Hello, I’m Fatma from Istanbul in Turkey.

I’m a professional dancer and dance trainer. English language is important for my job so I can communicate in my dance workshops. Also I want to go on to do a Masters in Ireland.

I wanted to live in Ireland because I heard Irish people are very friendly. I think Irish and Turkish people are similar. I practiced my English outside of the school a lot. Irish people are very helpful.

I chose Cork because it is a small city. It is definitely a safe city.

I visited other places during my time in Ireland. I visited Dublin, Castletown and Cobh.

My favourite thing about Cork is my teacher Joanne. She is like a mom to me. She is the best teacher and helps me with everything.

I learned a lot in the school but I need to practice more. I hope to return to Cork English Academy in 2019.