Great news everybody. I’m visiting a friend in Japan and during that time I’m going to study TOEIC at an English school. My friend lives in Fukuyama Hiroshima. She is going to let me stay there for two months. I really want to visit my friend but I also want to continue studying English and studying for the TOEIC test. So I started researching different English schools in the Fukuyama area. There are actually many of them. I found at least 10. It was a little difficult to research for the English schools because my Japanese is very limited. So I use the Google translate program and found out that Japanese people call English schools, eikaiwa. Then I found out that this can be written in Japanese like this 英会話。So I put into Google 福山市英会話 and I was able to find a lot of good schools.
One of the schools was called Goodwin eikaiwa. And this interest to me because I had previously used in online toy course that was also named Goodwin. So I sent them an email to ask them to give me their prices and explain the way that their English school works. I got a reply in about two days give me the prices and explain to me the different courses that they have. They had many different courses. They had kids courses, and adult courses. Within the a different adult courses they had something called a standard course, free discussion course, a TOEIC course, a business course and a travel course.
The standard course was a basic English class. In this class you would learn everything that there is to learn in English. So you could learn listening skills, speaking skills, different grammar and you can also practice your pronunciation.
The free discussion course was a course that was for higher level students and it focused on speaking. Each class would be a different subject or theme. Then the students would talk about this subject using different vocabulary words and sentences for the majority of the class.
The TOEIC courses of course a course about taking the TOEIC test. There are a lot of different practice questions and they tell you how best to take the course. They teach you the strategies and tactics that you need to use to do better on that course.
The business course taught you how to perform in a business environment. So there’s a lot of teaching about how to speak politely. Is a lot of business words that you learn. There’s a lot of role-playing where you can pretend to be a businessman and practice all of the different situations that you’ll need to use your English and.
The travel course was very interesting and this was less conversation and more about how to get around when you’re on a vacation in English speaking environment. So you might learn how to check into a front desk at a hotel. You could learn how to order your food at a restaurant. You could learn how to ask directions. And all kinds of other different situations.
I decided that I was going to take the TOEIC course and the free discussion course. I have a free lesson that I’m going to take when I get there before I actually signed the contract. But I have a good feeling about this place and I think that I will become the student there.