I have already taken four English modules before I came to Singapore, but it was the first time for me to have an English class with native speakers. It is a challenging task to communicating with them. After the peer teaching, mock job interview and oral presentation, I felt much confident with my spoken English.
I would like to talk about peer teaching first. I have not had any experiences of teaching others in English before. In my part of teaching, a discussion was initiated. I did not expect the discussion to happen. Luckily, I managed to discuss with my “students”. It was the first time for me to have a live discussion with others without any preparation. Although my performance was not as good as my teammates, I came to realize that I could express my idea clearly.
Then the mock job interview came. This time I felt confident to speak with my “interviewers” since peer teaching helped me to build my confidence. I was surprised by myself that I could finish a job interview in English. Instead of giving yes or no to a question, I could speak out a long sentence fluently. This kind of ability could only be tested under a certain condition. I began to feel lucky to select this module. I have never got a chance to know my level of spoken English.
The oral presentation was the most exciting event. I did not do well in the mock presentation and I worked hard to prepare. With some presentation experiences, I was quite sure that I can perform well. I think I showed my confidence and presenting skills.
I got unique experience from this module. It helped me to test my English skills from different aspects and gave me confidence. I built friendship with my classmates through the process of learning. The most important is that I have acquired useful skills for my future.
I would like to thank Brad and all my classmates for giving me feedback after each activity. You helped me a lot in this module.