Feedback from students on their online classes

Added: May 14, 2020

It has been over a month now since we moved our classes online. Our teachers and students have risen to the challenge brilliantly and it has been wondeful seeing everyone embracing this opportunity to keep learning. Here is some feedback from our level 1 students:

Katya: “Starting the classes at EMBS was for me a very important step to start my independence in the UK. The teacher and my classmates became an essential part of my social contact in Oxford. In these strange times it is very important for me to keep in touch with them, meet regularly and share how we feel.  In that sense the online classes help me to be dynamic and feel supported. The online classes help me to continue learning and practising the English language. Otherwise it would be very difficult for me to practise the language since at home we only speak my mother language.

Vanessa: From my point of view online classes are being much better than I thought. I’m learning a lot and being more serious with the homework that Helen sends us. Although I prefer face-to-face classes because I really like to interact with my classmates, online classes are fun and very entertaining.

Anca: Thank you to all the EMBS team for giving me the chance to be part of this class.

Paola: This has also helped me to develop my computer skills with the different websites and apps we use for our homework.

Florentina: For me I have something to look forward to –  it is one of the main jobs of the week. I am grateful  EMBS decided to move the clases online – thank you to Jane for the supportive phone calls and my amazing teacher Helen and all the EMBS team for making this possible!

Rodas: This is the perfect time to build communities and inspire to each other while you get the benefits of studying. I understand that we are all facing a hard and unusual time. However, I strongly recommend you continue your study online!


«...I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family.... »

«I arrived in this country four months ago, without any confidence in my English and really scared to be an independent person at sixteen. I didn't know what my next steps were since the education in my country is really different. One day, my aunt bought me to EMBS. At the beginning I was really insecure as I didn't even know how to use the bus and get there, it made me feel like a child surrounded by grown up people that didn’t understand me at all. Ever since I started to study here, everything negative that I used to feel has changed completely. I’ve got to meet amazing people like Jo and Jane, who took care of me and were concerned about my future. I’ve also got to make amazing friends like Aisha and Abner that always make me laugh and feel positive about life. Of course, this is not the only thing that the EMBS has given me: they also are deeply involved in my education and they help me in any way possible to achieve my purpose, which is go to university and study human rights. If I am being honest, I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family. »


«...I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and often felt very awkward to start conversations with people around me, I never spoke unless I was spoken to but after a few months of being here I gained confidence and was able to communicate with other people comfortably, made good friends and feel like I knew myself. I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.»


«...The staff are really nice and friendly.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and not confident, I used to be very afraid to speak English outside of college. But after several months, EMBS helped me to gain more confidence and especially improve my spoken and written English. The staff are really nice and friendly.»