MONOL – IELTS in the Educational Center of the North


Hello, I am Iyo, and I am a local student reporter of Monol! Here is my self-introduction.

I am a male college student from Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture. My age is in the early twenties. I belong to the medical department of a university in the metropolitan area. I am studying my best every day with the aim of becoming a doctor.

  • Duration: January 2018 (2 months)
  • Course: IELTS course (3 one-on-one hours + 5 hours group + optional 3 and a half hours)
  • Module: Academic
  • Room: 3 + 1 (Lecturer Shared Living) Room

I am in front of my desk with my textbook and notes. I dyed my hair the day before leaving Japan

Reason for my study in the Philippines

As a part of hospital practice at my university, I can work at overseas hospitals for one to two months. As a condition for undergoing this overseas practice (TOEIC, IELTS, English) scores were necessary.

Shamefully, since I only studied English to pass the exam, I have been away from English learning in recent years, so I need to learn English again. I needed to enhance my listening because I could not listen to English at all like I used to.

Because I am not so proficient in English, I decided to study abroad to try to improve my English ability from scratch in two months during my spring break. Suggested Places to study abroad are Australia and the Philippines.

Studying in Australia is what the professor of my university recommended based on his past experience and the reason is that January to March is summer in the southern hemisphere. I also referred to the experience of my hairdresser in Australia who lived in Australia for ten years

However, because there are only two months of spring vacation, I thought that the “main group curriculum with a large number of group classes” common in Europe and the United States would not be suitable.

I finally thought that in order to achieve results in short-term study abroad, one-to-one lessons of studying abroad in the Philippines is necessary.

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