Written by: Joe Park, an FCE student at Languages International

Languages International Students in Class Auckland New Zealand

People have argued about studying English in native speaking countries. Although some people believe it is a waste of time and money, my opinion is that it has more advantages than drawbacks.

To begin with, some people insist students don’t have to go to foreign countries to study English because a large number of native teachers already teach English in non-native speaking countries. Moreover, studying abroad generally requires higher expenditure than studying locally and more time because of taking time off from their studies or work.

Nevertheless, studying abroad should provide more benefits. For instance, experience in a native culture can help you to understand English. Furthermore, meeting people who come from other countries might also be helpful things such as in developing relationships, learning different expressions and so on. Above all, students can easily learn English by heart in real situations.

To sum up, it is possible for people to study English in their own countries. However, my opinion is that studying in foreign countries is the best way to enhance your English ability even if it has some disadvantages.

This article was taken from the magazine that our teacher, May Anne’s FCE class created.  To read more, download the magazine: pdf May Ann’s FCE Class Magazine (19.52MB)