When I first joined the intensive English program in the Continuing Education of Concordia, I had told myself hundreds times something like "My English is good enough" or "I'm ready to go to the university." But, after a while, I realized that knowing a language quite well doesn't always guarantee that I can do well in the university environment.
Through the courses, I had been taught so many academic skills such as presenting, writing research paper, group working and high-speed reading. In addition, I was exposed to variety of topics as well as highly academic materials. As a result, I now feel so comfortable confronting with university-like materials (such as text books or scholarly studies). The intensive English course help me recognized that the world we are living in have many problems that are needed to solved.
Besides that, the course also allowed me to see that there are many interesting things to think of. I believe that the Intensive English program did not only bring me a step higher in my English level but also gave me many professional academic skills which can be a huge advantage for my life and my future career.