Student's Testimonials

Students Testimonials

improve my listening and speaking skills in a short time

When I made the decision to study English in Sydney, I was one of the people who really wanted to be fluent. It was the most important decision for the rest of my life, moreover I had to quit the job I had been in for 5 years in Korea.

I tried to look for a school as soon as I arrived in Sydney and some agents recommended me some speaking schools such as JET, La Lingua etc. But I didn’t choose those schools because I thought I needed to start the basic grammar first at all. (but I found I was wrong) So I chose a school that had many nationalities and the class was elementary. I found that I already knew the basic grammar, but I couldn’t speak much although I was the student with the highest marks in the class. Most Europeans were talkative although they didn’t know grammar and their English was improving faster than the Asians. I wanted to speak as much as I could but it took a long time to translate Korean to English in my head.

After the school, I thought I ought to find a suitable school and I had a trial lesson in JET to learn about the system called ‘The Callan Method’ I didn’t understand what the teachers said and it made me self-conscious. but that’s why I chose JET because I wanted to be like the other students who were following the fast speed of lessons. I was very confused during the first week. (actually it’s not over.) but I made an effort to listen to what the teachers said. In 2 weeks, I found I got used to the way of the Callan Method and I was getting interested in speaking. (but sometimes, making sentences was very stressful..)

I think one of the advantages of studying in JET is that I could improve my listening skills in a short time as well as my speaking skills because I had to concentrate in order to listen to what the teachers said and another thing is that I could think in English when I tried to say something. It was very difficult for all students, especially Korean and Japanese, because we have different constructions of language.

Now I have more confidence than before coming to JET. I’m not afraid to speak English. The choice of JET was the best I’ve made in Sydney.

TOEIC Public Test Centre

Next test date:25/10/2019

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