Jin Young Myung [South Korea]
Let me tell my story. When I started this course, there was lots of hesitation to speak out during classes. But I tried to put more effort into speaking classes and finally could feel more comfortable to speak in English with some topics. Of course, there was a great help of teachers. If I hadn’t had their help, I couldn’t have improved my speaking skills like that. Also, I felt writing was the hardest part before taking writing classes at SCSU, however, I’ve understood that writing has logic and order, similar to mathematics, and learned various writing skills from teachers. Now, I feel more confident to write essays in English.
Unlike other ESL courses, the ELPP is such a customized program that students from different levels can study in their way. This is one of the benefits that SCSU ELPP has. Instructors hand out different assignments to students and I think it makes them motivated to study at their own speed. For instance, if a student has trouble understanding some units, teachers give him or her useful study tips or some assignments that they can do at home.
On top of that, teachers let students have their own English goals in detail. Most students might have general goals to take English courses such as improving speaking or writing skills. The professors of ELPP help students to have specific goals like gaining a high score on a TOEFL test or watching a movie without subtitles. They keep checking how students approach their goals and cheer them up with useful advice. The ELPP teachers are so nice, they open their minds to students and get ready to listen to them.
Moreover, it has several field trips that you couldn’t experience at other language courses. During the last summer session, we went to art museums and an aquarium where I’ve learned a lot about the American and other countries’ cultures. The best part of these field trips was that I never forgot some words, phrases and sentences which I learned in classes and were repeated on the field trips.
In conclusion, I would like to say that I am so satisfied at studying ELPP at SCSU. The program is just perfect and teachers are super nice. You can also have various experiences as well as English. I strongly believe that this ELPP is the best!!