Student Interview: Joyce from China

Today we would like you to meet Joyce, who is studying on our 20 Hours English Course.


Hello Joyce! Tell us a bit about your home.

I am from Xinjiang Yining in China – near Kazakhstan and Russia. This weekend in China it’s the Spring Festival (or Chinese New Year) so I am going to China Town in London to celebrate with my school friends! At home I live with my mother, father and younger sister, she is 18 years old.

Is the UK very different from your home?

Yes, the education is very different here, I like it. The teachers and the people in the local area are very friendly.

How long is your course at Select English?

About 6 months.

Why are you studying English?

Because it’s an international language and I admire British scientists like Stephen Hawking.

What did you do before you came to Select?

I was at High School. My favourite subjects were Medicine and Management.

What do you want to do when you leave?

I want to be a doctor in China. My father is a traditional Chinese doctor, maybe I will learn traditional Chinese medicine as well.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I am crazy about studying English and I also play basketball with other students every Friday.

Do you like Select?

Yes, I love it! I like my host family as well 🙂