Personal Narrative: My Experience With Construction English

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Internship was a period of knowledge acquisition and for me. I could have much experience through the activities below: Period 1: From January 2, 2017 to February 17, 2017 On the first day, I was introduced to the Director, my supervisor and other employees in the office. Everyone was very friendly and enthusiastic to welcome me. After that, my superior gave me some construction documents to read. At the first time, everything seemed to be hard with me because there were many new words of Construction field that I never ever learn. I had to look up the meaning of many new words. The next days, my duty was managing databases. It was simple job but taking me 3 days to finish because there were many documents to deal with since September, 2016. I just needed to classify, arrange the drawings, letters, meeting minutes, and put them in their own folders. Then, I had to write the labels of each kind of documents for finding easily. From the second week to…show more content…
I not only had a chance to learned valuable lessons but also got new experience of Construction English. First, I recognized that my English was much better through practice in working environment. I could learn how to write a meeting minutes in both English and Vietnamese. There were many difficulties when I did the tasks because I was lacking experience in translating the Specifications, specialized words of building houses. This experience helped me enhance my writing and translating skills; enrich my vocabulary of office as well as construction field. In addition, I am becoming familiar with printer, photocopier and scanner. I also understood what a secretary has to prepare for a meeting so that it can takes place effectively. Moreover, I could gain many basic experiences which any companies might require to an employee such as: answering phone calls, managing data, arranging documents and folders, stamping for

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