In class I had an opportunity to make friends from foreign countries. Before I met them, I didn’t know about their countries and their culture. It is most important learning about various cultures, especially American culture.
Many Koreans study English for a long time in their school day. But most of them are very afraid of speaking with Americans. They are afraid of making a mistake. But at TIEP I could get self confidence. Of course, I still make mistakes, but I’m not afraid anymore. I learned “Don’t be shy.” I’m not native, but I can speak English to make myself understood.