ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

esl2.jpgESL is a course designed for students who wish to study English as a Second Language in the Philippines preferably to non-native English speakers such as Koreans, Japanese, Chinese, Arabs and other nationalities including Filipinos. Students are diagnosed at the start of the course as to their comprehension and reading level. The school uses a combination of American, Canadian, British and Filipino ESL curriculum and materials. It offers various ESL levels namely: LOW BEGINNER, HIGH BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED.
 
The school offers two (2) types of ESL program.  The first one is ONLINE ESL PROGRAM and the second one is ONSITE ESL PROGRAM:

1. ONLINE ESL PROGRAM:
 
This is a one to one ESL program rendered by the school to the student through www.skype.com.
 
2. ONSITE ESL PROGRAM:
 
    - GROUP SESSION is six (6) hours a day, Monday to Friday at an average
          rate lower than the most language schools in Cebu.  The longer the
          duration of the study the cheaper the tuifion fee will be.  Individual                     booking is charged with higher rate than group booking. Group    
          booking is given discount.
 
    - ONE TO ONE SESSION: The rate is Php 450.00 to Php Php 600.00 per
           hour - Minimum of 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday for a minimum of 4
           weeks.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COSTS AND FEES , PLEASE ASK  THE OFFICE THROUGH THESE CONTACT INFORMATION:
 
CONTACT US:
Email address 1:  info@hcsinternational.org
Email address 2:  director@hcsinternational.org
Cell No. 09215898232 (SMART)
Cell No. 09432705616 (SUN)
Cebu Fixed Landline no:  6332-2329608; 6332-2310208
Cebu Wireless Landline No. 6332-5146063
 
Manila Wireless Landline No. 02-7340979; 02-7764289
 
You may also contact our various Educational Consultants in the following area:
 
     Metro Manila - Ms. Chona Salcedo-Cafe -            +639161388812
     Al Ain City, UAE - Mr. Jesreel Toboso -                   +971505360746
     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Mrs. Josephine Marquez +966 562 248 097
     Singapore - Mrs. Rona Kay Alburo                          +6597618203
     Bangkok, Thailand - Ms. Edith B. Laurino               +66943368108     
     Bangkok, Thailand - Mr. Mario Kalingag, Jr. -        +66918791537
     Nha Trang, Vietnam - Ms. Marie Pert Singh-Concepcion - +84909313085
 
ACCOMMODATION
 
     The school provides a Homestay Accommodation to a very limited number of guests only.  The homestay accommodation fee ranges from Php 16,000 per month to Php 27,000.00 per month per person depending on the accommodation and occupancy.
    
      The abovementioned Homestay Accommodation Fee is inclusive of  the following: room accommodation (shared accommodation/dormitory type/double deck bed), three (3) full meals a day (Filipino foods only), free laundry, free housekeeping services (change linen-once a week), free internet access (wi-fi) and free transportation to and from the school.  Please visit the site of HOMESTAY.CEBU as one of its homestay hosts.
 
STUDENTS HAVE THE CHOICE TO  AVAIL OF OUTSIDE ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES SUCH AS HOTELS, PENSION HOUSES AND APARTMENTS.
 
OTHER COSTS AND FEES - TO BE PAID THROUGH THE SCHOOL:
 
1. Special Study Permit (SSP) Fees w/ the Bureau of
    Immigration and related expenses                                    - Php  7,040.00
2. SSP Processing Fee                                                            - Php  2,880.00
3. Books and materials (per month)                                      - Php     900.00
4. Airport pick-up at
    Mactan-Cebu International Airport (one way)                   - Php     500.00
 
NOTE:  All fees paid to the school for pre-arranged study/enrollment are non-refundable.
 
OTHER COSTS TO BE PAID DIRECTLY BY THE ESL STUDENT TO THE BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION:
 
Visa Extension Fees:
        - after 21 days of stay for another 38 days      -   around Php 3,030.00
        - after 59 days of stay (21 days + 38 days)            
                   - for another month                                  -   around Php 4,300.00
                   - for another 2 months                             -  around Php 4,800.00
                   - ACR I-Card Fee                                      -    US$ 50.00    
                   - Express fee for I-Card                           -   around Php   500.00
Please see Philippines Bureau of Immigration's actual computation of Visa Extension Fees at this link:   http://immigration.gov.ph
 
Note:  All Visa Extension Fees are to be paid directly by the student to the Bureau of Immigration office. The school will assist the student in its processing.
       
EXPLANATION TO SOME IMMIGRATION RULES FOR FOREIGN ESL (ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE) STUDENTS:
 
Foreign ESL student who wish to study English in the Philippines may come easily to the country without any hassle  with the following requirements to bring:
 
1. Valid Passport, Round trip plane ticket, pocket money and Formal Notice of Acceptance from the School (indicating that he/she has enrolled and was accepted by the school to study an Intensive English Study Course or English as a Second Language (ESL) course.
 
2. Upon arrival at any Philippine International Airport (Manila or Cebu), the ESL student should present his/her valid Passport, Round Trip plane ticket or the School's Notice of Acceptance to the Immigration Officer should it be required. If there is no problem, attending Phiippine Immigration Officer stamps the student's passport for an automatic stay in the Philippines for 30 days. 
 
3. Upon first day of class at Harvest Christian School International (HCSI), ESL student should present his/her Passport to the school registrar for processing his/her Special Study Permit (SSP) to study English with the Bureau of Immigration. The Special Study Permit (SSP) is to make the ESL student's study of English in the Philippines 'legal'.
 
4. Two days before the end of the first 30 days, the foreign ESL student shall apply for extension of his/her stay in the Philippines with the school's assistance with the Bureau of Immigration.  The Bureau of Immigration may or will give the ESL student a first extension of 38 days for appropriate visa extension fees detailed above.
 
5. After 59 days of stay (12 days + 38 days), the ESL student may extend his/her stay in the Philippines for another month up to six months and pay the necessary ACR I-Card fee and corresponding visa extension fees as mentioned above.
 
WHY STUDY ENGLISH IN CEBU, PHILIPPINES?
Cebu City is the second largest city in the Philippines. It is located at the center of the Philippines and is called the "Queen City of the South". It has all the amenities that can be found in a big city like Metro Manila. There are big companies, good colleges and universities,  bpo establishments, large malls, and many work opportunities. This is the reason why most people from the country flock to this city for studies and work opportunities.
 
Aside from Filipinos, many foreign nationals also prefer to study, work and even live in Cebu. It is almost like Manila but to even a greater convenience and advantage as there is lesser pollution, noise, traffic and you don't have to wake up so early in the morning just to prepare and reach your destination. You can be there in as short as 15 minutes or one hour the most in heavy traffic. The city has also many things to offer. It has it's beautiful and inviting beach resorts which are only 20 to 30 minutes from the city proper. The people are so warm and hospitable and you can always find your way to your destination by simply asking from the street vendors or nearby professionals that you meet in the street. These people are very much willing to help you.

Majority of those who study in the city are Korean Nationals though the Japanese Nationals are catching up.  They prefer studying English in Cebu than in Korea as they get first hand English communication practice. Everytime they talk with the locals, these people always speak in English to them. Though at first, Koreans find it hard to speak the language, they get used to it and they learn from their day to day communication with the locals and those from other nationalities. The cost is also a lot cheaper than when they study in Korea and Japan, much more in USA or the UK. In addition, they also get a vacation of a lifetime enjoying the pristine and white beaches of the cities neighboring islands like Bantayan, Bohol, Boracay and Camiguin which they can reach in 30 minutes via fastcraft or overnight by ordinary boat ride.
 
Studying English in the Philippines particularly in Cebu can be worthwhile and memorable experience. 

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CONTACT US:
Email address 1:  info@hcsinternational.org
Email address 2:  director@hcsinternational.org
Cell No. +639356131651 (TM)
Cell No. +639215898232 (SMART)
Cell No. +639432705616 (SUN)
Cebu Landline no:  6332-2329608; 6332-2310208
Cebu Wireless Landline No. 6332-5146063
 
Manila Wireless Landline No. 02-7340979; 02-7764289
 
You may also contact our various Educational Consultants in the following area:
 
     Metro Manila - Ms. Chona Salcedo-Cafe -       +639161388812
     Al Ain City, UAE - Mr. Jesreel Toboso -              +971505360746
     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Josephine Marquez-   +966562248097
     Bangkok, Thailand - Ms. Edith B. Laurino-       +66943368108     
     Bangkok, Thailand - Mr. Mario Kalingag, Jr. -  +66918791537
     Nha Trang, Vietnam - Ms. Marie Pert Singh-Concepcion - +84909313085