Ella shares with you her most memorable moments in the UK.

Talk about: My life in the UK


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The first time I experienced to study abroad was 5 years ago when I went to Oxford for having an English course. I'm from Italy and I work as a teacher in a vocational school. I needed to have an English course about the CLIL (Teaching your subject in English) because I enjoy teaching in English either. I planned to stay in a host family because I could have improved the language. Early I got used to living like an English person I mean about the English's people habits. Most of people that come from another country have to overcome the bad feeling about the new culture. Luckly I'm an open-minded man then I like to discover new culture and get a full immersion in the foreign country.

Hi all,
I've had a chance to study in Taiwan. It's absolutely useful to my career. It is unforgettable of mind. There are a lot of great landscapes and well climate. It could be a food heaven with many food store on the street and a lot of the convenience stores for cloths, mobile devices, ... and you can find out everything you need. Especially, the people are here very friendly and out-going. When you lose the direction you can ask anyone around then they answer with the cool attitude. Even they can go with you to your destination. Great !.


I had the chance to study in Mexico for a year. My host university organized everything for us: from renting a flat to get a mobile number.

I was shraring the flat with another foreign. She came from Europe and was studying the same specility. Thanks to this flat sharing experience we have became friends.

I really like this one year experience. I did not get any negative felling and really did my best to be intregrated with the mexican students.

I would love to repeat that experience again.

I have studied in Finland and experienced to live both (with a host family and dormitory). I can say that lived with a host family was really good and wonderful because from them, I know the culture and learnt their language quickly and they brought me to many places, etc. I found the family here. Study abroad has a great value because I learnt with friends who are from many different country and we shared our knowledges and experiences which is from different background.

I got a 100 eventually . I think because she speaks slowly ......

I have never been a student abroad. If I can I"d like to go to France to . I think that I will improve my limited speciality. there has some univesities. They trains phamarcist very good. I still want to go to abroad to i can see many beautiful place, i heard that France is a romantic country. I like it. And finally. i can have many friends from different country in the would. That's so great. I can know more and more their culture, their food and their languge too. Just thinking of it I feel so fantacy. I hope my dream is being true in the futrue.

Hi everyone, I am Italian but I currently live in London. I relocated here with my husband two years ago. It was a brave choice and a great challenge for me. I never studied English in my country so at first everything was difficult. Anyway, after two years my balance is very positive. Living abroad is a great opportunity to learn many things, meet new people and know a different culture. I have to improve yet my English, but living in the UK is definitely the best way to do it.

Hi, I am a journalist and a TV-Reporter. My program is about films. I always take an interview from directors and actors. I would like to know some advantages about British journalism, and what kind of information, maybe sites you will advice me to look for. Thank you.

Hello Kinoman,

This isn't really something that we here at LearnEnglish have expertise in as we are not journalists ourselves and our focus is on the English language rather than journalism per se. However, this page might be of interest to you.

The British Council does work with journalists, and here are some links which you might find helpful:

Journalism for social good

Journalism for social good (wave 2)

I would also recommend that you contact some of the main British representatives of journalism, such as the BBC, the Guardian and the Independent.

I hope those links are helpful.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you, this information is really helpful.