Since I was in primary school, my parents hired a tutor to teach me English, because they knew the importance of the international language. Though I have learned English for many years, I never had the chance to talk to the local people. The chance came as I went to high school. The school had a project to promote the communication between countries, so there were some foreign students studied here for a year. I was lucky to become a foreign student's partner. My job was to assist her in solving the daily problems. We talked in English. At first, I was so nervous and spoke very slowly, then my partner encouraged me and she wouldn't correct me. As we communicate more, she taught me some local language, which made me sounded like a local person. This experience is such valuable for me.