The experience in the Language Centre last semester was amazing

by ucclangcent

This is from Olívia Viana, a Brazilian student I had the pleasure of teaching last term. Thanks for this Olivia!

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By Olívia Viana

(Olívia is from Brasil and spent four months in the UCC Language Centre before transferring to UCC academic classes in January 2014)

Almost five months have gone by since I arrived in Cork and my classes at the UCC Language Centre started. Although the term “saudade” – a Portuguese word that means something similar to the feeling of “missing somebody or something” or “wistful” comes to mind, the feeling of happiness when I am in this city and discovering different places and people is increasing.

The experience in the Language Centre last semester was amazing. I met special people and really nice and helpful teachers. I think the tips that we were given in class like suggestions about where we could find interesting things in English were really important. We spent some afternoons reading articles, books, and listening to “Ted Talks” for class, these were essential…

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