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Just as kindly advised by MSR here and Almute in the comment of this question, it is very important to lay a general foundation of English. So I went through the internet to search for possible ways. Then I discovered a website -AIU here.More information about this online courses and diploma.

Also, I quoted from the e-mail from admission conselor:

-Open-access to courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

-Teachers in every virtual classroom

-Multiple choice exams

-Comfortable payment plan options.

-Courses to choose from based on your interests

-Apostille from Secretary of State, if required

The total high school cost is USD2400. But I succeed in getting you a partial scholarship for USD600, so the total cost of the high school for your is USD1800. And you are able to choose between one of this payment options: USD50 x 36 months

USD100 x 18months

USD200 x 9months

Dear seniors, what is your idea? Please feel free to express your opinion, and if you have better resources of similar kind or other advice as to improve English generally, you are also welcome and much appreciated for your time and attention. :-)

asked 01 Mar '13, 18:16

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edited 01 Mar '13, 18:59

Why not to try going through a couple of high school textbooks on your own? I found it quite beneficial to read a few chapters of textbooks (my choice: geography, biology, chemistry) in my target languages. I didn't 'study' the subject, just got acquainted with some terminology and revised a bit my general knowledge.

Using high school materials makes sense as that's the kind of vocabulary a native educated non-expert would know. I wouldn't enroll into a (pricely) high school program though, as you don't need another HS diploma nor do you need to really 'study' all the subjects all over again. As the other posters have already pointed out, the Internet is full of great free higher-education-level courses, and nothing should stop you to make use of them :).

(04 Mar '13, 06:27) Joanna

I suggest you take a look at the ever-growing number of MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses). Prestigious universities like Harvard and Stanford are contributing with free online courses and some even offer certificates. There are also recorded class lectures you can download. I'd start here: http://www.openculture.com/

Sure, these are university-level courses but maybe you can find something interesting in there before you pay for courses that may or may not be very beneficial to you. Other resources:

https://www.coursera.org/

http://www.mooc.ca/

Good luck!

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answered 03 Mar '13, 08:30

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Hi, friend:

Thanks for your kind advice and useful resources. I have noticed these points,obviously attention attached is not enough. I will take more serous consideraion about them now. Thank you again. :-)

Best regards

Paris

(03 Mar '13, 18:05) Paris Si de ...

Why not to try going through a couple of high school textbooks on your own? I found it quite beneficial to read a few chapters of textbooks (my choice: geography, biology, chemistry) in my target languages. I didn't 'study' the subject, just got acquainted with some terminology and revised a bit my general knowledge.

Using high school materials makes sense as that's the kind of vocabulary a native educated non-expert would know. I wouldn't enroll into a (pricely) high school program though, as you don't need another HS diploma nor do you need to really 'study' all the subjects all over again. As the other posters have already pointed out, the Internet is full of great free higher-education-level courses, and nothing should stop you to make use of them :).

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answered 04 Mar '13, 06:28

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Hi, Joanna:

Thank you for your kind idea. I agree with you completely, from general idea to every detail. Thanks to the great ideas of Manuel and The Interpretator, I have made this big change in thinking; here I thank you for your strong support, and it makes me feel good to have a same mind. :-) Nice day!

Best regards Paris Si

(04 Mar '13, 08:10) Paris Si de ...

...all learning and all training are useful, Paris :-)... and language learning through non-language subjects is indeed an attractive scenario, killing two birds with one stone, as it were :-). However, in this base world of hours, we must of course make choices, particularly when it comes to sustained endeavours, at a relevant cost in terms of effort, time and money. I take it you went through Chinese high-school and then some form of higher education, right? Does it make sense then to use this brave new world of distance learning at high school level, as opposed to some higher level curriculum, of which there are ever more instances? If you fear that your present EN level may not be up to higher education requirements, why not consider taking foundation language courses first and only then enrolling in some distance higher education program that appeals to you, by then being up to benifitting from further progress on both fronts?

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answered 03 Mar '13, 06:20

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edited 03 Mar '13, 11:34

Dear Manuel:

Thank you so much for your kindness and sincere advice. Yes, I have finished my higher education with an official certificate proving my English level. Your words remind me of what I have and fuel me with confidence. I had thought to go over the high school knowledge again, yes, by AIU it is too costly.I should consider a better way to realize it. The most important thing is that I should be confident about myself.

And it is a long way to improve to a higher level, so I should be more patient with myself. Thank you again. :-)

Best regards

Paris

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