BECI – From Vietnam to Baguio
- Name: Juliet
- Nationality: Vietnamese
- Course: Ielts (F)
- Level: Band 5.5
- Duration: 4 weeks
Q: Why have you decided to study abroad?
I chose BECI incidentally. I have thought about going to the Philippines to learn English, but it had so many schools that I didn’t know which schools would be suitable for me. I mean, I really worried about the qualification, the price, the school’s position. Luckily, at that time, one of my friends introduced BECI for me, and I have been impressed immediately by some pictures that she gave me. And I checked the information of BECI on the internet, wow! What a good place! I just simply would try to learn English here – in BECI to get the IELTS scores.
Q: Which English Skills you have improved the most?
My speaking and listening skills greatly improved in just 1 month. The two factors that helped me are the good environment and the use of English on a daily basis. BECI students are from different countries like Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Viet Nam, and Korea so basically, I have to use English all the time.
Q: What do you think are the strong points of Beci?
First, BECI’s one-on-one classes help students to learn faster and the teachers are able to capture students’ level and problems better.
Second, Abundance, quality, and variety of food. They serve different kinds of food which are interesting to foreign students like me. You will not feel anorexia while studying here.
Third, Dormitory is clean and tidy which makes the living of students comfortable. Especially, it is not damp during the rainy season.
Q: What is the thing that you likes most in BECI?
Uhm… Let me see… EOP! I really like the rule “English Only Policy” (EOP). In BECI, I need to speak English in the lounge and classroom for 24/24 hours even with Vietnamese. I am in favor of that good policy because if I get used to the environment that we just speak English, I will have to chance myself to enhance my speaking skills. When we speak English with each other, I won’t feel a language barrier because everybody speaks English only.
Q: After BECI, what is your next step?
Before deciding to study in the Philippines, I had a plan to study in the United States. So, when I get back to my country, I will take the entry English test for the school I will be attending. If I’m lucky enough and pass the exam, I would go to the US to study. I just hope that the lessons I learned at BECI would help me.
What advice can you give to students who plan to study abroad?
Application of English is a very important factor. So, you should look for a school that has mixed nationalities. This set-up would greatly motivate you to use English at all times and would speed up your learning.
Other than that, you have to make sure that you possess lots of energy. So, you have to check the food of the school, if it fits your taste and personality, then go for it. I think Baguio city is famous for its fresh and variety of vegetables and fruits. If you are a vegetable and fruit lover, I recommend Baguio for you.
I will recommend BECI for students who wish to study English. The dormitory is nice and accommodating. The environment motivates you to focus on your studies. If you are in BECI, you don’t have to worry about anything, everything is in the perfect place. All you have to do is study and reach your goal.