Language school in Cebu recommended by local English teacher

セブ留学

Nowadays, English is not just a luxury but a necessity for business, travel, school, socializing, and in our everyday life. People whose main language is not English flock to English speaking countries to acquire English competency as it is the mainstream international language in this innovative world. English can be your weapon to achieve your dreams, to be happy and prosperous, and to gain success for you and your family. And for those people who wish to immerse themselves in a thorough English learning experience, Cebu, Philippines is one of their study destinations. In Cebu peninsula, Japanese, Koreans, Chinese, Taiwanese, Thais, Vietnamese, and other foreigners who are learning English can study while enjoying the beautiful island of Cebu. Above all, Cebu, Philippines also is the study hub for these foreign nationals because it is much cheaper compared to studying in another country abroad.

CDU ESL CENTER

Making IMPOSSIBLE becomes I’M POSSIBLE!

CDU ESL CENTER
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Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Balanced number of foreign nationals and convenient location

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Flexible school’s regulation
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Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(4/5)
Tuition
(3.5/5)
Location
(4/5)
Curriculum
(3.5/5)
Activity
(4/5)


CDU ESL CENTER is affiliated to one of the most renowned medical schools in the Philippines, the Cebu Doctor’s University. With the official memorandum of agreement, CDU ESL CENTER is a certified and registered language center by TESDA and officially registered in the Philippine Bureau of Immigration that processes “Student Study Permit.”
CDU ESL CENTER offers a high-quality customized lessons tailored to the students’ individual needs. The school has a good environment that provides students the opportunity to experience the local culture. Due to the presence of the local Medical students also living in the same dormitory with the ESL students, this atmosphere helps ESL students gain confidence in making friends with the locals. The center provides a special events, sports events, cafe talking and other which promotes greater chances of communication to enhance their English skills. Moreover, CDU ESL CENTER conducts City Tour, Countryside Tour, Island Hopping, Resort Day-Use, Mangrove Planting, and Volunteer Programs like Orphanage and Home for the Aged Visit. With these activities, students got a chance to be more exposed with the language, culture, social interaction and personal growth development.

Contact Number: (032) 238 3754
More informationCDU ESL CENTER
Address:Larrazabal Avenue North Reclamation Area 6014 Subangdaku Mandaue City Cebu Philippines

Howdy English Academy

Sleep, Eat, Study English, Repeat!

ハウディー(Howdy English Academy)

Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Professional and Competent Teachers

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Small campus and away from the metro
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Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(3.5/5)
Tuition
(3.2/5)
Location
(3.7/5)
Curriculum
(3.5/5)
Activity
(3.5/5)

These days, the demand for competent English speaking Japanese nationals is growing rapidly in and outside Japan. Thus, Howdy English Academy opens its doors to supply that demand for Japanese citizens and other nationals who wants to acquire the English Language skills with their skilled professional teachers and reasonable institution that offers high quality education. Howdy English Academy is a Japanese run academy that started in 2014, and its Japanese management assures that its students need and weakness are all attended and responded. The school management is committed to provide students’ safety so as to maintain the study focus of all learners that is why they offer a complete dormitory facilities and amenities. Moreover, the academy is conveniently located in a newly established building at Insular Square Rizal Street, Mandaue City where malls, supermarket, pharmacy, and restaurants are within the vicinity. The building is designed to fit 80 one-to-one classrooms which can accommodate 120 students at once with the 80 competent teachers that will assist each students’ learning process.

Contact Number: (032) 268 4701
More information: Howdy English Academy
Address: Insular Square, 6014 Rizal St, Mandaue City, Cebu

Kredo IT Abroad Inc.

Learning English through IT in Kredo

クレド(Kredo)
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Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
TESDA Certified IT and English school for Japanese in Cebu

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Bars, restaurants, sports arcade are nearby
Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(3/5)
Tuition
(3/5)
Location
(3/5)
Curriculum
(3.5/5)
Activity
(3/5)

Kredo IT Abroad Inc. opens its doors for Japanese learners who wish to gain Information Technology skills and knowledge mainly in Web Design and Web Development abroad. Aside from the IT Education, the school also offers English courses such as Business English and ESL. Kredo IT Abroad Inc. is the place where you can acquire both IT and Engligh Education at the same time. So, with the fast growing globalization in Japan, these two skills are very in demand in domestic companies. For Japanese citizens, flying to the Philippines from Japan is more convenient and affordable in acquiring these skills. Thus, learning IT and English is much more preferable compared to other English speaking countries. Moreover, the school is located in an IT Center Industry so practicing what they have learned is within reach.

Contact Number: (036) 860 4095
More information: Kredo

Address: Park Centrale Building 1102, IT Park Apas Cebu City Philippines 6000

QQ English

QQ for a Quick and Quality English Education

QQ English IT Park
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QQ English Seaflont
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Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Large number of “man-to-man” classes with intensively trained teachers using a unique strategy of teaching

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Its building needs a little renovation.
Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(4/5)
Tuition
(4/5)
Location
(4.5/5)
Curriculum
(4.5/5)
Activity
(4/5)

Founded in 2009, the school started as a small academy that has grown over the years. QQ English is one of the most famous English Language schools in Cebu City. The school now has two campuses, its main campus is located in the central Information Technology business district with the city view, while their new campus is located along the coast of Mactan Island facing the beautiful sea view every single day.
The school boasts its highly professional teachers that has undergone TOFEL/TESOL training. Aside from that, they are one of the few language schools in Cebu who are using the “Callan Method” for teaching for a more efficient and effective learning process. As we know, callan method is a way of teaching in a fun, fast and repetitive way which really suits to the school’s name “QQ” that stands for “Quick and Quality”. In addition, the school aspires to provide quality English Education at a cheaper cost to its ESL learners. With their growing school, both of their campuses can cater 300 offline students with various nationalities. Most of which are Japanese but they also have students from Korea, Taiwan, China, The Middle East, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Russia, and some other nationalities. This mixture of culture allows English learners to interact with people from different nationalities, build good relationships with them while improving their English skills competency.
The QQ English Campuses though offers the same curriculums, each campus has its own distinctions. For example, the Seafront Campus in Mactan Island offers deluxe rooms and suites, aside from the normal dormitory type rooms. Also, the Seafront Campus gives the students a vacation vibes while learning English. On the contrary, the main campus in Lahug, portrays the beautiful Cebu skyline, new and updated facilities and building. Transportation towards the Seafront Campus is a bit difficult so we suggest taking a cab for your convenience. While on the other hand, you can take any kind of transportation heading to the main campus. So just take your choice.

QQ English IT Park

Contact Number: 55 11 3280-8110 / (032) 495 1043
More information: QQ English IT Park

Address: Skyrise 4 IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City Philippines 6000

QQ English Seaflont

Contact Number: 55 11 3280-8110 / (032) 495 1043
More information: QQ English Seaflont

Address: Buyong Rd. Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu 6015

IDEA Group Education

Ideal English Competency for IDEA’s learners

IDEA Cebu
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IDEA Academia
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Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Advance and Innovative teaching method

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Learning Centers are nearby night leisure business.
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Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(4.5/5)
Tuition
(4.5/5)
Location
(4.5/5)
Curriculum
(4.5/5)
Activity
(4.5/5)

Way back in January 2012, IDEA English Academy started its operation in DAvao City Philippines as the first Japanese owned English academy accredited by TESDA. Now, IDEA English Academy Network operates 2 learning center in Cebu, the IDEA Cebu and IDEA Academia (the latest learning center). Aiming to be one of the best educational facilities in the world, IDEA English Academy Network employs international staff including Japanese, Koreans, Filipino, Canadian, Australian, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, and others. Moreover, they only hire experience and professional teachers with Native-English level skills where students can benefit a high-quality English learning process. One of IDEA’s objectives is to help learners achieve their lifetime dreams and goals.
IDEA CEBU learning center started in 2013 which offers a uniquely tailored curriculum for its English learners to be globally competent. They are the first in Cebu that offers the Semi-Sparta learning system. The campus location is surrounded with restaurants, SPA, cafe, mall, and night entertainment.
On the other hand, in the middle of Cebu City, IDEA English Academy Network opens its newest learning center, the IDEA Academia. The center is situated on the top floor of a high-rise building which comprised of IT and Call Center companies. The newly established building is equipped with better and more convenient amenities such as cafeteria, student lounge for studying and for interacting with students from different nationalities.
IDEA Network does not only focus on students’ learning process, they also value their students extra-curricular life. Thus, they have weekend activities prepared for their students liking.

IDEA Cebu

Address: A-218 City Time Square2, Mantawi International Drive,Mandaue City
Contact Number: +63 (0) 32 253-8741
More information: IDEA Cebu

IDEA Academia

Address: 16F GAGFA IT TOWER, Panagdait, Mabolo, Cebu City, CEBU 6000
Contact Number: +63 (0) 32 253-8741
More information: IDEA Academia

3D Academy

3D ACADEMY
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Decency, Determination, and good Deeds!

Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Excellent opportunity to start learning English

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Located along the road where vehicle noises are audible
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Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(3/5)
Tuition
(3/5)
Location
(3/5)
Curriculum
(3/5)
Activity
(3/5)

3D Academy has been in the business for more than a decade and still continue to provide fun, safe, and meaningful travel to its 6000 more graduates. Its dedicated highly-skilled teachers never fails to deliver quality education that helps all their English learners improve their English competency efficiently.
Like other ESL schools in Cebu, 3D Academy as well has its in-house dormitory, shops, restaurants, and other necessary establishments nearby makes 3D Academy learners focus mainly on the learning process as all its needs are being taken care of by the management.
Moreover, the academy tailored a suitable weekend activities to broaden the students knowledge and perspective towards culture and socialization. City tour,island hopping, volunteering and charity program involvement are some of the activities they offer to help students improve confidence and personal characters.

Contact Number: (032) 231 7976
More information:3D ACADEMY

Address: 〒6000 Cebu, 2F La Nivel Hotel,JY Square, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines

Bayside English Cebu

Study English in Cebu Resort!

Bayside English RPC
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Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Pleasant Environment to refresh and focus on learning English

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Congested road heading to the school
Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(4/5)
Tuition
(4/5)
Location
(4/5)
Curriculum
(4/5)
Activity
(4/5)

Bayside English Cebu is another Japanese owned school situated along the coast of Mactan. The academy is one of those few English learning centers in Cebu that is a resort school which faces the pristine blue ocean of Cebu. Aside from the natural beach right in front of the resort, the school campus has a 35 square meter pool, a courtyard, gym, and other sports facilities which are available for all the Bayside English students.
The school provides a healthy class environment for the students learning process while feeling the luxury of studying in a resort. Its high-quality English teachers, well suited curriculum, holiday-like environment, dedicated full-time Japanese staff, and management are all set to walk you through your English skill acquisition. Learning English in not impossible even at a very early age as Bayside English Cebu has a babysitting course that accepts 3 year old kid to junior high school. Furthermore, the academy offers for Business and TOEIC acquisition.

Contact Number: +63917 929 7060
More information:Bayside English RPC

Address: Punta engano, Lapu-Lapu City 6015 Cebu, The Philippines

Cebu International Academy

Enhance your English skills in no-time!

セブインターナショナルアカデミー

Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Quality and effective English Courses

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Too much pressure in class sometimes.
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Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(4.5/5)
Tuition
(4.5/5)
Location
(4.5/5)
Curriculum
(4.5/5)
Activity
(4.5/5)

Cebu International Academy is one of the veterans English language schools in Cebu. They started in 2003 and relocated in a better and newer building in 2012. Their new location assures a stress-free learning process, professional services and better living abroad for their international students.
CIA semi-sparta learning system aims to enhance student’s English proficiency and self-discipline abilities. Semi-sparta system allows learners to study in a less stricter policy and more fun learning process. They have various courses aside from the typical ESL program that can cater all the needs of its foreignational students. CIA wide range of students from different countries studying and living in the campus enable learners to practice English 24/7. Moreover, their highly trained and professional teachers are committed in helping their learners achieve their target skills for their students future endeavour. Because of which, they have maintained the quality service they provide and because of which, this internationally recognized school was recently acknowledged as the best English language school in Cebu.
Contact Number:63-32-4211053 / +639560166467
More information:Cebu International Academy

Address:A.S. Fortuna st., Bakilid, Mandaue City 6014, Cebu, Philippines

Cebu English Language Learning Academy (CELLA)

English is our weapon for our future

セラ ユニキャンパス(CELLA Uni Campus)
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セラ プレミアムキャンパス(CELLA Premium Campus)
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Recommended Points from an English Teacher

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Victoria Marie
Strongest Semi Sparta in Cebu

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Heavy traffic during rush hours
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Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(4.5/5)
Tuition
(4.5/5)
Location
(4/5)
Curriculum
(4.5/5)
Activity
(4.5/5)

Cebu English Language Learning Academy or commonly known as CELLA, has opened its doors to English language learners since 2006. Since then it has established 2 campuses, CELLA Premium located in the heart of the city of Cebu and the CELLA UNI which is located in Talamban, a 30-minute drive from downtown Cebu.
Having a curriculum that focuses mainly on one-on-one classes, both CELLA’s campuses aims to serve their students the highest quality of English education that is available. Moreover, aside from being TESDA certified, CELLA is also accredited by the Australian government for foreign English teaching and training programs. Some of the courses in both campuses are Intensive ESL, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, TESOL, Power Speaking, ACE Airways, Business English, Junior courses, Guardian or Parents courses. All are taught by highly-qualified teachers to help students reach their individual dreams and endeavour in life.
CELLA Premium Campus started in 2006, while the Uni Campus opened in 2016, and both of which has a Semi-Sparta and Sparta system. In connection to its Sparta system, students must follow the school curfew hours; 10:00 pm on Sundays to Thursdays and midnight for Fridays to Saturdays. CELLAs two campuses offers almost the same facilities and amenities for their students such as laundry service, room cleaning, 24 hours security, cctv, study rooms, snack bar, sauna, cafe, and gym. Moreover, both campus has Filipino and foreign teachers to help students in the learning process. In terms of location, CELLA Premium is situated in Cebu center where lots of shops and malls nearby, it is a 10-minute drive from SM City Mall, 20-minute away from Cebu International Airport, and a 5-minute drive to Cebu Port. On the other hand, CELLA Uni is 20 minutes away from the city center. Even though, there are also shopping malls, restaurants, and schools nearby Uni campus. Thus, living and studying is not an inconvenience.

CELLA Uni

Contact Number: (032) 520 6772
More information:CELLA Uni Campus

Address: Talamban, Cebu City

CELLA Premium

Contact Number: (032) 520 6772
More information:CELLA Premium Campus

Address:Plaridel Street, Cebu City, Cebu 6014, Philippines

Cross x Road School Cebu

Guiding you all along in your English Journey

クロスロード(CROSSxROAD)
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Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Custom-made curriculum for each learner

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Caters Japanese students only
Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(2.5/5)
Tuition
(2.5/5)
Location
(2.5/5)
Curriculum
(2.5/5)
Activity
(2.5/5)

CROSS × ROAD primary objective is to assist English learners when they cross the road from “English Beginner” side to “Professional English” side and to provide thorough support for students from the beginner of the learning process until reaching the students dreams and ambitions in life.
Basic ESL, English for Travel, Business English, Test Preparation, and Family Course are just a few of CROSS x ROAD courses. Their custom-made curriculum will surely suits in anybody’s English needs. Moreover, the school’s policy and regulation will enhance the students learning focus, gives new experiences and helps students gain more confidence in meeting people which increases new values and opinions that can change their life’s journey. These are what the school owner wants to share to all English learners and these are what the school has been doing since 2011.

More information:CROSSxROAD

Address:E3 Emeralds estate , Cabancalan , Talamban , Mandaue city

ZEN English

Study English Seriously

ZEN English
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Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Individual consultation from Japanese Staff

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher:
Congested highway in front of the school
Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(2.5/5)
Tuition
(2.5/5)
Location
(2.5/5)
Curriculum
(2.5/5)
Activit
(2.5/5)

ZEN English is another Japanese owned language school in Cebu located nearby “JY Square.” The school has ample Japanese staff that are willing to help even beginner level of English with no difficulties. ZEN English focus more on “Study Abroad” program and less on the travel and leisure side. The school offers ultra-short-term intensive course for transient English learners assuring that you will learn something even in the span of two days. Ideal for Japanese students who are willing to improve their English skills quickly. ZEN English Teachers are willing to motivate and help students to excel through enhancing their pronunciation, encourage students to talk and express their ideas in English. The school also offers TOEIC for those who want to and eager to pass it. Teachers at ZEN English are highly educated and good enough to provide all your needs in helping to improve your English skills.

Contact Number: +63.32.236.2027
More information:ZEN English

Address: 11 Wilson St., Lahug, Cebu City 6000

EV Academy

Intensive English Learning in a fun way

EV Academy
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Recommended Points from an English Teacher

Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Intensive schedule and well-balanced curriculum

Weak Points seen by an English Teacher

30 minutes away from the metro and congested road during rush hours
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Victoria Marie
Total Assessment
(4.5/5)
Tuition
(4.5/5)
Location
(4.5/5)
Curriculum
(4.5/5)
Activit
(4/5)

EV Academy was established in the year 2004 that offers short and long term English courses for speakers of other languages in all ages. The school’s study program includes accommodation, food, and other services conveniently made for all students.
Through the school’s curriculum, management, teachers, facilities and student services, EV Academy aspires to make the school one of the most successful English learning centers in the Philippines. EV Academy administrative team is among those first group in ASIA that develop Intensive English Courses or commonly known as “SPARTA Course”. With this curriculum they have, the school had already produced 13,000 graduates from 14 different countries and still constantly expanding. Moreover, since 2014, EV Academy is among the Top 5 schools in the Philippines that was selected by the Department of Tourism (DOT) which represents the country in DOT marketing campaigns all over the world like in Japan, China, Thailand, Russia, etc. They work with the Philippine Government to develop and implement international education standard.
After studying hard in the day time, you can enjoy a relaxing ambiance after class every single day. EV Academy is surrounded with a lush green garden with an amazing landscape, sports facilities like basketball, tennis, yoga, billiards table, spacious area for zumba and some gym equipment.

Contact Number: (032) 384 4755
More information:EV Academy

Address:Nasipit, Barangay Talamban, Cebu City 6000 Philippines

Conclusion

With the surge of foreign nationals learning English in Cebu, each ESL school has developed their own curriculum to cater all the needs of these language learners. The one-on-one teaching style, the learner-centered approach, the intensive hours of classes, culture exchange, school’s location, the chance to travel while studying, all contributed to the learning process of these English learners in achieving their goals. Koreans were the first to come to the Philippines to learn English two decades ago. At the present, the number of other foreign nationals who aims to be certified in English traveled to the Philippines for the same reason. This number is still rising and so as ESL schools.