My wild youth / Vanessa

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Student's information:
◇ Name: Vanessa
◇ Age: 22
◇ Nationality: Vietnam
◇ Program: ESL
◇ Duration: 12 weeks

English is my biggest fear! Raise your hand if you also have same problem as mine.

At the age of 22, I realized the truth, I regret that I didn’t study English earlier.

Not learning – doesn’t mean I’m bad at English, still I know, I can listen, I can understand little bit but I’ll react if someone talked to me in English.

And you know what my another fear is I’M AFRAID OF FOREIGNER, I used to get scare because they are too big, if I see foreigner when I’m walking, automatically I’ll hide behind my friend’s back. And then, when I’m 22, I rethink about it, the main reason was probably I didn’t dare to face them because what if they’ll ask me something, I don’t know how to answer them.

I had a chance to study English for 4 years in middle school, 3 years in high school, also 4 years in university, of course I’m not afraid of grammar, the problem is COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH. I don’t have any confidence in speaking in English except:

– What’s your name?
– How old are you?
– How are you – I’m fine thank you, and you?
– Good morning; Good afternoon; Good evening; Good night,…
something like that


What’s happened after I realized that truth?

– Firstly, I tried everything that can make me have more interested in studying English, but it was inefficient.

-Secondly, I took the risk. I decided to do the thing that I’ve never thought about it before that is I borrow money for study abroad.

– Thirdly, now I’m in Philippines, experiencing ESL course -general English in short-term.

– Lastly, I really enjoy staying here, I like my study atmosphere in WALES, I like my teachers, I enjoy all meals that school have prepared, I like my room, I also enjoy take taxi to go to out with my friends in the weekend.

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Time flies, I remember I was wondering around Tan Son Nhat airport, check in, immigration, then I was trembling at those questions by customs officer when entering Ninoy Aquino airport in Manila. It has been a month already, a month full of interesting things, I speak English everyday, I can feel that my English has improved; I also have meals together with my Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese friends everyday,… and i also go out to drink 1-2 bottles of beer in the weekend, then we meet again the next day.

If I haven’t come back by the end of this year yet, there is only reason is I don’t want to leave #WALES!

I’ll tell you more about my experiences next time.

How did I study REAL-TALK at WALES ???

Are you shy type, shy to talk to stranger?
Learned English but can’t really use it.
Understand what others say but can’t reply because of not familiar with reaction.

With REAL- TALK, you ‘re not only study common voca, phrases but also apply them to actual situation. Help you to overcome your shyness with English.

Every Friday morning, you’ll go out with your teachers and talk to anyone you meet on the street, apply what you’ve studied in class.

Elly studied 4 weeks REAL-Talk program with her purpose are travel and be able to use while she’s working.

>>” In order to make my travel comfortable / use English in my work, related to food industory in the future ” is the reason I decided to study in the Philippines. REAL-TALK ESL would directly contribute to my purpose since I can actually talk to strangers outside.

 I could purely enjoyed doing the activity “Actual Interaction” on Friday morning. It is merit that teachers correct and suggest based on what I talked. This is totally different from hanging out with friends on weekend because nobody does that.
On the other hand, Writing and Phone call classes were more difficult than I expected because those contains business situation… Teachers tried to adjust my level and purpose, so I could have catch up with those somehow but you’d better be ready for it.<<

【REAL-TALK ESL】 Pre-assessment

For students who plan to take REAL-TALK ESL on their arrival, they need to have a pre-assessment exam with video call.

Why do we do this??
 Because there was more efficient improvement and satisfaction if students meet the benchmark below. Without this, students had a hard time talking to strangers outside and catch up with some of their classes.
* Not applicable : Those who take ESL / ESL FLEXIBLE before the REAL-TALK. 

– Can have easy conversation
– Understand basic grammar and use
– TOEIC : 500 and up
– IELTS : 4.0 and up (band-score)
– TOEFL : 50 and up

1. Consultation
2. Scheduling the date of interview
3. Interview
4. Informing agency of result(Within the same day of the Interview)
→・Pass:Start class after arrival
→・Fail:ESL / ESL FLEXIBLE might be suggested before REAL TALK ESL.
5. Enrollment

Question samples
Q. Why did you decide to take Real-Talk ESL??
Q. What makes you feel happy??
Q. What is your hobby??

Would YOU like to get 5.5 in IELTS in your first attempt ever???


Student information:
◇ Name: ANNA
◇ Age: 21
◇ Nationality: Vietnamese
◇ Program: IELTS
◇ Duration: 8 weeks

First of all, I would like to send my best greeting to my dear teachers and friends =))

The purpose of studying IETLS is to experience an entirely new English learning environment. The first reason why I chose to study here is because WALES has semi-sparta system. I really love my teachers because they are very friendly, enthusiastic and make me feel very comfortable when studying with them. On top of that, their teaching skills help me improved clearly, student managers are also very dedicated, ready to support me any problems.

Another thing that I love is a beautiful and full facilities make me feel very comfortable, after came here I don’t wanna go home.

It’s a very first time that I came to contact with IELTS, I don’t know anything about it. However, after studied for 2 months, I have improved a lot. I got 2.5 for reading score in my first mock test, but after 2 months I got 5.0 and I’m quite satisfied with what I’ve achieved after 2 short months of studying IELTS


Thank you WALES for giving me unforgettable days. *sigh* While mentioning about it makes me miss everyone a lot. I already bought my flight ticket. I’ll come visit everyone at the beginning of June <3.