Returning to Hollywood for some great experiences
Mario Fiore, from Switzerland, recently studied at Kings Los Angeles (Hollywood) — for the second time! He tells us what makes it such a special place.
Hi Mario. How long were you at Kings and what were you studying?
I was at Kings for 8 months. I took General Intensive English for 7 months and I went to TOEFL class for 1 month.
Please describe your overall experience of your classes.
Although we studied hard we had a lot of fun in class all the time. To be together in one classroom with new friends from all over the world was one of my best experiences I have ever had.
In what way have the school staff been helpful?
Sometimes you'll have a problem that has nothing to do with the school but even in a situation like that you can count on the staff. They were there for me all the time. It didn't matter what happened.
What English skills do you feel you are improving the most?
I really improved my listening. When you have to live in the country of the language you want to learn you have to use it all the time and in every situation. That, I guess, is the reason why.
What made you choose Kings over another language school?
I studied at Kings one year before, and for me the school became like a family. That is the reason why I chose Kings again. The reason I came here the first time was because Kings was the only school I could find in central L.A. — Santa Monica, Marymount and Long Beach are all too far away from Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. Also, the Metro around Kings Hollywood has the most improved subway system in the city.
What have been the highlights of your time at Kings?
The highlights were all the activities with the school but also being in the USA at Christmas time with all the lights and decorations was a great experience for me.
Which activities did you most enjoy?
My favorite activity with school was to go to Six Flags (theme park). I really love rollercoasters. But I also loved the Halloween parties thrown at Kings.
What do you like most about LA and Hollywood?
Los Angeles is a city that has many different faces. Some cities have a lot of skyscrapers, other places are famous for the beaches or mountains. Los Angeles has all of them and that makes the city special.
My favorite place in Hollywood is the Hollywood-Highland mall where you can meet each other after class. There are many sport activities but also plenty of other activities for someone who might love to go to a museum or to the beach.