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“Explore the beauty of nature while learning TESOL”

Cebu is a city in the midst of overwhelming growth that blends its ancestral heritage and modern business savvy with flair. Standing as the country’s top business and tourist destination, Cebu was crowned as the “Queen City of the South”. Finding its own place under Cebu’s friendly skies, business and leisure breathe together with office buildings and beach resorts.

Cebu is an elongated island some 250 kilometers from North to South and 45 kilometers across at its widest point. It is central to the Philippine archipelago and some 600 kilometers south of Manila. This location combined with a sheltered deep water harbor has made Cebu the base for most of the country’s domestic shipping and the gateway to the central and southern Philippines. The island’s area of 5,000 square kilometers supports over 3.4 million people of whom over 1.7 million live in Metro Cebu. The east and west coasts are separated by a mountainous spine which rise to 1,000 meters. The climate is warm, generally 23 to 33° C. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, except for the summer months from March to May which are dry. Beaches, coral atolls, islands and rich fishing grounds surround Cebu. Cebu’s central location, proximity to unusually exotic tourist destinations, ready access to a diversity of plants, animals and geological wonders within the island, and remoteness from earthquake and typhoon activity are some of the special attributes which help maintain Cebu’s track record.

Cebu has an abundance of beauty. From the central mountains to the coral sands, the island is a natural wonder. Most of the archipelago’s 8,120 species of flowering plants can be found in Cebu. 5,832 are unique to the country. Birds migrating from Russia enroute to Australia stop at the Olango Bird Sanctuary. Mountains streams cascade from misty heights to the sea. Colorful butterflies contrast with flocks of noisy birds. Some of the world’s best scuba diving is located around Cebu’s shore and there are regular sightings of dolphins and whales in the surrounding seas. The cool highlands are within a 30-minute drive from Metro Cebu. Roadside clumps of giant hibiscus, fragrant plumeria (frangipanni) and delicate orchids brighten the way. Rapid growth, abundant water and rich soils make a colorful exuberance. Birds come to roost, fragrances fill the air and the spirit is refreshed after each busy day. In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan first set foot in Philippine soil and planted a cross on the very spot where the first Filipinos were baptized. This cross marked the beginning of Christianity in the Philippines, after the first Catholic Mass was celebrated in Mactan Island on April 14, 1521.

The Chinese saw the value of Cebu as a trading post in around 900 A.D. and the island’s physical location made it the obvious place for the Spaniards to establish the Philippines first city. Cebu became the de facto capital of the Spanish colony. It’s a central trading and shipping post status resulted in a remarkable range of cultures mixing, amicably with the Malays. A unique cosmopolitan culture evolved during the 400 years of Spanish rule and continued during 40 years of American influence.

People from many countries live in Cebu and are well integrated with local population. The main religion is Roman Catholicism, while nearly every other religion is freely practice. Although pre-Spanish culture is still a way of life for some mountain villagers it is often woven into the cultures of other lands then expressed in song and dance extravaganzas such as the Sinulog festival. Such fiestas creatively mingle foreign influences with local folk lore. Relics of the past are found aplenty as Cebu is the country’s oldest city. More than just a city of increasing sophistication, Cebu still retains much of its provincial warmth and charm, with its colorful past. Apart from Cebu’s numerous man-made landmarks and institutions, it also features many miles of forest greens – a haven to wildlife and the place for a perfect picnic.

About

Cebu, Philippines Staff

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Chresente C. Garong (Ace)
 
Educational Background
– MAED ELT, CNU (completing thesis)
– Certificate in Professional Education, CNU
– 120 Hour TESOL Certificate Course, TEFL International
– How to Teach IELTS, Cambridge English Teacher’s Online Professional Development Course
Professional Background
– TEFL International Cebu’s Trainer and Manager for 6 years
– ESL Teacher/Supervisor/Trainer for 10 years
– ESL Consultants to some ESL Schools
– Freelance IELTS Coach/Trainer to teacher on how to teach IELTS
– Trained Public School Teachers (Elementary, Middle School and High School) in Tra Vinh University, Tra Vinh, Vietnam
Organization:
– former President, Mactan Toastmasters Club – Toastmasters International
– former Area 82 Governor, Area 82, Division I, District 75 – Toastmasters International
Nancy P. Berame
Educational Background
– Doctor in Developmental Education, CTU
– MAEd Early Childhood, CNU
– BSED ENglish, CNU
– 120 Hour TESOL Certificate Course, TEFL International
Professional Background
TEFL Trainer for 6 years
– School Directres, Nancy P. Berame Childcare Learning Center
– Post Graduate Teacher, CTU
– School Consultant to some Regular Schools in Lapu-lapu and Cebu City
Organization:

– former President, Mactan Toastmasters Club

– former Area 82 Governor

 

Teaching English in Cebu, Philippines

How to Apply

Fill out an application form and take that next step towards learning amidst the raw beauty and excitement of Philippines

Why
• With numerous white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and swaying palms, Cebu is a perfect destination for both business and leisure
• Coral island, famous scuba diving, and beach site
• Can enjoy a relatively moderate weather. One can bask under the sunshine the whole year through
• Home of many historical sites reminiscent of the Spanish occupation in the country ° Cebu has the necessary, well-balanced infrastructure to remain competitive, and to sustain development. And yet, within minutes from its cosmopolitan quarters, you are immediately transported to resort settings and natural wonders
• Internship/Job assistance for native speakers upon graduation

Who
• Your fellow students come from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds
• Your trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the business
• Your support network is intensive and will follow you around the globe as you embark on your teaching career
• The local people are friendly and helpful, and are always pleased to meet and interact with foreigners
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Note: Local circumstances and extras may change without notice.

Course Dates

2016

  • 4 January – 29 January
  • 1 February – 26 February
  • 29 February – 25 March
  • 4 April – 29 April
  • 2 May – 27 May
  • 6 June – 1 July
  • 4 July – 29 July
  • 1 August – 26 August
  • 29 August – 23 September
  • 26 September – 21 October
  • 24 October – 18 November
  • 21 November – 16 December

2017

  • January 2 – January 27
  • January 30 – February 24
  • March 6 – March 31
  • April 3 – April 28
  • May 1 – May 26
  • June 5 – June 30
  • July 3 – July 28
  • August 7 – September 1
  • September 4 – September 29
  • October 2 – October 27
  • October 29 – November 24
  • November 27 – December 22

Course Fee

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.

 

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Accommodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation options we provide so you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements if you wish. If you choose to use one of our accommodation options, it should be paid for directly to the provider upon arrival.

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Directions

Going to school upon arrival, look for a TEFL Cebu Representative to greet you at the airport or contact the Course Administrator in this number: +63 32 415 5906. The area is in a bustling business district of the city. A strategic location that gives you easy access to the places where you might need to go during your 4-week stay in the city. It is a 15-minute walk to and from Ayala Town Center, Robinsons Mall and Robinsons Cybergate where you can find  restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and a grocery shop. The school is likewise accessible by taxi and by jeepney – the local public mass transportation.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided onsite at the TEFL Center in Cebu, Philippines however rooms and other accommodations can be arranged in several hotels, pension houses and also room accommodations for your convenience from approx. $200 pm. All accommodations are clean, air conditioned, near malls, restaurants, shopping malls and banks. Accommodations are walking distance from the school. The mode of transportation in Cebu are jeepneys, taxis, and the rental of motorbike is also available.

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