I got to explore many different places with the culture class.

Amanda from Spring 2018

What activities or materials did you find most helpful (e.g., pair work, drill practice, tests, small group sessions, textbooks, games)?

I liked we had a mandatory preparation class on the Saturday before the big exam. We would cover everything and I was a really good refresher. I do like the textbooks for the course. Especially the textbook for reading practice because it was level appropriate and a vocabulary book in the back so that I could look up words that I was unfamiliar with. I find it hard to find interesting level appropriate reading material so it was helpful for me. Also I liked that we had in class writing assignments.

Any further thoughts or tips for those considering the program or new KCP students?

It's a really great program, but you're going to get out of it what you put into it. I have really bad social anxiety and suffer from a bit of depression so that really impeded my ability to improve speaking skills, make friends, and even asking for help in class was a trial for me BUT I still gave it my best shot and if you feel like you can push through and you're willing to put in the work, you can improve tremendously and the teachers/staff are always willing to help you. They check up on you and offer whatever service or advice they can to make your experience a positive one.

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I am really happy I decided to study at KCP. It has been a difficult journey, but I have learned a lot. I would love to come back to KCP to continue my studies.

—Alice Hoglund