Pei-An Wang (Payton) and Yu-Pei Ke, a couple from Taiwan, are currently taking an English course at Kings Los Angeles (Hollywood). We caught up with them to find out about how they are developing their English inside and outside the classroom.
Hi, tell us about yourselves and where you're from.
Payton: My name is Pei-An. My American name is Payton and I am from Taiwan.
Yu-Pei: I'm Yu-Pei and I am from Taiwan.
What made you decide to come and improve your English?
Payton: I choose to learn English because of business.
What kind of business do you have?
Payton: I usually go to the business exhibitions in China and Hong Kong because I have a textile factory in Taiwan. But at these exhibitions it's a lot of Chinese and Taiwanese companies. I have to find other businesses from Europe or North America. So I have to improve my English.
What about you, Yu-Pei? Why are you learning English?
Yu-Pei: Because he told me he wanted to go to English school.
Payton: Actually, I persuade her to follow me here!
So Yu-Pei, you're learning English because he introduced you? That's a good idea! What made you guys choose Kings over the other English schools?
Payton: First of all, because it's Kings Los Angeles and it's Hollywood. Hollywood is a very famous place in my country! Everyone knows Hollywood.
What courses are you taking?
Payton: Now, we are in different classes. I just moved to Guided Study so I’m in the Compact Course. This schedule lets me do several things after class. But I still have time to memorize and study my grammar.
What area of English is more difficult for you?
Yu-Pei: For me speaking is hardest.
Payton: For me, listening and maybe writing is a little difficult.
Payton, do you think that speaking is easier?
Payton: I think my speaking is a little easier because I studied English in different English schools.
Do you think Kings Los Angeles is the best one?
Payton: I think the prices here are better than many schools.
What do you enjoy most about your classes?
Payton: I like my teacher, Adam. Before him, I was in class with teenagers and people younger than me with different opinions and interests. Now I am in the 25+ class and I really like his strategy to make the class more enjoyable for us.
Yu-Pei: He makes English easier to learn because he's really humorous and funny.
Where do you live?
Payton: We live at La Mirada!
Have you participated in any of the activities?
Yu-Pei: We love basketball games! We went to a Lakers game in October.
Where are your classmates from? Do you have classmates from all over the world?
Payton: Yes, we do. Some are from Japan, some are from Russia and Saudi Arabia.
How do you feel about the location of the school?
Payton: The school's location is good. We're close to restaurants, the gym, supermarkets. It's really good.
What is the best thing about LA for you?
Yu-Pei: For me, it's all of the beaches and the ocean. During the summer, the weather is great.
What would you tell anyone who wants to learn English and they are considering Kings Los Angeles?
Yu-Pei: I would tell them that if they wanted to improve their English then they can choose Kings.
Payton: 我們選擇學校宿舍La Mirada。
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