Why Choose to Study English in Dallas, TX?
When I meet a new student from abroad who is registering to learn English at Excel English Institute, I always ask why he/she chose Dallas to study English. The answers I get are varied, but most students will agree that in terms of food, fun and affordability, Dallas is their number one choice.
For one thing, coming from another country with limited language skills can be quite scary. However, most students who began their English training in another state such as New York or California agree that Dallas is one of the friendliest places to live. Recently, Excel has partnered with 4stay.com to help our students who are far from home find housing and accommodation for the time they are here. Check out Housing on our website to see what kind of living spaces are available.
Once students come to Dallas and become acquainted with the city, they find that Dallas has a little bit of everything in its offerings to newcomers. The list is long, but here are just some of the advantages of studying English in the Big D.
Getting from point A to point B is important to every metropolitan city. Dallas offers DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit). With two airports in Dallas, Love Field and Dallas International Airport, DART makes traveling to and from the city easy and hassle free. Also, Dallas has Uber and Lyft options when DART is not an option.
Diverse Food Options
Like any big city which has a diverse population, Dallas is no exception. Therefore, foodies can find any cuisine that pleases their pallets. In fact, there are more restaurants per capita in Dallas than in New York City. Just within a five mile radius of Excel, there are Chinese, Vietnamese, Iranian, Tex-Mex, Japanese (sushi), African, Mediterranean, Italian, German, Brazilian, Indian and more. And if it’s the taste of authentic one of a kind food you crave, the place to go is the State Fair of Texas. This is an attraction with not only Texas bred and grown animals and agricultural exhibits, but also unusual foods such as fried ice cream, fried butter, jumbo turkey legs and sweet funnel cakes that are invented just for this occasion.
Fun Places Hang Out & Explore In & Around Dallas
After a full day of studying, students need to have some fun and practice their English skills. What better way to practice English than by meeting new friends and participating in some extracurricular activities. Dallas has one of the biggest zoos in North Texas. Started in 1888, The Dallas Zoo was the very first zoo in the Southwest and today has more than 2,000 animals. Millions of people attend the zoo every year. Also, Dallas has some of the biggest and best venues for live performances, like the American Airlines Center, which attract hundreds of top rated performers. When it comes to parks and outdoor fun, Dallas has several man-made lakes for picnics, boating and water sports.
For shopping lovers, Dallas is one of the best places to shop. Home to the Northpark Mall and the Galleria, Dallas is considered a shopping Mecca with outlet malls, discount stores and top rated designer stores such as Louis Vuitton, David Yurman, and Neiman Marcus.
Big League & Recreational Sports
If you are a sports lover, you can see four of America’s favorite sports played on a home field. The Dallas Cowboys, Stars, Mavericks, and the Texas Rangers provide plenty for the sports minded student. If professional sports are not your thing, there are plenty of local recreational teams you can join to practice your game and language skills while you are away from home.
Higher Learning Education
The Dallas area is home to some of the best institutions of higher learning. The University of Dallas, Southern Methodist University and Dallas Baptist University are among the many universities and colleges in the Dallas area that provide affordable quality education.
Vast Employment Opportunities
Dallas’ strong economy and available land is an attractive place for many top ranking companies to establish corporate offices here. Companies such as 7-Eleven, J.C. Penney, Frito-Lay and Texas Instruments have made Dallas their home. In addition, Dallas has countless international companies that add to the cultural diversity here.
No matter where you come from, you can find a community to feel comfortable in. Dallas’ diversity and all its attractions make this an ideal place for students to learn English, have fun and experience unique opportunities.