Student of the Month (December 2011)
Student of the Month December 2011: Francesca Passuello, 23, Italy.
Francesca Passuello, 23, from Italy has been voted Student of the Month for December 2011. The teachers said she works really hard in lessons, always attends class, always does her homework and contributes a lot to discussions. She is a very committed student – very active in class and happily gets involved in all kinds of classroom activities as well as coming to homework club for extra CAE help, attending film club and is even a member of the LILA* football team. She is lovely to everyone at LILA* and even made cakes for her class on her birthday!
How do you feel about becoming student of the month?
I feel surprised and very honoured. It’s always a great satisfaction when you see that your work and efforts are appreciated. I’m totally amazed at what the teachers said about me – you never think that people will notice little things like the cakes I made for my birthday and now I realise how lovely nice and kind the people here are. A big thank you to all my teachers because it’s from them that I get my enthusiasm to always get involved.
Tell me about your experience at LILA*.
After getting my degree in November, I decided to take a year off. The idea of an English course came to my mind and I couldn’t have chosen anything better! Since my first lessons at LILA* I’ve really enjoyed the way the teachers relate to the students and their ability to successfully involve everybody. You really perceive that they’re working for you, they’re here for you. I’m always trying to take advantage of every opportunity LILA* gives the students (film club, trips, social activities etc) and I want to do my best because not everyone has an opportunity like this.
Would you recommend Liverpool to other students?
Yes of course. Liverpool is a people-friendly city. It’s perfect to study because it doesn’t have the dimensions, chaos and stress of bigger cities like London. However, it’s really lively. You can find everything you need in terms of culture, sport, entertainment and nightlife. After the changes the city experienced when it became the European Capital of Culture in 2008, I think it’s now a great place to stay and discover English culture.