BridgeEnglish student Erjola

Student Spotlight | Erjola from Albania

Erjola is one of our BridgeEnglish students in Denver, Colorado. She is from Albania and is studying Academic English. She tells us about her experiences in Denver and the next steps in her academic career at Metropolitan State University.

Can you tell us about yourself? Where are you from and what do you do?

My name is Erjola Nezaj and I am from Tropoja, a city in northern Albania. I am 22 years old and have finished three years of pharmaceutical studies in my country. I stopped to transfer my studies to here in the U.S. I like to read books and meet new people. My favorite time of the day is the time I spend with friends and family.

What do you miss about home?

Definitely my mom’s food, maybe all international students feel the same way. Behind that, I miss Albanian culture, which I think is unique. I miss using Albanian slang words, which don’t have a real meaning but are fun.

What do you like to do when you are not in class?

Denver offers a lot of outgoing things to do. There are many places to see and visit. I really like parks such as Washington Park (I learned that if you want to sound like a native, call it “Wash Park”), Cheesman Park, Civic Center Park, and Commons Park. Also, the mountains are amazing, they are a must for anyone who comes to Colorado. I like to explore places for coffee and I enjoy time at the library.

Why did you decide to study at BridgeEnglish in Denver?

My agent and I were looking for a university to transfer my credits and also improve my English skills, we picked some universities in different states such as Oregon, New York, and Colorado, and then we applied. I got accepted to the Metropolitan State University of Denver and they suggested Bridge Education Group improve my English.

What do you like most about studying English at Bridge in Denver?

I like studying English at Bridge for many reasons. Bridge is a huge family with students from all around the world. It is a place that makes you feel at home and makes you understand how important it is to respect all people, countries, and religions. I also like the way teachers explain things to us. Even though I am not a native speaker, I feel very comfortable with my English around them.

What has been the best part of your course so far?

I would like to say every day and every moment. There is always something memorable happening. One of the best parts for me has been reading class, where I learned a lot and it was very helpful for my vocabulary, so it has helped me achieve my goal of improving my English. Another wonderful part of Bridge is the activities, where we all get together and get to know each other better. We have the opportunity to learn more about different cultures. Everyone is friendly and open to sharing their knowledge, stories, and feelings. I admire the way that the teachers teach us, not only during class but also after. I think it’s a good place to be in all aspects.

What is most difficult about studying English?

The most difficult part for me is speaking. There are no specific rules for pronunciation and the only way to learn how to pronounce English is to practice a lot. Also in my native language, we have many similar words, which makes me even more confused.

Would you recommend Bridge to your friends? Why or why not?

I will definitely recommend Bridge to all my friends. I think being here and studying here is a wonderful experience and I am lucky that I had the opportunity to be here. It is not only great for meeting a lot of new people, learning more than before, or exploring other parts of the world, but also for growing as a person.

How has your opinion of the U.S. changed since being here?

Before coming here, I used to think that the U.S. is a place that gives you the opportunity to make all your dreams come true. When I finally started living and studying here I confirmed that was true. If you really work hard to achieve your goals, then the U.S. is the easiest place to do it. Everyone here appreciates your work and your thoughts.

What advice do you have for people considering studying English in the U.S.?

In my opinion, the best way to learn a foreign language is to be there. You will have many more opportunities to learn, practice and understand things correctly.

Interested in joining BridgeEnglish students in Denver, like Erjola? Check out this post to learn more about the various courses we offer and to determine which course is right for you!

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