Seoul 1999





THE LADY'S NAME IS MYUNG-HEE. SHE IS A STUDENT AT OUR INSTITUE. OUR
COURSE CONSISTS OF 6 LEVELS. EACH LEVEL TAKES 2 MONTHS. SO THE IDEA IS THAT A STUDENT COMPLETES THE COURSE AFTER 1 YEAR. THIS IS NOT USUALLY THE CASE SINCE OUR PROGRAM IS VERY STRICT. SHE IS IN HER 40S. SHE HAS BEEN IN LEVEL 2 FOR 1 YEAR AND 6 MONTHS. THIS IS HER STORY.

“SINCE I STARTED LEARNING ENGLISH, I AM SOMETIMES SO UNHAPPY. BECAUSE I SOMETIMES ENCOUNTER DIFFICULTIES. IN MY CASE, I THINK I FEEL DISCOURAGE MORE THAN I FEEL HAPPY.

“JUST 2 WEEKS AGO, I WAS EXPERIENCING MUCH STRESS, BECAUSE I HAD FAMILY PROBLEMS. SO I DIDN'T PREPARE THE NEXT DAYS LESSON. I WAS SO NERVOUS. I REALISED MY LIMITATIONS. AFTER FINISHING OUR CLASS, I DIDN'T FEEL GOOD. I WAS IN THE LOBBY AND I WAS WORRYING ABOUT THE DIFFICULTIES OF LEARNING ENGLISH.

“SUDDENLY, I FOUND SOMETHING ON THE TELEPHONE BOX. CAN YOU GUESS WHAT IT WAS? IT WAS 'TURN OVER A NEW LEAF'. IT WAS AMAZING! I WAS SO HAPPY. I BELIEVE THAT IT IS GOD'S GIFT. GOD ALREADY READ MIND, AND GAVE IT TO ME.

“DO YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF 'TURN OVER A NEW LEAF'? IT MEANS TO MAKE A NEW START.

“SO I PROMISED MYSELF THAT I WOULD STUDY VERY HARD UNTIL I AM A FLUENT ENGLISH SPEAKER."

SHE DID THIS SPEAK FOR A SHOW AND TELL TEST.

FROM BETINA