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Q: Why should I choose Philippine as a place to learn English?

A: 1, Price 2. Man-to-Man Conversational Skill Training

 

Q:What kind of country the Philippine is? Is there an inconvenient or dangerous place?

A: The Philippines is the third largest English-speaking nation – after the US and the UK, as according to the Department of Tourism. With the relatively low living cost as compared to the western counterparts and other countries around the region such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the Philippines is fast becoming the world’s low-cost English language Cenre. There is a rapid increase in overseas students coming to learn English or study in English-speaking universities. Last year, the Philippines had nearly 30,000 foreign students from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, as well as Iran, Libya, Brazil and Russia. It is not a dangerous country else all foreign students will not dare to stay there.

 

Q:What is SSP? Must I have it?

A: SSP-stands for Special Student Permit (short term). The law stipulated that all students must have it.

 

Q:What should I prepare before I go there?

A: Passports, travel necessities, as well as adjusting to a good learning attitude.

 

Q:Could you please give me some suggestion before I visit your school?

A: Planning and scheduling, set the main study goals and objectives, as well as checking out tourist attractions intended to go.

 

Q:What kind of courses will the school offer?

A: ESL (Practical and intensive), TOEIC, IELTS

 

Q:How many people will there be in one class?

A: 1 on 1 for 4 lessons per day, Group Class for 3-5 lessons/day with elective courses. The group class has generally 3-8 students.

 

Q:Could you please give me your daily and weekly time table?

A: It depends on the course chosen but it is usual to receive between 7 and 9 hours of class per day from Monday to Friday. One day of normal class would be as follows: Breakfast (7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.), 4 classes of 50 min. 1 to 1 or group classes (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), lunch buffet at the academy, 5 individual or group classes (13: 00-18: 00), dinner buffet (18: 00-19: 00). You can also do extra activities such as attending the “casual discussion” class, watching movies on Mondays and Wednesdays, dancing classes … among others. You will not get bored

 

Q:Can you tailor the curriculum according to my needs?

A: Yes, but you must communicate with the 1 to 1 teachers. Also please state your learning objectives when doing the application.

 

Q:If I want to change courses or days when I am in Philippine, can I do so?

A: In 3D, every Thursday students have the chance to change courses and so on.

 

Q:If I have problems of adapting to teaching or text books, what should I do? Can I change?

A: Yes, every Thursday.

 

Q:Can I choose textbooks that I am interesting in?

A: Yes, please state in the application form.

 

Q:If I want to continue studying, what formalities that I need to go through?

A: Inform the school representative.

 

Q:Are there any extracurricular activities of field trips?

A: Yes. Every last Friday of the month there is a volunteering activity. Also students and teachers will plan for weekend trips almost every week.

 

Q:Will it be safe when I staying in dorm?

A: There is a 24-hour security guard and monitoring system

 

Q:Will I meet people who are from other countries?

A: Yes. We have students coming from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mainland China, Middle East countries, Spain, and France.

 

Q:Who can deal with my housing problem?

A: School Manager: Neal

 

Q:Is there free internet or wifi in dorms?

A: Yes

 

Q:How many people will live in one room?

A: It depends, but can vary from 1 to 6. Please visit this page for more information. Dorms.

 

Q:What kinds of facilities are available in the dorm?

A: Cable TV, wardrobe, Bed, Own Bathroom, Refrigerator, Air Conditioner, Hot & Cold Shower, Desk

 

Q:Can I do laundry or cooking there?

A: No, the school provides for everything.

 

Q:I speak poor English, who can I seek for help if I have any problem?

A: Most students here face the same problem. And it is for this reason that you have to communicate in English and then you can improve your English. However, there is a Chinese/Japanese/Korean manager in the school to help with some specific countries’ enquiries.

 

Q:How to make a phone call when I am in Philippine?

A: Mobile, Landline

 

Q:How to make a phone call from overseas to Philippine?

A: Wifi Connection, or use the school phone.

 

Q:What is the living standard over there in Cebu? How much money should I prepare for living?

A: Not really high, it costs roughly 5000P/month. But it depends on your personal spending behavior.

 

Q:Will the language school serve meals to student?

A: Yes

 

Q:How many choices of meal that I can choose?

A: Buffet-style – Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino food mainly.

 

Q:Could you please offer us pictures about your restaurant and food?

 

Q:Where can I get daily supplies? Do I need to bring all of them from my own country?

A: Everywhere. Downstairs of the school.

 

Q:Is the public transportation system convenient in Philippine?

A: Jeepney and Taxi are available at all time.

 

Q:What kind of public transports that I can use? How much per time? Can you offer me the map?

A: Jeepney-8P per trip. Taxi-from 40P. Just tell the taxi driver the landmark building.

 

Q:If there’s no one to pick me up at the airport, what should I do?

A: Normally it will not happen. If it does, just take taxi to “2F Hotel La Nivel, JY Square, Lahug, Cebu City, 6000, Philippines”. The school will refund the travel expense.

 

Q:Are there lots of self supporting facilities near the school?

A: Yes, there are supermarkets, McDonald’s, major shopping malls downstairs.

 

Q:Does school offer shuttles for students? Where can I go by shuttles? How far away from the school?

A: No, because the school is located downtown.

 

Q:Do you have a dress code?

A: Casual

 

Q:What time will restaurant and stores close?

A: 10pm. Except for the 24 hour restaurants such as McDonald’s.

 

Q:Is it dangerous at night time?

A: Hard to say. But there’s a curfew for the school to avoid any dangerous event from occurring. The curfew time is 11pm from Sunday to Thrusday. No curfew on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Q:What kinds of words or gestures should I avoid to use in Philippine?

A: Not really.

 

Q:Is there anything important about culture should I notice?

A: Just be polite and smile often

 

Q:What should I do if I get sick or be injured in Philippine? Can I apply for allowance?

A: The school has clinic and nurses. In the serious situation, the school will help to send the students to the hospitals, but no subsidies. So we strongly recommend all students to the insured.

 

Q:If I am stolen by pickpockets, what should I do?

A: First take care of your safety. Then look for the police station to help but the chance of getting back your wallet is slim. Just be extra vigilant all the time.

 

Q:If there is any accident or disaster happened, who can I seek for help?

A: School. The school will then contact the relevant parties.

 

Q:What should I do if I already don’t have enough money when I am in Philippine?

A: There is ATM and money changers everywhere.

 

Q:Can I withdraw money from a Taiwanese bank account in Philippine?

A: Yes. Just make sure you can withdraw money from overseas.

 

Q:What should I do if I lose my passport or visa?

A: Go to your own country Embassy based in Philippines

 

Q:Can I refund the fee after I paid?

A: Please check our refund policy

 

Q:Can I transfer my courses to other people if I can’t participate temporally?

A: Yes.

 

Q:If there is something serious disaster happened before departure, can I get the return fee back?

A: You can delay the departure.