Hello, everyone! My name is Ayumi and I’m from Japan. I’m taking a year off university to study overseas. Before coming to Embassy Auckland in New Zealand, I was studying business, specialising in entrepreneurship and management.
Because I realized at university that English skill is indispensable even though I work in a Japanese company. To communicate more with foreign people and work together, I wanted to improve my English ability.
Honestly, because of my agent’s recommendation. However, now I’m certain that Embassy English is the best school!
I started to study English at Pre-Intermediate class, and after 12 weeks, I was studying at Upper-Intermediate class. As the level of lessons increased, I got used to thinking in English instead of in Japanese.
My friends are so precious to me. Before coming here, I was no good at speaking English. However, progress was automatic because I was able to meet a lot of friends of various nationalities at school and talked with them every day!
As for school: It’s a point that the My Embassy English learning system is substantial. For example, I can study and check my progress online with Embassy OnTrack, take part in the Conversation Club outside of class and participate in a Friday trip with my friend etc…
As for host city: My favourite point of Auckland is that I can see beautiful scenery everywhere. In particular, I like Devonport!!
As for teacher: All of the teachers are good at teaching English! And they are so kind and humorous.
As for classmate: It was the first time I met so many people from different countries . I was able to learn not only English but a lot of cultures at school.
At the time, every day was full of fun for me. I was looking forward to going to school every day! That’s why I was able to keep studying hard. I really appreciate all of my friends and teachers!
I think my English will be a precious skill in the future. In fact, I have got used to communicating more smoothly and tell my opinion firmly in English. In addition, I think I got the ability to think more logically because of English.
After graduating school, I’m going to do internship for a half year in Auckland to learn about New Zealand wines. I’m interested in brand and public relations strategy, so I plan to engage in such work at this internship. I’m convinced that everything I learn at Embassy English school will be useful at this challenge.
“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything.
When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”
My favourite library ranking in New Zealand:
1: Devonport library
2: New Brighton library
3: Birkenhead library
This might sound too obvious, but learning English in English is much easier to understand than learning English in Japanese. I think it is the one of the most important things to be used to thinking in English when you use English.
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