What’s your previous job?
I was a waiter, I had been worked in customer service for 2 year.
What’s your current job?
Actually, I am between jobs. I am still seeking for my new job.
Are you using English when you’re at work?
Yes, because I worked for famous Hong Kong style restaurant, and there are a lot of foreigners. I needed to introduce and translate to my customers.
Why do you decide to study abroad?
Because I am looking for my new job, I hope I could work in aviation industry. I like to interact with diverse people, I think the best way to understand different culture is to have common language, and I know if I work in airline company, the common language is English, and the basic quality is fluent in English.
Why do you decide to study in the Philippines?
The Philippines is near Taiwan, and price is reasonable, and if I want to service different people, being familiar with different accent is also important, because there would be a possible that the people I am servicing may not be native speaker.
Why do you choose to study at MeRISE English Academy?
Because I have heard something from my agent, they said that all of the student in MeRISE is graduated student or have been working. I think the surroundings must be different and would be like the small society. People here must be approachable and sociable. Because sometimes it is hard to have communication with teenager.
How was your study at MeRISE English Academy?
I really like learning environment in MeRISE. First of all, teachers are so friendly, approachable, and give us many opportunity to speak. Second, class is open field, I like the feeling when I am in my classes, because this surroundings make me be sensitive to listen to my teachers what they say. Final, the house keeping service is so good let my accommodation be so neat.
Have you studied English before?
Certainly, I have been studied English for nearly 20 year, since I was elementary student, but I did not attend any cram school when I was student. After I decide to devote myself to aviation industry, I tried to attend some classes for English speaking, to improve my listening and speaking abilities.
What has changed yourself compare to before?
I think there are a lot of difference. Such as I am getting comfortable to speak English, also I tried to speak English when I was traveling in the Philippines, moreover I start to be familiar with different accent like Filipino, Japanese.
Did you enjoy your weekends in Cebu?
Definitely, yes. I spent a lot of time to travel in Cebu city. I went to different places, like, I went to moalboal for snorkeling on my first weekend in Cebu. I also visited Oslob for watching whale shark on my second weekend. In addition, I went to Bohol for island hopping and snorkeling on my third weekend. I really like the ocean in Cebu. It is so clean and sands are so soft.
Do you think your English ability has already improved through this study abroad?
Not really, I think there still are a lot of things I need to improve. But I would say I would be more comfortable to speak English.
How do you keep your English competence in the future?
I would try to make any opportunity to speak to my foreigner friends, or I would use English in my future job.
Do you have any plans after study abroad?
Not really, I think I would find my ideal job first. Maybe I would come back Cebu again.
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