I’d learned a lot from SMEAG, not only English, but also a lot of notions. Even though I was studying ESL, but my Listening&Speaking teacher who named “Martin” had let me practice IELTS’s speaking, he also encouraged me to study IELTS I in the future.
My writing skills were awful, but my Reading&Writing Teacher “Narcife” who also named “Nars”, she was patient and kind, if I don’t understand what she had said, she will try to let me understand it step by step.
My 1:4 teacher “Mitch” was also kind and humor, she will try to know about everyone and have a communication with them.
One of the teachers in SMEAG that I very admire is “Dafne” she is very humorous and talkative, even though she was not my teacher, but she still had communicated with me and gave me some advice.
The difference between Taiwan’s education and SMEAG are the attitude of teacher, when you have a problem about your study, most of the teacher would be impatient and think that they have taught you that, so it was your problem about didn’t pay attention during the class. But the truth is that you had pay attention, and you still don’t know about it. In SMEAG, if you have any problem, you can ask any teacher if they got a free.
The most difficult thing was watching everyone who you know went back to their countries on weekends, everyone came there at different times, left at different times. Sometimes the person that you know for few day would leave. Although that was difficult to say goodbye to them, but they have their own life, and you still can chat with them if you got their Facebook.
During the time in Philippines, I experienced lots of things that I afraid to do, like walking on the street in Cebu alone, playing Zipline and Skywalk even though I’m afraid of height, and swimming with Whale Shark.
Before I went back to Taiwan, I had a chance to join SMEAG’s 10 anniversary, since I got there, some teacher would practice dancing every night on weekdays, although the classes made them feel exhausted, they still practiced hard. On the day of 10 anniversary, I was shocked by them, because they had done many things that they didn’t do during their practice, it was amazing to see those teacher dancing.
On the day I left the Philippines I was sad ,the reason are not only the teachers and friends at SMEAG, but also those memories, it was a really great experience to study in SMEAG.