What Students Think About AEI

Find out what our previous students have to say about American English Institue, and what they really enjoyed about their time studying with us!

Student Highlights

Rani Marie Venturina

Philippines


     I was born in the Philippines and lived there my entire life. When I got to high school, I decided to become a Pharmacist. This goal was reached at the age of 21 when I received my Bachelor's degree in Clinical Pharmacy. I then worked for 8 years as a pharmacist before I decided to come to the U.S.
     I came to the U.S. to become a licensed pharmacist here. When I first arrived I took the FPGEE (Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Exam) and passed. I then returned to the Philippines until I had to return to take the TOEFL. This test is required for any international pharmacists who wished to get licensed to work in the U.S. After my third attempt to pass the TOEFL I decided to study english at UCR.

     When I finished studying at UCR I still needed to pass the TOEFL. At this point I decided to study at AEI. The director of the school, Sandra, was very accommodating and aside from my intensive courses, she offered me 1-on-1 TOEFL tutoring. I studied hard everyday working closely with Sandra, Carol, Sixta, and Brett. They each guided me academically and provided me with tactics for the test. The studying strategies along with meal suggestions, helped reduce my anxiety before the test. 

     In addition to the teachers at AEI, I would like to thank my wonderful classmates Skye, Nouf, Reem, and Harrison who helped motivate and encourage me.

     During my time at AEI my scores have improved greatly. The first time I took the TOEFL I recieved the following scores:

     15-Reading

     18-Listening

     23-Speaking

     22-Writing

During my most recent test I was able to achieve the scores necessary to pass the exam receiving:

     26-Reading

     25-Listening

     26-Speaking

     27-Writing

 

Thank you AEI teachers and students for helping me reach my goal!

 

Student Testimonials

Bader

Saudi Arabia

"Hi! My name is Bader and I am from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I am learning how to write, read, and speak English so I can communicate with people around me and also understand them. Before American English Institute, I could not speak, read or write English. Now, I feel confident speaking with native speakers. I can even write essays in English. Thanks to American English Institute, I will be able to attend an all-English university when I return home."

Jianzhi

China

"Hi! My name is Jianzhi and I am from Guangzhon,China. I think the most important reason for me coming to the U.S. is that I want to know more about American culture, which is very different from Chinese culture. I want to improve my English skills, especially my spoken English. I enrolled in American English Institute to perfect my English, so that I can get into a good college to study pharmacy."

Julie

Belgium

"Hi! My name is Lisa and my favorite thing about American English Institute is the small class size. If I were in a big classroom I would be too shy to practice my English. However, at American English Institute there are less students so I do not feel embarassed when I practice speaking English."

Ibrahim

Saudi Arabia

"It's comfortable and all the teachers have many new ideas to teach the students. They explain everything clearly and always do what is good for students. And the environment is good for studying."

Kanako

Japan

"I like the weather... it's so warm and comfortable to live in. It's not humid like Japan, and the people are very nice. I learned how to give a speech and how to write very organized sentences and essays, also grammar too."

Nektaria 

Greece

"I loved the fact that I started to use grammar correctly. Our instructor was excellent and very organized giving us the right examples at the right time."

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