Whether you love or hate the English language, you need to learn English as it opens up a whole world of opportunities. The world today has become a universal village with English as a common language. Therefore communicating in English in our globalizing world allows us to succeed in the global arena.
You should not get scared or lose confidence when it comes to learning English. All you need to do is just keep trying, practicing and improving. Even if you do not have a strong vocabulary, your pronunciation is not excellent or your grammar is not faultless, be bold to speak in English. Never be afraid of making mistakes. Fear of making mistakes only holds back your progress.
Make a habit of carrying a small notebook. When you come across new words or phrases, jot down in your notebook so that you can review them later. When you look up a new word in dictionary, don't just find the meaning of the word, you also read the sentences, phrases, or idioms associated with it. Review them on a regular basis so that you remember them. And of course when you come to David’s Language Center, speak them out with your classmates or teachers. Don’t be shy, be confident. Having a positive attitude towards learning will help you become a successful learner.
Hello, my name is Jill. It’s my greatest pleasure to be a teacher and meet you guys in David’s English. Learning English is like a relationship because we need to spend more time with it and learn it on a regular basis. The more time and efforts we devote, the greater progress we have. Don’t be shy or feel ashamed when making grammatical mistakes. Speak up and have fun with every teacher in every class. Good luck. 哈囉，大家好，我是Jill。我很榮幸能夠在大衛這裡認識你們。學英文就好像我們在談戀愛一樣，因為我們要花時間，而且還要按部就班地去學習。但只要我們投入越多的時間跟精力，我們就會有越多的進步。所以，大家都不要害羞，或是怕犯錯。不管是上什麼課程，跟著老師們一起同樂，盡量開口說英文就對了！祝大家好運！
Dear English learners,
I am Tina Ko. I have been teaching English since I graduated with an English degree.
Not only do I hold an English-teaching certificate, I'm also skilled in bilingual interpretation.
There are different ways to learn this language.
In a conversation class, I believe students need to be encouraged by both teachers and classmates to speak up and run the risk of making errors. Only through knowing one's errors will one make progress and avoid making the same mistakes again.
In TOEIC and grammar classes, students need to identify their weaknesses so they get higher scores and can cognitively apply what they learned in class to their real lives.
Let's improve your English, not tomorrow, but today!
職場的同學因為工作要求對於商用寫作有迫切性，基本上還未上課前多會先對於自己商用英語技巧作檢測，這方面我的建議是：聽力要多聽，坊間有很多的雜誌譬如biz 、studio classroom或ICRT都是比較推薦的教材。因為聽力與閱讀加強的過程中會有大量的單字累積，這對於寫作有一定幫助，讀得好就寫得好。基本上，口語說與聽力有關聯性，但有時候口語與書面語有很大的差別，你在書信的時候不可以把口語東西放進來；譬如What's up與How's everything，在使用上就有口語與書面語的比較及差別。