I had a Chinese student came to see me two months ago. She was a champion of some big singing competition in China and just came to Australia around that time. Parents are very well educated but they live almost one hour drive from me. They couldn’t speak English so they ask a friend to contact me .
At first I really didn’t want to take her. I have the perception that Chinese style is different from mine. I teach very western style music theatre , the winner of Chinese singing competition is not my cup of tea (how wrong was I ) However I love to meet her and see how good she is.
When I met this little 9 year old girl I was very impressed with her quality of tone and despite not being able to speak much English , she is a delightful girl . Her parents are so respectful and humble and you know they will do anything for you to take their kid .
I told them that she really needs to speak English fast.
Two months later she came back with almost fluent English. She has English tuition for two hours daily. When I was teaching her music theatre work she can speak and act in every style I teach her to do.
She is going to go very far and I will make her as far as she go because the combination of determination, good teaching and talent is unbeatable.
Two months. She can speak English within 2 months.
What can we achieve in two months? The potential is unlimited .