I am a French Art History professional. Last year, I spent six months in Washington to work on my thesis. When I arrived, my English level was pretty bad. Thanks to Marike, I could improve my level within only a few weeks. I needed to work both on listening comprehension, pronunciation and writing. The exercises I had to complete each week quickly helped me acquire idiomatic expressions, vocabulary and strong grammatical knowledge. Furthermore, Marike is a very special teacher. She was highly attentive to my needs and interests. In order to make the lessons interesting, we visited art exhibitions and museums together. The coaching sessions turned out to not only be academic English classes, but created a true immersion experience for me. I got to experience American life in its entirety. In addition, the experience was great on a human level as well. We often had fascinating conversations about a whole array of topics. After six months of intensive training, I learned more with her than in ten years of English lessons in France.
- Coline, Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France