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MEET OUR STUDENTS   Meet Our Students Welcome to the Ambassador Section! Use it to contact Tamwood International College and Tamwood International Camps students and learn more about student life, classes, activities, and studying English. See if there is an Ambassador from your country today! Meet Our Students Name: Wagner Faquim
Year: 2010
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Brazil

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Estava eu procurando por uma escola de idiomas para estudar inglês como segunda língua. Para tanto, listei as opções de escolas, perguntei para alguns amigos, consultei algumas agencias especializadas no ensino de adultos e estrangeiros.

Ao final eu me decidi por Tamwood, em Vancouver no Canadá.

Decisão tomada, elaborei meu planejamento e finalmente chegou a data de meu embarque. Eu estava ansioso com a minha viagem e inseguro quanto a minha fluência no Inglês. Embarquei em São Paulo com destino a Toronto, onde fiz conexão para Vancouver. Até Toronto foram 12 horas de viagem e de Toronto até Vancouver mais 4 horas. Ao passar pelo serviço de imigração do Canadá comecei a sentir as primeiras dificuldade para ouvir e entender o agente, que para o meu nível de conhecimento no idioma, falava muito rápido.

Bem, superada essa primeira dificuldade localizei meu transfer do aeroporto até minha homestay. Ao chegar fui recebido com muita cordialidade pelo casal que já me aguardava, educadamente me perguntavam sobre minha viagem, mostravam minhas acomodações, e falaram e perguntaram outras coisas, que não consegui entender mas, tudo bem, estava cansado da viagem.

No dia seguinte fui para Tamwood. Lá chegando, enquanto aguardava as providencias da escola Student Lounge, observava a chegada de diversos estudantes, cumprimentando-se e logo iniciando uma conversa, em Inglês óbvio, outros ao redor de uma mesa jogando sinuca, opa, o que? Uma mesa de sinuca dentro de uma escola? Mais tarde percebi o quanto era importante para a interação e integração dos estudantes.

Logo, eu e outros estudantes recém chegados fomos conduzidos para uma sala e recebidos pelo coordenador da escola chamado Kaz, que realizou reunião de apresentação das regras e funcionamento da escola, e por coincidência, meu entrevistador.

Foi nesse momento que eu comecei a ficar preocupado, tive muita dificuldade em entender as mensagens transmitidas na reunião. Durante a entrevista, Kaz, para mim, falava muito depressa, tive de pedir para que ele falasse mais devagar, mesmo assim foi difícil, Bem, durante a primeira semana na escola, na lanchonete e em outros lugares que frequentei encontrei a mesma dificuldade nos diálogos e pensei: será que ninguém consegue falar pausadamente nessa cidade?

Durante as atividades nas aulas, conheci outros estudantes de outros países, que sentiam com maior ou menor intensidade, as mesmas dificuldades que eu enfrentava. Foi nessa oportunidade que conheci Emmanuel, Argentino, Fernando, Brasileiro, Marino, Espanhol e a partir dai passamos a frequentar as atividades e eventos semanais promovidos pela escola Tamwood, que não eram poucas, assim como pudemos fazer passeios e viagens juntos, claro adotando como princípio não falar outro idioma se não o Inglês.

Semanalmente, na sexta feira, no final do primeiro período de aulas, Tamwood promove uma reunião com todos os alunos para homenagear e entregar certificados aos alunos que concluem o curso nesse período. Quando vi essa cerimonia, descontraída, alegre, onde os professores chamavam seus alunos graduandos do período, fazendo comentários sobre eles e os alunos, um a um, se despedindo dos colegas, dos professores, fazendo agradecimentos, lembrando ou fazendo algumas brincadeiras, em Inglês, fiquei impressionado e tive a certeza de ter feito a melhor escolha.

As semanas foram se passando, os trabalhos em sala de aula também não foram fáceis, a resolução dos exercícios, leitura, interpretação eram exigidas pela professora Manjit e muito dever de casa. Toda segunda feira, todos os alunos se submetem a uma avaliação semanal, buscando avaliar e mostrar ao estudante o seu nível de aproveitamento, onde deve se empenhar e aprimorar mais o seu aprendizado.

Depois de passar pela segunda avaliação semanal percebi que precisaria de ajuda, precisava melhorar meu vocabulário e relembrar regras e definições de gramática, foi quando conheci o Programa Personal Coaching.

A escola Tamwood oferece aos seus estudantes um programa de acompanhamento chamado Personal Coaching, baseado em suas avaliações semanais e nas observações dos professores em sala de aula, seu estudo é direcionado. Me inscrevi nesse programa e por uma feliz coincidência meu personal coaching foi o Kaz.

Até então não tinha tido oportunidade de conhece-lo melhor, em nosso primeiro contato tive a impressão de que era muito sério, conservador. Para minha sorte Kaz era o oposto disso, em todas as nossas reuniões sempre se mostrou muito acessível, de bom humor, e comprometido com seu trabalho.

Frequentando as aulas e ao programa personal coaching regularmente consegui manter meu aproveitamento entre 75% e 80%, exatamente o que eu havia planejado. Bem, no momento que escrevo este artigo, faltam exatamente 3 dias para a minha graduação e me sinto preparado a fazer minha despedida, em Inglês, na cerimônia de graduação de estudantes na próxima sexta feira.

Obs: comentar a alegria dos professores, dos alunos, que fazem a diferença.

Wagner Faquim é brasileiro, 55 anos de idade, Consultor Sênior em Planos de Continuidade de Negócios, reside e trabalha em São Paulo. Meet Our Students Name: Anne Garnies
Year: 2010
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Germany
Email: anne_garnies@web.de
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I came to Canada to improve my English, to have some new experience and to get to know new people! What I got was an absolutely amazing time!

Thanks to my agency "Real Gap Experience" I came to Tamwood and that is one of the best things which could have ever happen to me! In my opinion it is the best language school! Nowhere else can you study in a lovelier environment than here in Tamwood! The atmosphere is so friendly and open-minded, which is totally unique! At first I was scared about feeling not right on the place but after the first day I felt absolutely comfortable! You have the chance to meet so many people from different countries and cultures! (Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Ecuador, Brazil, Korea, Japan, France, Belgium just to mention some...) Because of the number of the different cultures, the way how the teachers do their lessons and the activities in the afternoon (which you can join together with your classmates) you've got a great opportunity to learn new things about other cultures.

Furthermore, the teachers play a big role as well! They are really nice and kind-hearted and they know how to make a lesson interesting and useful. With different methods they help you to improve your speaking, writing, pronunciation and vocabulary! And one thing is for sure: it is never boring :)

Last but not least Vancouver is an absolutely beautiful city! Where else can you have mountains and the Pacific and the same time?? It is definitely worth it to come here!

I would definitely recommend this experience! I've got to know so many amazing people and seen so many beautiful things (like the Rocky Mountains) that I'd never want to miss!


Ich bin nach Kanada gekommen um mein Englisch zu verbessern, neue Erfahrungen zu sammeln und neue Leute kennen zu lernen! Was ich bekam war eine absolut geile Zeit!

Durch meine Agentur "Real Gap Experience" bin ich nach Tamwood gekommen und das ist das Beste das mir jemals passieren konnte! Meiner Meinung nach ist Tamwood die beste Sprachschule überhaupt! Nirgendwo anders kannst du in einem freundlicheren und aufgeschlossenerem Klima studieren als hier! Am Anfang hatte ich ein bisschen Angst mich fehl am Platze zu fühlen, aber schon nach einen Tag hab ich mich wie zu Hause gfühlt! Man hat die Chance so viele verschiedene Leute aus verschiedenen Ländern und Kulturen kennen zu lernen und durch die unterschiedliche Gestaltung des Unterrichts und der Aktivitäten am Nachmittag (die man freiwillig mitmachen kann) hat man eine tolle Möglichkeit viele neue Dinge über anderen Kulturen zu lernen!

Nicht zu vergessen sind die Lehrer die auch eine sehr große Rolle spielen. Sie sind immer freundlich und herzlich und wissen immer den Unterricht interessant und nützlich zu gestalten. Mit ihren unterschiedlichen Methoden helfen sie dir so gut sie können dein Sprechen, Schreiben, deine Aussprache und dein Vokabular zu verbessern. Und eins ist sicher, langweilig wird es nie! :) Nicht zu vergessen Vancouver ist eine absolut wunderschöne Stadt. Wo hast du noch die Berge und den Pazifik an einem Ort?? Es lohnt sich definitiv hier herzukommen!

Ich würde auf jeden Fall diese Erfahrung weiterempfehlen, sie prägt dein Leben und davon wird man seinen Enkelkindern noch erzählen! Ich habe die Chance so viele tolle neue Leute kennenzulernen und so unglaublich wunderschöne Sachen zu sehen( wie die Rocky Mountains), dass würde ich nie missen wollen! Meet Our Students Name: Jun Woo Park
Year: 2010
Campus: Whistler
Country: Korea

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I would like to tell you my story at Tamwood in Whistler.

In March 2010, I came to Whistler Tamwood for 10 months. It was my first time to come to a foreign country to study English. I was worried and nervous about everything. There was only one other Korean when I first came here. I was not very cheerful. Frankly, it was a very difficult time for me being alone in Whistler. Nevertheless, I am still here because I have met really good friends here.

Korean culture is different from others, but when we really think about feelings, it is not really different. I mean, we all have the need of friendship. Most of my friends are from Switzerland because Whistler Tamwood has 70% of Swiss students. However, I have also met friends from Spain and Germany.

Last September, I had the opportunity to visit my friends in Switzerland and experienced about Swiss culture. All of my friends treated me very nicely. They feed me, took me special places and they even gave me their beds for me to sleep in. It was one of my best memories and I will remember that forever.

So I want to tell everyone in the world that if you only want to learn English, go to an academic school, but if you want to learn English, meet friends, and become a part of family, come to Tamwood. I convince that Tamwood Whistler will be the best choice.

탐우드학원에서의 저의 10개월간의 생활 이야기를 들려드릴까 합니다. 저는 2010년 3월에 이곳 휘슬러 탐우드에왔는데 저에겐 이것이 외국에서 영어를 처음 배우는 것이였습니다. 그래서 여러방면으로 굉장히 긴장을 하게되었죠. 제가 이곳에 왓을땐 한국인이 저를 포함해2명이었습니다.

제 성격이 사교적인 성격은 아니었기때문에 사실 처음엔 되게 힘들었죠. 그래도 아직까지 이곳에 있는 이유는 정말로 좋은 친구들을 만나서였어요. 물론 외국인과 한국인의 문화는 다르지만 막상 생활해보니 그리 다르지는 않았어요. 제 의미는 감정의 차이는 다르지 않다는걸 느꼇어요.

사실 제 친구중들은 대부분이 스위스아이들인데, 이곳 휘슬러 탐우드에는 70%가 스위스 학생들로 구성되어 있기때문이죠. 물론 스위스 친구외에도 스페인과 독일 친구들도 만났어요.

지난 9월에 기회가 생겨서 스위스에 살고있는 친구들을 방문해서 스위스란 어떤나라인지 배울수있게 되었어요. 제 모든 친구들이 마중을 나와주었고, 음식, 침대 모든 것을 제공해 주었어요. 이건 정말 저의 최고의 기억중의 하나이고 제가 앞으로도 기억해나갈 최고의 순간이었죠.

그래서 저는 세상의 모든 학생들에게 말하고 싶어요. 그저 영어를 배우고 싶다면 아카데믹 학원을 가면 되지만, 영어를 배우면서 정말 좋은 가족같은 친구들을 만나고 싶으시다면 휘슬러 탐우드로 가라구요. 탐우드 휘슬러를 선택하신다면 후회없는 최고의 선택을 하셨다고 말하고싶습니다. Meet Our Students Name: Marilia Teresa Silva
Year: 2010
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Brazil
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I bet you are concerned about where you should study English. Choosing Tamwood International College in Vancouver, Canada, is definitely a good option, because you can learn English in real life. Besides the excellent teachers and staff, there is an exciting activity to do every single day. The activities, which are arranged by the college, have affordable price and sometimes are free. As a result, you learn English while you are cycling in Stanley Park, crossing the suspension bridge at Lynn Park, hiking in Bowen Island, walking through the seawall or having a coffee with some friends. Furthermore, you have the opportunity of be in contact with people from different nationalities and make friends that you will remember forever. Improve your English and have the time of your life.


Eu aposto que você está preocupado pensando onde deveria estudar inglês. Escolher Tamwood International College em Vancouver, Canada, é com certeza uma boa opção, já que você aprende inglês enquanto vivencia experiências reais. Além da excelente equipe de professores e funcionários, a cada dia há um passeio ou alguma atividade interessante a se fazer. As atividades, que são organizadas pela escola, são de baixo custo ou gratuitas. Então, você aprende inglês durante um passeio de bicicleta no Stanley Parque, em trilhas na Ilha de Bowen, atravessando uma ponte suspensa no Lynn Parque, enquanto caminha no calçadão a beira mar ou mesmo tomando café com alguns amigos. Além de tudo isso, você tem a oportunidade de entrar em contato com pessoas de diferentes nacionalidades a fazer amizades que você vai guardar para o resto da vida. Melhore seu inglês e aproveite esse momento único em sua vida. Meet Our Students Name: Tomo Kanzaki
Year: 2010
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Japan
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I came to Tamwood almost two months ago. The reason I chose this school is the variety of the courses. Now I take Essential English class and TOEFL preparation class. Also I'm going to take International business English course in January, 2011. Teachers are very professional and friendly. Sometimes we share our information on Facebook. Although Tamwood is not a big school, there are many students from a lot of variety of countries. We can make a lot of friends in the school. I'm going to study English in Tamwood for four more months, so I guess I will have had more than 200~300 friends by the time I graduate from the school. Also I believe I can improve my English skills more.

I really appreciate a good host family. The accommodation was the biggest concern for me to live in another country, but It's not anymore. Now I have a great host family and three roommates. Everyday,I'm having a great time with the family and the roommates. Although I can't say every host family is good, the staff in the school will help you if you have a problem.

Tamwood provides us the best environment to study English. The only thing you have to do is being positive. If you can be positive to study English, I believe you can improve your English skills in Tamwood.

Tamwoodに来てから約2ヶ月が経とうとしています。僕は、受講できるコースが豊富に用意されていることに惹かれてこの学校を選びました。現在は、午前中に一般英語の授業を受けて、午後にTOEFLの授業を受けています。2011年の1月には国際ビジネス英語のクラスを受講する予定です。どの先生も教えることに熱心で、且つとてもフレンドリーです。お互いをFacebookで登録し合って、情報交換をしたりもしています。Tamwoodは大きな学校ではないですが、生徒の国籍は豊かで、いろいろな国の友達を作ることができます。僕はまだこの先4ヶ月間この学校で勉強をするので、卒業する頃には200~300人ぐらいの友達ができていると思います。そして、英語力も更に向上できていると確信しています。

僕は、ホストファミリーに恵まれたことに大変感謝しています。カナダに来る前は、宿泊先が一番の心配事でしたが、今は何の問題もありません。良い家族と3人のルームメイトと毎日一緒に生活をして、楽しい日々を過ごしています。すべてのホストファミリーが良いとは言えませんが、何か問題があれば学校のスタッフが相談に乗ってくれます。

Tamwoodは英語を勉強するための良い環境を提供してくれます。あとは、自分が英語を学ぶことに積極的になれれば、英語力を確実に向上できると思います。 Meet Our Students Name: Armando Mayo
Year: 2010
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Mexico
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Tamwood College is a great school as a whole: teachers, facilities, administrative staff and all special students I met here. I have tons of good memories during my stay in Tamwood, especially having made friends from all over the world and having a good time with them.

Firstly, I took General English course (from Intermediate Level) and then FCE Course Preparation, and passed the FCE (First Certificate in English) with B. Getting this important certificate has made me feel proud of myself, but I must also say that this accomplishment was thanks to the excellent teachers who have a great deal of experience and credentials to provide students with this kind of courses.

Secondly, I enrolled in the CO-OP program which allowed me to get a paid work in Canada. This was such an excellent opportunity to get to know how Canadian people speak out there, by doing this I've learned many colloquial expressions, idioms, slangs, and I'm quite sure my English, communication skills and confidence improved.

Finally, this has been once in a lifetime experience, as I've developed myself personally as well as professionally. If you're interested in taking an English Course, I highly recommend Tamwood college. I'd also like to point out that Vancouver is a delightful city to study English, as there are many beautiful places to visit, in other words, you gotta be here.


Tamwood college es una gran escuela en todos los aspectos. Los maestros, instalaciones, personal administrativo y todos los estudiantes que conoces ahí. Tengo infinidad de recuerdos durante el tiempo que estuve en Tamwood, especialmente haber hecho amigos de diferentes partes del mundo y pasarla muy bien.

Primero empecé General English en nivel intermedio, después tome el FCE (First Certificate in English por la Universidad de Cambridge) y pasé el examen con grado B. Habér obtenido este certificado me ha hecho sentir orgulloso de mi mismo, pero al mismo tiempo debo decir que este logro fue gracias a los maestros que tienen suficiente experiencia para enseñar este tipo de cursos.

Me inscribí al CO-OP program que me permitió trabajar en Canadá. Esta fué una excelente oportunidad para conocer como la gente habla naturalmente en la vida diaria. Al trabajar mejore mis habilidades de comunicación y aprendí muchas palabras, frases cotidianas, idioms, “slangs” y estoy seguro que mi Ingles y confianza mejoraron.

Finalmente, esta ha sido una experiencia de vida, por que me desarrollé personalmente y profesionalmente. Si estás interesado en tomar un curso de Ingles, ampliamente recomiendo Tamwood. También quisiera destacar que Vancouver es una ciudad excelente para estudiar Ingles ya hay tiene muchos lugares para visitar. Meet Our Students Name: Ayaka Kurahashi
Year: 2010
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Japan
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At first, I took General English course in Tamwood. My teacher was great. She was cheerful and funny as well as her teaching was very easy to understand. Tamwood has a lot of students from various countries, so I could make many friends from different countries like Europe, South America and Korea. I think Tamwood is the best school to make friends from various countries. That is so nice. I had a lot of fun with my friends.

In summer, after General English Course, I worked for BigBus sightseeing company as an internship student. My coworkers were so friendly and kind, and many of them were around my age, so I could hang out with them after work and weekends. It was so much fun and I could get use to speaking and listening to English having fun with native English speakers. My job was selling tickets and answering questions to the customers when they ask me questions on the tour buses. Most of the customers of BigBus were from English-speaking countries, so I had to speak English while I was working. Sometimes it was hard for me to understand their English because some of the customers had strong accents, but it was good practice to improve my English and I think my English improved a lot thorough working for BigBus. Most of the customers were very friendly, so I talked to them a lot and became close to them. Sometimes they gave me tips, souvenirs and their business cards. I liked to see their smiles and enjoying their traveling. I highly recommend the internship course to students because we can work with Canadian and get use to English which is spoken by native English speakers. And it’s a great opportunity to feel Canadian culture. Tamwood helps us a lot when we look for our job. Tamwood teachers give us a lot of advice. I wrote my resume and Tamwood teachers corrected it, and I practiced interview with Tamwood teachers many times. It was so helpful.

Now I’m taking FCE course, which is so interesting. We take tests everyday and FCE teacher corrects the tests and gives us advice soon. The class itself is interesting. We can learn many things in the class. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that Tamwood FCE teacher is the best teacher because she is veteran and I can feel her diligence and motivation to teach English to her students. She motivates us so much.

初めに、私はタムウッドで一般英語コースを取りました。授業は分かりやすくて良かったし、先生はとても明るく面白い人でした。タムウッドには色々な国籍の生徒がたくさんいるので、ヨーロッパや南アメリカ、韓国など、色々な国から来た生徒と友達になることが

できました。私は、タムウッドは様々な国籍の友達を作るのにベストな学校だと思います。私はそこでできた友達ととても有意義な時間を過ごしました。

そして一般英語コースを終えたあと、夏にインターンシップ生としてビッグバス観光会社で働きました。私の同僚達は、みんなとても親切でフレンドリーで、私と同年代のカナダ人もたくさんいたので、仕事終わりや週末によくみんなと遊びに行ったりしました。私はそこでカナダ人と一緒に遊び、楽しみながら、彼らの話す英語に慣れることができました。私の仕事は、バスの上でチケットを売ったり、観光客の質問に答えたりすることでした。ほとんどのお客さんが英語圏出身だったので、仕事中は英語を使いました。オーストラリアやイギリスなどの強いアクセントで話しかけてくるお客さんもいたので、それを理解するのに苦労したこともありましたが、とても良い英語のスピーキング、リスニング練習になり、私はこの仕事を通して、英語が格段に上達したと思います。そしてほとんどのお客さんはとてもフレンドリーだったので、お客さん達とたくさん話すことができ、仲良くなることができました。ときにはチップや御土産、名刺などをくれるお客さんもいて、すごく嬉しかったです。私は観光客の笑顔や、彼らの旅行を楽しんでいる姿を見るのがとても好きでした。私は、インターンシップコースは留学生にとってとても良いコースだと思います。カナディアンの人達と一緒に働くことができ、ネイティブスピーカーの話す英語に慣れることができるからです。また、カナダの文化を知るための絶好の機会にもなります。仕事を見つける際、いろいろな面でタムウッドが助けてくれました。インターンシップコーディネーターの先生が色々なアドバイスをくださったり、私が自分で履歴書を書いたあと、タムウッドの先生方がチェックして修正してくださったり、面接のための練習を何度もしてくださったり。本当に助かりました。

私は今FCEコースを受けています。FCEはとても遣り甲斐のある、面白いコースです。生徒は毎日FCEの模擬テストを受けるのですが、先生がすぐに採点してくれて、アドバイスをくれるので、自分の弱点がよく分かります。授業自体もとても興味深く、毎日新しいことが学べます。私は、TamwoodのFCEの先生ほど素晴らしい先生は、他になかなかいないと思います。なぜなら、彼女はFCEのベテラン教師で、生徒に英語を教えるための努力を常にしていて、とてもやる気のある先生だからです。先生のおかげで、私達も常にモチベーションを高く持つことができます。

最後に、私はタムウッドはとても良い学校だと思います。先生たちはみんな快活でフレンドリーで、いつも生徒の力になってくれます。タムウッドを語学学校として選んで正解だったと、心の底から思います。ありがとう、タムウッド! Meet Our Students Name: Philipp Essel
Year: 2010
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Germany
Email: P.Essel@gmx.de
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Vancouver is a wonderful city to be. There are so many things you have to see and also the people from all over the world you can meet. Tamwood relieved me at these things. I have met awesome people from Switzerland, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Japan and Korea. Tamwood offers also a lot of activities after school which are pretty cool and give you also a chance to meet new people. The teachers there are nice too. I sensed them more as friends than teachers because they are really easy-going and younger than normal teachers. To give one example I talked with one always about soccer and other sport before and after the lessons. During the lunchtime I enjoyed it to play pool, sit at one of the computers there or just talk with my friends about our plans for the evening. The lessons are not boring than in normal schools because you improve your English on another way. You watch for example a comedy series and speak about it later. I only can recommend everybody to go there to have an experience and of course improve your English skills.


Vancouver ist eine wunderschöne City. Es gibt so viele Sehenswürdigkeiten zu entdecken. Zudem kann man viele neue Leute aus aller Welt kennenlernen. Dabei hat Tamwood mir sehr geholfen. Ich habe fantastische Leute aus der Schweiz, Brasilien, Spanien, Deutschland, Japan und Korea getroffen. Tamwood bietet außerdem eine ganze Reihe an Aktivitäten an, die wirklich cool sind und zudem eine Chance bieten neue Leute kennenzulernen. Auch die Lehrer sind sympathisch. Ich habe sie mehr als Freunde wahrgenommen als Lehrer weil sie lockerer und jünger sind als normale Lehrer. Ich habe mich z.B immer vor und nach dem Unterricht mit einem über Fußball und andere Sportarten unterhalten. Während der Mittagspause habe ich häufig Billiard gespielt, war im Computerraum oder aber habe mich mit meinen Freunden über die anstehenden Pläne am Abend unterhalten. Der Unterricht war nicht langweilig wie es sonst häufig der Fall ist, da einem das Englische auf eine andere Art und Weise beigebracht wurde. Man guckt sich z.B. eine Comedy-Serie an und besprciht diese im Anschluss. Ich kann nur jedem empfehlen hier her zu kommen um Erfahrungen zu sammeln und natürlich sein Englisch zu verbessern. Meet Our Students Name: Jyhyeon Kim
Year: 2010
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Korea

Comments:
I took the FCE course at Tamwood for 3month. I will remember my time in the FCE class for a long time. I am really satisfied with my class. One time, I was getting frustrated because my English was not improved since I arrived in Vancouver so I was worried and talked to my friend about it. My friend who took this class before strongly recommended the FEC course. But I doubted whether this class would be helpful and useful to me. But I was wrong. Personally, the FEC class is one of the best ways to learn English. This class is so effective and efficient.

At first, even though I learned a huge number of vocabularies, idioms, and expression, I didn’t know how to make correct sentences and how to say the words I knew. Also, I didn’t know whether the sentences I said were proper or not depends on the situation. I was a little ashamed of speaking with my friends and worried about my friends’ misunderstanding. But during this class, I realized when I have to pick up the words in some situation and which words are suitable for some situation when I say. As far as I know, now I rarely make a mistake.

What is more, I learned about many phrasal verbs. I was always confused about preposition. When I read the books or newspapers, I met so many phrasal verbs. Sometimes I knew the meaning but there are too many similar phrasal verbs; for example, get away, put away, give away, and turn away. They look similar or even same. But each word has totally different meaning. Now, I can make out the meaning. It’s so worthwhile taking FCE course.

I think my writing and speaking skills are remarkably improved. In speaking, I am allowed to explain the pictures in detail and compare two or more pictures. I can also catch unique point from pictures. The practice was so demanding but helpful to think deeply and thoroughly. It is so difficult to come up with the creative idea within such a short time.

In writing, I got to know how to write letters, articles, and essays. Previously, I didn’t know how to send letters or emails to my foreign friends, so I just sent short messages. However owing to this class, I know it better. Few days ago, I could apply my writing skill to my real life. I booked my flight for my trip through the internet. But I couldn’t find my booking number so I sent an email to the flight agency. I had to write it formally and I already learnt from my course. I recollected what I learnt. At last, I received the letter from the company with my booking number. I am very proud of my successful work.

During the class, I learned much more than I expected. I am satisfied with my class, curriculum, teacher, and classmates. My teacher, Ann, is professional and always energetic and enthusiastic. She tries to make the students understand what she said and pays attention to all students’ questions at all times. I spent 3 month laughing and studying with my classmates. We will keep in touch continuously. Most of all, I am happy with my improvement on my English. I appreciate this class and I will remember all of things I have experienced and learned. I had such a happy and pleasant time at Tamwood.

탐우드에서 FCE코스를 3개월간 들었습니다. 이 시간은 오랫동안 제 기억에 남을 것이며 수업에 정말 만족합니다. 한때는 밴쿠버에 도착한후 늘지않는 제 영어에 좌절감을 느끼기도 하였습니다. 제 친구중 이 수업을 들은 친구가 FCE코스를 적극추천하였지만 이 코스가 정말 도움이 될까하는 의심을 갖은 것은 사실입니다. 하지만 제 생각이 틀렸더라구요. FCE코스는 정말 영어를 효과적이고 능률적으로 배울 수 있는 최고의 방법이라고 생각됩니다.

처음에는 수많은 단어, 숙어, 표현력을 배워야했지만 어덯게 문장을 고치고 말해야하는지 몰랐습니다. 또한 상황에 따라 이용한 저의 영어 표현이 맞는지 안맞는지도 몰랐구요. 친구들과 대화를 할때 좀 창피하였음은 물론 친구들이 이해를 못할까봐 걱정이 되더라구요. 하지만 수업을 통하여 상황에 따른 언어 표현능력을 갖출 수 있었고 거의 실수를 안할 수 있는 상황에까지 다다랐습니다.

게다가, 수많은 동사구를 배웠습니다. 항상 전치사에 헷갈려했었거든요. 책 혹은 신문을 읽을때, 수많은 동사구를 접하였는데 어떤경우는 의미를 팍악할 수 있었으나 너무나 비슷한 동사구들이 많았어요; 예를들어, get away, put away, give away, and turn away. 모두 비슷해 보임은 물론 심지어 같아 보였어요. 하지만 각 동사구는 다른 의미를 가지고 있지요.

제 쓰기와 읽기 능력은 말할 수없이 발전했습니다. 말하기에서는 사진을 보고 상세히 설명할 수 있음은 물론 두개 혹은 그 이상의 사진들을 비교설명 할 수가 있게되었습니다. 사진에 대한 자세한 설명후 각 사진에서 찾을 수 있는 주요점을 잡아낼줄 알아야하는 것이였지요. 굉장히 요구하는 사항이 많기는 하지만 깊은 생각은 물론 파악력을 갖게끔해주었습니다. 짧은 시간에 창조적인 생각을 끄집어낸다는 것이 굉장히 어려웠습니다.

작문에서는 편지, 논문, 그리고 에세이 등을 어떻게 써야하는지를 배웠습니다. 그전에는 외국친구들에게 편지 혹은 이메일 조차도 어떻게 써야할지 몰라서 짧게 메세지를 보내곤 했습니다. 하지만 FCE수업 뒤에는 어떻게 글을 쓰는지 잘알게되었고 몇일 전에는 실제 생활에 저의 작문능력을 발휘하게되었습니다. 인터넷으로 여행을 예약했으나 예약번호를 찾을 수가 없었고 정식 편지를 에이젼시에게 보내야만했지요. 수업시간에 배운것을 토대로 편지를 써서 보냈고 자랑스럽게도 예약번호와함께 에이젼시로부터 편지를 받았습니다.

제가 기대했던 것보다 정말 많을 것들을 배웠습니다. 수업, 커리큘럼, 선생님, 그리고 반친구들에 대만족합니다. 제 선생님 Ann은 정말 전문적이며 항상 에너지있고 열정적이였습니다. 당신이 하신 말을 학생들에게 이해시키기 위함은 물론 항상 학생들의 질문에 집중을 하셨어요. 학급친구들과 아직도 연락을 하며, 3개월간 함께 웃고 공부를 한 친구들인 만큼 계속 연락을 할 것입니다. 제 영어 향상에 정말 만족하며 이 수업에 감사드립니다. 배우고 경험한 모든 것들이 제 기억에 오래 남을 것이며 정말 행복하고 즐거운 시간에 감사드립니다. Meet Our Students Name: María Echeverría
Year: 2010
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Spain
Comments:
When I arrived here to Vancouver I was scared, I couldn’t speak good English and I didn’t know anybody. Tamwood was very helpful and made me feel comfortable, everyday there was a school activity where I could meet people and made new friends of all different parts of the world.

The city, Vancouver is so beautiful, I could enjoy the beaches, the mountains and I could visit so many places near Vancouver, like Whistler, Victoria…

For me it has been very important the homestay. I have been very lucky, my family is so nice, I can practice English with them everyday.

My program in Vancouver was studying in Tamwood for 8 weeks, afterthen I have started an intership program of another 8 weeks. Tamwood helped me to prepare the interview and to get the job where I am working.I chose this option because I wanted to know both environments, studying at school and co-working with Canadian people.

Nowadays my English has improved so much, and it´s been an experience so rewarding that I will never forget!


Cuando llegué a Vancouver estaba asustada, no podía hablar bien Inglés y no conocía a nadie. Tamwood fue de gran ayuda pues todos los días por la tarde en la escuela había una actividad a la que los estudiantes solían ir, ahí pude conocer a gente y hacer nuevos amigos de diferentes nacionalidades.

La ciudad, Vancouver es muy bonita, iene playa, montaña, y pude visitar otros lugares cercanos a Vancpuver como Whistler, Victoria...

Para mí ha sido muy importante la convivencia en familia, mi familia es muy agradable y he podido practicar Inglés casi todos los días con ellos.

Mi viaje consistía en 8 semanas en la escuela y luego 8 semanas con un programa de practicas en una empresa. Tamwood me ayudóa preparar la entrevista y a conseguir el trabajo donde aún estoy trabajando. Elegí esta opción porque quería vivir las dos situaciones, estudiar Inglés en una escuela y trabajar con gente canadiense.

Hoy en día mi Inglés ha mejorado mucho y he de decir que es una experiencia tan gratificante que nunca olvidaré. Meet Our Students Name: Paloma Quesada
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Spain
Email: mitologia_3@hotmail.com
Comments:
Coming to Canada is one of the best choices anyone could make when thinking of going somewhere to learn English. Moreover, Vancouver, being a multicultural and open-minded city that is surrounded by beauty and nature, has many things to offer. I have been studying in Tamwood a long time and have had the opportunity to meet interesting people from different countries...some of them remain friends while others are just a beautiful memory. In addition, I have been doing an internship for a non-profit organization. It is wonderful working with them because the climate has been very positive and I have learned many things. My experience in Vancouver has been great.

Venir a Canadá es una de las mejores opciones que alguien puede escoger cuando piensa en aprender inglés. Además, Vancouver, siendo una ciudad multicultural y abierta , rodeada de belleza y naturaleza, tiene mucho que ofrecer. He estado estudiando en Tamwood por un periodo largo y he tenido la oportunidad de conocer gente interesante de diferentes países. Algunos son amigos y otros son un bonito recuerdo. Además, he realizado unas prácticas en una organización sin ánimo de lucro. Ha sido maravilloso trabajar con ellos, el clima es muy positivo y he aprendido mucho. Mi experiencia en Vancouver ha sido buenísima. Meet Our Students Name: Renato Uchikawa
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Brazil
Email: reuchikawa@hotmail.com
Comments:
Tamwood...! WOOOOOOW! What can I say about my time there?! I don't think I'll have enough space here!, but I'll try!

Everything started after I have chosen Vancouver to study and live for a while, so my travel agency highly recommended me about a very good professional school where I could be able to develop my English skills and have the whole support of the staff. The counselor for Portuguese and Spanish speakers is Mr. Santiago Endara (soccer lover just like me!). From the moment that I entered there on my first day I already could realize that i was about to have a greeeeat time! Really cool atmosphere! In my opinion one of the strong points is the "mix" that I could find over there, I mean... Italians, Swiss, Spaniards, Germans, French, Mexicans, Belgians, Saudis, Russians, Asians... summarizing; it was possible to know a bit of different cultures and of course make new friends and hang out for a beer on the famous pub nights!!! :D

I did the "study and work" program, where I studied there for 6 months (5 on the General English and 1 on the Business English) and after, the school (Ms. Connie Ip) was in charge to help me find a job... guess what?! They helped me to get a job for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games! How huge is that?! Incredible!!! Honestly I had the best experience ever and my life would be very different if I've never had come. It has changed my life!

I can't forget to say how wonderful and kind are the teachers there! so patient and funny! And the classes are not boring at all! Even the grammar!! It's hard to believe!!! heheheheh!

I also spent an awesome time after the classes, in the "afternoon activities"... where every afternoon there's something nice to do / go! For me it was a great opportunity to make friends and exploring this amazing city!!!

After my graduation, while I was working, I kept going there, once in a while, to see very good friends (including teachers and staff) and of course to play some pool!!!

I'll never forget the time that I had there! And believe me, the time flies soooo fast!

Tamwood...! WOOOOOOW! O que dizer sobre o meu tempo la?! Acho que nao terei espaco suficiente aqui! rsrsrsrsr! Mas tentarei!

Tudo comecou depois que escolhi Vancouver para morar e entao minha agencia de viagem me recomendou sobre uma escola muito boa e bem profissional onde eu poderia desenlver meu ingles e ainda ter todo o suporte do staff da escola, para os latinos americanos e o Santiago Endara (amante do futebol, como eu!). Do momento que eu entrei la no meu primeiro dia eu ja pude perceber que eu estava prestes a passar uma temporada maravilhosa! O ambiente eh muito bom! Na minha opiniao o ponto forte e o "mix" que eu pude encontrar la, quero dizer... mexicanos, italianos, espanhois, alemaes, franceses, belgas, arabes, russos, asiaticos... resumindo; fo possivel conhecer um pouco sobre diferentes culturas e claro faze muitos amigos e sair para tomar uma cerveja nas "noites no bar"!!!

Eu fiz o programa "estudo e trabalho", onde u estudei la por 6 meses (5 no Ingles Geral e 1 no Ingles de Negocios) e depois a escola (Connie Ip) ficou encarregada de me ajudar a encontrar um trabalho... e adivinhem?! Eles me ajudaram a conseguir um trabalho para trabalhar nos Jogos Olimpicos de Inverno 2010! O quanto imenso e isso?! Honestamente eu tive a melhor experiencia da minha vida e minha vida seria muito diferente se eu nunca tivesse vindo. Mudou minha vida!

Nao posso esquecer de dizer o quanto maravilhosos e legais sao os professores! Tao pacientes e divertidos! e as aulas nao sao nada chatas! Nem gramatica! Dificil de acreditar! heheheheh!

Eu ainda tive incriveis momentos depois das aulas com as "atividades vespertinas"... onde toda tarde tinha algo para fazer / ir! Para mim foi uma boa oportunidade para fazer amigos, explorando essa incrivel cidade!!! \o/

Depois de alguns meses de graduado eu ainda continuo indo la, vez e outra, para rever bons amigos (incluindo professores e staff) e claro para jogar sinuca!!!!!

Eu nunca esquecerei o tempo que passei la! E acreditem em mim, o tempo voooooooa! Meet Our Students Name: Ms. Naoko Yoshimi
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Japan
Comments:
I was able to make so many good memories while I was studying at Tamwood. Even though I went a couple of ESL schools for trial lessons, I couldn't find any schools which have such international environment as Tamwood has. I decided to go Tamwood, because I determined to enjoy English speaking life and to make foreign friends as many as possible during in Canada. Because I studied at Tamwood, I could make friends from Swiss, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Korea and Czech. This is way more than I expected. Additionally, every Tamwood teacher and staff was kind and friendly and they consider of individual student's study seriously. I gain good English skills and memories at Tamwood, even though I studied only for 4 moths. If I have another chance to study English, I definitely come back to Tamwood. If I have a friend who would like to study English in foreign country, I will definitely recommend Tamwood.

I LOVE "TAMWOOD" I hope to see you (everyone)!!! I'll come here again.

私は4ヶ月Tamwoodで勉強させてもらって、たくさんの思い出を作ることができました。 他の何校かの学校へもトライアルで行きましたが、タムウッドほど多国籍の生徒が集まっているところはありませんでした。私はカナダにいる間は他の国の友達をたくさん作り、常に英語での生活をしたかったのでこの学校に決めました。 タムウッドのおかげで、今ではスイス・フランス・ドイツ・サウジアラビア・ベルギー・スペイン・ブラジル・コロンビア・メキシコ・韓国・チェコと自分の想像していた以上の友達を作ることができました。 そして、先生もみんなFriendlyで本当に生徒のことを真剣に考えてくれる先生ばかりでした。 “4ヶ月”はとても短い期間で下が、ここで得たものはそれ以上のものでした。 また機会があり、カナダで英語を勉強することができるなら、私は絶対“タムウッド”へ戻ってきます。 そして友達や知り合いに英語を勉強しに海外へ行きたいという子がいたら、絶対“タムウッド”をすすめます。
Meet Our Students Name: Mauro Fragoso
Year: 2009
Campus: Whistler and Vancouver Schools
Country: Mexico
Email: barrabasmauro@hotmail.com
Comments:
Hi everybody! It's a pleasure for me to try to describe the great experience that I'm having here in Canada. Before coming here, I was searching the best option for what I wanted, finally I found Tamwood, and I found the course I was looking for.

I say I will try to describe my experience because you really need to live the adventure to know what I'm talking about. You need to meet the people, to be in the places, and improve your English in the best environment ever. You will never regret.

I have tried different courses and products Tamwood offers, and as well I have tried both campus, Whistler and Vancouver. Both are Amazing and so different each other so you can find easy your right Choice in the right place.

Vancouver is a very nice and modern city can offer you the city life style that you are looking for, as well Whistler is the right place for Sports and nature lifestyle where you can do what you like improving your English at the same time! Something better than this?, I don't think so.

Don't miss the boat. Take the chance of living the best moments of your life improving your English and doing what you like. I told you: you will never regret!

Thanks to everybody. Dreams do come true!

Mauro

Hola a todos, es un placer para mí tratar de describir la gran experiencia que estoy teniendo en Canadá. Antes de venir aquí, estaba buscando la mejor opción para lo que quería, finalmente encontré Tamwood, y encontré el curso que buscaba.

Yo digo que trataré de describir mi experiencia por que realmente necesitas vivir la aventura para conocer de lo que estoy hablando. Necesitas conocer a la gente, conocer los lugares y mejorar tu inglés en el mejor ambiente posible. No te arrepentirás.

Yo he probado diferentes cursos y productos que ofrece Tamwood, Y también he probado ambos campus, Whistler y Vancouver. Ambos son muy buenos y diferentes uno del otro así que es fácil encontrar tu opción adecuada en el lugar adecuado.

Vancouver una ciudad hermosa y muy moderna que puede ofrecerte la vida citadina que estas buscando, y en cambio Whistler es el lugar perfecto para deportes y vida natural donde puedes hacer lo que te gusta aprendiendo inglés al mismo tiempo. ¿Algo mejor que esto? No lo creo.

No pierdas la oportunidad toma el chance de vivir los mejore momentos de tu vida aprendiendo inglés y haciendo lo que a ti te gusta, te lo dije, no te arrepentirás.

Gracias a todos. Los sueños se hacen realidad.

Mauro. Meet Our Students Name: Ms. Boran Lee
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Korea
Email: biellona@gmail.com
Comments:
Hello, I arrived in Vancouver, Canada in June, 2009. I finished my junior university semester of junior from university in Korea. After that, I decided to develop my ability for my future. My first purpose for coming to Vancouver was to study English and to get more job experience about a job for 8 months.

Tamwood International College is not a huge school like other international institutes. There are about 100 students in this school. It has a special advantage because it is a small institute. When I came to school the first day, I felt very comfortable. Actually, I always got a lot of pressure about studying before I came to this school. However, all students seemed to enjoy their school and were smiling all the time. I was very impressed that various national students got together in the lobby whenever they had a break time and got to know each other. Sometimes they made interesting plans. If you are a freshman in the school, you can participate in activities that the school organizes everyday for students which gives you a chance to make new friends. Also it was of help that I could always consult with a coordinator about my problems related to living in a foreign country and classes. In my opinion, anyone who studied strictly in Korea can get encouragement from Tamwood International College because of their close relationships.

안녕하세요, 저는 2009년 6월쯤 캐나다에 도착했습니다. 한국에서 대학교 3학년 과정까지 모두 마치고, 졸업을 1년 앞둔 상태에서 고민 끝에 제 능력을 더 계발하기로 결심했습니다. 처음 이곳에 온 목적은 8개월 동안 머물며 영어 공부 및 업무 경력을 쌓기 위해서였습니다.

Tamwood International College 는 다른 어학원처럼 대규모는 아니었습니다. 총 학생수가 약 100명 가량 되는 소규모 학교이지만, 나름대로의 장점들이 많습니다. 가장 먼저 학교에 도착해서 느낀 것은 ‘편안함’이었습니다. 처음에 어학연수에 대한 부담감을 안고 학교에 들어섰는데, 학생들 모두 항상 밝은 얼굴로 신나게 웃는 모습이 인상적이었습니다. 다양한 국적의 친구들이 쉬는 시간마다 로비에 모여 스스럼없이 친구가 되고, 자체적으로 모임도 만들어 활동하고 있습니다. 학교에 처음 온 신입생이라면, 학교에서 주관하는 방과후 활동에 자유롭게 참여하여 친구를 만들 기회도 있습니다. 또한 저에게는 수업에 대한 고민이나 타지 생활에 대한 어려움 등, 갖가지 문제들에 대해서 언제든지 담당 선생님들과 상담하여 해결할 수 있다는 점이 큰 도움이 되었습니다. 한국에서의 딱딱하고 엄격한 수업, 학교 생활에 지쳐있는 학생이라면 Tamwood 에서의 가족 같은 ‘친밀함’이 새로운 자극제가 될 수 있을 것이라고 생각합니다. Meet Our Students Name: Natalia Vieira
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Brazil
Email: natyovieira@hotmail.com
Comments:
I don't have works to describe how good was my experience in Tamwood. I lived in Vancouver for 4 months (I studied for two months, and worked for two months in a internship program). Was a great experience, because Tamwood is more than a school, it's like a big family. When I arrived in Vancouver my objective was learn English and get some work experience in my career, so I choose the internship program, and was a great decision, because I could improve my English, learn many thinks about the Canadian way to work in my career, and upgrade my resume to help me a find a good job in my country. But more than learn, I could live the best experience in my life, I made many friends from all around the world, I learned many things about different cultures and I had great moments in Vancouver. It's a wonderful city and I will never forget everything that I lived here!!!

Eu não tenho palavras para descrever como foi boa minha experiência em Tamwood. Eu morei em Vancouver por 4 meses ( eu estudei por 2 meses, e trabalhei por 2 meses no programa de estágio). Foi uma experiência incrível, porque Tamwood é mais que uma escola, é como uma grande família. Quando eu cheguei em Vancouver meu objetivo era aprender inglês e adquirir alguma experiência na minha área de estudo, então eu escolhi o programa de estágio, e foi uma ótima decisão, porque eu pude melhorar meu inglês, aprender muitas coisas sobre o modo canadense de trabalhar na minha área e melhorar meu currículo para me ajudar a encontrar um bom emprego no meu país. Porém, mais do que aprender, eu pude viver a melhor experiência da minha vida, eu fiz vários amigos de todos os lugares do mundo, eu aprendi várias coisas sobre diferentes culturas e tive momentos incríveis em Vancouver. É uma cidade maravilhosa e eu nunca vou esquecer tudo o que eu vivi aqui. Meet Our Students Name: Shogo Hirota
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Japan

Comments:
I came to Canada with Working Holiday Visa, and I am working at a café right now. When I came to Canada, I didn't have much confidence for English Skills so that I studied at Tamwood for 8 weeks. The reason I chose Tamwood was that my agent counselor told me Tamwood has less Asian students. As a matter of fact, there are not so many Japanese students (about 20% when I was at Tamwood) that I could easily put myself into English Only environment. There are also so many opportunities to make new friends through weekly big events and monthly pub nights. I actually made so many friends not only from Asia but also from Latin America and Europe, and I am still contacting with them through Facebook.

It was hard to find a job in Vancouver. I think it was hard because there were less job openings during my job hunting. Before I found a job, I visited Tamwood almost every day. Tamwood staffs were so helpful and they gave me so many suggestions for resume and for keys to find a job. Tamwood also helped me to keep my motivation high, because I could join Tamwood School Activities and have fun with my friends even after my graduation. Tamwood has really great atmospheres welcoming all new and old students anytime. It was great school for me, a shy person.

I cannot visit Tamwood as often as before, but there is somebody who knows me and they gave me a big smile and hello every time I visit Tamwood,

ワーホリVISAでカナダへ来て、現在、カフェにて働いています。渡加する時点で英語力にあまり自信がなかったので、8週間の語学カレッジとしてここを選びました。 ここを選んだ理由は、エージェントの紹介で「アジア人の割合が少ない」という理由だったためです。 実際、他の学校に比べてTAMWOODは日本人の割合が少なく(僕が入った時は生徒数全体の2割程度)、自分の周辺を英語環境にするのに役立ちました。 また、毎週催されるイヴェントや月に一度のパブナイトなど、友達を作る催しがいっぱいです。 僕は実際にここでたくさんのオキシデンタルの友達を作り、彼らのほとんどが帰国してしまった今でもFacebookで連絡を取り合っています。

仕事を探すのは簡単ではありませんでした。特に僕の探していた時期は募集も少なかったので、苦労しました。 実際に見つかったのは7月に入ってからでしたが、それまでの間、毎日のようにTAMWOODへ足を運んでResumeの確認や仕事探しのコツなどを教えてもらいました。 またイヴェントなどにも参加して、心細さとモチベーションの低下を防ぎました。卒業後でも気軽に足を運べる雰囲気があるので、僕のようなシャイな日本人にはピッタリでした。

最近は仕事が忙しくてあまり行けてませんが、たまに顔を出すと僕を知っている誰かが必ずいて、万遍の笑みで「Heeeeey!!!」なんて言ってくれたりします。 Meet Our Students Name: Mr. Enrique Juárez
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Mexico
Email: juarez_e@hotmail.com
Comments:
Choosing a Language School is as important as choosing your career or your University. These decisions are so important that they can mean the difference between success or failure in your personal and professional goals, and at the end, this also means lost of time and money. At this point it is my pleasure to share my experience with all those who have taken the decision to learn to speak English and are in search of the ideal school to carry on with this plan.

When I chose Tamwood I realized that not only had chosen the right school for their class structure, curriculum and teacher's experience, but also by the quality service that provides all the administrative staff since requesting any information until the completion of your studies.

The wiliness of teachers and administrative staff to answer any questions in class and outside it is definitely a determining factor to start quickly mastered the language, which you will notice from your first day of classes, they are not only English teachers or support staff, they are also good friends who support you at any time that I am pretty sure you will miss them all at the end of your courses.

This good atmosphere, that only Tamwood offers, motivates you to attend classes every day and to understand the culture and make good lifelong friendships with students from many countries in the world.

Through this testimony I want to congratulate all staff Tamwood, send an affectionate greeting to all my friends from all over the world and encourage all those who are about to take the big step of coming to study English in Canada to do so at Tamwood and you will not regret about this decision taking home the best memories of your personal and professional life.

La elección de una escuela en el extranjero es tan importante como la elección de una universidad o una carrera. El tomar la decisión adecuada puede significar la diferencia entre el éxito o fracaso en el alcance de tus objetivos personales y profesionales, y todo esto puede generar pérdidas de tiempo y dinero.

Para mí un gusto poder compartir mi experiencia con todos aquellos que han tomado la decisión de aprender a hablar inglés y se encuentran en búsqueda de la escuela idónea para concretar ese plan.

Al elegir Tamwood me dí cuenta que no sólo había elegido la escuela indicada por la estructura de sus clases, programas de estudio y experiencia de los profesores, sino también por la calidad en el servicio que otorga todo el personal administrativo desde que solicitas cualquier dato o información, hasta la terminación de tus estudios. La disposición de los maestros y del personal administrativo para resolver cualquier duda tanto en clase como fuera de ellas es definitivamente factor determinante para comenzar rápidamente a dominar el idioma, lo cual los notaras desde tu primer día de clases, ellos no sólo son maestros de inglés o personal de apoyo sino también buenos amigos que te apoyan en cualquier momento que te aseguro, extrañaras al término de tus cursos.

Ésta es la motivación que encuentras diariamente para asistir a clases y sin lugar a dudas también la de conocer y hacer muy buenas amistades de por vida con estudiantes de cualquier país del mundo, conocer parte de su cultura lo cual sólo Tamwood te da la oportunidad de tener.

A través de este testimonial quiero felicitar a todo el personal de Tamwood, enviar un saludo afectuoso a todos mis amigos y amigas y animar a todos aquellos que estén por dar el gran paso de venir a estudiar inglés a Canadá que lo hagan en Tamwood de lo cual no se arrepentirán llevándose a casa los mejores recuerdos de su vida personal y profesional. Meet Our Students Name: Mr. Minkyu Jun
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Korea
Email: skzhskel@naver.com
Comments:
Before I came to Canada, choosing a school was one of the most difficult things for me. But a lot of nice friends, teachers and the enjoyable environment reassured me that my choice was not bad. At first, I had difficulty adapting to new circumstances. But all those things helped me adapt to everything in Canada. Studying in Tamwood was a kind of different experience because I was accustomed to a cramming style education in Korea. Every class in Tamwood was fun and chatty.

Also, I want to say that you can have more chances to get along with the students from all over the world than in any other school. Tamwood is not a big school so it's easy to be in contact with all the students.

Moreover, Tamwood presents very flexible curriculums. I registered for only 20 weeks of ESL courses but I could experience both Business and TOEFL classes. For such a short period, I was able to achieve more than I expected and I really recommend you studying at Tamwood.

안녕하세요, 한국에서 온 전민규입니다. 캐나다 오기 전 준비하는 과정에서 학교선택이 가장 어려운 문제 중 하나 였는데 막상 탬우드에 와서 좋은 친구들과 선생님들과 생활하다 보니 제 선택이 나쁘지 않았다는 걸 다시 느끼게 되네요.

처음에 캐나다에 왔을 때는 새로운 환경에 익숙해지는게 힘들기도 했지만 탬우드에서 공부하고 생활하면서 점점 적응할 수 있었습니다. 한국의 주입식 교육에 익숙했던 저에게 탬우드는 새로운 경험이었고 모든 수업이 즐겁고 그 수업마다 많은 이야기를 주고 받을 수 있었습니다. 탬우드에 오면 벤쿠버에 다른 어떤 학교보다도 세계 곳곳의 친구들과 어울릴 기회가 많다고 생각합니다. 탬우드가 그렇게 큰 학원이 아니기 때문에 학교의 모든 친구들과 쉽게 어울릴 수 있다는 장점이 있습니다. 또 한가지 말씀드리고 싶은건 제 경우 학원을 등록할 때 ESL을 20주만 끊어 왔는데 여기와서 비즈니스와 토플 클래스로 일부 변경이 가능해서 더 많은 것을 체험할 수 있는 기회가 되었습니다.

길진 않지만 짧은 기간동안 제가 기대했던 것 보다 더 많은 것을 얻을 수 있었고 한국의 학생들뿐만 아니라 모든 영어를 배우고 싶어하는 분들게 탐우드를 권합니다. Meet Our Students Name: Monica Llamazares
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Mexico
Email: monika_isy08@hotmail.com
Comments:
Hi, I studied in Tamwood for eigth months (i know it's long time) and it was the best experience in my life . I can't explaind with words all the great moments here...I met really good friends from many differents countries such as Brazil, Switzerland, Mexico, Belguim, Korea, Japan, Spain, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, France, etc. All of them will be in my heart and in my mind forever and ever!!

Tamwood is a professional and friendly school. It's perfect for the friendship with all the students, I'm so happy to choose Tamwood because I didn't learn only English, I learned many importants things for my life...also It have many activities to improve and practice your English but the most important thing was to meet other students..so in Tamwood you can learn and enjoy.

The Teachers are excelent persons and they are very friendly and the classes are very dinamic so you can't be bored here!! I will never forget this time in Canada!! I don't want to finish my dream..but It's time to come back!! Now you have the opportunity, don't think about this, come and live this experience!!

Hola..Estudie en Tamwood por ocho meses (ya se es mucho tiempo) fue la mejor experiencia de mi vida..No puedo explicar con palabras todos los momentos importantes aqui...Conoci buenos amigos de diferentes paises Brazil, Suiza, Mexico, Belgica, Corea, Japon, España, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Francia, etc. y ellos estaran en mi corazon y en mi mente por siempre!!

Tamwood es una escuela profesional y amigable. Es perfecta para tener amistad con todos los estudiantes, Estoy feliz por elegir Tamwood por que yo no solo aprendi Ingles, aprendi muchas cosas importantes para mi vida...tambien tiene diferentes actividades para improvisar y practicar tu Ingles pero lo mas importante para la convivencia con otros estudiantes , ya que en Tamwood tu puedes aprender y divertirte. Los maestros son excelentes personas y muy amigables, las clases son dinamicas así que nunca te aburrirás!!

Nunca olvidare este tiempo en Canada!! No quiero que termine mi sueño..pero es tiempo de regresar!! Ahora tu tienes la oportunidad, no lo pienses, ven y vive esta experiencia!!

Mauro. Meet Our Students Name: Toshinori Kando
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Japan
Comments:
The reasons I chose Tamwood were that Tamwood has students from so many different countries and it arranges a job for Paid Work Program. In Tamwood Vancouver, there are students not only from Latin America but also from European countries. There is a pool table in Tamwood School Lounge so that I could easily make friends from different countries, in my case especially Belgian friends. I really enjoyed playing and studying for 3 months at Tamwood.

I took English COOP Program (Paid Work Program), because I wanted to work in English speaking work environment with my Working Holiday Visa. Before my graduation, Tamwood Work Coordinator provided me Work Seminar including how to write a resume and how to take a job interview. I was so nervous at the first job interview that I couldn't pass it. However, I had a review and more practices for a job interview with Tamwood Japanese Counselor and Work Coordinator, and I had a job at a grocery store in Vancouver.

I had a great experience with my COOP, because it was so different from Japan. Customers have different backgrounds and speak English with their own accents, and they don't hesitate asking me questions. I obviously had to speak English with my coworkers, and I was required to explain goods clearly and efficiently to customers.

Moreover, I really appreciate Tamwood Japanese Counselor who always sincerely listened to my problem even after I graduate Tamwood.

Because Tamwood has a good student supporting system, Tamwood is the great school for COOP and Internship Program.

Toshinori Kando
2009 Student at Tamwood Vancouver

僕がTamwoodを選んだ理由は、多国籍な学校であることと仕事を斡旋してくれるプログラムがあることの2つです。実際学校には、南米系からヨーロッパ系まで色々な国籍の人がいて、ヨーロッパ系ではベルギーの子と友達になる機会も多かったです。ラウンジにビリヤード台があるのでそこでビリヤードしながら、フランス語訛りの英語とかブラジル訛りの英語とかメキシコ訛りの英語とか色々な英語に触れることができました。僕はちょうど中間のクラスでしたが、3ヶ月間楽しく過ごすことが出来ました。

そのあとに、折角ワーキングホリデーでカナダに来ているので、英語環境の現地のお店で働きたいという希望があったので、coop-programを取りました。ここでレジュメの書き方とか面接の受け方とかレクチャーを受けて、お店の面接に行ったのですが、初めての英語での面接はガチガチに緊張して、実は最初のお店で面接失敗して採用してもらえませんでした。そこでもう一度、コーディネーターのスタッフや日本人のスタッフと相談し、レジュメから面接の受け方などをもう一度練習して、次のお店中小規模の八百屋の面接に挑戦した結果採用となりました。

そこで働いたわけですが、日本と違い、様々な人種の方がいて、みんな分からないことは積極的に質問してきますし、同僚とも英語で会話しないと仕事になりませんから、人にしっかりと説明したり、意思疎通をとることなど、本当にいい経験をさせてもらいました。

また仕事で悩んだり、他にも仕事探そうかと考えているときも、もう学校を卒業したあとでも、親身に相談に乗って、アドバイスをくれる日本人スタッフのヤスには本当に感謝しています。

このシステムを持っている学校なので、仕事のことも聞けたりと色々と情報がもらいやすい学校だと思います。 Meet Our Students Name: Pascaline Furst
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: France
Email: pascaline.furst@wanadoo.fr
Comments:
If you don't know what to do to improve your English and want to enjoy Vancouver as well as possible, just one advice: go to study at Tamwood! My stay in the school was short but so rewarding. I'm already sad to think that next week I'm going to leave all my friends and my foster family here. I really think that Tamwood has something special. The atmosphere is amazing thanks to all the fantastic teachers who just try their best to make your stay in Vancouver unforgettable, and of course, all the students with which you'll have a lot of fun! On top of that it's a great place to learn many things about others cultures and very well located in downtown Vancouver to do whatever you want after school. Everyday it's a pleasure to go to school not only because I meet all the people I love but because I know that if I have any questions or problems I always can count on a brilliant staff. So don't wait anymore and come to discover Vancouver and meet all the friends who are waiting for you!

Si vous voulez améliorer votre anglais et profiter un maximum de votre séjour à Vancouver, juste un conseil : allez étudier à Tamwood. Mon passage à l'école fut de courte durée mais tellement enrichissant. Le fait de penser que la semaine prochaine je quitterai tous mes amis et ma famille d'accueil me rend déjà triste. Je pense vraiment que Tamwood possède quelque chose de spécial. L'ambiance est super grâce notamment aux profs qui font tout leur possible pour rendre votre séjour inoubliable et, bien sûr, grâce aux étudiants avec qui, vous passerez de très bons moments! En plus de tout cela, c'est un endroit génial pour apprendre des tas de choses sur différentes cultures dans le monde mais aussi pour profiter des attraits de Vancouver les après-midis, Tamwood étant situé au cœur du centre-ville. Tous les jours, c'est un plaisir d'aller en cours non seulement parce que je retrouve tous les gens que j'aime mais aussi parce que je sais que je peux à tout moment disposer d'une aide précieuse si j'ai des questions ou en cas de problème. Alors n'attendez plus et venez découvrir Vancouver et rejoindre tous les amis qui vous y attendent! Meet Our Students Name: Pilar Merinero
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Spain
Email: pilarmerinero@hotmail.com
Comments:
At the beginning, my first question was... where I want to go to study English?? I didn't sure about anything… I had a lot of doubts!! At the end, I chose Vancouver, and of course Tamwood. And I dont regret doing it. I decided to study at Tamwood because you can find there everything that you need.There is a friendly atmosphere, good teachers, different culture people...

Now I'm working in a company here in Vancouver with the Internship program with Tamwood and I,m really happy. Now I have the experience to work in Canada and I think is pretty good for my mayor and for my English too. If you have any questions contact with me and i,ll try to help you!!"

"Al principio, lo primero que me plantee fue... ¿donde quiero irme a estudiar ingles? No estaba segura de nada... Tenia muchas dudas. Al final decidi vancouver, y por supuesto Tamwood y no me arrepiento de nada. Decidi estudiar en Tamwood porque puedes enontrar todo lo que necesitas. Hay un buen ambiente, buenos profesores, muchas culturas...

Ahora estoy trabajando en una empresa aqui en Vancouver con el programa que tiene Tamwood para practicas profesionales y estoy muy contenta. Tengo ademas la experiencia de trabajar en Canada y creo que es bastante bueno por mi carrera y por el ingles.

Si tienes cualquier pregunta, ponte en contacto conmigo e intentaré ayudarte. Meet Our Students Name: Stefanie Stuber
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Switzerland
Email: steffi-stuber@hotmail.com
Comments:
Tamwood is a very good school and I have no regrets about the decision to choose Tamwood. The teachers are very Provessionally and friendly and the atmosphere between the teachers and the students is verry relaxed. It is verry simple to meet some new people and friends. The night live is also verry good, there is for everyone anything. There is a lot to do and see in and arround Vancouver. It is never boring here. I am sure you will love Vancouver. If you have some questions, write me an E-mail and I will answer as soon as I can

Tamwood ist eine sehr gute Schule, ich bereue es nicht das ich diese Schule gewaehlt habe. Die Lehrer sind sehr provessionell und freundlich und die Atmosphaere zwischen den Lehrern und den Schuelern ist sehr Entspannt. Es ist einfach hier neue Leute kennen zu lernen und Freunde zu finden. Das Nachtleben hat auch für jeden Geschmack etwas auf zu bieten. Es gibt hier in und um Vancouver fiel zu sehen und zu erleben, langweilig wird es bestimmt nie. Ich bin mir sicher, du wirst Vancouver lieben. Falls du noch irgendwelche fragen hast, schicke mir eine E-mail und ich werde sie so schnell wie möglich beantworten. Meet Our Students Name: Satoko Takagi
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Switzerland
Email: teddy_bear_beer@yahoo.co.jp
Comments:
Hello! I'm Satoko, from Japan. I'm glad to tell you about my great experience in FCE course. The reason why I took FCE course is that I regarded it as an effective lesson to learn basic skills of English. Moreover, the certificate from Cambridge is available to guarantee your English level if you pass the FCE exam.

Tamwood provides us very good environment at FCE course. The number of students in the course is limited so that the teacher can train us to the last detail. Anne, our teacher, is so charming teacher, and is really good at teaching, who is one of the best I've ever met. Her lesson is well organised and hands-on. You may take practice exam every day and the lesson will be based on that paper. Do you think it sounds boring? After you actually do it again and again, you'll find it helpful and motivating because you'll see your progress, not only weak points.

Also, I could make precious friends in the class because we had spent 3 months being together and had striven to get to the same goal, FCE certificate. Instead of being hard-working in the class, we enjoyed our free time such as after school and weekends. What I remember the most is a home party in which we cooked our country food. I'll never forget the taste of chicken stroganoff which one of my Brazilian friends cooked for us. 3 months are long, but short! I definitely recommend you this course to spend precious time and get a certificate and priceless experience in Tamwood.

こんにちは。タムウッドに通って8か月以上になる高木聡子です。私がFCEコースを受講したきっかけは、日本人コーディネーターのYasuさんからのアドバイスでした。FCEはリーディング・ライティング・文法・リスニング・スピーキングと5種類もの科目があり、他の検定と比べ、英語を実際に使えるのだということをより証明してくれるように思いましたし、何よりも英語をあらゆる角度から学ぶにはとてもいい機会だと思い、受講することにいたしました。 FCEコースについて特筆すべき点はクラス環境の良さだと思います。ESLでは3科目の授業を受けるため、毎時限クラスを移動し、先生と生徒も学力に応じて変わる方法を取っています。一方、FCEは資格検定用ということで、生徒数も少人数に制限され、熟練した先生が一日中一つのクラスを教えるという方法がとられています。そのため、先生は全生徒がついてきているのか確実にチェックしてとことん教えてくれます。

私達のクラスを受け持って下さったAnneは経験とトレーニングを積んだ素敵な先生で、私にとって最高の恩師です。生徒の成績だけでなくメンタル面まできちんとフォローしてくれる先生で、心配症の私の相談によくのってくれました。優しく厳しく、そしておちゃめな良い先生です。授業はとても綿密に組まれていて確実に成果を出すことができるし、とても実践的です。毎日一科目ずつの練習問題をうけて、それの見直しという形で授業も進んでいきます。毎日スコアを目にして自分の伸び具合や欠点を確認できるというだけでなく、次々と知っている単語が増え、解ける問題が自然と増えていく点がとても気に入っ Meet Our Students Name: Yuleidy Da Mata
Year: 2009
Campus: Vancouver
Country: Venezuela
Email: beautiful_princess337@hotmail.com
Comments:
Nunca me arrepentiré de haber elegido a tamwood como escuela para aprender ingles, Tamwood conjunto a las personas que día a día dan lo mejor de ellos por ayudarte a mejorar tu ingles con diversas actividades y clases bastantes dinámicas pueden cambiar tu vida, conocer a muchas personas de todas partes del mundo con una cultura diferente a la tuya pero con un objetivo en común que es un objetivo en común que es aprender ingles, Tamwood tiene a los profesores mas amigables y alegres siempre tratando de ayudarte y que aprendas de manera divertida todos los días. Estoy segura que nunca olvidare esta gran experiencia.

Si deseas saber mas sobre Tamwood no dudes en escribirme a mi correo electrónico y con mucho gusto te ayudare con cualquier duda.

I will never regret having chosen Tamwood like college for to learn English, Tamwood together with people who everyday give their best for help you to improve your English with different activities and very dynamic classes, it can change your life, meet to many people from other countries with a different culture but with the same goal "to learn English", Tamwood have the most friendly and happiest teachers, they always will try to help you to learn everyday of a funny way.I am sure that I will never, ever forget this great experience.

If you want to know more about Tamwood don't hesitate to write me an email and I will be pleased to help you with any doubt.  

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