What is your previous job?
I am an auditor.
Are you going to use English when you are at work?
Yes, I am planning to find a job in global company.
Why do you decide to come to the Philippines?
I have been to English academy in England, compare with the price、courses and time, Philippines is better. The price is cheaper, courses are customized. Also there are group classes to have the opportunity to interact with foreigners.
Why do you choose to study at MeRISE English Academy?
We have done prior research about English academy which in Philippines. Although there are more than 30 English academies, MeRISE is the only among few academies which has professional、complete and customize in Business English and able to do a presentation in front of students and teachers.
How was your study in the Philippines?
I learned the 7 points of business techniques that is useful and helpful, make me feel confident and able to deal in pragmatic situation even I haven’t been on the battle before.
Have you studied English before?
Yes, I was learning English at school in Taiwan and English Academy in England.
What has changed in yourself compared to before?
Compared to before, I realized that I got the big progress of oral and writing skills in English. In MeRISE, I have 5 man to man classes in one day, whether it’s listening、speaking、reading and writing or any subject in here, we all have to do conversation and discussion for my learning. On the other hand, aside from the accumulation and practice in classes and impromptu in class test, the pre-communication with travel agency on weekend that definitely level-up my English ability.
Did you enjoy your weekends in Cebu?
Absolutely! I am a person who is good at swimming. So, we went to island hopping and scuba diving every single weekend. Under my impression, the most interesting and exciting activity is right on the Kawasan falls in Cebu. We jumped out from cliff into the water, started from highest to lowest, we have been done every single point. The moment before you jump, the time you get through, when you jump off, and when you finally fall down, that is totally fantastic! If you ask me “don’t you feel scared?” I will say “everyone jumped, why not?”
Do you think your English ability has already improved through this study abroad?
Now, I have full confidence to speak loud in English. Because, I encountered some Europeans when I traveled in Philippines and I can able to communicate with them!
How do you keep your English competence in the future?
I will work at the international company to keep going and use it when I come back to Taiwan. Also I hope that I can have an opportunity to get online tutoring from MeRISE.
Do you have any plans after study abroad?
I have to go back to Taiwan and take a rest for a while after then, I will look for a job in international company.
Finally, I would like you to leave a message to those who are going to study at MeRISE.
If you also have a willingness to travel in the Philippines and study in MeRISE, please do the comprehensive research, because there are some factors that will impact your trip. Unfortunately, things such as typhoon, rainy season and sometimes the nature of Filipinos that is slow but doing things well, can be delay your schedule.
On the other side, please have an open communication with your co-teacher over and over again until you find your learning style of English that is completely fine and customize course is the special point in MeRISE, so you can choose what you want to learn!