We were ILC students from 2006 to 2016, so it was a big part of our lives. We started by meeting Alvin, Erlina or Willlow (the coolest book characters ever) and we finished our journey with two Cambridge Certificates and tons of friends and stories to tell, since the epic trip to London to an emotional farewell party.
Thinking about ILC, we cannot begin to thank our parents enough for enrolling us and not letting us quit before getting our certificates - it eased our future life immensely. We were able to skip the English exams when applying to university, where most of our classes are taught in English or apply to an Erasmus programme, confident we would keep up.
We could not finish without mentioning Fil and Helen, who are two of the best teachers we have ever had.
Their motivation and innovative methods meant that all the hard work didn't seem half as complicated. And, as everyone knows, hard work invariably leads to successful results.
Besides teaching English, they managed to teach us far greater things - how to properly and effectively study, how to connect with others, how to speak our minds without being afraid or embarrassed to do so, how to be organized and most importantly how to work hard.
Ask us how they did it, and we won't be able to answer it, that's how effortless their made everything look.
After ten years we can say that ILC was more than our house, it became a home.
--- The twins Inês and Filipa Neto CAE