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Our TESOL course location in the Philippines is located in a city that combines and ancestral heritage with a modern business atmosphere in the middle of massive growth. Crowned the “Queen City of the South”, Cebu has emerged as the country’s top tourist and business location. Pleasure and business coexist happily here, with office buildings taking their place around the wonderful beach resorts, all under the friendly, blue Cebu sky.
Our Cebu course centre is considered the only intensive TESOL centre in the Philippines. We are recognized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) so our standards are continually high. This Philippine government agency monitors all credible training centres in the country. Our high standards and constant monitoring ensure a great relationship with participating schools and fantastic career opportunities, both locally and internationally. Cebu is an island that spreads over 5,000 square kilometers and is home for 3.4 million people, 1.7 million of whom live in Metro Cebu. It is 250 kilometers from its northernmost point to its southern tip and stretches 45 kilometers across. Its east and west coasts are divided by mountains that run along the elongated island’s spine. At their highest point, these mountains rise to 1,000 meters. Cebu is situated 600 kilometers from the capital, Manila and is central to the Philippine archipelago. Cebu is the gateway to central and southern Philippines and is heart of most of the domestic shipping. This is due to its location as well as its sheltered deep water harbor.
Cebu is a unique and fascinating destination. Its close proximity to other exotic tourist destinations, low earth quake and typhoon activity and wide range of geological wonders are combined with a fascinating array of plant and animal species. The climate of Cebu is generally warm year round, usually between 23-330C. Rain falls evenly thought the year with the exception of the dry summer months, between March and May. The island is surrounded by beautiful beaches, coral atolls and other islands. The seas around Cebu are also rich fishing grounds.
The value of Cebu was first seen by the Chinese, who established it as a trading post in 900 AD. Once the Philippines had been colonized by the Spanish, Cebu was an obvious choice as the Philippines first city, due to its excellent location. Once established as the de facto capital in the Spanish colony, Cebu was a central location in the trading and shipping industries. This created a huge mix of cultures which existed amicably with the Malay influence. Throughout the 400-year duration of Spanish rule and a further 40 years of American influence, a uniquely cosmopolitan culture evolved.
Nowadays, people from all over the world live side by side with the local people in Cebu. Although nearly every religion is practiced in some form, Roman Catholicism is the main religion. For many of the mountain villagers, the pre-Spanish culture is still their way of life. This has been added to the mix of other cultures and produced extravaganzas of song and dance such as the Sinulog festival. The ways the foreign influences intertwine with local fore make for a truly wonderful celebration.
As the Philippines’ oldest city, Cebu can boast a huge selection of relics from the past. Its provincial warmth and charm is increased by its determination to hold on to its colorful history, while still growing in sophistication. The numerous man-made landmarks in Cebu are complemented by many miles of green forest areas, home to various species of wildlife and the perfect place to unwind.
Cebu is certainly a fantastic choice as a TESOL location. The city’s active nightlife, numerous shopping areas and array of activities are set against a location that prides itself on its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, perfect for diving. The year long sunshine and moderate climate is perfect to enjoy, relax and study in. If you are the sort of person who appreciates the lively city but also craves the relaxation of the beach, the Cebu is the ideal destination for you.
Our modern, air conditioned TESOL training facility provides a comfortable environment in which to learn and study. Free tea, coffee and internet access is provided and all the resources and materials you will require throughout your course will be available. Our dedicated and experienced staff will also ensure you get the most out of your experience. We are well located within walking distance of modern shopping centres, supermarkets, restaurants and bars.Apply Now!
There are a couple of accommodation options for your course duration in Cebu:
The accommodation is situated at A.S Fortuna Street corner, Banilad Road. It is perfectly located at the crossroads of the industrial Madaue City and the commercial Cebu City, The Mandue City being only 5 minutes away and the commercial district only 10 minutes away. The accommodation is also very well situated with close proximity to the airport. You can get to and from the Mactan International Airport in 10 minutes.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 990
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Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Cebu itself.
The balance of course fees is payable in cash (US dollars or Philippine peso) on the first day of class. Alternatively, you can pay via bank transfer but these payments should be made at least two weeks in advance of the course’s start date.
Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport pick-ups* and lifetime job assistance.
* Airport pick-ups are available on the Saturday before the course begins.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Standard Accommodation (US$ 150): A private room located within a 10-minute walk of the school building. All rooms are clean and adequately furnished. Bedding and towels are included in the room. All rooms will be cleaned and the linens changed by the house staff once per week (Friday or Saturday). A vacuum cleaner and cleaning materials are also available for trainees’ use.
Hotel Accommodation (approx US$ 400-600): There are a number of hotels near the school building that we recommend and have negotiated special discounted rates with. All rooms are big and comfortable with air conditioning. Transportation is not a problem as we can provide free transport from your hotel to the school and back. This is effective for the duration of the course.
Your accommodation is available from the Saturday before the course begins to the Saturday (2:00 p.m.) following the final week of the course. If you would like to choose your accommodation independently, you are welcome to do so.
What travel documents will I need for the philippines?Expand
All visitors to the Philippines are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. Visitors to the Philippines from the United Kingdom, USA, Australia and New Zealand can stay in the Philippines for a maximum of 60 days without a visa and this can easily be extended. Citizens from all other countries should contact their local consulate to obtain current travel regulations.*
* As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Filipino consulate or embassy.
What is the course schedule?Expand
The initial orientation is on Monday morning at 8:45 a.m. prior to the first class. The first class will take place on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. The full course schedule will also be provided on Monday morning. Sessions generally run between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with appropriate breaks throughout the day.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
We use local Filipino students for the trainees’ teaching practice. The students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to!
Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will also receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
We average around 16 trainees on each course. The majority of trainees are British or American, while many others come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and the Philippines. Occasionally, we do get fluent non-native English speakers from Western Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, Thailand, etc. Trainees must be 18 years of age or older and the age range varies greatly depending on the course.
Is there a dress code?Expand
For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.
During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:
Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.
Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.
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