A Lao girl is fluent in 4 languages after 1 year at Bach Khoa
Before going abroad, Soukphathai Lungsee (casually called Amlex) just expertized in Laos, and Thai languages with some little English and Vietnamese. After several months studying at Bach Khoa University, the girl is now speaking 4 languages fluently.
We have had an interesting chat with Amlex about her life stories recently.
What do you find the most difficult when studying abroad?
Most of my friends who also asked me the similar questions, think that communicating and socializing would be a big difficulty when studying abroad. In fact, I didn’t get troubles as I used my body language whenever I cannot express my ideas in English.
Student, Business Administration
Bach Khoa University, Vietnam
|Honors and awards
• BKU Scholarships, 2015 – now
I’d known little of Vietnamese before. When I came to Bach Khoa Univeristy, I live in the same dormitory room with two Vietnamese friends, who taught me simple daily conversations in Vietnamese. I also learn from my classmates and teachers when I have free time.
I have plenty of time involving in the English environment. All the subjects at the university are delivered in English and the assignments are also English. Thus, this has provoked me to self-study in English. Also, there are students from other countries joining my class in their exchanging program, hence English is also a means of communication here.
Yes, of course. It is unavoidable, especially when I get a common sick. I have to take care of myself and no relatives beside me at that time. My friends help me a lot and I really appreciate for that, but surely the care is not the same as that of the family.
Certainly. After classes, I join some activities of the faculty like musical performance, community project. I also enjoy running a Facebook page and a YouTube channel on my own about sharing my experiences & stories about my living and studying abroad for Lao teenagers, especially the ones who are preparing to enter universities.