This week’s featured student is Nanami. She is from Nagoya, Japan and has lived in Los Angeles for seven months. She is currently in the H. Intermediate ESL program. During her free time, she loves going sightseeing in Los Angeles and finding new places to eat or shop.
“I really like Los Angeles. The weather is so perfect and there are many sightseeing places. My favorite place is Santa Monica. There are so many people there and everyone seems so fun. My favorite beach to visit is Malibu. I love a lot of the restaurants near the school in Westwood. My favorite place is PokeMe, which is right next to the school! I also love 800 Degrees Pizza and In-N-Out. In-N-Out is such a typical Californian place to eat! My favorite stores are Sephora to buy makeup, and Brandy Melville to buy clothes. I live in the Westwood dorms, which are nice because it’s easy to meet people. I am never alone when I live there, which is much better than renting an apartment by myself. Every day I can talk to my roommates and practice my English speaking skills. It’s only about a fifteen minute walk from school, so it’s very convenient. I like Mentor Language Institute because of the teachers. I’ve had a few different teachers because I started in the Intermediate level. All of the teachers I’ve had are so good- they are the best part of this school. They are really kind and funny too, which makes class fun. I definitely recommend taking their class and studying at MLI!”