher. She`s very clever, very beautiful, very funny and she really loves her students. By the way our English is better than at the beginning. We will never forget this learning course. Thank you to Kate and her family for everything
Learning in St Albans
Hello, my name is Jiebin, i come from China, I’m 19. I stayed in St Albans with Kate and peter for ten weeks, i had plenty of fun with Kate’ family. I came to England to learn English and to prepare for the IELTS exam.
It was amazing to describe my long journey in England. I went to London, Durham, cambridge, Brighton, Blenheim Palace and the zoo, i especially like visiting Durham, Cambridge and London.
In Durham, Kate, Peter and i lived with Kate’ brother in law for two days, her brother in law was quite funny. He taught me cooking and we went to Durham university, It was very beautiful, then we visited the Durham cathedral, it was one thousand years old and still very beautiful.
In Cambridge, we visited Cambridge university and there were 30 colleges. we saw many building about famous people, like Isaac Newton’s accomodation.
In London, i visited the Madame Tussauds, which was very fantastic. There were 400 waxworks inside, including actors, singers, bands and politicians. It was quite interesting. Then i went to BFI cinema, tower bridge, Buckingham Palace and Chinatown, they all were good experiences for me
In addition, we still have many activities. We went to concert every Wednesday and i had lots of conversation to practice my socializing. Sometime, we visited some new teachers and Kate gave some advice to teachers.
Now, my English is much better and i will never forget this lovely journey !
Thank you for everything.
New Year 2013 in St Albans
I stayed at Kate and Peter’s house for 2weeks from the date of December 26