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The reflection of learning effect and quality

In retrospect, I have already studied English in METEN for 6 months. If I didn’t miss a good career opportunity, I would never determine to spend so much money on this training.

I bought 3 stages of the training, and each of them will take 6 months. Including the free gift (another 6 months), I can study English here for two years.

The first stage took me all the 6 months, actually I can finish it in the fourth month. Because all the courses are very simple, to learn those well, I slowed down the progress of general courses and persisted attending the conversation courses.

Reflecting the learning effect and quality in the past 6 months, I think my listening has improved greatly. At the beginning I couldn’t understand the most of conversation courses, but now I can understand over 95% of them. Just thinking about that, after those conversation courses there still had over 40% I didn’t understand, how sad I was! Now conversation courses have already become my hobby, because I enjoy them, there are many interesting and funny topics, so that I can persist attend them very naturally, without forced.

On the speaking, I think I have made a phase progress. That means that from psychological aspect I’m not shy any more, I’m not afraid to talk to foreigners, sometimes I’d like to have a conversation with them for a long time. When I was speaking, I could organize the context at the same time. All of these make me very happy, let me have more self-confidence.

Apart from those, I completed a very cool task! I learned all the courses in the ELLIS and gained full marks in all of the examinations. After that I copied many useful sentences from the ELLIS to the PPT on my own computer. Click me to download!

But to be honest, in the centre, compared with other senior and M4 students. I still have a long way to go, especially the vocabulary and sentence patterns.

However, I thought about many shortcuts to improve my English, but I never take actions.

All of the shortcuts as follow:

1. Prepare all the words and sentences which I will use in the training center, for example, checking of schedule, greeting, seeking for something, asking for help, reporting the learning effect, playing pool and so on.

2. Imagine a conversation about something interesting, if there is a common topic, it would be better that prepare some short speeches of it and then show them in classes. For example, environment, love stories, job, travel, marriage, politics, food, animals, economics, disasters, news, celebrity, festival, technology and so on. If there is a common conversation, it would be better that imagine the whole process of it, include the greeting at the beginning and the discussion in the end, then when I talk to the foreigners, it will be more fluent.

3. Collect all the new words in the conversation courses, and extend the relevant vocabulary. After that, if someone mentions these topics again, I will have a lot to say about that.

4. Watch some English TV shows, if I still have some free time when I get home. Watch them without Chinese captions, and collect all the new words and useful sentences.

5. Begin to study for the BEC at 7:00 for one hour every day. If I can get the certification, I will be very happy and proud of myself. Then I would have no problem getting a good job.

Therefore, the purpose of this article not only for remembering, but also needs to take actions!

Come on, Rainbow! Speed up! The opportunities always belong to the man who has been prepared.


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I felt very ashamed

About four months ago, I spent my savings of two years on the English Training.

The initial purpose of it was to find a shortcut to success.

Because in my practical life, I found it's so difficult to improve the professional skills to a high level. And even if I reach that level, the benefits are just so-so.

But if I can speak fluent English, it is very easy to find a very good job.


Actually in my heart of hearts I feel inferior about my college. I attained a very lousy mark in the university Entrance Examination, so I couldn't get into the good university.

Thankfully, in my past work I did pretty good and was approved by many people. My self-confidence was gradually returning, but I still not really found the things which can make my inside stronger. 

Then I thought about the English, the fluent spoken English. With my steady improvement professional skills, I can tell others about my history more confidently, I have the ability to own a good future.


In the past, I hesitated whether I should upgrade my diploma to Undergraduate or re-enter the university for postgraduate. But inwardly I don’t want that. They will waste so much time but could not get anything of value. Maybe you think I can get the diploma. Just for this? Is this really what I want in my life? No! Absolutely not! I will not yield. 

I believed that I found the right way to success, but I’m ashamed for the effect of English learning.

I have already learned about four months, but little progress. Compare with the others in the conversation course, I still have a long way to go. Many of them are high school students, or university students. When they chat with the foreign teachers, they’re so fluent and comfortable.

They always talk about the study abroad, the foreign culture, the fashion and so on. They don’t worry about the money because they are rich or their parents are. It seems that we are not in the same stratum.

I actually planned some method for the quick to learn, for example, prepare all the sentences I may use in the training centre, classify the words in my daily life by some different topics, or imagine a conversation about something interesting.

But I just planned them, didn’t do. So each time when I thought of this, compared with others, I felt very ashamed.

Time flies. But I still have time to build the beautiful future. Do it properly or don't do it at all.

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