Pleasantly surprised to find that my knowledge of English has increased significantly

rusian student Elena

We often receive feedback from our students and we like to receive it. Below is a quick comment from Russian Pre-Intermediate student Elena, who’s been enjoying Magdala’s afternoon class:

My name is Elena. I have been living in Christchurch for 3 ½ years. In November 2010 a friend of mine invited me to come to Canterbury College, where she studied. I decided to try it too.
I have really liked the warm and friendly atmosphere in the college, and the friendly staff.
Very soon I was pleasantly surprised to find that my knowledge of English has increased significantly and became stronger. I’ve gained more confidence and I’m no longer too shy to speak.
I am sure that in the near future I will be able to find work and friends! “

Меня зовут Лена. Я живу в Крайстчёрче уже 3 с половиной года. В ноябре 2010г моя подруга предложила мне прийти в Кэнтербури Коллед, где она училась. Я решила попробовать.
Мне очень понравилась тёплая и дружеская обстановка в колледже, приветливый персонал.
Очень скоро я была приятно удивлена, что мои знания английского существенно возросли и окрепли. Я обрела большую уверенность и перестала стесняться говорить.
Уверена, что в скором будущем я смогу найти работу и друзей!”

You can read more about General English classes, both part-time and full-time on our website

Did you know:

Russian is one of the five official languages of the United Nations, and ranks as the major world language along with Chinese, English, Spanish and Hindi. Nearly 220 million people speak it. To find out more about Russian language visit


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s