Why English: How Studying English Reshaped My Life

Qiance Zhou


As a one of the generations who value the importance of ambition and dreams, it is vital for us to link our old ideals to the real life scenarios. For me, embracing a new experience of English learning has definitely impacted my life as not a student but as a man, and showed me many opportunities that I would have never dared to think of.Just like many fellow classmates of mine, being matriculated into the English course was not my own choice to begin with, and the subject was nothing but a bore to my youthful eyes. English? Why English? I am perfectly fluent in Chinese, and I did not see a reason for me to pick up another language from start. My interest lied elsewhere, and to be more specific, the economics. I am not going to deny that the economics isstill and always be what I long to study in the future.Actually, it was also where my complicated relationship with English began.


English; Education; English learning; Student development; University life

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v9i3.1555


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