– Name: Anna
– Nationality: Japanese
– Program: ESL
– Duration: 12 weeks
Hello everyone, my name is Anna coming from Japan. Today, I would like to share my feelings about Baguio as well as WALES – Widest Asian Learner English School which I have chosen to study for 3 months.
As you know, studying English in the Philippines has attracted many students from different countries, such as Korea, Taiwan, China, Vietnam in recent years. In particular, it is easy to meet many Japanese students in English language schools in this country. They tend to choose big cities like Cebu, Baguio, Clark, Bacolod … depending on your preference and desire. After consulting with my family and friends, I decided to choose Baguio to be trained and develop my English skills since it is the most famous academic city over the Philippines. Besides, it also has fresh, cool air and significant safety.
Then, I started to look for English schools here. Because of the huge number of English schools in Baguio, they have different weaknesses, strengths and tuition so it is a little bit difficult for me to find the accurate information. I contacted an agency which just focus on Philippine market in Japan to ask for advice. Therefore, I made a final decision of studying in WALES due to the high quality of its teaching staffs, curriculum and modern facilities as well. I am completely satisfied with my decision through what I have achieved during that time. So I will go back Japan to visit my relatives and return to WALES in January next year in order to continue my journey of an English conquest.
After almost three months in WALES, the best impression for me was the dedication of the teachers and other staffs at this school. Teachers are willing to spend more time re-explaining complex grammar, phrases … that I did not really understand until it made sense and used proficiently. In addition, my progress of learning was closely monitored by teachers during the course. As a result, my English skills improved noticeably after studying three months here. Moreover, if I encountered any difficulties in learning or even in personal life, I easily received guidance and supports from student management and other staffs.
At the same time, I also want to share with you about the great time which I had in WALES. I had the opportunity to meet and get to know many friends from all over the world: James, Ethan, Daniel from Korea; Kate, Ian, Blair from Taiwan; Dora from China; Peace, Louis from Vietnam … We shared memorable moments together: exciting trips, interesting birthday or goodbye parties. I knew there are always friends next door so my homesickness was lost.
Thanks to WALES, teachers and friends who have been with me during the last 3 months and see you in the next spring!