JIC – Rio recalls how the academy provides him the training on IELTS
I have been staying in JIC for 2 months to study IELTS. I need IELTS because I want to be a male nurse in New Zealand. My original plan was actually to join another academy, but the curriculum of JIC caught my interest. Therefore, I made up my mind to register at this academy.
When I arrived here for the first time, I was surprised with the weather as it was cooler than my country. There were no entertainment facilities near the academy, so it means it was the best location to study English.
During the first week, I had to settle down with the local atmosphere. After that, I could adapt to the environment without any difficulties. Overall, I was satisfied with everything here because the Sparta course was very good to improve IELTS skills such as Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening. Speaking and Writing were quite nice since it was difficult to improve these skills by myself. Whenever I took the weekly or monthly tests, I got detailed feedback from my teachers. Therefore, I could know where I am.
Another merit was the English speaking environment. Even though there were so many Korean students, I could speak English all day long because here in JIC, there are so many English zones so that we can speak only English. It was quite interesting.In addition, there is a challenger program. It was a kind of promotion to speak English.
In addition, there is a challenger program. It was a kind of promotion to speak English. During my challenger program, I felt it was a little bit uncomfortable, however, I always spoke English whenever I met friends and even Korean students.
Thanks to this program, my speaking was improved.
Main classes consisted of 6 private classes so I could focus on all parts of subjects with my teachers. Whenever I attended my classes, I always was inquisitive about English to my teachers. I had to verify when I could not understand English.
Moreover, when I reviewed some parts of the subjects, I always took notes so that I can ask my teachers the next day. Taking memos and summarizing was one of my habits so I was reminded by my notes. It was very informative for me. My teachers were professionals because they have very special teaching skills so I could follow them without any problems.
Among all classes, Writing was a very difficult subject for me when I attended the class for 2 hours daily.
At that time, I was trained regarding the construction of essays from the introduction to conclusion. In terms of introduction, I learned how to write general statements and thesis statement with different types of essays. And also I built my own introduction compositions. It was very helpful and saved my time. The most important thing was I had to paraphrase a topic by using a multitude of synonyms.
In the case of a body, the most important condition was to write logically. It means I have to follow the A.R.E.R (Answer, Reason, Example, Result) method. At first, it was difficult to follow the method. However, as time went by, this became familiar with me. I could use this medium for both body1 and body2 effectively. The most vital point in the body was that I had to check if my opinions are related with the topic logically.
In terms of conclusion, it was similar to writing an introduction. It means I have to use my own construction such as ‘In conclusion, there is no doubt about that’. I had to add my opinion if it was an opinionated essay.Aside from main classes, there were extra classes which were based on BBC-listening, brainstorming, grammar and pronunciation class. Among them, I chose the BBC-listening and brainstorming classes because my weak points were how to create my ideas and listening skills. They were really helpful classes. In case of the
Aside from main classes, there were extra classes which were based on BBC-listening, brainstorming, grammar and pronunciation class. Among them, I chose the BBC-listening and brainstorming classes because my weak points were how to create my ideas and listening skills. They were really helpful classes.
In the brainstorming class, I can share my ideas with other classmates. It is quite helpful for my idea building. I could summarize a variety of ideas in my notes. If you are struggling with idea building, I strongly recommend attending this extra class.
Overall, I think I made a good choice to attend this academy.