Studying English in the UK isn’t only about lessons and homework, we also have an amazing social programme you can take part in. Each week we have, excursions you can go on or suggestions of things to do in Hastings with your classmates. It changes every week and there’s always lots to do and see. Last week all the students and staff celebrated the Chinese New Year. One of our students has written a little about it.
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Or so I thought…
So instead of trying to speak Cantonese Chinese I will just wish all our Chinese friends, colleagues and students a very happy and healthy new year (ok so it’s a few days late)
To celebrate the Chinese lunar New Year, down here in Hastings, the students and staff at Shane English School UK went out for a rather tasty Chinese meal at Eatto, which is on the seafront. The weather, unfortunately didn’t match our moods, as it was wet and windy but that didn’t stop us all having a great afternoon away from work and studies.
We all sat on a very large round table. It was a little cosy but that’s ok with us, we are like one big family. The food was plentiful as was the conversation and laughter. Our Japanese students were trying to teach us all to use chopsticks but this was a great challenge for me as I am left handed. I know it’s not an excuse but the thing is the person trying to teach me is right handed and things didn’t go too well. Elbows kept on getting bumped with each other and just as one of us managed to pick a delicious morsel up then that piece of yumminess landed back on the plate. This all went on for about 5 mins when I decided to give up and use a knife and fork, which made life so much easier and nothing I wanted to eat was then wasted.
I know you are all wondering what we had so I will tell you about some of it. Be careful your mouth will water! Spring rolls, sesame prawn toast, butterfly prawns, bang bang chicken, chicken satay, crispy duck with pancakes, salt and pepper quid, fluffy rice, stir fried vegetables, roast pork…… the list was just endless.
After a few hours eating, drinking (Chinese tea), laughing and talking it was time to go back to the school and for the students to do their homework!
All of us down here in Hastings hope you have a fantastic year of the Rooster and you all keep healthy and happy.
It sounds like you all had fun, thanks for that. So if you’re thinking of Studying English in the UK, come and try out the Social Programme at Shane Global Language Centres. Check out our website for more information on our courses or read more of our blog to find out more about special events on our social programme.