We, Face to Face English School, offer many unique courses. They can be changed or added after enrollment.
ESL (Daily Conversation) course
This is a general English conversation course for very beginners to advanced students.
For beginners, the course will focus on a conversation about everyday topics such as common phrases, names of things, asking for directions, hobbies, ordering at a restaurant, etc.
For intermediate-level students, we provide in-depth training to enable them to express their opinions on various topics, taking them one step beyond the daily conversation.
For advanced-level students, you will learn the correct way to construct sentences and idioms so that you can discuss academic topics and complex content in a logical manner.
This course is designed specifically for the TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS certification exams. It provides a well-balanced study of speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills.
The focus is not only on teaching techniques to improve scores but also on developing practical language skills that can be used in real situations. Our professional teachers will help you to identify your weak points and maximize your improvement in a short period through quizzes and practice tests in class.
Business English course
You can learn Business English as well as Daily English Conversation. Using business-related topics, you will learn business vocabulary that is difficult to learn in daily conversation. Writing business e-mails, proposals, and telephone conversations can also be taught as needed.
Medical English course
Besides daily conversation, this course is designed for those interested in learning medical conversation in English. In this course, you will learn some expressions necessary for medical care, such as “throbbing pain” and “prickling pain,” role-playing interviewing patients, checking vital signs in English, simple anatomy of the human body (anatomy) and diseases (physiology), and more.
We have a qualified teacher who is a licensed medical professional. You can also deepen your knowledge of medical care in the Philippines.
University Admission Support course
This course supports students to enter famous universities/colleges in the Philippines. They have been attracting more and more attention in recent years because they are characterized by “all classes are in English” and “tuition and living expenses are one-third to one-fifth of those” in Japan.
First, we provide thorough training in the basics of English conversation so that students can pass the admission examination. Afterward, we help them select a school, submit an application form, and prepare for the interview and paper test. This course also includes intensive training in academic writing and reading so that students can keep up with high-level English classes after enrolling in a university/college.
Working Holiday Preparation course
This course is ideal for students planning to go on a working holiday in Canada, Australia, etc., after studying in the Philippines. While studying in Tagaytay, you will learn some expressions for customer service in restaurants and cafes, along with the usual standard English.
We can also introduce you to agencies for those looking to study in two countries. You will be able to approach your working holiday with confidence from preparation to departure.
Bible English course
This course teaches you to learn English related to Christianity and daily conversation. Students will learn the basic contents and phrases of the Bible in English, transcending doctrinal and denominational differences.
Students will also deepen their understanding of the history of Christianity in the Philippines. We use the Bible, “the New King James Version,” and the plain “New International Version”. It is possible to take this course even if you are not a Christian.
◎Various Optional courses available
We have prepared the following optional courses for all students who will study with us from September 2018.
You can freely choose our options to get more experience in the Philippines.
Please note that the following options cannot be combined with other discount services.
1. To open an account for Philippine stocks (additional fee: 50,000 JPY)
This course allows you to study investing in Philippine stocks, which are very popular nowadays. You can open a stock account locally and learn how to trade online. The stock seminar will be conducted by the Japanese owner of the school.
2. To play golf in the Philippines (additional fee: 15,000 JPY per round/18 holes)
Several golf courses are near the school, and many students go there during their stay. As a special school discount, we offer this option for 15,000 JPY per round (transportation, tips for caddies, and cart fees are not included in the price).
3. To obtain a scuba diving license (additional fee: negotiable – starting from around 50,000 JPY) *transportation fee is not included)
You can obtain an Open Water Diving License (to a depth of 18 meters) at a diving spot called San Luis, located about 2 hours by car from the school (training period: 2 days).
“Summer Cruise”, a Japanese-owned dive store affiliated with us, will provide support. It is a long-established diving store with more than 1,800 PADI diving license certifications and has been operating in the Philippines for over 20 years.
(Eligible for students who study in F2F for 2 weeks or more. Please contact us for details)
After enrollment, we ask you to take a simple written test. We also listen to your weakness and points you would like to strengthen to formulate the most appropriate personalized curriculum according to your level of proficiency.
Students will then take a level check test once a month to measure their progress.
The curriculum is reviewed regularly according to the student’s progress. Also, the content of the lessons is revised based on the student’s level.
Our instructors and staff will do their utmost to support you so that you can surpass the level you were at when you entered the school at the time of graduation.
*As a general rule, we do not offer classes on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. However, starting in January 2015, additional classes on Saturdays (subject to a fee) will be available.
Please see the FAQ for more details.
Tuition fees are determined by a combination of the following;
1. Number of class hours (Choose from Light, Standard, Intensive, Semi-Sparta, Sparta courses)
2. Type of dormitory and room (Single room, Double room, Four-person room)
3. Options (Option fees are required except for the ESL Course)
4. Discount scheme
<Number of class hours>
Light course …5 hours one-on-one lessons + 1 hour Group lesson
Standard course …6 hours one-on-one lessons + 1 hour Group lesson
Intensive course …7 hours one-on-one lessons + 1 hour Group lesson
Semi-Sparta course …8 hours one-on-one lessons + 1 hour Group lesson
Sparta course …9 hours one-on-one lessons + 1 hour Group lesson
You can flexibly choose the duration of your study experience on a week-by-week basis. The table below shows prices for up to 20 weeks, but we can also accommodate longer stays (up to 1 year or more). Kindly please feel free to contact us for more information.
* Chill Chill House is open all year round.
* General dormitories may be closed at certain times of the year (please contact us for details).
◎ Single room … Bathroom with toilet and shower available in the room.
◎ Double room … Bathroom with toilet and shower available in the room.
◎ Four-person rooms (General dormitories only) … Bathroom with toilet and shower available in the room (or outside of the room).
<Cost of Studying>
It depends on the type of dormitory/room and the number of hours of lessons per day. You can arrange it according to your budget.
*Please click on “Life Style” to see the type of dormitory.
* What is included in the fee;
Accommodation/Tuition/Meals (except Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)/Cleaning of your room/Laundry /Water/Gas/Internet usage/Water dispenser usage
*About the rates;
Please contact us, and we will provide you with a quote as soon as possible.
(VAT-Value Added Tax of 12% will be added to the following fees.)
<Optional Courses Fee>
*If you want to take our “optional courses”, the tuition fee is charged as follows;
・ ESL course
No extra fee is charged.
・ Business course (+3,000 yen/week)
2 hours/day of one-on-one Business English lessons taught by a professional instructor
・ Medical course (+2,000 yen/week)
2 hours/day of one-on-one Medical English lessons taught by a specialized instructor
・ TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS course (+3,000 yen/week)
2 hours/day of lessons are specialized to TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS.
・ University Admission Support course (+2,000 yen/week)
We support students who wish to enroll in a university in the Philippines.
・ Christian English course (+2,000 yen/week)
2 hours/day of one-on-one lessons taught by a specialized instructor
・ Stock Investment course (+50,000 yen)
You can open a local stock account and learn about how to trade the stocks online in the Philippines (about 1 to 2 hours) in English.
Campaigns will be held regularly (limited time only), and discounts will be applied to those who have applied for those campaigns. Details will be posted on our website and SNS. (If the campaign discount is applied, the following mid/long term discount will not be applied.
2. Mid-term discount:
For those who study here with us for 12 weeks or longer, we offer free transportation (one-way; 6,000 yen).
3. Long-term discount:
For students who study for 24 weeks or more, the entrance fee and the transportation (one-way: 6,000 yen) are waived.
◎Entrance Fee: 15,000 yen (10,000 yen for up to 2 weeks)
◎Airport pick-up service: 6,000 yen/person
We encourage our students to come on Sunday as a general rule. Upon arrival at the airport, our staff will pick you up by car. If someone else arrives on the same day at a different time (about 1 hour before or after), you may be asked to wait with our staff near the airport until the others arrive.
* Please get in touch with us if you prefer to arrive on a day other than Sunday.
* If you apply as a family, a couple, or a group of friends, the pick-up service is 3,000 yen/person.
* We will provide you with detailed information about the route if you would like to come by public transportation, such as a bus or a cab.
◎Electricity & Maintenance Fee: 900 yen/week
◎Sending service to the airport: 6,000 yen/person
* Please note that if several students use this service on the same day when returning to their country, you will leave Tagaytay according to the time of the earliest flight among them.
<The following fees must be paid after enrollment, if necessary>
◎Textbook Fee: from 300 pesos -/book
The purchase of textbooks is optional. Prices vary depending on the contents of the textbooks.
◎SSP Fee (SSP: Special Study Permit): 7,500 pesos
It is a type of visa required for foreigners to study legally in the Philippines. Schools that cannot issue the SSP are not authorized by the Filipino government and are therefore illegal. If it is found that you are studying in an illegal school, you may be subject to severe penalties such as deportation.
◎ACR I-Card Fee: 4,500 pesos
Required for a stay of 60 days or more in the Philippines.
◎VISA extension Fee (a case for Japanese)
Less than 30 days of stay … Free
For a stay of more than 30 days but less than 60 days… Total cost of visa extension: 3330 pesos
For a stay of more than 60 days but less than 90 days… Total cost of visa extension: 7,930 pesos
For a stay of more than 90 days but less than 120 days… Total cost of visa extension: 8,930 pesos
※ For more than 120 days, please ask us after you come to us.
※ Express and other fees will be charged additionally. (Please ask for details after arrival).
The reservation of a room is completed when the down payment (enrollment fee + 10% of the tuition fee) is transferred to our designated bank account.
The remaining amount, excluding the down payment, must be transferred to the same bank account at least 2 weeks before your intended departure date.
*Please let us know if you would like to transfer the money directly to our account in the Philippines.
*Credit cards and traveler’s checks are not accepted.