ENFL and Forestry University
In 2009 ENFL and Forestry University first started to meet in order to discuss a joint effort to bring the best possible education to students. The Forest University already had a language department that does offer language classes, but the classes are very large in number of students and the times only coincide with the school year. ENFL, a private education company, first signed agreements offering English classes that would have flexible times and offer small and private classes so that students had more options to improve their English. (In China, a person’s English level has a very big impact on their salary and ability to find work.) These classes, at first, consisted mostly of Forestry University students, but were also open to the public. Through word of mouth class enrollment grew and students from many areas started to take the classes being offered. With the improvement of the students, the relationship between ENFL and Forestry University grew. Forestry University continues to have its own language department, but because ENFL classes offer: flexibly, individual attention, material specialization, unique teaching style, and more, the popularity of ENFL classes continues to grow. Since the beginning of 2010, ENFL has signed new agreements with the University offering classes to students who want to study any language, such as German or Spanish. The main focus of ENFL though is its studying English and Chinese programs. The Chinese programs have had great success for the same reason as the English programs. Students are happy with the individual attention and how their individual needs are met; with students from around the world participating in these classes. Some take classes at night because of a daily work schedule; others take an intensive short term course with class’s everyday for several hours at a time. Everyone’s individual and group demands such as starting dates and material are different and with the joint effort of a public University and a private institution working together we at ENFL we are able to work with the student to fill those needs.