When studying English abroad one of the most important questions that every student ask themselves is “Will I be able to speak English after I complete my course”?
If you are looking for the English school in the Philippines you already know that studying English in the Philippines has many benefits. If you still not sure if living environment in the Philippines will help to speak English in 3 months read this article and we will answer your question.
One of the most important things what the international student needs English for and how serious is he/she about learning English. Most international students who come to study English in the Philippines state these goals:
- I want to be able to speak English.
- I would like to learn some basic English before going to work.
- I want job that needs English.
- I want to learn English from Americans.
Many international students who chose Ethos English School in Cebu were able to speak English in 3 months.
This article will discuss how you can speak English in 3 months and what kind of environment will you live in.
Many students in Taiwan and Japan study English for about 6 years in middle and high school. They learn basic English but very little speaking. Of course it’s difficult to memorise English in 3 months if you have only basic skills of ABC, but crucial part is how much you can practice talking.
So why do foreign students who come to study English at ETHOS and other English schools in the Philippines will be able to speak English in 3 months?
Ethos teachers are all American English native speakers. They do not hire non English speakers as some schools (for example in Malaysia do).
Ethos is a small school and American teachers hold a weekly meeting to share information on their international students and work together day by day to provide effective learning.
The high quality of the lesson is also one of the reasons why you can speak English with ETHOS English School, but I do not think that students in ETHOS will become able to speak English merely by clinging to the desk.
If so, most of the Taiwanese and Japanese who studied English at least junior high and high school for 6 years should be able to speak English. Unfortunately it is not the case.
In order to become able to speak English, it is important to always be in touch with English not only at study time but even when talking, reading and listening even when you are playing with a smartphone.
ETHOS provides opportunities for international students to continuously use English even in their daily lives. In other words, the reason why you can speak English in ETHOS in 3 months is because you have a lot of opportunities to use English not only in classes but also in your home.
Furthermore, learning English from Americans will allow you to study about the Philippines and learn English from Filipinos, when your English level becomes higher.
You won’t say any more:
“I could not communicate in English with Americans …”
“I can not understand what Americans are saying.”
“They don’t understand my pronunciation”
When studying English at ETHOS your daily routine will include:
- Ordering food in store in English.
- Talking with American teachers at the host house.
- Getting your laundry done.
- Bake cakes with Americans.
Although when studying abroad your course is important, I think that it is most important to improve English ability and to use English in everyday life and to repeat it many times.
- Write a diary in English everyday and ask your English host to correct it.
- Go to church with Americans and Filipinos on Sunday.
- Go and visit the Philippines friends on the site to make friends.
- Going to eat rice with Filipino and Americans.
What you need to become able to speak English is an environment where you can practice speaking English everyday. ETHOS has time to interact with English in addition to regular classes.
For a person who can not speak English it might feel very hard speaking English suddenly. But don’t worry. In the beginning you can start with short sentences of words you know so speak and start talking.
For example you can use word “hungry” and make it in a simple sentence “I am hungry”. This is a good progress.
Repeat this short sentence and add new words and new short sentences, and repeat again.
Soon you’ll be able to express your feelings much better “I am hungry. I am dying for some fried rice now!”
By actually continuing to use English for 3 months, you will be able to speak English.
ETHOS has a lot of international students thinking about studying in the two countries, because if you can speak English, you can work in the English environment even if you go to work in Australia.
Using English every day in English environment makes you able to speak English on different topics.
So, how much time do you have time to speak English at ETHOS?
Learning in Class
Self study time
Communication with the host
Speaking English in 3 months!
Even though Saturdays and Sundays are excluded, there are 858 hours in 3 months of the English environment available for you.
Together with Saturdays and Sundays hours, it will exceed 1200 hours. The time required for a novice to score 200 points by TOEIC is 450 hours, so the learning effect at ETHOS is nearly three times that.
This is the reason why you can speak English in 3 months when you study at ETHOS .
Next, it is about the living environment that ETHOS provides to international students.
Environment for Foreigner Students Who Wish to Become Able to Speak English.
The unfamiliar overseas life can be stressful, and problems that can not be thought of back home also occur.
In order to alleviate the stress, “language comfort” many language schools abroad provide an environment where international students can enjoy hotel style accommodation, mornings, noon and evening meals. However, in exchange for that, the opportunity to use English is limited and deprived.
What is necessary for international students is not an absolute service but an environment in which English must be spoken. Based on this idea, ETHOS suggests staying in homestay rather than hotel. By doing so, you will have the opportunity to speak with the host American family.
In this way, we strive to create an environment for international students to speak English.
American Teacher Who Does Not Drink Alcohol or Smoke.
Hundreds thousands people study English abroad every year. Many students who study abroad enjoy the liberty of overseas life and spend a lot of their time partying and playing. For this reason, if you are serious about studying English, choosing a school is very important. Because, if the students in the same school are half serious about studying English, they inevitably will influence you and put you on ease.
We are confident to say that, all those who study English at ETHOS in Cebu are serious students and school implements strict rules on attendance. One of the things, that help international students to stay focus and serious on studying English, is that at ETHOS no American teacher drinks alcohol nor smokes cigarettes. Even though in many language schools you can stay focus and learn English seriously, we couldn’t find any other school where all teachers don’t drink or smoke cigarettes.
Read more about ETHOS English School Cebu.