“I want to find a new way of life!”
These are the familiar words of those who come to study in the Philippines.
They want to break through the reality of the closed environment of Japan, the time passing just between home and work (school), and the lack of motivation and excitement in their daily lives!
One of the triggers for the “Study in the Philippines” boom is the strong desire to find a more free and enjoyable lifestyle.
“Speaking English fluently” is not just about getting good grades at school or getting a promotion at work, it also means “gaining opportunities to step out into a wider world with many possibilities”.
With the communication tool English,
◎ You can interact with people from the outside world whom you have never encountered before.
◎ You can dive into an unknown world you have never experienced before.
◎ You can create a new lifestyle that you have never even imagined before.
“Learning English” is not the end of the journey.
English is only meaningful when you can “make use of it” and “enrich your life and expand your possibilities”.
We, Face to Face English School, advocate “Study in the Philippines” as follows;
◎ Affordable prices are normal.
◎ It is natural that you can learn English effectively in a short period.
◎ Achieve your goals by using English to “expand your life possibilities”
Here, we would like to briefly introduce the features of “Study in the Philippines” at Face to Face English School.
Classes at our school are basically one-on-one (one student to one teacher). In Europe and the United States, group lessons (10 to 20 students to one teacher) are the most common type of class, so students often have for less than 5 minutes to speak English in one class.
On the other hand, with one-on-one lessons, you can speak as much as you want during the class without worrying about the pace of others so that you can learn English in a very short time.
In addition, the one-on-one class is not just a random “chatting” session, but rather, each session is carefully organized with meaning and purpose.
◎What is the student’s goal in learning English?
◎What are the student’s weaknesses that they would like to strengthen or overcome?
◎How does the student want to utilize English in the future?
We offer one-on-one lessons with a focus on how students want to apply English in the future, such as “I want to use English freely when I travel,” “I want to work using English,” “I want to move abroad,” and so on.
We offer 5 to 9 hours of one-on-one lessons daily, meaning you can speak English for almost 100 hours during your one-month stay. This is 5 to 8 times your time studying in Europe or the U.S.
We offer 5 to 9 hours of one-on-one lessons daily plus 1 hour of free group class. In addition, free night classes are scheduled once a week, and the cost starts at 170,000 yen (around USD 1,250) for 4 weeks (excluding the enrollment fee and shuttle fee). For those who wish to live in a high-grade dormitory, it is possible to study with us for 230,000 (around USD 1,690) to 300,000 yen (around USD 2,200), which includes all classes, accommodations, meals, cleaning, laundry, and other expenses.
On the other hand, studying in Europe and the U.S. often requires additional expenses for dormitory accommodations and meals, which can be very expensive.
The total cost of studying with us is one-half to one-third that of Western countries, but the amount of English spoken is actually more than five times greater, showing that our school is extremely cost-effective.
Although not well known, English is the official language in the Philippines, and the country has the third largest English-speaking population in the world. The language is spoken on TV, in supermarkets, and at school, and most people are born and raised in an English-speaking culture.
In fact, the Philippines has repeatedly ranked first in the BEI (Business English Index), which indicates international business English proficiency. There are also many call centers for American companies, proving the high level of English proficiency here in the Philippines (unfortunately, Japan ranks last in Asia compared to the Philippines, which ranks No. 1 in the world).
Our Filipino teachers have been interviewed by a large number of candidates and are highly qualified with proven English language skills. Some have long experience as English teachers, others have master’s degrees in education, and all have been familiar with English since childhood. We also value their personalities as teachers. All of them are gentle and patient enough to teach beginners.
Their pronunciation is excellent, and they are very flexible in teaching conversation, grammar, and writing. Furthermore, Filipinos are very friendly, so they quickly get along with beginner students, sometimes as teachers and friends, and help them improve their language skills.
Our school is located in Tagaytay City, about 60 km south of Manila.
The Philippines was named one of the top 20 best countries in the world to live in retirement (2015 edition) by the famous economic newspaper “Forbes”. In particular, “Tagaytay” was mentioned as one of the best places to live in the country.
Also, Tagaytay’s attractiveness is well-known in the Philippines, as it was included in the 2022 edition of the “Top 10 Safest Cities” and “Top 10 Cities to Move to” in the Philippines.
Here are some of Tagaytay’s features;
1. Cool climate
Tagaytay is located at an elevation of 700 meters above sea level and is characterized by a very cool climate compared to other places such as Manila, Cebu, and Angeles.
It is famous as a high-class summer resort, the site of a former presidential villa, and numerous golf courses. When asked about Tagaytay, most Filipinos reply that it is a resort they would like to visit at least once.
2. Many stylish restaurants and cafes
Tagaytay is often featured in newspapers and magazines, and there are many hotels and restaurants.
One of the attractions of the city is that it has a variety of very high-quality restaurants, including hotels with beautiful scenery, natural food restaurants, and famous cafes where you can drink Alamid coffee.
There are also fruit stands offering fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits. You can taste local food in some of the restaurants.
3. Excellent safety and security
As mentioned above, Tagaytay is famous as a celebrity summer resort and is very well secured.
The entire city pays great attention to landscape and security, and there are no buildings, beggars, or street children to disturb public morals.
The Philippines is a country consisting of more than 7,000 islands, and public safety varies greatly from area to area (just as in Japan, there is a difference in safety between the countryside and urban areas such as Shinjuku). Mindanao Island, which is sometimes mentioned on TV, has been the scene of a conflict between the government and anti-government guerrillas for more than 40 years. Tagaytay is far away from the region (the island itself is different), and the distance is more than 1500 km, so it is not affected by the conflict.
4. Rich in Mother Nature
There are many mountains and beaches in the surrounding area, including Lake Taal. On weekends, students can go mountain climbing with their teachers, go diving with other students, or enjoy other nature activities.
The air is clean, and at night you can see many stars in the sky.
◎ Tagaytay Photos
Tagaytay offers beautiful scenery, charming local stores, trendy restaurants and cafes, large shopping malls, and casino facilities. The city combines a rich natural environment with the convenience of a tourist destination and is famous as a unique place in the Philippines.
The spectacular view of the beautiful mountains and Taal Lake from an elevation of 700 meters is breathtaking.
Picnic Grove, a popular spot for horseback riding and zip-lining (an attraction where you are suspended by a wire rope and glide through the mountains), and the former site of former President Marcos’ villa are also available, allowing you to fully enjoy the Philippines during your study holidays.
◎A map of Tagaytay
Tagaytay is bordered by a main road running east-west, from which more than 30 subdivisions (residential areas with security gates) are divided into branches.
Not only inside the subdivisions but also along the main road is very safe, and students can go to supermarkets and convenience stores alone after school without any problems.
The whole town is very calm, and you can concentrate on your studies.
Besides studying English, Tagaytay is also a wonderful place to relax when you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the city or when you want to take some time to get back in touch with yourself.
Our school is the only Japanese-owned English school in Tagaytay.
Why don’t you leave crowded places like Manila, Cebu, or Angeles and experience “English Study in Tagaytay x Healing of the Heart”?