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家長的認可

「Englist 不只教授常規的英文課程,而是老師們會拋出議題,啓發學生們應用英語來思考。在平日接受慣了填鴨式教育制度下的學生們,Englist 的園地裡,可以擴張他們的國際視野,以及學習境界。」

Shen

八年級、七年級、一年級學生的家長, 臺北市私立復興實驗高級中學 和 臺北市私立靜心高級中

「我們家三個孩子都有和老師學習英文的經驗。老師們不但針對孩子的個性適性鼓勵,並且總是能夠讓孩子們在愉快而輕鬆的上課環境中學習。看似沒有壓力、卻隱含有教學策略的學習氛圍,讓孩子們學習語言更主動而有效率!」

Chihhui

十年級、五年級、一年級學生的家長, 北一女 和 臺北市立仁愛國民小學

「Englist 提供了有別於其他英文課程更專業的英文寫作指導,不僅教導學術寫作的架構,也給與學生機會去思考探究平常不易接觸的議題,加強學生思考的深度。 適合有計劃未來出國就學的學生,提早適應將來的課業需求。」

Christine

五年級、三年級學生的家長, 臺北市立仁愛國民小學

「Englist 是一個良好的英語學習環境,適合孩子提高技能和獲取知識。」

Kate

九年級、八年級學生的家長, 臺北市私立奎山實驗高級中學

「Englist幫助我兒子從公立學校無縫接軌國際學校,並且在校成績也十分優異。」

Philomena

十二年級學生的家長, 康橋國際學校

學生的想法

“It’s good for you, and it helps you in your school. If you don’t understand what your teacher is talking about in writing classes, you can come here, and you would be very ahead in school.”

「這對你有好處,它可以幫助你在學校的進度。如果你不明白你的老師在寫作課所說的話,你可以來這裡,你會在學校裡進步得很快。」

Chloe

七年級

“It’s very fun while learning … and the atmosphere is very happy and we all learn very well in it.”

「學習時非常有趣 … 氣氛非常愉快,我們都學得很好。」

Tom

七年級

“It’s really beneficial for your writing skills. It’ll make you more interested in writing. They teach you both academic stuff and entertaining stuff to write for the web, and overall it improves your writing skills greatly.”

「這對你的寫作技巧非常有益。它會讓你對寫作更感興趣。他們教你學術和娛樂的東西,為網絡寫作,總體而言,它大大提高了你的寫作技巧。」

Kyle

九年級

“The unique experience of being a writer at Taipei Teen Tribune really improved my writing skills and taught me to look at things through various angles.”

「在 Taipei Teen Tribune 的獨特經驗的確讓我的寫作技巧改進了,而且還教我從多個不同角度去看待事情。」

Irene

十二年級

Alex如何成為一個更優秀的寫者

此圖翻攝自Alex經過校稿的四段式論文的手稿。

即便對以英文為母語的寫者來說,要把文章寫好也不是那麼容易的事。因此,當我們看到學生們寫英文論文時,將自己在Englist所學到的技巧,清楚且有條理的應用在傳達自己的想法、意見和論證時,真的很令人雀躍。也正因如此,我們感到相當有成就也很有信心,這不僅能夠在學校內,甚至當學生們面對校外的挑戰時,都非常有幫助。

以下這篇論文是由Alex Sun撰寫,他是一名以英文為第二語言的五年級台灣學生。順帶一提,Alex相當的努力且全心投入的學生,非常值得嘉獎。加上個人的付出,以下是他在Englist學習一年後的成果。

*Alex的論文有經過小幅編輯讓論述更清楚。

Learning how to write essays is the hardest thing

by Alex Sun

At the beginning of summer, I went to a mysterious and unknown place called “Englist”. It is run by a pair of interesting brothers, Teacher Adam (Big brother) and Teacher Aaron (Small brother). We learned about all different types of articles and various types of writing skills. Since I started this program, my writing has changed a lot.

When I started, we began to learn a type of writing called “Persuasive Writing”, meaning an essay that persuades people. It didn’t really seem hard to me on the first essay, but when I got back my paper, it was actually all red due to the corrections. In the essay, there were tons of mistakes, including boring hooks, an abundance of grammar and spelling errors, and I didn’t even write my own opinions. In the following weeks, I practiced a lot of essays and the most difficult part to me was the commentary (opinion). Because I didn’t know a lot about my world, I always got stuck on it; once I even worked on an essay for a whole day.

After months and months of practice I did a lot of homework and tests, and that made me better. I could write a whole essay within two hours, I could think of good sentences that are connected, and sometimes I can get a good score on the tests. This is all because I practiced a lot and I didn’t give up on it. Even though it was super hard and I often think so hard that my head hurts, I still keep on going and that makes me stronger.

After all the problems and difficulties in the path of learning how to write, I also learned how to become determined. Whenever I encountered difficulties, I would remind myself to not give up. Even though I haven’t overcome all of my problems, I have still learned a lot.

學習如何撰寫論文是最困難的事

(中文翻譯)
by Alex Sun

今年夏初,我來到一個叫做”Englist”的神秘又未知的地方。它是由Teacher Adam(兄)跟Teacher Aaron(弟)這對很有趣的兄弟所經營。我們學習了各式各樣的文章和不同的撰寫技巧。自從來這邊學習後,我的寫作進步了很多。

我一開始學的是一種叫做“說服式寫作”的手法,也就是說你要透過這篇論文來說服讀者。第一篇論文對我來說似乎沒那麼困難,不過,當我拿回我的文章時,上面全部都是修改的紅字。這邊論文有一大堆錯誤,包括無聊的開場白、許多文法和拼字錯誤,我甚至連我自己的想法都沒寫進去。接下來的幾個禮拜,我練習撰寫大量論文,而對我來說最困難的是評論(意見)。因為我對我的世界不夠瞭解,所以總是卡住,我還曾經花了一整天來寫一篇論文。

在好幾個月的作業和考試練習後,我進步了。我能夠在兩個小時內完成一篇論文,也能夠撰寫出有關聯性的好句子,有時候我的考試也能得到不錯的分數。這都歸因於我努力的練習,從不放棄。即便過程真的很艱難,我常常用力思考到頭痛,但仍然堅持下去,那讓我變得更強。

在學習寫作的過程中所經歷的問題和困難,也讓我學習到如何變得更有決心。就算遇到許多困境,我仍提醒自己決不能放棄。即使我還沒解決所有的問題,我還是從中學習良多。