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Steve, UK
STEVE, who is aged 30 and serving a three-year sentence for burglary, has attended an Italian taster course while in prison. This is Steveís story.

The past
I did German at school, but kids never appreciate what they get and I thought it had nothing to do with my future plans. I was always in trouble with the law Ė it runs in my family, Ďcos my Dadís been in and out of prison all his life. First I was in youth custody and then adult prisons, Iíve been in as much as out really.

The present
Iím in for three years this time and Iíll serve two, even with remission. I decided Iíd get a bit of education, because itís so boring in here. So I put my name down for IT.

ALLEGRO
Italian! I wanted IT! Thatís the trouble with this prison, nobody listens to you. Anyway, the teacher was pretty and I didnít care what I did really. Actually it was good and Iíve come back each week. Cecelia Ė thatís the teacher- was strict, mind, no cheek allowed, and she know her stuff. We did numbers and ordering drinks, all useful if you go there, and we talked, in English, of course, about what they eat and drink and even politics. Iím interested in that sort of thing. Apparently itís that lot in Europe that paid for this. Makes a change them doing something useful. I say we should have more courses like this.

The future
Iíve promised the wife Iíll go straight when I come out, because of the kids. We might think about going abroad. Not Italy, though, Spain is more my cup of tea. I think I could learn Spanish Ė I seemed to get on with the Italian OK and Cecilia said they are quite the similar. A bar in Murcia is my dream, lots of sun and sangria!

Ceciliaís comments
Steve is wasted in here. Heís an intelligent man and heís always got something valuable to say in discussions. Heís picked up the Italian very quickly too. Itís a real shame we canít continue, because they have been an excellent group, not at all what I expected.
 
 
 

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