by Stewart Glen
Translated by Anna Liang
The English version is below. ⬇⬇
Is Earning That TOIEC Bonus Enough Motivation?
It Shouldn’t Be.
We created Infinity Key because Taiwanese people that study English seem far too focused on passing tests. We want you to understand that language is Art and thus, cannot be objectively tested. Additionally, what happens after you pass your IELTS, TOEFL, GEPT or TOIEC test? You will be putting your life into a position that will require you to actually use English.
When you cram for tests, the memory mechanism employed is short term. If you were to take the exact same test 2 months later, you likely will have forgotten a majority of what you studied. This is a lose-lose scenario. Still, passing English proficiency tests are a fact of life for any Taiwanese person that wants to improve their chances of securing better job opportunities. With that in mind, we’ve created a comprehensive training system that does not involve any kind of test prep. By using our system to its full capacity, no test will ever represent a challenge. That said, the TOIEC test is one that is seemingly impossible to ignore.
Does your company offers a bonus for a good TOIEC score? If you score between 800 and 900, can you earn an extra 1000NT a month? If you score over 900, does that amount double? This is probably the offer most companies make. To qualify for most companies’ bonuses, you don’t have to take The Speaking and Writing test. Score a 901 and you can earn the maximum bonus. A score of 901 may seem high, but you only have to take The Listening and Reading test.
Good news, right?
We believe that not training your Speaking and Writing skills is a trap. Listening and Reading are what we call Passively Acquired Skills, while Speaking and Writing are Actively Applied Skills. They are the yin and yang of language freedom. Without practicing speaking and writing, you will not be able to actually use English confidently when your job requires you to do so. Using your English skills in the workplace is the ultimate goal.
At Infinity Key, we strongly suggest that you should immediately and seriously consider training the entire skill set required to master English. Like the samurai practices the tea ceremony, so too must you find harmonic balance in your approach to learning. By committing to this and by fully participating in Infinity Key’s Language Training Program for a year, you will see a dramatic bump in your TOIEC score. Of this we are without doubt. More importantly,we are going to help you become the complete package where you will have the confidence and skills to use English anytime, anywhere. Together, we will plan a personalized strategy for you that includes both Active and Passive Training Exercises. Our coaches will guide you to your goal score and well beyond. Infinity Key’s core training package was designed as a panacea (萬靈丹) for The TOIEC Test. Conquering TOIEC will be child’s play should you complete your 1 year pledge to Infinity Key.
However, we offer so much more than just a “TOIEC” prep course. At the end of this same year, you will transform into a confident public speaker, a capable translator and have the ability to write emails in half the time it currently takes you. You will be able to read and understand everything far more easily and you will be able to independently maintain and improve your fluency for the rest of your life.
Infinity Key trains you to be the complete package. If your company is giving you a bump in pay, there will definitely be an expectation that you will have to use English on the job. You will be expected to write emails, translate for English speaking clients, take notes in meetings, and, quite possibly, to make presentations to large groups of people. Each of those responsibilities require proficiency in writing and speaking. There are many other skills you will need to develop, skills you haven’t even thought of….yet. Let Infinity Key take you beyond a great TOEIC score. Come and learn how to naturally enhance all the abilities you will need to become a successful, bilingual business person. This is our guarantee to you. Give us 1 year of your time and the confidence you gain will change your life.