We would like to introduce you to one of our Outstanding BlueSkyians – May Thu Htay who is part of our teaching team and has recently achieved an IELTS band score of 7.5 on her first attempt.
Hi, this is May Thu Htay. I am currently working as an assistant teacher at Blue Sky International Learning Academy while I am striving to be able to study abroad, which has been my lifelong dream. In my university years, I volunteered in some organizations and events to get myself exposed to some international experience as well as I worked for the Global New Light of Myanmar as an amateur author to satisfy my writing passion. In the future, I look forward to exploring new experiences and embarking on an educational or business development sector.
My IELTS Journey and Tips
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Tr. Wendy @ Hla Win May Oo, who helps me achieve a good score through her teaching methods, her devotion to each learner’s strengths and weaknesses and her detailed feedback on students’ work which have never been equaled. Honestly, after having joined Tr. Wendy’s IELTS classes, I could summon up my courage to take the test as I felt like my English had improved systematically, and I could tackle traps of the exam. If you feel lost as to the IELTS exam, I can assure you that Tr. Wendy can be your mentor in this journey, guiding you everything you demand.
As regards listening and reading, practice comes first to hit a high band score. Try to practise the IELTS past papers published by the Cambridge University Press (the Cambridge IELTS books) as much as you can along with assessment on the mistakes made. Trying to understand the nature of the test is also key to success. Honing your language proficiency first with the help of Cambridge books such as PET, FCE, CAE can be of a great help to increase your score.
For speaking, responding to every question with your own accent and pace is one of the prerequisites. If you get stuck for ideas, don’t worry! You can navigate some IELTS websites, learn sample answers there and note down advanced vocabularies and collocations. That way, you can cope well with every topic with little hesitation. Sound like you are speaking with stress and intonation and not reading sentences. It is crucial. IELTS writing is all about meeting the expectations of the IELTS examiners. That would definitely turn into an easy task with Tr. Wendy’s strategies and explanations. Good luck with your exam!
My Learning and Teaching Experience at Blue Sky International
I started my internship at BSI, just with zero experience of teaching. Back then, I was still doubtful about my capabilities, but at BSI, I got to join IELTS intensive classes plus general 4 skills classes free of charge as well as observe Tr. Wendy’s lectures and other experienced teachers’ classes. TKT class offered me essential teaching-related knowledge and methods which can be applied accordingly in class. Step by step, I felt like I got the hang of teaching and I found myself comfortable in getting on with all aspects of teaching.
Only after I had studied English with Tr. Wendy @ Hla Win May Oo, I realized the approach to learn it in a more systematic way. What’s more, through graded coursework and reliable material offered at BSI, I started to become aware of the right track to sharpen my English proficiency. Thanks to Tr. Wendy, not only can I upgrade myself as an English teacher, but also I can prepare myself mentally to grasp my dream. And Tr. Wendy’s academic achievements influence me a great deal not to be hesitant to set milestones of my life. So, I can assure all of you that Blue Sky International’s on-job-training- program and courses are worth joining, especially if you are passionate about teaching and an avid English learner.
Our big congratulations to May Thu on achieving a good score of IELTS on her first attempt! We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.
Blue Sky international Learning Academy
232, Orchid Condo, Level 8, Unit 82, Level 19, Unit 198,
Ahlone Street, Ahlone Township, Yangon, Myanmar 11121
09 254 278 273
09 787 682 164
09 886 272 475
09 504 3135
We provide quality English language courses for learners of age 5 to 55. We have proven records of success in coaching for the IELTS, TKT and other Cambridge Exam Preparation (Starters, Movers, Flyers, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE) over 15 years.
Blue Sky International is founded by Ms Hla Win May Oo @ Teacher Wendy who is currently in pursuit of her doctorate through the University of Otago, New Zealand. Being a graduate of BEd, MPA, and MA in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, she is a well-trained and well-experienced ESL Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Success Coach & Mentor, and Business & Education Consultant. She has also worked as a Social Enterprise Consultant and “Education for Entrepreneurs” Trainer with the British Council, Myanmar, and a Lecturer for the MBA program at Temasek International College, and a Research Associate with the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is passionate about teaching, training, researching, consulting and coaching.
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