Here at CIP, we make sure that we satisfy the needs of our students. We help them reach their goals and be prepared for their future. Check out what one of our students said about our school.
1. Why did you choose to study English in Philippines?
– Since I was young, my dream has been to become an English teacher, so I decided to study in the Philippines. When I thought of tuition fee and efficiency, studying in The Philippines is an effective way to fulfill that dream. Now, I believe that choosing the language school Clark Institute of the Philippines (CIP) is a good choice. I think studying English abroad, particularly in CIP, gives me the opportunity to speak English all the time and to get to know many people from different countries. Also, the tuition fee in this English language school is lower than in schools in Korea. With these, I do not regret recommending the school to learners.
2. What were your impressions of studying English in The Philippines?
– At first, I thought that Filipino teachers had regional accent. To know the truth about it, I read testimonials of students who studied English and browsed websites of language schools in The Philippines. I found out that CIP has one-to-one classes with Filipino and English native teachers. I also discovered that many students improved significantly after studying in CIP which I am also experiencing now.
3. Do you think your English skills improved while studying English in The Philippines?
– Definitely. I think many things helped me to improve my English communication skills. When I was an ESL student, I learned basic ways of having English conversation which I was able to use in my trips with my friends. After that, I changed my course to IELTS Sparta, which gave me the opportunity to learn higher level of English. I learned how to speak with clarity and substance, and I learned how to write with organization following grammar rules and correct structures in writing paragraphs.
4. Do you think that CIP has more advantages compare to the other language schools in the Philippines?
– There are many reasons to choose CIP. The first is a safe geographical environment. I have been able to live safely despite being in the Philippines because I am in a location adjacent to the Korean town and the luxury housing complex. Secondly, one-to-one classes are well organized. Native English teachers are not only talented, but they respect their students and listen attentively to them. The third is that it is an excellent English language school in the Philippines. It is an institution that leads many students to achieve high IELTS score in connection with IDP. There are many programs available, such as weekly Cambridge exams for IELTS students, and I’ve seen a lot of good results, so I really recommend CIP language school as the main IELTS language school in the Philippines.
5. Who is your favorite teacher in CIP?
– I have a lot of good teachers, especially teacher Aizel. Despite being a Filipino teacher, she does not have a unique accent of Filipino, Moreover, she also has an English sense. The teacher already got a TESOL certificate and is very popular with students as she is passionately prepared and worried to make every class a good class. I think it is a great luck to meet Aizel at Clark Institute of the Philippines. I think that I am proud to see the effect of the language training in the Philippines through more professional teachers than I expected.
6. Did you make many friends while you were here?
– Yes. One of the advantages of CIP is that it has fewer Koreans than other language schools. I have Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese and Mongolian friends and I have recently made friends with Colombian. When I was living in a dormitory, I could easily make friends with other nationalities. I am happy to have some friends to meet anywhere in the world. I can only speak English in order to communicate, which I think is a special feature of studying in the Philippines.
7. Do you think you learned a lot from your native English teacher while studying English in Philippines?
– In fact, it has been very helpful for my listening and speaking skills. I was able to discover the fact that I learned a lot about the actual native speaker’s pronunciation and expression. Native language group lessons are effective, but one-to-one classes by native speakers have helped me improve my English. I think the native English teacher helped clarify the distinction between the r and l pronunciation that are unique to Koreans and taught real native speakers how to learn real English at CIP language school.
8. Please share your good memories in CIP.
– There is a great activity every month at the CIP English language school. I participated in the Lip Sync contest, which was an activity in January and for a week I practiced ‘Girlfriend’ of with my Taiwanese and Japanese friends and it was sang by a famous American singer Avril Lavigne. On the day of the contest, my teachers gave me a stage makeover, and my friend, who became Avril, had funny memories of dyeing with hair spray. We got the second place in the tournament and got a total prize of 700 pesos. During the practice period, I became closer to my friends, and I was able to see memories from other friends’ shows. In addition to studying, I think that these activities and trips have made good memories for language training in the Philippines.
9. If you graduate, will you recommend your friends to English language school in the Philippines?
– Yes, of course I recommend English training at CIP language school. I think it is clear that I can feel the low cost and high efficiency through studying in the Philippines. I think that the cost of studying in the Philippines is considerably cheaper, but the effect of studying in the Philippines is greater than that of other expensive UK / US studies. Especially, as a student studying IELTS, I recommend the Philippines IELTS School. Not only native teachers but also Filipino teachers have excellent skills and help you get high marks on IELTS.
10. Finally, do you have any ideas you would like to suggest to CIP for better development?
– One suggestion, I wanted more travel plans. Currently, CIP is providing shuttle bus services to nearby shopping malls, Korean towns and water parks. In addition, there is a meal or travel program with native English teacher or Filipino teacher. I am satisfied with these existing programs. However, if CIP provides more activities to students, I think it will be more exciting and fun English training at Clark Institute of the Philippines.