‘I’m thinking of starting my own channel to teach English songs on social media, as well as doing more studies.’
BingJie is building a career as a bilingual Master of Ceremonies.
When I was a little girl growing up in Sichuan province my dream was to become an MC – a Master of Ceremonies – hosting events, meetings and even weddings. It is a cool job!
But when I left school, I couldn’t get a Bachelor’s degree. It was a very challenging time for me.
I can actually say that English has changed my life. I went to sign up at a language centre six years ago to improve my English, and worked hard to paid the tuition cost with my own salary. I had a hunch that English would be a good skill to learn – and my hunch was right!
My teacher pushed me to get a business English qualification as he said it would open up new opportunities.
Through my studies I also got the chance to go to Cambridge, winning a competition after sharing my story on social media.
It was the first time I went to Europe. Now my mom is very proud. She realised it was a very big deal!
English has given me confidence I can use in my daily life and in my work.
Chengdu where I live is growing rapidly and now there’s a big demand for people who are fluent in both Mandarin and English. Preparing for the business English exam, I was able to develop real-life communication skills, and now I feel that I have lots of opportunities.
English has given me confidence I can use in my daily life and in my work. I’m thinking of starting my own channel to teach English songs on social media. In the future I’ll be a bilingual MC and aim to be an English teacher!
BingJie has taken BEC B1 Business Preliminary and BEC B2 Business Vantage, part of our Cambridge English Qualifications. At present she is also studying to become an English teacher to help achieve her dream of helping others.
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