Today, very sadly Claire is leaving us.
She has been a great student whose English has come along really well over the last six weeks. She has been a real inspiration to us all here at GV, with her constant smile and willingness to partake well in class and in our activities..
I caught up with her briefly before she left and this is what she had to say….
“Hi I’m Claire, from France. Toulouse. In France I go to high school, and am studying science.”
What did you do back at home and what made you decide to come to Australia?
I really wanted to come to Australia because I wanted to see and experience Australia and Byron Bay. I had heard great things about Byron especially how attractive it is. Of course, I also wanted to improve my English, and what better way to do that than in a wonderful beachside town.
How long have you been at GV Byron and what are you studying?
I was here for my summer holidays, six weeks in total. I am currently in the General English Intermediate class. I really like my class, my teacher Andrew is really good. I think he’s a good teacher, he’s funny, he’s very attentive, we really speak a lot in class and practice the language points we study. I have to say in comparison to my English teachers in France, he is really really good.
What do you plan to do when you have completed your studies with us?
Sadly… I have to go home and back to school.
What has been the single best moment that you have experienced since you joined GV Byron?
I have really liked meeting students from all around the world. The classroom environment has been great too. The beach, the surf, (I’m becoming a great surfer!!!) and the relaxed lifestyle.
What is your favourite place in Byron?
Of course.. the beach.
I‘d also like to say that I have had a really cool time here. People are very relaxed and not so worried about the time, just more concerned about enjoying their life. This is a good change from France for me. I have really enjoyed meeting all of the different people. The school in general is a nice place, I’m happy here and feel very confident to speak and enjoy myself. I really feel my English has improved, and the activities have been fun. The circus was AMAZING!!!