The staff and teachers at ELC are always excited to see a student return to our school. In the past few months, we’ve been so lucky to have a handful of students return to Boston yet again. A few weeks ago, Caroline Matillon, from France, returned to Boston for the third time to complete a very special and unique program that ELC offers: English Plus Photography.
ELC offers a number of “English Plus” programs (such as yoga, music, and dance!). In these programs, students enjoy morning classes of grammar and conversation and then take part in specialized activities in the afternoons and on weekends. Caroline was our first ever photography student and took such beautiful pictures during her stay. Her program included tours of some of Boston’s most picturesque neighborhoods as well as visits to Boston’s best art museums. Caroline was kind enough to answer some questions about her latest visit to Boston and the English Plus Photography program!
Cara: I was so excited to see that you would come back for such a special, fun program like English Plus Photography. What makes you want to visit Boston again and again?
Caroline: I came back for the third time in Boston because I find ELC fantastic. The atmosphere is friendly and Boston is a very pleasant city.
Cara: What did you think about English Plus Photography? Did it help you improve your photography skills? Did you explore any new Boston neighborhoods?
Caroline: The program is very interesting! First we can discover Boston another way than as a tourist. I learned a lot about using my camera. Then I learned to look at buildings, statues and monuments from another way. I discovered new Boston neighborhoods and new buildings. My tour guide was a professional photographer and moments with this professional were so good!
Cara: What has been your favorite moment at ELC Boston?
Caroline: It was last hear during the activity “Pot Luck” when all students brought the specialty food from their country. It was really fun because all of us tasted everything and we were all excited to share the lunch.
Cara: What are your plans for the future? Do you plan to keep practicing your English?
Caroline: This summer I will work at a four-star hotel in the south of France. I’ll continue my studies of the hospitality industry next year in France. And for those things I have to improve my English. So I have a plan to practice my English again. Next year, I’ll be a trainer in a hotel in a country where they speak English.
Photography by Caroline Matillon
Caroline, thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us!