I am actually Michigan born and raised. Fell in love with the country about 18 years ago after coming over to go scuba diving. Have had an apt here for the past six years and two years ago I made 9 trips in one year and decided it was just time to move over here. And I am definitely glad that I came.
My school actually teaches "Conversational English to the Healthcare Provider." We are the only school of its type in the Kingdom. In addition to teaching the English skills, we also prepare the nurses that wish to work in the US with preparation for exams, paperwork, etc.
They don't always make it on-time to class, but they are quite determined. And just to see the improvement in their English skills in a very short time is quite amazing. They are actually taught grammar
in earlier schooling but never the speaking or listening skills. My students love to come in early and watch American movies on DVD, we also have a lending library of the DVDs as well as American novels. They all start off with a Danielle Steele book as their first novel to read and they are able to do quite well with it. Right now we have a better success rate than any other program around, and I am quite pleased with that.
Thanks for asking.....................