OPIE Alumni Taining Wang currently lives in West Virginia where he is pursuing his PhD in Economics at West Virginia University. He earned a B.A in Economics and Mathematics in 2014 from Ohio University, graudating Summa Cum Laude.
Mr. Wang attended OPIE classes in the Fall of 2009 and Winter of 2010. He shares that the “success [he] achieved in OPIE is the most critical thing to the rest of [his] study in university.” Also, OPIE instructors gave him good instruction and assistance in his English studies, particularly in academic writing. After only two quarters in OPIE, Mr. Wang ”[became] more comfortable not only in speaking English but also in applying it to academic study, most of which [was] concentrated in Economics and Math.” He is very grateful to the effort his OPIE instructors made to teach him.
Mr. Wang advises current students to remember that although learning English can be very busy and sometimes difficult, they should work hard because the success of the English learner depends greatly on the learner’s desire to improve their English. OPIE is there to provide the guidance and resources needed to succeed.