From Türkiye to the World: A Letter from English Learner Nesibe

From Türkiye to the World: A Letter from English Learner Nesibe

Categories: Kentish Town, London Living, Programmes, Student Stories


Today, we're excited to bring you a captivating guest post from Nesibe, a 24-year old former international student from Türkiye. She'll take us on a journey through her experience as an English language learner at SCL International College in London, where she spent five memorable months.

Whether you're an English language learner, considering studying abroad, or simply looking for inspiration, this post is for you. So, sit back, relax, and join us as we delve into Nesibe's personal story and discover why London is the perfect place to improve your English language skills.

Discovering the magic of London as a foreign student

As soon as I graduated from university back home, I went to London. These days, I'm studying for the IELTS exam in my country, because I want to apply at a UK university and pursue my career in digital marketing.

You may ask, "Why London?" Good question! Let me explain: London is a cosmopolitan city, so you can learn about different cultures and improve your social networks by meeting thousands of international students. Assimilating into their lifestyle and culture makes it easier for you to grasp English. On top of that, you can receive an education from experienced teachers whose native language is English.

“English is a global language. Wherever you go, only one language will be enough. This is English.”

Starting from kindergarten and throughout the school years, we have been getting English lessons back home. However, in my opinion, that's not enough, because instead of memorising, we need to be exposed to the language.

So I decided to travel to London for three months over the summer and while there, my English was improving significantly. Naturally, I wanted to keep improving and decided to extend my stay for a total of 5 months.


SCL's all-inclusive campus makes life easy for international students

The lessons were never boring. You can learn while having fun with games and competitions. In my experience this way is the best way to learn a foreign language.

SCL International College has an all-inclusive experience with accommodation, English lessons, excursions, catering and social activities. I loved my routine on campus. It felt like home. The campus has a social area on the same floor as the classes so that you can hang out with your friends during breaks or after lessons.

The decoration on campus is impressive. Every place is colourful and cool. Also, your student accommodation and your English lessons are in the same building, so you can easily go to your class in the morning.


My adventure in London: From nervous first-timer to confident traveller

I was nervous before I went to London because it was my first time travelling abroad alone, and I was worried about my English. However, as time passed, I got used to living abroad and had unforgettable experiences.

Now I have a lot of foreign friends from different countries and even though I am back home, I still keep in touch with them.

Travelling abroad was a big opportunity for me to broaden my horizons. While I was in London, I decided to apply for a master's degree in digital marketing, so I'm coming back. This excites me. I'm over the moon!

Overall, this city and campus means a lot to me. I would like to thank the entire SCL team for everything.

A special thanks to Denisa, the SCL student experience and welfare manager, and Muhammed from the student accommodation security team and Petra, the media and marketing manager.

And of course, to all my teachers: Hamza, Taha, Gary, Simon, Bryson, Paul and Jack.

Follow your dreams, guys!

Now it's your turn!

We would also like to thank Nesibe for sharing her story with us and we encourage anyone interested in improving their English to consider exploring the vibrant and exciting city of London for their language studies.

For more information about us, feel free to schedule a free discovery call or email us at We're eagerly awaiting your message!


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