Congratulations to our IEC@DVC Student of the Week, Salva Beltran! We are so lucky to have you as a student and we are pleased to award you with this honor. Thank you for being a great addition to our school!
Let’s meet Salva and learn a little about him.
IEC@DVC Student of the Week, Salva Beltran
Q: Where are you from?
A: Barcelona, Spain. It is a great country. We have good food and good wine.
Q: Which level of IEC class are you in?
A: Advanced B
Q: What was your favorite IEC activity?
A: Indeed, my favorite time at IEC is at Matty’s class (LS). We have fun every day, and as it is at the afternoon almost all of my classmates are awake, laugh!
Q: What has been the most helpful strategy for you in studying English?
A: Beer. You know that in certain situations you can be ashamed of speaking English, but with a couple of beers, you stop caring about it. Also, reading. Every morning, I check for new stories at “Bloomberg”, even watching TV with the CC on (in English of course). Finally, reviewing all the writing tasks that we have to submit.
Q: How do you usually spend your free time?
A: I don’t like to be bored, so I always try to find something to do. Since I got here, I helped building a patio floor, assemble a gazebo, and I even started to learn to play piano. Every weekend, I try to find someone to hang out with.
Q: What has been the most shocking experience in the US?
A: I was shopping at Costco one day, and I almost got to the hands with another customer because there was a pallet that blocked our way. What the hell? What could have I done at the moment? Crazy people…
Q: What do you like about living in the US?
A: Meeting new people, a completely different culture, and of course good meat. Despite the watered coffee and beer, the meat is quite good.
Q: What do you miss about your home country?
A: What I miss the most is the possibility to work and have an income. Right now, I have to look carefully at every expense.
Q: What’s your goal while you are studying in the US?
A: Learn as much as I can and not just English. Indeed, I don’t really like studying English at all. Nevertheless, it is an indispensable tool here