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Improving my English to communicate with foreign clients for business | 提升英語能力,拓展國際業務

22 January, 2019

Pei-An Wang (Payton) and Yu-Pei Ke, a couple from Taiwan, are currently taking an English course at Kings Los Angeles (Hollywood). We caught up with them to find out about how they are developing their English inside and outside the classroom.

Hi, tell us about yourselves and where you're from.

Payton: My name is Pei-An. My American name is Payton and I am from Taiwan.
Yu-Pei: I'm Yu-Pei and I am from Taiwan.

What made you decide to come and improve your English?

Payton: I choose to learn English because of business.

What kind of business do you have?

Payton: I usually go to the business exhibitions in China and Hong Kong because I have a textile factory in Taiwan. But at these exhibitions it's a lot of Chinese and Taiwanese companies. I have to find other businesses from Europe or North America. So I have to improve my English.

What about you, Yu-Pei? Why are you learning English?

Yu-Pei: Because he told me he wanted to go to English school.
Payton: Actually, I persuade her to follow me here!

So Yu-Pei, you're learning English because he introduced you? That's a good idea! What made you guys choose Kings over the other English schools?

Payton: First of all, because it's Kings Los Angeles and it's Hollywood. Hollywood is a very famous place in my country! Everyone knows Hollywood.

What courses are you taking?

Payton: Now, we are in different classes. I just moved to Guided Study so I’m in the Compact Course. This schedule lets me do several things after class. But I still have time to memorize and study my grammar.

What area of English is more difficult for you?

Yu-Pei: For me speaking is hardest.
Payton: For me, listening and maybe writing is a little difficult.

Payton, do you think that speaking is easier?

Payton: I think my speaking is a little easier because I studied English in different English schools.

Do you think Kings Los Angeles is the best one?

Payton: I think the prices here are better than many schools.

What do you enjoy most about your classes?

Payton: I like my teacher, Adam. Before him, I was in class with teenagers and people younger than me with different opinions and interests. Now I am in the 25+ class and I really like his strategy to make the class more enjoyable for us.
Yu-Pei: He makes English easier to learn because he's really humorous and funny.

Where do you live?

Payton: We live at La Mirada!

Have you participated in any of the activities?

Yu-Pei: We love basketball games! We went to a Lakers game in October.

Where are your classmates from? Do you have classmates from all over the world?

Payton: Yes, we do. Some are from Japan, some are from Russia and Saudi Arabia.

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Payton: The school's location is good. We're close to restaurants, the gym, supermarkets. It's really good.

What is the best thing about LA for you?

Yu-Pei: For me, it's all of the beaches and the ocean. During the summer, the weather is great.

What would you tell anyone who wants to learn English and they are considering Kings Los Angeles?

Yu-Pei: I would tell them that if they wanted to improve their English then they can choose Kings.

 

來自台灣的新婚夫妻培安和俞佩,他們目前在洛杉磯校區就讀英語課程,我們來聽聽他們分享課堂上與下課後的生活。

請問你的姓名?來自哪個國家?

Payton:我是來自台灣的王培安,英文名字是Payton。
俞佩:我是來自台灣的俞佩。

選擇學習英語的原因?為什麼想提升英語能力?

Payton:因為工作的關係我想要提升英語能力。

什麼性質的工作?

Payton:我在台灣經營紡織工廠,需要經常出差到中國大陸或是香港參加商展,這些展覽大都是中國大陸或是台灣廠商,我想要拓展歐洲跟北美業務,所以英語能力非常重要。

俞佩,請問你學習英語的原因?

俞佩:因為他告訴我他想要到語言學校進修英語。
Payton:沒錯,是我說服她跟我一塊學習英語。

俞佩妳是因為他的關係所以學習英語?這個理由很好! 請問選擇就讀Kings的原因?

Payton:Kings洛杉磯校區位於好萊塢,在台灣,大家都有聽過好萊塢。

請問你們目前就讀什麼課程?請描述課程內容。

Payton:我們目前在上不同課程,我是半密集課程,下午只有四堂自習課程,所以下課後我有充分時間做不同事情,當然也有安排時間背單字跟學文法。

學習過程中哪個部分比較困難?口說,閱讀,寫作還是聽力

俞佩:對我而言是口說。
Payton:對我而言是聽力,寫作也有些吃力。

Payton你覺得口說相對容易囉?

Payton:因為我之前曾經在別的學校進修英語,口說部分相對輕鬆許多。

你認為Kings洛杉磯校區是最佳學校嗎?

Payton: 我認為Kings洛杉磯校區是一間CP值很高的學校。

請問你們最喜歡課程的哪個部分和哪位老師?

Payton: 我最喜歡的老師是Adam。之前我的班上同學大都是青少年,他們年紀都比我小,比較沒有共同想法跟興趣。現在班上同學年齡相仿,至少25歲,我非常喜歡老師做這樣的調整,也讓我更加享受課堂學習。
俞佩:Adam非常幽默風趣,他讓英語課程變得更容易學習。

請問你們選擇的住宿是?

Payton: 我們選擇學校宿舍La Mirada。

請問你們有參加課外活動嗎?

俞佩:我們喜歡看籃球比賽,10月份才剛去看湖人隊比賽。

請問你們班上同學來自哪些國家?他們來自世界各地嗎?

Payton: 是的,同學們有來自日本,俄羅斯和沙烏地阿拉伯。

請問你們對學校地點在好萊塢的看法?

Payton: 學校地點很棒,鄰近餐廳,健身房,超級市場,生活機能健全。

目前最難忘的回憶或經驗?

俞佩:洛杉磯海灘! 這裡的夏天氣候非常舒服。

給考慮到Kings洛杉磯校區就讀的學生,你的建議是什麼?

俞佩:想提升英語能力的同學們,選擇Kings就對了!