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Learning English is not easy but not that hard 2015-05-28 17:48:34
No one can deny that English has become an important language, living in the modern time, to successfully keep up with the times is impossible without learning English. English is the most commonly used language among foreign language speakers. Throughout the world, when people with different languages come together they commonly use English to communicate with each other. In other words, English is now the global language of business, more and more multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language. In that case, English plays an important role in our daily life.

As it is, Tainan City Government has promoted the long-term work to make Tainan as a foreigner-friendly city. It is not too much to say that it is necessary to learn English conversation. By facing the environment change of more internationalization and globalization, our Mayor Lai Ching-Te had announced a policy that he had determined to promote English as a second official language. And the most important step was enhancing civil servants’ English ability to solve the problems, but how to improve civil servants’ English ability? First, share the vision of English ability improvement, established “seeded teacher” system, to add the value of learning. Second, create a high-quality English learning environment, promote the willingness to learn English. Third, construct diversity learning network to meet individual needs. Via taking different measures to improve their English ability.

In this manner, in the beginning of this year, I was delighted to take the course “Ordinary Business English Conversation” class. Unexpectedly the course was a learning group pattern, and I even did not familiar with my partners! Our teacher Xavier wanted us talked all English in the classroom even during the break time. With lifelike explain and zeal teaching method, Xavier was relieving our tension and anxiety. We have learned “Basic Conversation & Interview”, “Telephone & E-Mail Manners” as well as “Inquiries & Dealing with Problems”. Through the interactive way, we could talk more English and we did not have to worry about speak wrong words. None of us want to make mistakes in front of others; however, your mistakes are very important and will actually help you learn English. The key is, not to be afraid to make mistakes. Don’t waste a chance to speak English because you were too nervous about making a mistake.

To our teammates’ surprise, we got a vital task in the last class, the mission for us was playing a short show, and in other words, we had a results performance as the final presentation! After the discussion, we preliminary picked the topic about the “CITY TOUR” in Tainan. Tainan is an attractive city. There were many tourists coming around the world every day, we used the telephone etiquette and greetings we had learned from the class, and combined the reality with the encounter scene. Next we introduced the well-known indigenous good food and fascinating spots in Tainan. Then we took the Tainan City Bus for travel light, the bus system in Tainan was really convenient now. It can take you to wherever you want to go. Finally we reached the destination Chimei Museum, the biggest private museum in Asia located in Tainan Metropolitan Park. The exhibition comes in four categories, including art, history, Anthropology and science with wide collections of Western Art, Sculpture, weaponry and musical instruments. Undoubtedly, Chimei Museum was an attraction that you cannot miss. Before the presentation, there are many butterflies in our stomachs, but after the presentation, we got the championship in the competition! What exciting news!

Learning English is not that hard and there is no shortcut to learning English. As a Foreign Language Department graduated-student, I don't think any language is easy, we are not native speaker. All English learners want to improve their English, but as you know, it can be difficult! The four main areas for English are reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Reading English is something you can do to help you learn on your own, and try to use these new words in conversation; try keeping a diary, write something in English in it every day, even if it’s very simple; te quickest way to learn English is to surround yourself with English speakers. This is the best way to learn English! There is nothing better than conversation to help you improve. , and it’s better for you to be in a totally English speaking environment, listen and repeat what you hear said.

To return to the subject, learning English can improve our ability of getting a better efficiency. Learning English is not that hard, we are able to talk to foreigners, not to mention deal with simple things in English. After the training classes, we have more confidence to communicate with foreigners, even not that frequency but use the body language. Tainan has become a world-class city, as a civil servant, we have to strengthen our English ability, not only listening, speaking, reading and writing, but also to provide a better service.