My experience in EV is good because it was my first time to study in other countries. At first I was nervous and very quiet because I was a stranger to this country, having no idea about their language and culture. In order to survive, I always bear the reason why I was here in my mind. Through this thought I became stronger again. I came here to enhance my English speaking skills. I knew it wasn't easy but I had tried my best. As days passed by, I realized that learning English isn't an overnight process; it took years. That's why patience and determination must reign. In addition, it takes lots of efforts. We had to wake up early in the morning to be prepared in class. I had 6 classes. They were speaking, writing, grammar, presentation, and activities. With the help of my teachers and classmates, I learned many things. They taught us some techniques on how to study English. I promise that I won't forget the things I have learned here. I can say that my journey in EV is wonderful. I met new people from other countries and we are friends now. I'm glad to see that we share the same thought even we speak different languages.
This is the first time I travel abroad. When I came here, I feel it is better than I have imagined. During these three weeks, I learned a lot of things. I was unfamiliar with things and people at the beginning. I was not used to many things. No matter where I went I needed someone's accompany. Every week we had to do volunteering jobs. Everyone there was so nice. I like that place very much. We spent several nights playing with foreigners. Thanks to it I have met more friends. Every weekend we hung out. The beach here is so beautiful that I like it very much. It's time to get to the end. I don't want to go back for the afternoon graduation. I have learnt a lot in only three weeks. If I have another chance I will visit here again.
Thanks for being part of the journey
Good evening everyone! I'm Barry from Taiwan. Three weeks are such a short time to stay here. These three weeks are very special three weeks in my life. I'm so happy that I'm able to come here and met some great friends in this beautiful place. The teachers here are so kind, and I also learned a lot of things that are not written on textbooks, like helping elder people in the nursing home, and played with children in the school. After seeing these, I finally know how lucky I am, and on the weekends we went to some beautiful places, having some incredible experience. EV is a perfect place to study. We have great equipments to use here. EV is like a small community which might be small, but also got everything. And thank you everyone to be a part of my journey.
Good afternoon teachers, and friends. My name is Karina. This is my first time to CEBU. As we arrived at the airport, I already experienced how hospitable Philippines are when one man helped us with our luggage. I was very excited that we're going to EV. At the airport, there was a student manager waiting for us. She was kind, and her name was "Hong." On our first day, we had a test that we could know where our level was. My level was E3. When I saw teacher Roselle for the first time, I felt she was serious and let me feel a little bit afraid. But after we talked to each other, I felt comfortable than before. I like her classes because she helps me improve my English. She taught me how to speak or write or learn more vocabularies. We already finished the class. In the evening, we had our free time that we could chat with our friends. And there were a lot of people chatting with their friends. It's special because it's my first time to come to a language school. When I was a child, I already wanted to come to a language school by myself but Mom said it's too dangerous so she let me come with a group, because it was safer. EV is a nice choice for someone who wants to learn English. I think it was a nice day for my first day in EV.
I have stayed here for 3 weeks now, and my impression is comfortable because people here are very kind. While I was living here I felt the care and happiness like a family. I think and feel the environment may not be better than that of home after I came here, but I think this is a great place to let myself feel that we are very happy to be here. If I did not, I might not know how many people can't live like us living life. For example, in Taiwan, we have 24-hour convenience store at any time we want to eat something. We arrange many activities in the afternoon classes, such as going to orphanages and playing with children or give food to old people with health problem. I think we're so lucky that we should be content to cherish every person who loves you and complain less.
Today is our last day and night in school. Time runs fast imperceptibly three weeks after I came to stay in different environment to learn how to face up to the new things and I'm very happy to be here, and perhaps Philippine isn't considered to be a very good country, but they still have great places like some cafes with nice music to visit at dinner. We came here on the first week of the vacation. We went to a large brunch, I think it's a great place I had with my friends. Iris agreed to come here next year and there's my favorite Roselle because we often share a lot of things. She always makes me happy, if she can't come to school to teach me I would be very sad. I want to thank her for just weeks of teaching me, as well as taking care of me. Thanks to my friends for bringing me joy. I will remember all these beautiful moments. Thank you!
This Saturday we will go back to Taiwan. I will miss life in EV, scenery in Cebu and activities with foreign students. I haven't been used to living in here, but now I already know well about the local life. It's different from that in Taiwan. In EV, I learn a lot about English speaking skills. I made many friends here. Every weekend we had special activities in Cebu City like the city tour. We had local lunch and went to the island. We enjoyed these fun moments very much. Residents are kind and lovely here. I will never forget this precious recollection in my life. I didn't feel stressed studying here. Not only can I study English, but also can have a rich summer vacation. It took us two hours to Bohol. As we arrived there, we had lunch beside the beach. We went snorkeling after the lunch. On the next day we went to chocolate hills. There are many kinds of animals in Bohol. We had lunch on the boat. This trip is very refreshing in my life. I want to give thanks to my parents. They let me learn English in my childhood. In recent years, English has become more and more important in this world. My parents value languages so much. If I don't learn English, I will lose interaction with people around the world. I think English is a useful language. My English has improved; additionally, I enjoyed the experience in Philippine. I like Cebu very much. If I'm free next year, I will visit here again with my family and introduce them local culture.
Hello everyone, my name is Eric. I came to EV to have fun and learn English. Thanks a lot to my parents for this experience. At first I didn't want to come because I thought my ability of English speaking and listening was bad. I was afraid that I couldn't make friends and get used to the life here, yet my father wanted it. Since then my life in EV began. After we arrived, I found that the room I slept in, the Internet, and the food were worse than those in Taiwan. At first I wanted to go home very much, hoping that time could run as fast as possible. But then I found that I fall in love with these courses, including listening, grammar and presentation classes in the morning. Although time was too short for me to have enough progress, I knew that I had some progress bit by bit. One day we celebrated birthday and invited the Russians to join us. That night was very happy. On weekdays we sometimes hung out to do some charitable activities. For example, Homes for the elderly, High School and the Orphanage, which made me understand that we are really lucky. The teacher took us out on weekends. We went snorkeling, appreciating the nights and Bohol Island.
Finally here comes the day we say goodbye to everyone. During my first few days in EV, I really wanted to go back to Taiwan, but now I realize I want to stay for more months. Last, I want to say thank you to everyone for tolerating me. I hope Damon and Robert can reduce the times of their fights. Three weeks in Philippine have been an important experience and memories in my life. I will miss you all!
Hello, my name is Robert. I'm from E3 level. Today I will give a speech about last day in EV. Good afternoon to every person here. Time flies like an arrow. I'm very happy here to graduate with such nice classmates. We have busy living pace in Taiwan. I felt very relaxed here but also learned a lot. Thank all the teachers in EV for teaching me such an out-of-control person. And I will be missing all you guys . I hope I can come back and eat breakfast that will never change. I will never forget all the teacher who had taught me. I love Cebu. Thank all of you a lot again.