Nine-year old Hwang Gyuho, delivered his speech with great eloquence and fluency. “After coming to R.E.A.L Schools for this camp, I am able to communicate better in English with my friends. This trip will be a great memory for all of us. Thank you for taking good care of us and teaching us English.”
Cultural and student exchange programmes form part and parcel of R.E.A.L Schools, Shah Alam Campus’ extracurricular offerings. In January this year, the campus collaborated with QB Global to welcome 11 Korean students to Malaysia for the three-week ‘Fun with English Camp’, with several of them being as young as seven-years old.
The main focus of the camp was to enhance the Koreans’ English proficiency – a challenge in their home country due to English being considered as a foreign language. Strategic partnerships with establishments like QB Global and other bodies have been a key initiative of R.E.A.L Schools in recent years with the aim of fostering long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships for student development.
As the camp came to a conclusion, a certificate presentation ceremony was held at the campus’ Hall of Character. Among the esteemed guests who were present were Mr. Joel Law, Special Assistant to the President and Ms. Serena Chow, General Manager of R.E.A.L Schools, Shah Alam Campus. Both were on hand to present the certificates to the Korean kids.
The ceremony was chalk full of wonderful performances from both the R.E.A.L Schools and Korean students. They managed to capture the hearts and minds of the audience with a celebration of dance and song ranging from traditional Malay to modern K-pop. The crowd was certainly enthralled and enthused by what they witnessed on stage.
It was a show full of energy and entertainment value. All good things must come to an end however, and the event ended with a poignant and bittersweet sing-along session with the Korean students, who will no doubt depart home with a treasure trove of memories of their time in Malaysia.
Ms. Nana Park, Director of International Relations for QB Global, expressed her appreciation for the programme as well as R.E.A.L Schools’ care and hospitality during their short stint here. “This R.E.A.L experience has shown me that Malaysia is such a fascinating country full of peace and diversity. I hope both parties can continue building this relationship as an important step for both Korean and Malaysian students to grow into global leaders who are accepting, giving and sacrificing.” She also thanked the R.E.A.L teachers for their warmth and dedication in making their stay as comfortable as home.