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Coming to England to learn English is a dream for many students, however is not as easy as it seems.

It is thought, by many people that you should fight to achieve your dreams. However, no one talks about the difficulties that people have to pass through to get it.  For an example coming to England to learn English is a dream for many students, however is not as easy as it seems.

Nowadays everyone knows that speaking English fluently is really important if you want to find a good job or to be successful in business.  However, the best way to achieve it is not so easy.  Firstly, you have to leave your family, your friends, your hometown… and start a new life in a different country, thousands of miles away from home. Along the way you will come across things that are not easy to get used to especially with different cultures and new people, so you will need to give it time, but once you do,  you will realize that is was the best thing you could have ever done.

In my personal opinion making friends in England is a really good experience because apart from meeting local people, there are a lot of foreign students who are in the same situation as you, so you can share many new feelings and experiences which will make a friendship stronger. Although it is a really amazing experience it also has its negative points, finally you have to say goodbye to many of the friends you have made along the way.

A point to remember is that when you come to England you have to start from the beginning, no matter what your experience is, for example: your previous education in your country, or how many Masters you have, or how many lessons you have had in English. You have to be prepared to almost start from the bottom if you want to succeed in your mission in the UK, whether its finding a job, improving your language skills, completing a qualification. It is hard to do and not everybody can afford it, so remember   to take advantage of the times in your own country when you have a good job and income to help to put this towards you mission of learning English in the UK.

In my personal experience, I have studied a Bachelor, one master and I am currently studying another one. Furthermore I have 5 years of working experience in my hometown. Although it seems quite good, it wasn’t enough to promote or to find a better job. For instance, the first think that you are going to be asked when you do a job interview is: ‘Can you speak English fluency?’, because nowadays, they ask you to be almost bilingual (at least), and sometimes not only two languages are required but three or four. So I realized that if I really wanted to be successful in my life I needed to have a higher level of English. In my own opinion, the best way to do it is to be completely immerse into the British culture, live, study and work with them, be as a sponge and learn as much as you can.

However, it sounds hard, for me changing my life and deciding to come to England is one of the best decisions I have ever taken. Furthermore, my mission of learning English is really necessary to me to help promote me in my chosen career. In addition, not only learning English is going to help me to be successful but the experience of living abroad. I mean when live in a different culture it helps you to be open- minded, to have a different point of view of the life and why not to think out of the box.

So I really recommend this to all of you, if you haven’t done it yet, and you are truly thinking about it, do it, take the next step and go and live in the UK and take in one of the best experiences of your life living in England.

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