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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】

Enjoyable experience of taking English courses 2015-05-20 22:05:18
Thanks to the advances in traffic and communication technology between countries and countries, the world has become a global village. People can contact with each other immediately no matter where they are. But there is one issue which is the most important- language. With the same language system, people can easily communicate with each other. Nowadays, English is the primary language over the world, it seems that we should put more effort into learning this language system if we want to participate in international issues. So English gets more and more important in Taiwan now.

In addition to national education of English, Taiwan government also aims to raise the level of official staffs. For example, Tainan City Government has been executing a project which is making English be the second official language recently. It indicates that the team of Tainan City Government needs to try their best to make Tainan be an international city in southern Taiwan.

Tainan is an attractive city, which has plenty of produces, historical relics, even the most enthusiastic residents here. Because more and more foreign tourists come to visit this pretty city, it seems that introduce all backgrounds of Tainan to these foreign tourists is necessary to let them understand the deeply cultural beauty of Tainan. If we do not have the ability to do that, it is really a pity! So Tainan City Government is focusing on this issue.

Because Taiwan is an island country, whose location is situated between many other countries, such as China, Japan, Korea, and Philippine. It means that we have more opportunities to cooperate and communicate with other ones than previous period, and then English is much more important to us. For example, there are more and more enterprises that focus on English skills of their employee. Of course, there are many English examinations for them to judge their criteria. For example, TOEIC nowadays is one of crucial examinations of English, many enterprises do require their employee to attend the examination to judge their English level, so does our official divisions. Before I took English courses held by Civil Service Development Institute, Tainan City Government, I had no experience to take TOEIC test. Unquestionably, I finally got bad scores. This result made me set up my goal to improve my English.

Civil Service Development Institute, Tainan City Government, which is the critical organization for improving level of the civil service in Tainan City Government with a lot of practical courses. Obviously, English courses are included. These information are also available on its official website. My supervisor had already been conscious of the importance of English in official aspects, and she had also noticed that Civil Service Development Institute has a variety of relative courses, so she often encourages us to register and then attend these courses.

According to my experience of taking these courses, it is really a good way to improve my English! Civil Service Development Institute often hire many professional foreign language teachers to teach us. These teachers are very nice and patient. They usually provide a lot of topics and materials for us to learn, including popular issues of the society and government. Besides, these teachers sometimes hold discussion sessions to let us discuss in English, it is a truly practical activity! In Taiwan, we have been used to talking or discussing in Chinese for a long time. There are no enough opportunities for us to use English to do that. But in these courses, teachers encouraged us to be brave to speak and discuss in English. After a long-term training, it was really useful to improve our English skill such as speaking and listening skills. I really appreciate these teachers, they made us more confident in English, and we do have many chances to apply relevant language skills to our life!

Professional teachers are one of the reasons that attract me to attend these courses held by Civil Service Development Institute. Furthermore, there are many advantages of this organization. First, Civil Service Development Institute is located in Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, whose location is very convenient for us to get, and the environment is very quiet and fancy. So it is very suitable for us to study here. Second, it has both great software and hardware, and all of these are available to use, and I have to emphasize that good teaching equipments are also important factors to teachers and students while we are taking a course. Finally, staffs here are very lovely and responsible, they always try their best to help us solve problems while we are taking a course at a class. Generally speaking, I really glad that I had an enjoyable opportunity to attend these English courses here.

Thanks for my supervisor assigning me to attend these English courses, I really appreciate that she gave me the chance to “save” my English! In addition to teaching with textbooks, the teacher also hold some mock exams for us in order to feel the actual atmosphere that we will face in the future TOEIC test. After a series of training, my scores were actually better than before! It made me more confident on facing TOEIC in the future.

Learning English can be fun and easy if you choose correct methods and good resources. Now the world is a global village, possessing excellent English skills makes us have more chances to compete with other nations and know more about this changing world. What are you waiting for? Let’s get our English better!