Our personalized English soft skills courses give Chinese students the social and cultural preparation they need to adapt and succeed in their studies, workplace, and adventures in the West.免费领取体验课程
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As the main character of each YoungWing story, you have the autonomy to practice English creatively and make social decisions to move the plot forward.
Each YoungWing story offers concrete learning goals, such as how to make new friends at a university, and comes with a summary of the key takeaways and new words learned.
Learn more than English for tests. Learn English to succeed in the real world.
Receive personalized training from our incredibly accomplished network of mentors from the very top universities in the world - Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and Oxford, among others, as well as accomplished professionals from top companies - Google, Microsoft, General Electric, etc.
Meet with your mentors anytime, anywhere. You will receive personalized insights and insider tips, whether it’s about how to renegotiate your grades in class or to ask your boss for a promotion at work. You mentors will be there every step of the way to answer any questions you have and present real world cases based on their experiences.
Each week, you will learn a new topic essential to thriving at school or in the workplace from an expert in the topic. These themes range from cultivating important relationships to establishing your personal brand and reputation. You will emerge from the course prepared to tackle any situation abroad and succeed in your international endeavors.
Goals: Adapt to university life in your host country; gain the social and academic skills needed to succeed in your major and overcome common problems you’ll face as an international student.
Taught by: current U.S. and Chinese international students who have successfully integrated into life at American universities and have achieved academic success
• Introducing Yourself - Learn how to introduce yourself and establish your name on campus
• Professors/TA’s - Learn how to build relationships with professors and teaching assistants to maximize classroom performance
• Debate English - Learn and practice the debate style of speech and the critical thinking skills needed in the classroom
• Small Talk - Learn how to hold small talk with your classmates and peers
• Story Telling - Learn the narrative style of speaking and how to tell a story to your peers
• Campus Safety - Learn the proper communication to stay safe on a college campus and town
• Slang - Learn local slang and lingo that will help you fit in with your peers
• Collaboration - Learn how to find, join, form, and lead study groups to maximize classroom performance. Learn how to ask peers for help on assignments.
• Classroom Participation - Learn how to ask questions and participate in class to get the most of out class.
• Academic Resources - Learn how to best take advantage of various academic resources provided on campus.
• Extracurriculars - Learn how to join new student clubs and activities and find your scene/community on campus
• Emotional Intelligence - Learn how to speak about and navigate sensitive topics on campus. Learn what is acceptable to talk about and what is deemed inappropriate.
• Social Events - Learn how to interact with other students at social gatherings and parties and the common party etiquette.
• Academic Advisor - Learn how to cultivate a relationship with a key academic advisor in your field of study and how to leverage that to take advantage of all the resources in your academic department.
• Office Hours - Learn how to effectively utilize office hours to your advantage and ask the right questions to help you succeed on your assignments.
• Presentations - Learn how to create and give eloquent presentations in class
• Grades - Learn proper etiquette about discussing grades with your peers
• Humor - Learn how to make jokes and be funny with your classmates
• Making new friends - Learn how to establish and maintain meaningful friendships with your Western classmates
• Dormitory Etiquette - Learn how to establish good terms with your university roommates and how to follow common school dormitory procedures
• Dining Hall - Learn how to mingle and navigate a school dining hall with purpose
• School Counselor - Learn how to establish a healthy relationship with your counselor who will support you with your goals
• Conflict Resolution - Learn how to deal with various common interpersonal conflicts at school
• Peer Pressure - Learn how to deal with peer pressure and how to politely turn down invitations
• Grade Renegotiation - Learn and practice techniques to renegotiate your grade in class
• Fellowships/Scholarships - Learn how to Land a research fellowship or scholarship as a Student
• Academic Competition - Learn how to deal with academic competition and navigate class politics Internships - Learn strategies to obtain internship opportunities as an international student
• Networking - Learn how to behave at job recruitment sessions and make invaluable professional connections
• Course Evaluation and Selection - How to leverage knowledge and experience from your peers and mentors to help you evaluate courses and decide on an optimal class schedule
Goals: Learn how to get a competitive advantage in the 2019-2020 admissions process as an international applicant.
Taught by: Vetted university student and alumni interviewers at top universities (Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley) and your target schools. 1-on-1 format.
• University Interview Training - gain confidence for university admissions interviews and explain why you should be accepted to their university.
• Crafting Your Unique Application Theme - Learn how to differentiate yourself from other applicants and demonstrate your unique value.
• Essay Brainstorming
• Essay Tutoring and Editing
• Mentorship and Advice - Q&A
• Individual School Insights - Learning about a Major or Program
• “How I Got In” - Stories from Students who have gotten in to your target schools
• Resume Editing
• What to Look For In Your Dream School - Decide which schools to apply to
• Final Checks before Submission - Avoid and eliminate common mistakes in your applications before submitting them
• Supplementary materials
• How to Communicate your interest in the school
• How to negotiate for financial aid
• Applications for specialized degree programs
• How to keep track of deadlines and concurrent application processes
Goals: Obtain the lifelong soft skills needed to remain employable and thrive in the workplace. You will learn insider secrets and tips from those at top American companies and have the chance to practice with them.
Taught by: accomplished professionals from top U.S. companies - Google, Microsoft, General Electric, etc.
• Negotiation - Learn all about the different types of negotiation
- Salary negotiations with HR
- Responsibility negotiations with coworkers
- Career negotiations with your manager
• Onboarding - Learn strategies to fit into a new team’s culture and workflow while establishing your distinct persona.
• Mentorship - Learn how to find and cultivate relationships with mentors in the company to help guide your personal and professional growth
• Manager Relationship - Learn how to develop a balanced, healthy, and structured relationship and cadence with your manager, who largely determines your professional growth and workplace wellbeing.
• Internal Networking - Learn how to network within your company in order to have more visibility and well-rounded view of its inner-workings, as well as establish your name.
• Conflict Resolution - Learn how to deal with company politics and resolve different types of workplace conflicts when they arrive.
• Listening Skills - Learn how to be a better listener so you can increase your efficiency and collaboration with coworkers
• Meeting Skills - Learn how to voice your opinions and be a major asset/contributor during meetings
• Presentation Skills - Learn how to give articulate, succinct, and compelling presentations and demos to your internal team or external customers.
• Pivoting in the Workplace - Learn how to change projects or teams within a company if you are not satisfied with your work Leadership - Learn how to take initiatives and leads on projects in order to demonstrate ownership and accountability
• Independent Thinking - Learn how to question the status quo and introduce originality in your team’s workflow in order to demonstrate creativity. Learn how to suggest and outline new ideas and the value that they can bring to your organization
• Cooperation - Learn how to ask for help at work when needed and how to enable your coworkers in return, when they are stuck, in a reciprocal manner.
• Work/Life Balance - Learn how to ask for time off without impacting your reputation at work
• Measuring Performance - Learn how to establish professional goals and measure your progress towards them with tools such as performance reviews
• Workplace Events - Learn how to socialize with coworkers at offsite events
• Personal Brand - Learn how to maintain and grow your personal brand in the company
• Resignation Etiquette - Learn how to properly resign from a company without burning bridges, including goodbye emails, final meetings, and relationship retention.
• Workplace Attitude - Learn how to exhibit and retain a positive workplace attitude, and stay motivated through difficult days at work
• Promotions - Learn and practice effective strategies to ask for a promotion
• Triage & Time Management - Learn how to prioritizing work items during time crunches and delegate/share tasks with coworkers.
Goals: Obtain the lifelong soft skills needed to obtain employment in the US. You will learn insider secrets and tips from new hires who recently went through the process, and have the chance to practice strategies with them.
Taught by: Insiders and recruiters at top U.S. companies
• Value Narrative - Learn how to sell yourself as the ideal candidate for a job position
• Personal brand - Learn how to develop and market a unique personal brand that will highlight your strengths and impress potential employers.
• Body Language - Develop the right mannerisms and gestures needed to appear confident during interviews
• Due Diligence - Learn how to research your target companies and communicate to your interviewers you did the prerequisite research.
• Problem solving - Learn how to think critically to answer questions in an interview
• Interviews - Etiquette - How to behave during interviews to give off the best impressions.
• Interviews - Questions - How to ask the right questions during interviews
• In-Person Networking - Learn outcome-driven strategies to efficiently make the most of networking events.
• Digital Networking - Learn strategies to find opportunities and establish relationships online, from cold contact to reconnecting with past relationships.
• Negotiating - Learn how to negotiate salary and terms of a job offer.
• Closing - Learn how to accept offers properly and professionally decline offers.
• Email Etiquette - Learn how to write persuasive emails and make your emails professional and effective.
• Recruiter Rapport - Learn how to build a strong relationship with your recruiter who is one of your greatest advocates.
• Cover Letters - Learn how to write effective cover letters (including video cover letters)
• Resume Writing - Learn how to tailor resumes to fit the requirements of a job.
• Referrals - Learn how to ask for referrals from your connections and build connections that may refer you
• LinkedIn - Learn how to build a compelling, tailored LinkedIn profile with the right keywords
• Evaluating Companies - Learn how to find out if what is like working for a company before you apply or commit.
• Take Home Assignments - Learn how to nail assignments given during the interview process
• Phone Screen - Learn how to make the most of phone introductions & screening calls and communicate your value from the get-go