I'm from Gifu. One of the thriving industry in Gifu is forestry, so I want to major in forestry economics of Japan. It's very unlucky for me that Tsukuba don't have rich forest.
I have never been to any foreign country. I have just studied English at junior high school, at high school and at this university. So I can read and listen to English a little, but I can't speak, talk and write well in English.
I was very good at English as a junior high school student. It was very easy for me to assemble a sentence. I just put together each word according to a rule. I was good at English a little as a high school student. I knew many words and I could get good marks in some examinations. However I am not good at speaking or writing or listening to English. I usually only "study" ,not "communicate" in English. In class I seldom speak in English because of not having confidence.
But I don't think I don't need to acquire the capability to use English. I am going to travel in France and the surrounding countries in this spring vacation. I will have to use English to ask people many things. I want to get confidence to speak English by this experience. Someone said ”The most effective method to speak a language well is to use the language”.