An interview with General English student - Nada Mohammed

Please tell us a few things about yourself (past schools/courses, passions, quirky facts about yourself, etc.)

My name is Nada Mohammed Alhasan Darraj I am 23 years old, from Saudi Arabia. I studied biology at Tibah University and after I graduated I decided to study a Master’s degree.

How long have you studied with British Council Singapore?

I have been studying English for 8 months at British Council here In Singapore.

Why did you decide to study English overseas, and especially British Council Singapore? Any reasons why you had chosen British Council Singapore in particular?

Actually I decided to study overseas to gain some experience, to learn about another culture and to improve my English language. When I found out that British Council had a branch in Singapore I was excited because it is an international centre and it is famous for the excellent methods of teaching.  

How has your improved level of English changed your life here in Singapore?

Since I started studying at British Council, my linguistic skills have improved and it is becoming easier for me to communicate with others. 

Do you like Singapore? What are the things you like about this country? 

Yes I do, I like this beautiful little Asian country. The thing I like most about it is its safety;   I can go wherever I want without worrying. Besides it is well organised and efficient.   

Education is a good chance to acquire friends. Students get to learn a new language and make many new friends from around the world. How about you? Have you made many friends through British Council?

Yes I have made a lot of friends from all over the world via British Council; we give each other a hand and we are still in touch.

What challenges and difficulties have you encountered during your learning journey? How are you trying to overcome them? 

I used to find reading and writing so challenging but the British Council helped me to overcome this difficulty by providing me with additional classes, and I supported myself by using the library. 

What advice or tips would you give to others who would like to improve their English?

There are many reasons why people want to improve their English. In my opinion listening and reading are the major factors which will help you to improve a language.