I’m living close by. I’m working at a backpackers in the mornings in return for my accommodation. Because WELS offers part-time classes I can work in the morning and go to school in the afternoon. I saw the school on the website and when I came for a trial day I saw the classes were not too big.

Nicolas from France – (course: General English)

Can you tell me something about yourself?

I recently finished a Master’s degree in Business and was working for a company who sponsored my studies.

Why did you decide to study English in NZ?

I needed to improve my English and I really wanted to discover the country. This was a way of doing both.

What is it like here?

The teacher is very good and I like the class because it is not too big for speaking.

What are your plans for the future?

When I go back to France next week I will search for a job.

What advice would you give someone coming to study here?

It is better to live with a homestay family so you can practise speaking English more.