These are the things that I learned from the teachers at the American Institute for English Proficiency. First, English can be learned. I always had difficulty learning English, and this school made me realize I could do it. It does not matter the age, the nationality, or if the person has higher education or not. What really matters is your attitude, if you want to be good at it or not. I believe that people all have the same ability to learn new things. It is never too late to learn.
The American Institute for English Proficiency also taught me that English can be learned stress free. This is important because a lot of people don’t know how to handle stress. People, especially those who are not natural-born English speakers, have experienced a lot of stress when learning this language because English works differently compared to their native tongue. I learned that although there is a certain level of stress in studying English, there is also a possibility that learning and having fun can be possible.
Lastly, I realized that I learned best through application. The best way to learn a new thing is to learn through experience. “Experience is the best teacher,” as they say is proven to be true at the institute. A student in this school will learn a lot from the teachers inside the school, but the students will also learn outside the school. They have to apply everything that the teacher taught them. We have to speak English at home, with our relatives over the phone, with our room mates, with the salesman, inside the mall, or everywhere we go. This is the most important part of learning and I believe that unless a student will do these things, he or she will not become good English speakers.
These are the things that I learned through this school. I hope to continue these things even after my studies here. Thank you AIEP!