Patti: Hi Shota! Today is your last day at our school. I just wanted to ask you a few questions because you are one of the happiest students that I know here. You have been here since January and I think that you had a very successful time in Victoria.
Patti: What are some tips that you would give to students coming to Victoria? Life tips?
We will miss you Shota!
Shota: For ‘life tips’ I think that it is important to make connections. Not superficial connections. Close connection! My close friends help me a lot for life in Canada, to study English and to get experience in Canada. So, I think it’s the most important thing.
Patti: How did you make close friends?
Shota: I was in luck, he is my co-worker. I work almost everyday so I could make close connections.
Patti: You say that close connections are very important. Anything else?
Shota: Think optimistic!
Canadians are so kind. So if I make a mistake or if I can’t speak English very well, you don’t need to care.
You don’t need to worry too much.
Patti: No need to be embarrassed.
Shota: Don’t hesitate!
Patti: Thank you, Shota. I just wanted to appreciate you as being a great student at our school and bringing a lot of happiness and positive energy.
Very often, students came into our school with a very vague idea, “I want to improve my English.”
Since at REV we know that a student’s motivation is a key factor to their success in language learning, the first thing we do is to take time to help students discover why they really want to learn English and what they truly want to achieve. These are definitely not easy questions to answer for some of them, as many of them are also just on their way to find out who they are and what they want in life.
REV teachers talk to students in depth before recommending a course for them because we know, unless the classes can be somewhat customized, they won’t truly suit and serve each student’s needs. At REV, you won’t find the conventional grammar, reading and writing, listening, and speaking classes. Instead, you’ll find an integrated program that is cut out for a student’s specific needs. I think it’s safe to say that no two students at REV are taking the exact same program because we tweak each class to help them achieve their different language learning goals.