Today, I want to write about my personal preference for either Practical English or TOEIC.
I think Practical English actually develops better English skills than TOEIC. The reason for my choice is I think studying language needs to communicate with other people. In that sense, Practical English class has very nice environment to develop our English skills.
I think learning English from a native speaker is better than form a Korean teacher for us. Since we have studied English with Korean teachers since childhood, I think it is important to have a chance to study English with native speakers.
I liked the aspects of Practical English in our Freshman that we had studied English very interestingly and easily with friends and native speaker professor. But I didn’t like the aspects of Practical English that there are so many homework and project.
I think my English skills really have improved by taking Practical English. I didn’t have enough confidence to speak English before taking the class, but I have confidence that I can speak English with other people now.
TOEIC is a good measure of English ability. I think it could use to check our English level.
I think both of classroom environments are good to reconcile properly. Each one has its own merits and demerits. Sometimes we have to study in the class where the teacher lectures and students take notes, and sometimes we need to the format is more collaborative and interacting on a more social level with the teacher.
I think it’s not a good idea for Freshman students to take a TOEIC course in their Freshman year of university. Because we only need the TOEIC score when we are in getting a job, we don’t have to take a TOEIC course at the first year of university.
Thank you for reading my personal preference for either Practical English or TOEIC. I want it can help you to find a good way to improve student’s experience in Practical English class. Thank you!!