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104年「文采飛揚」訓後成果徵文比賽投稿專區(活動已結束) → 【指定主題區】英文寫作(English Writing)(英文類作品)【不限英語課程參訓學員】

A pressured way to learn, a gradually progress to earn! 2015-05-29 22:53:21
Have you ever been forced to learn something? Have you ever felt nervous to open your mouth with an unfamiliar language? As a member of Tainan City Government, everyone is under the pressure to learn English since the City Government announces the ten-years-plan to promote English as the second official language. It is serious not only the policy must been completely executed but also the civil servants have to improve their ability in English. Somebody who has got the ticket of retirement has decided to quit earlier in order to escape from the task which really stressed them. Unfortunately, I have no choice because the ticket I have got is just two-thirds, besides my colleagues who work in the personal office also devote to push everybody to learn so that I was assigned to attend the course of English Briefing Making and Oral Presentation.

First of all, we all know the importance of English because nowadays we are living in the global village and English is the most popular language to use all over the world. Somebody like me had also learned English for quite a few years but still is not good at using it. Most of us will agree that the key point to learn a different language is the environment. A real example of my friend who decided to improve her English, she put herself abroad, the U.K., for about six months until all her money was spent out. She had experienced a tough time during that period because everything she saw, heard, read or met were all English. To enjoy the language study tour and to survive there, she did her best to fit into the local culture and environment. There was a dramatically improvement of her English ability which really surprised me when we got together after she came back Taiwan. This is a case to interpret how important the environment is.

There is a Chinese saying “Good medicine is bitter.” Although I am well aware of the importance of English but under such “No Chinese” environment like this class which I participate, most of us with pressure are not volunteered to be here. At the beginning, the atmosphere in the classroom is a little bit cold, only one person in the class is active and energetic. You can guess whom this guy is, that’s right, the teacher. The class is guided by teacher Wang, an English instructor of Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Teacher Wang is full of experienced, he not only is patient but also knows our suffering. He shows his sense of humor to relax our frayed nerves, draw our attention and help us integrate into the class.

This is a multiple course that contains briefing making, oral presentation and online learning. The most exciting part of this course is oral presentation. Honestly, standing on the stage to demonstrate oneself could rapid one’s heart beat not to mention to present with an unfamiliar language. Teacher Wang is nice to push (encourage) us trying our best to do the oral presentation. Although it is a challenge, we just like all good students to force ourselves to finish the mission and learn from others. Most of us soon overcome the language barrier. Relatively speaking, the briefing making and online learning are the static part of the course. We could complete the assignment in a comfortable circumstance like our sweet home without tension. Throughout the whole process of the teaching, students not only have good interaction with teacher but also gain a lot from such a practical and well-designed course.

Finally, I want to express my appreciation having the opportunity to attend the course of English Briefing Making and Oral Presentation. Although such a class is fully of pressure, it really pushes me forward in English. As a busy woman like me in the working place, I have some suggestion about online learning which is very convenient and flexible. It helps me to learn English in anytime, anywhere, and the service is 24/7. Let me further illustrate. I started to learn English since I studied in junior high school, in other words, I have learned English for quite a few years. Unfortunately, I still can’t speak fluently because I seldom use English in my daily life. In my experience, when I learn English in the class and face to face with teacher and classmates, I fell a little shine to express my opinions in public with my poor English. When I talk to the teacher, I also feel nervous and afraid to make mistakes. I think Online English really solve the above problems for me because I could enjoy learning and speaking at my own place and I don’t need to worry about others to laugh at me when I make mistakes or even I speak in pool English , on the other hands, I feel comfortable and easy with Online English. My expectations to Online English is the government could keep going and holding such kind of perfect class, so that the civil servants could really improve their English ability and provide high quality service to people. I also wish those who want to improve their English could catch any chance and hold it to learn no matter he or she is assigned or volunteered to participate such kind of courses.

Somebody said, ”stop learning, stop upgrading”. In my opinion, one person ought to keep learning in his or her long life because learning makes progressive enhancement. In my experience of learning English, I almost stop learning English since I graduated from school. After I realized the importance of English, I studied hard to improve my poor English and even when I am busy, I also take a short time such as five minutes or ten minutes per day to read, practice and talk to myself. I move forward step by step, and wish to pass the level from basic to intermediate, upper-intermediate and so on. When I achieve my goal I feel exciting and energetic. Now I really enjoy in learning English!