Nowadays, everyone wants to master English as it is accepted as the
universal language that can bring you to new experiences and opportunities.
Learning a new language is not an easy task, therefore, many people are seeking
language schools that fit their goals and learning styles. There are many
English language schools with different styles of teaching. Some give a
guarantee of learning success, some give a chance for students to arrange their
class schedule, some provide an immersive English environment, and some offer a
private class for a student to customize their own class. However, among
various kinds of schools that can be found in every corner of the city, which
one is the most suitable for our own learning styles?
I had experienced and studied in many kinds of language schools,
from well-known institutes with large classrooms, small classrooms, a fully
English environment where I could arrange my timetable by myself, to a private
class where everything is designed to suit my goals. There are different
advantages in each school, thus, finding out which one is the most suitable for
myself is the key to achieve my goals.
I embarked on my English learning journey in an elementary school,
which did not help me communicate in English, merely provided fundamentals, so,
I was looking for an English institute. In the language institutes with large
or even small class sizes, I had a chance to meet new people and talk with
them. However, the class size made it difficult to practice in speaking with a
native teacher who often had to stand in front of the room and manage the class
by him/herself. The school’s curriculum was fixed and each lesson was planned
and taught according to a book. It sometimes made the class boring.
I felt that I had to look for another school that I would have more
chances to speak and I thought a school with an immersive English environment
was most suitable. In addition, I could arrange my schedule for learning by
myself. What a flexible way of learning! I had developed my listening skill
when I studied in this institute, because I had to study from a computer program
before I met a native teacher in a small class. Additionally, there were native
teachers from various countries so it made me familiar with many different
accents. However, students had to be social people to utilize all facilities in
the school. I am kind of an introvert, so it always made me feel awkward most
of the time I spent in the school.
Finally, I settled myself in a private class of a tutoring school.
I set my goal of learning in the first meeting with my tutor. Then, every
lesson I studied was related to my goal. At very first lesson, I didn’t talk
much due to my personality. I needed time to adjust, but the tutor was very
calm. Moreover, my tutor is an observant person. He designed the class and
selected the topic that suited me right down to the specifics. Each lesson is
different. It is unpredictable; the class for this week differs from the last
week. The lessons do not depend on individual books, the tutor uses and
introduces various resources for learning English online and offline. Therefore,
every class each week offers new opportunities to learn in a fresh way.
One of the incredible aspects of being human is discovery. New
experiences cycle through our brains in the form of electrical signals in hopes
of finding something new. To be excited is to be human.
Each type of schools has its own advantage. It depends on us to
choose what is the right for our taste and then walk our own path. The private
tutoring class is the best choice for me, especially in speaking.