Hey Everyone! My name is Anastasiya and I’m a student at Duke College. I really satisfied that I chose Duke because I stay here almost two and a half month and I can feel my English improving at first. Two month ago I couldn’t even say what comes to my mind. So now I can say for sure that I have a huge progress. I feel here free because of the great atmosphere in the class. What makes me want to be here every single day. I really suggest for everybody start from Duke College.
ESL ANASTASIYA CORRECT:
Hey everyone! My name is Anastasiya and I'm a student at Duke College. I feel really satisfied that I chose Duke because I've been here for almost two and a half months and I can already feel my English improving. Two months ago, I couldn't even express what came to my mind. So now I can say for sure that I made huge progress. I feel free and comfortable here, because of the great atmosphere in class, and it's what makes me want to be here every single day. I really suggest that everybody comes to Duke College.
After coming Canada, I have to chosed trial program the other academy classes. The Duke Academy was different other academy. All students studied hard. I failed many times when I studied English. Because Korea is learned by rote so very boring and not interested it, but I have to learned English fun from Layla and classmates. I’m shying and introverted but Layla is very friendly so I was able to adjust, also I realized it was important pronounce better than on correct grammar, of course equally important. But if I using wrong pronounce it will be difficult to have communication. Laylacorrect the pronounce and grammar me. If I mistaken I overcome phobia of English from Duke, So I happy and Thanks.
ESL KRYSTAL CORRECT:
After coming to Canada, I had to try out different trial programs at different language academies. Duke Academy was different than other academies. All the students study hard. I used to fail many times when I tried to learn English, because Korea learning is rote memorization, so it is very boring and uninteresting, but now I think English learning is fun, thanks to my teacher Layla and my classmates. I'm shy and introverted, but Layla is very friendly, so I was able to adjust. I also learned that how I pronounce words is just as important as grammar, and that it is important for communication. Layla helps me with my grammar and pronunciation. Thanks to Duke, I am happy to say that I have overcome my phobia of English.
Hello! I’m Judy. I’m from South Korea. When English is necessary for me, fortunately I met the Duke Academy with a good teacher and friendly friends. I have to learn English more time in future, but I’m not afraid because the Duke Academy. Layla! Thank you very much.
ESL JUDY CORRECT:
Hello! I'm Judy. I'm from South Korea. It is necessary for me to learn English, and so I am fortunate to come to Duke with a good teacher and friendly friends. I have to continue to learn English in the future, but now I am not afraid, thanks to my teacher, Layla, and Duke Academy. Thank you very much!
ESL KSENIA R. CORRECT:
In my opinion, the school has a good location in the heart of the city of Toronto, close to the TTC Sheppard-Yonge subway station. The quality of education is high and the team of teachers is very strong, and help each student individually. The school has a cozy atmosphere which helps me and other students to absorb information quickly. I recommend Duke Academy to all international students, both adults and children, if you want the best knowledge of English grammar, listening, speaking, and reading. Thank you, Layla! Best Regards,
ESL Ksenia R.
UNKNOWN CORRECT (I think this is Iris)
The principal and administration workers are warm-hearted and like to help students with their problems.
ENG4U CYLVIA TANG CORRECT:
Duke Academy is like a home, because there are lots of international students. We can share our opinions, and learn more culture from others. Small classes make me pay more concentration on my new lessons, and it also make it easier to communicate with my teachers. I enjoy learning here, and I’m lucky to have such a nice teacher.
ENG4U Cylvia Tang
ENG4U LEMON LUO CORRECT:
Studying in Duke Academy is easier due to its small sizes classes, which means I can communicate more with my teachers. Taking night school at Duke is convenient, as well, because the time is ideal.
ENG4U Lemon Luo
I’m a student at Duke. Duke Academy is a wonderful high school. There are nice teachers and a kind principal. Every day the teacher will bring some snack for us. When I encounter some difficult things, there are a lot of enthusiastic classmates and teachers to help me. Here's a special memory of mine: All Duke Academy’s students and teachers celebrated Chinese New Year together. We ate lunch on Chinese New Year, and we watched the spring festival. I know they care about us. They love us. I love Duke.
I’m a full time student, I have already studied at Duke Academy for one year. This school has amazing teachers. I can pay attention in class. Teachers always give us a nice free lunch or small trip. This year will be a nice memory in my mind. I hope every new student likes this school.
ENG4U IVERSON CORRECT:
I take a night class at Duke Academy. I feel good about that. There are a lot of Chinese students in my class, and this makes me feel great. Our teacher is good, and I learn a lot of things from her. I enjoy the class very much.
High School Iverson
HIGH SCHOOL MARK CORRECT:
Teachers are so kind and nice in here. It’s a lot of fun in class, such my OLC class. My OLC teacher Layla leads us into a different world. We watch films and share our ideas in the class. We also have a discussion after class.
High School Mark
HIGH SCHOOL HITO CORRECT:
I am very glad to study at Duke. Jenna is a very friendly teacher, when we are stuck on a question, she always helps us and explains how to do it until we understand it. Duke has a very good environment, which can make students pay more attention to every lesson.
High School Hito
HIGH SCHOOL KEVIN CORRECT:
Studying at Duke is very good thing. The teachers help us students every time we have difficulty with a lesson. The teachers always teach us how to deal with problems, which is very good for students.
High School Kevin
HIGH SCHOOL DENNIS GE CORRECT:
When I study at Duke, I improve my marks. My calculus teacher is Jenna. She is very kind to us and teaches very well. When we don’t understand some questions, she explains very well. My English 4U teacher is Kylie, she is very gentle to us. We all like her very much. I think all Duke’s teachers are very kind to us. I can study happily here.
High School Dennis Ge
HIGH SCHOOL FAY CORRECT:
I have four courses at Duke. I feel related to everyone here. We have about eight students in each class. It’s good for us to study. Teacher can teach us easily. The teachers are friendly, and I feel encouraged to speak English. This environment is good for me to learn English. I like it here.
High School Fay
HIGH SCHOOL MOBIUS CORRECT:
I have 3 courses at Duke Academy. I like all my teachers from my courses, because they like to talk with students, and their excellent communication makes me know them. Their good teaching skills means they can give me more help as I learn more knowledge. I like here at Duke!
High School Mobius
HIGH SCHOOL SAM CORRECT:
I have 2 courses at Duke Academy. I like the way that Duke teaches and I enjoy it. At Duke, I have a nice study time.
High School Sam
HIGH SCHOOL JERRY CORRECT:
I have 4 courses in Duke which are IB, English 4U, Calculus, and Mandarin. In Duke, I can easily to understand the information and I feel relaxed in class. I think that coming to Duke to study was a perfect decision.
High School Jerry
HIGH SCHOOL JAY CORRECT:
Classes calculus, OLC, and 4U are all my favourite classes. I enjoy class because these classes have good teachers. The teachers are friendly to us, make us feel happy, and are knowledgeable. All in all, Duke is a good school because there have many good teachers.
High School Jay
HIGH SCHOOL UNKNOWN CORRECT:
We can learn some languages from other countries. We have good teachers and class rooms with technology. We have some international students in the school. They are from many countries. We can learn other languages and make friends. We have good teachers who help me to study and learn more English.
High School Unknown
HIGH SCHOOL VICTOR CORRECT:
My favourite part of Duke is the teachers of the school. Private school teachers are different from public school teachers. The difference is that the private school teachers pay more attention to the students. Public schools have more students, and one teacher has to teach a lot of students at the same time, but this causes the teacher to not teach every student very well. Compare this to Duke, where teachers pay attention to all the students. The teachers are teaching everything to all the students, and keep reviewing information so that everyone understands. Also compared to other private schools, Duke is more structured, the students won’t walk around during the class, and students always stay in the classrooms. The school is clean and quiet.
High School Victor