I used to doubt myself when speaking in English. I didn’t have any confidence in myself especially in speaking in public. But I had a dream. I wanted to be an English teacher, so I wanted to boost my self confidence. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to improve my English skill.
I decided to take a class at the American Institute for English Proficiency (AIEP) which is located in Quezon City, Philippines. I remember my first day clearly. I wasn’t able to speak anything. I felt so nervous that my body was shaking like a leaf. During the first class, I felt awkward because we were not allowed to talk in any language other than English and many of my classmates were foreigners. I thought that we would just study English, but the thing that made me feel nervous was to speak in front of the class. I didn’t know what to say at that time and my grammar and pronunciation were bad. However, I focused and became even more determined to study English at AIEP sine they always pushed me to sink deeply into the English language.
After four months of taking group classes, I found that my self-confidence and the ability to understand spoken English had improved. I really appreciated all my English teachers in AIEP, especially Chris; he is a professional and passionate teacher who always makes effort to give various approaches for his students to get closes to English.
I learned that communication is more than English. We needed critical thinking as well. We discussed current events, news, and talked about living a life. He always listened attentively and corrected my mistakes or suggested natural expressions. I am so glad to have been one of AIEP students.
I have moved here in Korea, and finally, I am an English teacher for high school students. The things that I have learned at AIEP is very helpful when teaching my class. Thank you so much AIEP family.