Experiencing East and West coast living in the USA
Yueh-Cheng Wu (Eric), from Taiwan, tells us about his experience studying English with Kings in LA. Eric studied half of his course at our Kings Boston school, and then headed over to the West Coast in August to study the second part of his course in Hollywood.
Please tell us your name and where you are from:
My name is Yueh-Cheng Wu, but my friends call me Eric. I am from Taichung, Taiwan. Taiwan is a small island with hot weather, it’s capital is Taipei.
Why do you want to improve your English?
For my future job as an Engineer. English is important because when you go to advanced lessons, the books will have a lot of English in it. I also think it will help me in my career when I work with people from all over the world because English is the business language.
What made you decide to come to Kings?
My agent recommended Kings to me, and I am glad that I listened. She said that they have a lot of activities and that the teachers are good!
You also went to Kings Boston. Why did you go to two different schools?
I wanted to see two different ways of life. East and West coast lifestyles. I also wanted to see everything about the school.
In your class, what do you enjoy the most, and what do you find challenging?
I really enjoy talking about the subjects, especially if they are interesting. Back home in Taiwan there are not many chances for me to speak English, so it is good for improving. Also if you make mistakes, the teacher will correct your sentence, and explain the mistake and put it on the board.
The most difficult is writing. Sometimes you can’t write the way you speak, so you have to think about what you are going to write.
Which Special Interest Group (SIG) class do you take in the afternoon?
Right now I am taking idioms class in the afternoon. We learn about American idioms, and I try to use them outside of class.
Have you taken part in any of the extracurricular activities outside of English classes? Please tell us about your experience.
I joined the Universal Studios trip. I had a great time going there with my friends. I’ve only been to theme parks with my family, so it was cool to go with people my own age. I really liked the Harry Potter ride. I am a huge fan of the series, and it was like I was in Hogwarts. The ride was very intense and fun! I also liked the tram tour. It was cool seeing the sets of famous movies. I thought it was going to be a boring tour, but Kris recommended for us to ride it, so I rode it. It is very good.
Where are your classmates from?
Japan, Brazil, Korea, and France. There are more but I can’t remember right now. There are people from all around the world at the school.
What do you think of the school's location?
I think it is good, in Hollywood. There are lots of food outlets around the area and lots of things to do. The Chinese Theater is very close to the school too!
Please tell us about your best memory while you are at Kings
Being with my friends — meeting people from different countries, hanging out with them, and all the fun times that me and my friends have had at the patio of La Mirada [student residence].
Where are you staying? Please tell us about your accommodation.
I am at La Mirada Apartments. It is good, it’s like your own apartment. You can cook inside so you can save money. Also, there is a lot of friends around that I can always meet whenever I want.
What would you say to anyone considering coming to Kings to study?
Here it has good teachers and good weather in Los Angeles. You can go to many places in Hollywood. There is also lots of things to do, and you can meet many people from around the world!