Update: Two Month Mark
It has been an exciting and fun-filled first two months. The atmosphere among the students is good – I think a reflection of just how much they value the opportunity to keep learning. Seeing just how incredibly talented they are, it’s very strange to think that without this opportunity they would not be studying and would be limited to low-skilled careers.
Students are very focused on their mission to become advanced English speakers in just one year and have already made impressive progress. They recently sat their “A1” (beginner) exams and the results were fantastic. We hope to continue the momentum into the “A2” (elementary) exams, which are just three weeks away.
Becoming an advanced English speaker in just 12 months is a momentous challenge. Determined to make it happen, students signed a pledge, agreeing to always converse with each other in English. Knowing this would be difficult for everyone, we marked the occasion with a ceremony and celebration. It’s a crucial step and the progression it enables is immediately obvious.