Jose Rizal and Sakura Love by John
2018年12月9日

Do you know about Jose Rizal? He is the Philippines’ national hero and is the father of the Philippine revolution against Spain, which occupied the country for 333 years.  Rizal fought for Philippine independence and national self-determination. He was highly intelligent; a renaissance man who was both a polyglot and a politician. He was highly skilled in the sciences as well as the arts. He is also somewhat popular in Japan. Recently, he has even been featured as the main character in a Japanese manga. Rizal’s life involved quite a bit of international travel, stemming from his pursuits of further formal education and innate desire to observe and interact with the world’s cultures and people.  He was known to have had several love interests throughout his life, one of which was the daughter of a noble samurai family.  Her name was Seiko Usui, or “O-Sei-san”, as Jose affectionately referred to …

Afternoons at Face to Face
2018年12月6日

Which do you prefer– mornings or afternoons? I believe most of my students, co-teachers, and friends would pick the latter. I mean, afternoons are laidback, short and fast, and usually have optimum temperature. On the other hand, mornings just seem to be so slow and so long. There are several things I really love about afternoons at F2F. First, I love hanging out with my students and colleagues at cafes in the afternoon, as I mentioned in one of my past blogs. These days, we love going to cafes to have Okinawa or Hokkaido milk tea which is becoming more and more popular in the Philippines. There are some instances when we, the teachers take our students out with their lessons of course, and we have our classes outside instead. These moments are full of smiles and laughters: Second, I live for afternoon walks. On weekends, we at F2F love …

How to Bargain in the Philippines by Em
2018年11月20日

Good day to you! Teacher Em here. I will be sharing with you one of the most important things that you would need when you travel, study and stay in the Philippines… We will talk about ‘bargaining’. First, where is it possible to bargain? Asking for a discount is a daily thing. It is very common to strike and try to get a bargain but you need to understand where you can and where you can’t. Here is a list of some of the places where you can try to bargain: Flea Markets Tiangge (shops that are temporary in a certain places or shops that are not inside a shopping mall) City Markets Ukay – Ukay (second hand thrift shops) Garage Sales / Yard Sales Small Antique Shops Small Book Shops Here are also some services that you can try to bargain, like: Tricycle Fare Taxi Fare Before you start …

Start your career with TOEIC!
2018年10月14日

TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) is one of the requirements needed especially in countries from Asia in order to be accepted in a well –established company. One of the main reasons is to state that workers from a certain company are globally proficient based on the scores given according to standards. It also shows that the company caliber of hiring workers requires an excellent communication skill in English. This test is divided into four parts: Speaking and Writing, Listening and Reading. TOEIC is one of the courses offered in Face to Face Language and Culture School. We initiate the process of the test. Students learned how to answer the following questions using specific techniques and tactics that can help them a lot to be familiar with the questions and answer in fastest time available. The process includes some of the following: Speaking – It contains eleven questions that …

L-E-T-T-E-R-S by Teacher Mark

Giving letters is an old tradition that started to become popular in the late 50’s. People around the world send letters to show appreciation to someone. Appreciation comes in many forms, not only by means of saying “thank you”, but also giving and receiving letters which means a token of gratitude from someone who is dear to us. Normally, giving letters is being used to express our feelings romantically ; but nowadays  some people use it as a symbol of valuing a good relationship with someone like a mother to her child, a coach to its team, and student to its teacher. Here in Face to Face Language and Culture School, it is also typical for our students to give letters to teachers to tell how grateful they were graduating from this school. These letters were one of the most valuable possessions of every teacher which boost their energy and …

The Sixth Starbucks
2018年10月4日

Tagaytay may be better known for specialty food like bulalo and as the weekend getaway for cool weather for Manileños, but the city can also boast about having some of the most scenic, magnificent views in a Starbucks. Tagaytay now boasts six Starbucks branches in the area. Presently, the four are in (1) Serin Ayala Mall (2) Robinson’s (3) San Jose (4) Magallanes and – though it could be argued that it’s not technically in Tagaytay proper – the Starbucks in (6) Twin Lakes, which offers stunning views just as the other branches with a lakeside view. Now visitors and locals alike can add another branch into the fray. Domicillo Starbucks is a quiet, quaint, and comfortable new location. Nestled in Domicillo hotel, the front facade and main structure of Domicillo are composed of industrial cement, accented with simple plants like bamboo shoots. Both the interior and exterior of the …

Tagaytay track and field oval
2018年7月6日

Staying fit is very important. Eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, drinking a lot of water, walking, and jogging everyday will keep you in good shape. Waking up early in the morning should not be a struggle for someone whose routine is doing so. It only means that every cell in his body is attuned to the daily physical activities set for the day. —– To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise – Gene Tunney —– A desk-bound person may only need to take at least 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. Walking distance from Tagaytay Heights Subdivision and F2F School, the track and field oval is the best place and accessible to everyone in the neighboring areas for several physical activities like playing Frisbees and Badminton.   Enjoy doing this healthy lifestyle and its benefits like: improving blood pressure, building strong bones, reducing the risk of …

Competent or Not Yet Competent
2018年4月10日

TM 1 or Trainers Methodology 1 is one f the requirements not only in Face to face, but also in different schools around the Philippines. It is a pre- requisite for the (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) to be given a certificate which states that this institution is recognize by TESDA. In regards to this, we will be able to comply with the requirements and enable the teachers to be considered skilled enough for the said competency based on the quality standards. Sounds difficult? Actually it is. It needs a lot of hard work, patience, and understanding the system in TESDA way. At first, we needed to submit a portfolio containing all the documents needed for the assessment. Making it needs lots of critical thinking and analysis to be able to start with the certain topic that will best fit the qualification that we are trying to apply for. …

LET’s GET READY FOR TOEFL (Part 1)
2018年3月7日

               LET’s GET READY FOR TOEFL   (Part 1) English as an international language is perceived to be one of the more important languages if not the most in the world to date. There are several reasons why many people aim to learn the language. One of which is to go to another country, whether it be for the purpose of vacation, looking for a new job, or simply enrolling in a college or university overseas. In doing so, one’s readiness in immersing to another culture is of bigger challenge thus requiring not only physical and emotional preparedness but also deep understanding of ENGLISH communication skill. The Global Standard for assessing English Proficiency may come in different levels, costs, and names. One of the more popular tests we have today is TOEFL which is accepted in more than 10,000 colleges, institutions, agencies in more than …

F2F
2018年2月26日

F2F teachers  students and teachers went on a trip to Puerto Galera Incorporating the core of English education, Face to Face offers the best of both worlds. High caliber teachers not only provide an exceptionally considerate and learning-focused atmosphere for the students but also offer an innovative and progressive curriculum distinctively designed to come across the fast pace global needs through aspirations and goals. While students are being reassured for language excellence, they are also guided exclusively to advance their distinct potential and aptitude to the fullest embedded in the rich and multifaceted programs. Teaching English Language is what we do best! With the teachers sharing common goals, we help students make their mark in the world.

Why Study in Tagaytay?
2018年2月23日

Good day! I am Teacher Amber, one of the resident Native teachers of F2F and self-acclaimed culture vulture. I’ll walk you through what I believe is the best part of studying abroad: learning while travelling! I always tell my students that it’s like hitting two birds with one stone – you get to learn English and go on vacation at the same time! Many students who go abroad to study English want a ready-made excuse to practice what they’ve learned on a daily basis –but, just because you are staying in a foreign country, don’t mean you get to use the expressions you learned in class to the full extent. More often than not, you need to go out of your school to put your knowledge into better use. This is one of the reasons why the Philippines is a great place to learn and use English! Feeling suffocated in …

youngters @ Face to Face
2018年2月5日

Is it better for children to start learning a second language at early age? My answer would be… definitely yes! A second language is a language that a person can speak which is not the native language that they learned naturally as a child. One thing I’ve noticed among our English learners is that, younger students can easily remember what they have learned and put it on practice especially when it comes to their communication skills. Though as we all know, everyone has different learning curves, some can learn very quickly and some people need more time. Anyway, for this post you will see more of our young English learners. Who doesn’t love ice cream? These are our Taiwanese students enjoying some treats from their teachers for a job well done. Our Taiwanese students normally stay with us for a few weeks or some of them study in F2F for …

Medical English
2018年2月1日

Have you ever considered a nursing career? It’s a very rewarding career, both monetarily and emotionally. Making a difference in people’s lives and bringing them hope and cheer is not something that you can achieve in just about any career. If you’re interested in medical field or to be a nurse someday, I invite you to enroll here at Face to Face Language and Culture School. My name is Teacher Amy and I want to share “Why should you be interested in taking Medical English? Mr. Junichi Omachi, the president of Face of Face is also a former nurse. I was once interested in a nursing field and I had studied at New Regal Career in Los Angeles, achieved my certificate in Nursing Assistant in Los Angeles. My first job is at Autumn Hills Glendale, Ca. USA. There is great demand for nurses and United States along with other countries has shortages for …

Year end party
2018年1月23日

It marks the beginning of the very exciting and fun Christmas vacation. Our annual “Year End Party”. It’s a way for all of us to celebrate the Christmas and New Year together before returning to our own home town. As a tradition, we usually spent time with our family and eat together to celebrate this occasion. We did the same thing in the Year End Party. We ate together as a family with a delicious meal prepared by our chef. The food was really great. It’s a mixture of Filipino and Japanese cuisine Simple and meaningful decorations… F2F family eating together… We also set up some fun games that made the celebration more exciting. It’s a way for all of us to work together as a team in winning different games. Marshmallow catching game… Soda drinking game…. In every competition, there’s always a winner. Even though some didn’t win, we …

New year’s resolution
2018年1月12日

Happy New Year! Whether you’re halfway through your degree, about to start university, or preparing to graduate, maybe wanting to take a break from the hustle and bustle working life has brought you, the beginning of a new calendar year is a good opportunity to think what you’d like to do a little differently-and set some in the form of New Year’s resolutions. I took a very quick survey from my colleagues/ friends to get some idea of what are some of the most popular resolution. Here are some of the most common themes that emerged: Get healthier- I bet you’ve thought about this, too. May it be putting restrict-binge-guilt cycle into end, hitting the gym, quitting a vice, or staying away from junk foods? Yes, about time to eat those greens. Stop procrastinating- Sometimes “later” becomes “never”. How would you want a year that’s more productive? You know, those …

Career related jobs
2018年1月1日

Are you bored with your previous job and looking for a new one? Trying to apply in some foreign companies but afraid that your English skills is not enough to pass the job interview? Well, this is your chance. We have the perfect solution for you. Face to Face Language and Culture School is not just an English School, it is also a training ground for students who want to work  not only in the Philippines but also in different companies in Asia. We train our students on how to handle different Job interview questions and useful tips to ace an interview. Trying to practice using situation and problem solving guide based on the industry they are interested in. Using these knowledge and drills help our previous students to find an employment in several companies in the Philippines. We make sure to reach the standards of each company as we …

COME AND VISIT FACE TO FACE ENGLISH SCHOOL
2017年10月7日

COME AND VISIT FACE TO FACE ENGLISH SCHOOL Have you ever thought of learning a new language, let’s say…English? Sounds scary and crazy for some, right? The mere idea of starting to immerse yourself in a new language in itself is also time consuming, nerve wracking and not to mention this might also empty your pocket. But why do you think many people would like to get in the trouble of doing so? I guess because many people think ENGLISH is important. The benefits you can get from discovering the language are endless. It may be difficult but it is also fun and substantial in many aspects. You might find yourself asking why I need to study English. Is it necessary in my life? Will it be beneficial for my future? Will I be a better person? Well, my answer is a big YES. Let me start by telling you …

The Best 7 restaurants in Tagaytay
2017年8月12日

In this article I’m going to introduce about the Best 7 restaurants in Tagaytay. As we all know Philippines is not that famous around the world but there a lot of beautiful and amazing scenery here. This country is rich in natural resources and you can find many beautiful islands, beaches and tourist spots in here. Tagaytay City is not well known in the world especially in Japan though this City has been famous and introduced in one of the popular Japanese TV program. Many people are going here now because of its good weather, beautiful scenery and nice people. That’s why Tagaytay is chosen as one of the good place to study. There are so many good qualities in this place. Aside from its charm, good security, good climate and beautiful nature you can also find here some of the best restaurant in the Philippines. In this blog I’m …

School Blog
2017年7月24日

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