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CURRICULUM

CAMBRIDGE CITY MACTAN

Cambridge Assessment English Exams (A2 KEY, B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced) are accepted by over 20,000 universities and employers around the world. They offer exams for every level so students can track their language process.
Given that CIA is accredited and fully recognized by Cambridge, we have professional teachers who are suitable and productive in teaching these to our students. We guarantee that our students will have efficient knowledge and learning of the English Language with Cambridge standards.

At CIA, we prepare students for all four (4) exams;

A2

KEY

(KEY)

B1

Preliminary

(PET)

B2

First

(FCE)

C1

Advanced

(CAE)

Students take a placement test so we can determine the most appropriate curriculum. All certificates are lifelong qualifications. Exams are around 3 – 4 hours in total. There are 4 papers:

  • Reading and use of Language
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing
Cambridge Schedule
Period Pre-Cambridge ESL Cambridge
Regular Intensive Power Intensive KET PET FCE CAE
0 07:20 ~ 08:00 Daily Test
1 08:00 ~ 08:50 Cambridge Prep1(1:1 Class) Cambridge Prep1(1:1 Class)
2 08:55 ~ 09:45 Cambridge Prep2(1:1 Class) Cambridge Prep2(1:1 Class)
3 09:50 ~ 10:40 Speaking/Listening
(1:1 Class)
Speaking(1:1 Class) Speaking/Listening(1:1 Class)
4 10:45 ~ 11:35 Reading/Writing(1:1 Class) Reading(1:1 Class) Reading/Writing(1:1 Class)
5 11:40 ~ 12:30 ESL Integrated
(S-Group)
Listening(1:1 Class) ESL Conversation GC/Cambridge Grammar(S-Group)
6 13:30 ~ 14:20 ESL Conversation
(S-Group)
ESL Integrated/Cambridge Vocabulary(S-Group)
7 14:25 ~ 15:15 CNN/Callan/Native(M-Group) Cambridge Clinic(M-Group)
8 15:20 ~ 16:10 Activity(B-Group) Writing(1:1 Class) Cambridge Clinic(M-Group)
9 16:15 ~ 17:05 Self Study (Self)
10 17:10 ~ 18:00 ESL Writing (Self) Cambridge Reading & Writing (Self)
11 19:05 – 20:05 Night Class - Optional Class Night Class - 4Weeks Mandatory to attend
12 20:10 ~ 21:10 Night Class - Optional Class Night Class - 4Weeks Mandatory to attend

• Cambridge Class Description 1:1 CLASSES

In Cambridge Listening Class, students get better by practically listening to materials that are standard of the Cambridge listening test. Students get to hear monologues like announcements, radio broadcasts, speeches, talks, lectures, anecdotes, etc.; or interacting speakers like interviews and discussions of different accents used in the test. Students are exposed to the different question types and will have thorough understanding of the different techniques needed to answer them.

In Cambridge Speaking Class, students get to learn different simple tricks to make them more confident when speaking to the examiner. They get to experience the different parts of the speaking test either individual turn or interaction with a partner or with the examiner. They get to express themselves in personal, general and abstract level of questioning and answering. Students are exposed to the right language particularly used for a particular level.

In Cambridge Reading Class, students get to read Cambridge reading materials. In class, they are taught how to improve reading and comprehension speed. They learn specific techniques how to eliminate answers and find the right one. Grammar is essential skill, so students are exposed to grammar topics commonly used in the test. Presentation of grammar topics is thematic so there is organized flow of grammar instructions.

In Cambridge Writing Class, it offers guided-writing instructions. Students are intensively exposed to a class of structured writing, relevant to the Cambridge Writing Test. The use of appropriate language both in lexis and grammar are emphasized so students can create a piece of writing acceptable to the standards of academic writing.

• Small Group Classes (4 ~ 6 students)

Conversation Group Class
This class is designed to engage students in dialogues that simulate real-world situations, providing them with useful conversational skills. The students learn about specific real-life conversations and gain confidence in various aspects of communication.

• CAMBRIDGE MEDIUM Group Classes (8 ~ 10 students)

Clinic Classes (4 Macro Skills)
Clinic classes for each course are intended as a separate class as a venue for reviewing weekly Mock Test. This is designed for students to be able to have full understanding of the taken weekly Mock Test of which will cater test content clarity, clarifications of answers, further relevant instructions featured specifically in the test, speaking techniques and discussion of the outline of the sample answers per writing. As this is done per skill, students will have a thorough understanding of each skill’s techniques and strategies based on the given focused skill according to level. This means that our teachers have relevant supplementary materials per level needed to cover comprehensive explanation of answers in the given Mock Test.

Listening Clinic Class
Students will get to understand the explanation of answers in the different listening sections of the listening test. This includes understanding test techniques needed to use per question type, spotting keywords, determining paraphrased ideas or words in the test paper and the audio material used, understanding main idea to find the answer, understanding sounds or material in different accent, or understanding scripts which imply a different scenario, etc.

Reading Clinic Class
Students will get to understand the explanation of answers in the different reading passages of the reading test. This includes understanding test techniques needed to use per question type. These techniques can be finding out the meaning of key words in questions, where to spot answers per question type, learn techniques how to get a specific answer through paraphrasing of key words, etc.

Speaking Clinic Class
Students will get to learn sample answers per question given in the test. These sample answers will help students improve their use of better words or suitable words per context, suggested ideas for longer, suitable responses. Each question will be explained based on how to respond with right length, time, and approach of different starts and endings. Students will understand the primary ingredients needed to respond abstract questioning and questions of personal topics in speaking. They get to learn the use of comparing, giving opinion, predicting, etc. They are guided with producing the right sounds when speaking so as to deliver with clarity.

Writing Clinic Class
Students will be exposed to sample answers of a particular writing question from the taken Mock Test. This is the time for them to understand a step by step guide in responding a writing task of arguing, explaining, demonstrating opinion, comparing ideas, etc. The outline per response is essential for students to come up with similar outline as application in later writing. Students are also given specific words needed for the task, so there is absorption according to their own pace. Ideas are also suggested so as to help them achieve the right length per writing, with specific grammar topics needed for the task.

• SELF STUDY AND SELF WRITING (SSR)

CAMBRIDGE SELF WRITING Clinic
The materials for this class are designed to develop students ‘familiarity to the writing prompts and to build their confidence in responding to them. Although students complete the task with little or no assistance, the Writing teachers constantly check the student’s work providing immediate feedback and opportunities to apply recently learned concepts and strategies.

Writing Class Procedure
If you do not submit or do not write the required amount of words it will be counted as absent / During your 1:1 class your writing from the Previous day will be checked

• Notes

- Mock test happens twice (2x) a month in flexible periods (not necessarily during 9th and 10th periods)

- Test may last 2 days according to the Cambridge Test.

- It is optional to add Man-to-Man classes instead of small/medium group classes with additional payment.

- ‘Cambridge’ course is for learners who want lifelong and internationally-recognized qualification for work and study. CIA will help you demonstrate your language ability to live and work independently in English-speaking countries or to study on courses taught in English by gaining the standard English qualifications. As you prepare for the exam, you will improve your confidence and develop every aspect of English to your desired level.

TOEIC CITY

(Test Of English for International Communication) The TOEIC program aims to prepare students for business and academic purposes. Through daily and weekly mock tests, student can enhance their TOEIC speaking, listening, reading, writing, and test-taking abilities. Also, they can develop their time management skills and increase their information processing, efficiency and awareness. With this course, we have a guarantee program that would assure students to progress and improve. CIA’s TOEIC teachers are also passionate and well-trained; their main goal is to assist and help students reach their goal and their target Public Test score.

*Pre TOEIC

  • Minimum 1week
  • No pre-requisites for enrollment
  • This is a preparatory course for TOEIC Regular and Guarantee courses.

*Regular TOEIC

  • Minimum 4weeks
  • Must be above TOEIC 380 or IELTS 3.0
  • This course gives the students the ultimate flexibility to prepare for the TOEIC test easily. The curriculum is based on authentic test materials enriched with everyday-workplace situations which are personalized to suit student’s language level.

*Guarantee TOEIC

  • Minimum 12weeks
  • This course effectively prepares students to the rigor of the public TOEIC test. Students are guaranteed to reach their target scores within 12 weeks.
  • For students whose target score is

    600 – TOEIC 400 / IELTS 3.0

    700 – TOEIC 600 / IELTS 4.0

    800 – TOEIC 650 / IELTS 5.0

    900 – TOEIC 790 / IELTS 6.0

Benefits of Guarantee Course

  1. Reimbursement for the TOEIC Public Test fee – A student who meets ALL class requirements enjoys this benefit. For reimbursement, he or she needs to give the receipt for paying the fee and the test results.
  2. Free one-month tuition (dormitory and local fees not included) – A student who fully complies with the requirements but has not achieved his or her target score in the test may claim this benefit ONLY once.

Requirements for Benefits

TOEIC Schedule
Period Pre TOEIC Regular TOEIC Guarantee TOEIC
0 07:20 ~ 08:00 Daily Test
1 08:00 ~ 08:50 TOEIC Listening(1:1 Class)
2 08:55 ~ 09:45 TOEIC Reading 5&6(1:1 Class)
3 09:50 ~ 10:40 TOEIC Reading 7(1:1 Class)
4 10:45 ~ 11:35 TOEIC Speaking/Integrated(1:1 Class)
5 11:40 ~ 12:30 ESL Conversation(S-Group) TOEIC Grammar(S-Group)
6 13:30 ~ 14:20 ESL Integrated(S-Group) TOEIC Vocabulary(S-Group)
7 14:25 ~ 15:15 TOEIC Clinic(M-Group) TOEIC Clinic(M-Group)
8 15:20 ~ 16:10 TOEIC Clinic(M-Group) TOEIC Clinic(M-Group)
9 16:15 ~ 17:05 Study (Self)
10 17:10 ~ 18:00 Reading (Self)
11 19:05 – 20:05 Night Class - Optional Class
12 20:10 ~ 21:10 Night Class - Optional Class

*It is optional to add Man-to-Man class instead of small group class with additional payment.
(Choose between TOEIC Reading or Listening)

• TOEIC Small Group Classes (4 ~ 6 students)

TOEIC Grammar Class
This class is designed to give you the fundamental and advanced grammar rules and principles that are most commonly used in the TOEIC test. It aims to give students a chance to systematically practice the skills to be successful in the TOEIC test and improve the overall knowledge on the English grammar.

TOEIC Vocabulary Class
This class exposes you to a wide range of vocabulary and helps you understand them in specialized contexts that are often used in TOEIC. The lessons are tailored to improve students’ ability to succeed in the vocabulary part of the test and enhance your knowledge of language found throughout the TOEIC Reading and Listening tests.

• TOEIC Middle Group Classes (8 ~ 10 students)

TOEIC Clinic Class
This class aims to help students build test-taking confidence by setting realistic language goals and by using effective strategies to overcome the challenges of the weekly two-hour mock tests.

• SELF STUDY AND SELF WRITING (SSR)

Only for TOEIC students. Instead of SELF-STUDY WRITING in ESL, TOEIC students must have SELF-STUDY READING. There are 15 items to be answered. For REGULAR students, they have to get 10 points and for PRE-TOEIC, they have to get 7 points. The words will be discussed the following day. SS-Teacher in-charge is not allowed to give them the answers. It's students challenge to change their answers if they still have time.

IELTS MACTAN

(International English Language Testing System)
As part of our mission to cater all the needs of the students, we also offer Examination Preparation Test like IELTS. This program is to prepare students who wish to take IELTS, taken by our students who need or want to study, work or live abroad where English is used as the main medium of communication.
Learning Goal: To teach students the techniques and strategies thoroughly in answering IELTS Public test so as they can achieve their desired band score for whatever reasons they may serve.

IELTS at CIA:

CIA ensures all students taking IELTS course will have visible improvement in IELTS. We have trained IELTS teachers that will help our students study to reach their target score in IELTS Public Test. With our IELTS course, we ensure that we can meet the students’ expectations towards our IELTS classes with utmost, thorough and comprehensive coverage of the test, the fundamental techniques and strategies for all macro skills to achieve their desired band score. We have varied selection of materials according to IELTS standards and structures suitable to every student’s English level. Our three IELTS Courses Pre-IELTS, IELTS Regular, IELTS Guarantee are carefully outlined to assist every student’s weak areas and highlight the areas where they could enhance more their strengths.

We take pride as CIA is accredited by IDP Education Limited, a co-owner of IELTS that also develops, manages, and administers in the IELTS Test worldwide. Students who wish to take the official IELTS test can apply at CIA. In addition, to hassle-free registration, students can take advantage of IDO-issued study materials and complimentary counseling, services for students aiming to study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand

*Pre IELTS

  • Minimum 1week
  • No pre-requisites for enrollment
  • This is a preparatory course for the IELTS Regular and Guarantee. By taking IELTS and ESL classes, students will be equipped for the challenges of the Regular or Guarantee course.

*Regular IELTS

  • Minimum 4weeks
  • This course prepares students for the IELTS Test modules. With no target band score, the students can fully take advantage of the flexible period of study reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, and vocabulary for at least four weeks.
  • Must be above IELTS 3.5/ TOEIC 480

*Guarantee IELTS

  • Minimum 12weeks
  • This comprehensive course prepares students for the rigors of the IELTS Test. With good attendance, perfect mock test partipation, and consistent mock test results, students are guaranteed to reach their target score as they develop competence and confidence in taking the test.
  • For students whose target score is

    5.5 – IELTS 3.5/ TOEIC 480

    6.0 – IELTS 5.0/ TOEIC 680

    6.5 – IELTS 6.0/ TOEIC 790

    7.0 – IELTS 6.5/ TOEIC 850

Benefits of Guarantee Course

  1. Reimbursement for the IELTS Public Test fee – A student who meets ALL class requirements enjoys this benefit. For reimbursement, he or she needs to give the receipt for paying the fee and the test results.
  2. Free one-month tuition (dormitory and local fees not included) – A student who fully complies with the requirements but has not achieved his or her target score in the test may claim this benefit ONLY once.

Requirements for Benefits

IELTS Schedule
Period Pre IELTS Regular IELTS Guarantee IELTS
0 07:20 ~ 08:00 Daily Test
1 08:00 ~ 08:50 IELTS Speaking(1:1 Class)
2 08:55 ~ 09:45 IELTS Listening(1:1 Class)
3 09:50 ~ 10:40 IELTS Writing(1:1 Class)
4 10:45 ~ 11:35 IELTS Reading(1:1 Class)
5 11:40 ~ 12:30 ESL Conversation(S-Group) IELTS Grammar(S-Group)
6 13:30 ~ 14:20 ESL Integrated(S-Group) IELTS Vocabulary(S-Group)
7 14:25 ~ 15:15 IELTS Clinic(M-Group) IELTS Grammar/Vocabulary(M-Group)
8 15:20 ~ 16:10 IELTS Clinic(M-Group) IELTS Collocation/Speaking(M-Group)
9 16:15 ~ 17:05 Study (Self)
10 17:10 ~ 18:00 Reading (Self)
11 19:05 – 20:05 Night Class - Optional Class
12 20:10 ~ 21:10 Night Class - Optional Class

*It is optional to add Man-to-Man class instead of small group class with additional payment.
(Choose between IELTS Speaking or Writing)

• IELTS Class Description 1:1 CLASSES

IELTS Speaking Class in CIA is designed to encourage students to speak, and are assessed on the basis of their speech. At CIA students are readied to respond to different speaking parts and questions types. They are backed-up with techniques to come up with structured answers relevant to the questions. Vocabulary and expressions and grammar are the biggest part in the class for students to describe their thoughts and ideas in different context.

IELTS Listening Class is where students get to familiarize the different sections and question types. They are taught specific approaches to respond to every question type. They get to listen following thorough and clear transitions of one material to the other focusing on a specific skill. Certain listening attitudes are integrated in class to expose students to different accents, intonations, sounds as a way to comprehend any text well.

IELTS Reading Class is the time for students to train themselves with the actual reading materials to test their reading ability to comprehend and respond in a short time. At CIA students get to know skimming, scanning, paraphrasing, key wording etc. which are the primary components to answer reading promptly. They get to use the different approaches in answering different types of questions (Yes/No/Not Given, Completion Tasks, Matching, Classification, Short Answer Questions, etc.). Constant reading exercises are given to practice students in a given period.

IELTS Writing Class in CIA helps students to be familiar with the different writing structures in different types of writing: description essay, opinion essay or business letter writing. Students are exposed to an environment of guided writing. Writings are done everyday which are checked by teachers in class. Wrong grammar and word usage are corrected, explained and applied. Language and grammar enhancement are integrated for individual writing sessions that give students the freedom to apply in their own pace.

• IELTS Small Group Classes (4 ~ 6 students)

IELTS Grammar Class
Although the IELTS test does not include a specific grammar module, it is important to be able to recognize and achieve a higher grammatical accuracy. The objective of this class is to strengthen student’s understanding of the grammar principles through effective strategies and tasks in contexts most relevant to the IELTS Test.

IELTS Vocabulary Class
This class aims to extend and improve the accuracy of both general and academic vocabulary. Students acquire new words through listening and reading texts that reflect the materials used in the IELTS test, that are then reinforced in both speaking and writing skills.

• IELTS Middle Group Classes (8 ~ 10 students)

IELTS Clinic Class
IELTS CLINIC is a class designed to equip students with test-taking skills and to give them confidence in taking the IELTS Test whether it is General Training or Academic Training. Students are guided to master the different sections through in-depth instructions and exam – technique as reinforces during the weekly mock test.

• SELF STUDY AND SELF WRITING (SSR)

For students to discipline themselves in writing, they need to comply with the compulsory daily writing depending on the module type taken. The Daily Self- writing is a good venue for students to apply all the writing skills, techniques and tips learned in the IELTS Writing Class and Clinic Class to produce a composition following the standard required for the IELTS Writing Test. During students’ 1:1 writing class, their writing teachers will have thorough corrections, explanations and suggests for improvements.

TOEFL CITY

(Test Of English for Foreign Language)
Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers who would like to enroll in English speaking universities. It is one of the most widely accepted and highly respected English – language tests in the world which is recognized by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, U.K and U.S.

Learning Goal: With this course, we have a guarantee program that would assure students to progress and improve. CIA’s TOEFL teachers are also passionate and well-trained; their main goal is to assist and help students reach their goal and their target Public Test score. This course will help students understand what they can do to better prepare and achieve their best TOEFL Score. Our specialized teachers will guide them through each section of the test, at the same time strengthening their foundational English language abilities. We will ensure that students are not missing these opportunities by helping them reach their target TOEFL score and develop the confidence of better English language proficiency.

*Pre TOEFL

  • Minimum 1week
  • No pre-requisites for enrollment (Any level)
  • This is a preparatory course for TOEFL Regular and Guarantee courses. By taking TOEFL, students will be equipped for the challenges of the Regular or Guarantee Course.

*Regular TOEFL

  • Minimum 4weeks
  • Must be above TOEFL 51-79/ TOEIC 380/ IELTS 3.0
  • This course gives the students the ultimate flexibility to prepare for the TOEFL test easily and enjoyably. The curriculum is based on authentic test materials enriched with everyday workplace situations which are personalized to suit student’s language level.

*Guarantee TOEFL

  • Minimum 12weeks
  • This course effectively prepares students to the rigor of the public TOEFL test. Students are guaranteed to reach their target scores within 12weeks.
  • For students whose target score is

    60 - TOEFL 51-69/ TOEIC 400/ IELTS 3.5

    80 – TOEFL 80-89 /TOEIC 600/ IELTS 4.0

    90 – TOEFL 90-99/TOEIC 650/ IELTS 5.0

    100 – TOEFL 100-120/ TOEIC 790/ IELTS 6.0

Benefits of Guarantee Course

  1. Reimbursement for the TOEFL Public Test fee – A student who meets ALL class Requirements enjoys this benefit. A receipt of the test fee and a copy of the test results will be needed for reimbursement to be given.
  2. Free one-month tuition (dormitory and local fees not included) – A student who fully complies with the requirements but has not achieved his or her target score in the test may claim this benefit ONLY once.

Requirements for Benefits

TOEFL Schedule
Period Pre TOEFL Regular TOEFL Guarantee TOEFL
0 07:20 ~ 08:00 Daily Test
1 08:00 ~ 08:50 TOEFL Speaking(1:1 Class)
2 08:55 ~ 09:45 TOEFL Listening(1:1 Class)
3 09:50 ~ 10:40 TOEFL Reading(1:1 Class)
4 10:45 ~ 11:35 TOEFL Writing(1:1 Class)
5 11:40 ~ 12:30 ESL Conversation(S-Group) TOEFL Vocabulary(S-Group)
6 13:30 ~ 14:20 ESL Integrated(S-Group) TOEFL Grammar(S-Group)
7 14:25 ~ 15:15 TOEFL Clinic(M-Group)
8 15:20 ~ 16:10 TOEFL Clinic(M-Group)
9 16:15 ~ 17:05 Study (Self)
10 17:10 ~ 18:00 Reading (Self)
11 19:05 – 20:05 Night Class - Optional Class
12 20:10 ~ 21:10 Night Class - Optional Class

*It is optional to add Man-to-Man class instead of small group class with additional payment.

TOEFL Small Group Classes (4 ~ 6 students)

TOEFL Grammar Class
Although TOEFL doesn’t test grammar directly, all four parts (speaking, writing, reading and listening) indirectly evaluate students’ knowledge of grammar. This class aims to enrich their grammatical accuracy giving them confidence to use different grammar principles throughout all skills. The main objective is for students, to review understand and correct the most grammar rules used in the TOEFL exam.

TOEFL Vocabulary Class
This class equips students with proven strategies and needed knowledge for improving their English vocabulary while preparing for the TOEFL. Our experienced teachers know how to maximize students’ understanding of words that appear in every section of the test, increasing their probability to maximize their TOEFL score.

• TOEFL Middle Group Classes (8 ~ 10 students)

TOEFL Clinic Class
This class gives students extensive information on the test’ formats, reinforces test-taking strategies and exposes them to authentic, full-length practice exams through their weekly mock tests. We assess and focus on the skills necessary to advance and boost their chances of success for this test.

• SELF STUDY AND SELF WRITING (SSR)

Self Reading
TOEFL students have to comply with the compulsory Self-Reading TOEFL Test. Out of the 10 item test, TOEFL Regular students have to achieve 10 points, while PRE-TOEFL need to get 7 points. For the purpose of clarity, the words learned in the Self-Reading Vocabulary will be discussed in the following day with their reading teachers. Self-Study teacher in-charge is not allowed to show the answers to the students, as it is a way to challenge students to come up with the right answers.

Self Writing
The Self-Writing will train students to write more academically following different and appropriate writing structures. Students will be able to practice writing using appropriate grammar, usage of words in the right context, relevant responses to the given question or task and come up with an essay following the required length. Failure to complete the daily Self-Writing will be considered absent of a particular Self-Writing Session at the Self-Study-Room which the teacher in-charge will monitor and check.

BUSINESS MACTAN

This program aims to help students grow into business professionals by acquiring essential English skills for job application or workplace.
Students enrolled in this program learn vocabulary and expressions used mainly in the business process as well as the fundamentals in creating presentations, conducting meetings, negotiating deals, and drafting documents (e.g., business letters) in English.
Learning Goal: CIA takes pride in how our teaching method helps students learn English, especially with the Business English course. We make sure students leave CIA with a deep grasp of the language in business context and able to execute their learning in the real world of business.

*Business English is a part of English for specific purposes can be considered a specialism within English language learning and teaching. Many non-native English speakers study the subject with the goal of doing business with English-speaking countries, or with companies located outside the English speaking world but which nonetheless use English as a shared language.

  • Beginner - Must be above IELTS 3.5/ TOEIC 380
  • Intermediate - Must be above IELTS 5.0/ TOEIC 580
BUSINESS Schedule
Period Beginner Intermediate
0 07:20 ~ 08:00 Daily Test
1 08:00 ~ 08:50 Business Vocabulary(1:1 Class)
2 08:55 ~ 09:45 Business Grammar(1:1 Class)
3 09:50 ~ 10:40 Business Communication(1:1 Class)
4 10:45 ~ 11:35 Business Basics(1:1 Class)
5 11:40 ~ 12:30 Business Writing(1:1 Class)
6 13:30 ~ 14:20 Business Integrated(S-Group)
7 14:25 ~ 15:15 CNN/Callan/Native(M-Group)
8 15:20 ~ 16:10 Activity(B-Group)
9 16:15 ~ 17:05 Self Study (Self)
10 17:10 ~ 18:00 ESL Writing (Self)
11 19:05 – 20:05 Night Class - Optional Class
12 20:10 ~ 21:10 Night Class - Optional Class

• BUSINESS Small Group Classes (4 ~ 6 students)

The class comprises with 4-6 students intended for students to learn business context and setting. They are given opportunity to showcase their language skills in the context of business of which they can present their ideas, interact, discuss, exchange dialogues, experience giving presentations, and present reports in front of other students.

• Middle Group Classes (8 ~ 10 students)

Native Group Class
English is best learned by students through rich interactions with native English speakers. By listening to them, students can acquire proper pronunciation and expressions useful for effective communication. Also, they are engaged in conversations to practice their speaking and listening skills.

Callan Group Class
The Callan Method is a quick and efficient way to learn English as a foreign language for all students. The method is designed specifically to improve student’s listening and speaking abilities in a lively and active environment. Also, Student learns essential and get helpful tips in correcting their errors.

CNN Group Class
In this class, students focus on increasing their vocabulary and grammar awareness by watching news from CNN and participating in extended and lengthy conversations. Through dictation, students can improve their listening as well as speaking skills.

• Big Group Classes (12 above)

In Big Group Classes, students will experience fun and interesting classes while helping themselves become more confident when using English in real-life situations. This would develop their social interactions, team work and creativity with other students in class. This is a ground for students to showcase how much they have learned by what they can contribute in class.

• SELF STUDY AND SELF WRITING (SSR)

Self-study time is a guided instruction in which students have to complete their daily self-writing. This is then checked by their 1:1 writing class teacher. Their essays are assessed, corrected, explained and elaborated, of which in return an outlet for students for clarifications. This is a compulsory guided task that students should submit prior to attending their 1:1 writing classes.

WORKING HOLIDAY CITY

This program aims to prepare students who wish to acquire a Working Holiday Program (WHP) visa for Australia or Canada for academic and professional purposes. Students of any levels are welcome to enroll in the program. They will be introduced to the Australian accent and to the ways of living there. Also, they will be able to acquire interview and conversational skills and to create and impressive resume and curriculum vitae.

*After completing this Course, our school will help you at an additional cost to help you settle in basically. (Talk with consultant)

Working Holiday Schedule
Period Working Holiday Course
0 07:20 ~ 08:00 Daily Test
1 08:00 ~ 08:50 ESL Speaking(1:1 Class)
2 08:55 ~ 09:45 ESL Listening(1:1 Class)
3 09:50 ~ 10:40 Survival English(1:1 Class)
4 10:45 ~ 11:35 Job Preparation(1:1 Class)
5 11:40 ~ 12:30 ESL Grammar(S-Group)
6 13:30 ~ 14:20 ESL Integrated(S-Group)
7 14:25 ~ 15:15 CNN/Callan/Native(M-Group)
8 15:20 ~ 16:10 Enhancement(B-Group)
9 16:15 ~ 17:05 Self Study (Self)
10 17:10 ~ 18:00 ESL Writing (Self)
11 19:05 – 20:05 Night Class - Optional Class
12 20:10 ~ 21:10 Night Class - Optional Class

• Small Group Classes (4 ~ 6 students)

Conversation Group Class
This class is designed to engage students in dialogues that simulate real-world situations, providing them with useful conversational skills.

Integrated Group Class
This class integrates the macro-skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with embedded grammar and vocabulary lessons.
It aims to encourage students to participate actively in the learning process so that they know what they are learning, why they are learning it, and how they will be able to use the language outside the classroom.
The materials used in this class are selected with a specific purpose, that is, to give direction to the student’s learning.

• Middle Group Classes (8 ~ 10 students)

Native Group Class
English is best learned by students through rich interactions with native English speakers. By listening to them, students can acquire proper pronunciation and expressions useful for effective communication. Also, they are engaged in conversations to practice their speaking and listening skills.

Callan Group Class
The Callan Method is a quick and efficient way to learn English as a foreign language for all students. The method is designed specifically to improve student’s listening and speaking abilities in a lively and active environment. Also, Student learns essential and get helpful tips in correcting their errors.

CNN Group Class
In this class, students focus on increasing their vocabulary and grammar awareness by watching news from CNN and participating in extended and lengthy conversations. Through dictation, students can improve their listening as well as speaking skills.

• Big Group Classes (12 above)

You may choose one of the following fun and interesting classes while helping you become more confident with using English in real-life situations. These classes are tailored to provide students with language enhancement opportunities and extra support.

• SELF STUDY AND SELF WRITING (SSR)

This class is a training ground for students to write essays through self writing lessons which will be checked during their 1:1 class. Failure to submit and reach the required word counts, the student is considered absent. Depending on the course and level, students must write from 60-150 words.

SAN CARLOS IMMERSION CITY

CIA, in collaboration with University of San Carlos, provides students with an opportunity to study in an English-speaking environment.
By attending classes at USC, the students gain valuable experience in using English as a medium of communication in a real academic setting.
At the end of the course, students receive a certificate for attending those classes.

* This course allows to immerse themselves in a university culture in the Philippines. Interacting with Filipino speakers of English, students are able to practice their communication skills.

*’San Carlos immersion Class’ subjects are randomly chosen by our school.

San Carlos Immersion Schedule
Period Immersion Course
0 07:20 ~ 08:00 Daily Test
1 08:00 ~ 08:50 ESL Listening(1:1 Class)
2 08:55 ~ 09:45 ESL Speaking(1:1 Class)
3 09:50 ~ 10:40 ESL Reading(1:1 Class)
4 10:45 ~ 11:35 ESL Writing(1:1 Class)
5 11:40 ~ 12:30 Conversation/ Integrated(S-Group)
6 13:30 ~ 14:20 CNN/Callan/Native(M-Group)
7 14:25 ~ 15:15 Transfer to USC
8 15:20 ~ 16:10 USC Class
9 16:15 ~ 17:05 Self Study (Self)
10 17:10 ~ 18:00 ESL Writing (Self)
11 19:05 – 20:05 Night Class - Optional Class
12 20:10 ~ 21:10 Night Class - Optional Class

• Small Group Classes (4 ~ 6 students)

Conversation Group Class
This class is designed to engage students in dialogues that simulate real-world situations, providing them with useful conversational skills.

Integrated Group Class
This class integrates the macro-skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with embedded grammar and vocabulary lessons.
It aims to encourage students to participate actively in the learning process so that they know what they are learning, why they are learning it, and how they will be able to use the language outside the classroom.
The materials used in this class are selected with a specific purpose, that is, to give direction to the student’s learning.

• Middle Group Classes (8 ~ 10 students)

Native Group Class
English is best learned by students through rich interactions with native English speakers. By listening to them, students can acquire proper pronunciation and expressions useful for effective communication. Also, they are engaged in conversations to practice their speaking and listening skills.

Callan Group Class
The Callan Method is a quick and efficient way to learn English as a foreign language for all students. The method is designed specifically to improve student’s listening and speaking abilities in a lively and active environment. Also, Student learns essential and get helpful tips in correcting their errors.

CNN Group Class
In this class, students focus on increasing their vocabulary and grammar awareness by watching news from CNN and participating in extended and lengthy conversations. Through dictation, students can improve their listening as well as speaking skills.

• Big Group Classes (12 above)

You may choose one of the following fun and interesting classes while helping you become more confident with using English in real-life situations. These classes are tailored to provide students with language enhancement opportunities and extra support.

• SELF STUDY AND SELF WRITING (SSR)

This class is a training ground for students to write essays through self writing lessons which will be checked during their 1:1 class. Failure to submit and reach the required word counts, the student is considered absent. Depending on the course and level, students must write from 60-150 words.

SENIOR PROGRAM(5080 Club) MACTAN

We are the only school that offers English course for students who have reached their golden years. The aim of this course is to create a turning point in the life of retired people by giving them a venue to pursue their passion of the English language in a non-conventional form of instruction. The class aims to give them a break from routine by immersing themselves to English activities, of which there is reinforcement in improving their weak areas of the English language through Basic English Learning. This is a one of a kind course as students can relate, socialize, and share similar experiences about life and interests.

*Emphasis on conversation or free talking using day to day English

*Write and memorize 10-15 words for the day instead of doing daily test in the morning.
Electronic dictionary can be used to search the meaning of words Lessons on psychological aspects can increase concentration and participation

*As a reminder of additional class, 250 pesos per hour (5,000 won) will be available until 6pm. If possible, go to the same sex (male student + male teacher, female student + female teacher)

SENIOR PROGRAM(5080 Club) Schedule
Period 5080 Club
0 Daily Test
1 ESL Listening(1:1 Class)
2 ESL Reading(1:1 Class)
3 ESL Writing & Speaking(1:1 Class)
4 ESL Conversation(S-Group)

• Senior Group Classes (4 ~ 6 students)

Small Group Class
This class is designed to engage students in dialogues that simulate real-world situations, providing them with useful conversational skills.
The students learn about specific real-life conversations and gain confidence in various aspects of communication.

Medium Group Class
This class focuses more on daily vocabularies and Standard-Accent. With the help of a Native Teacher, students are able to learn about how to pronounce and enunciate words properly.

Big Group Class
This class involves an outdoor activity which helps students boost their creativity and confidence in communicating in English especially in dealing with other different nationalities.

Afternoon schedule

As a reminder of additional class, 250 pesos per hour (5,000 won) will be available until 6 pm.
If possible, go to the same sex (male student + male teacher, female student + female teacher)

Teaching materials

From ABC to Word Pronunciation Grammar Conversation. In particular, it is an English textbook designed to make it easier for middle-aged students to learn. It consists of basic conversation and conversational sentences, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

It selects about 1000 words of beginner words that are used most frequently in real life so that beginners do not have much difficulty in learning and helps students to learn the words to learn in the next lesson through 'words to learn with pictures'.

In addition, the grammar contents can be built based on the contents used in conversation sentences in the main text to build the framework of the English structure (basic grammar). And font size (presbyopia) greatly improved the readability when learning.

  1. Words can be learned at the difficulty level within 1,000 words.
  2. Significantly improve the practicality of English by discarding written sentences and constructing content with vivid colloquial expressions used most in daily life.
  3. Maximize the learning effect by making the content of 20 and organically connected to each other
  4. Mark all accents on keywords to maximize the practicality of learning
  5. Improved readability by optimizing design and typeface for beginners and the elderly

FAMILY & JUNIOR  CITY

Cebu International Academy offers summer and winter English camps to family and young individuals who wish to develop their English skills in an enjoyable and interactive atmosphere. We ensure comfort of the accommodation and the choice of activities close-by so as to ensure harmonious combinations of language learning.
Learning Goal: The most fun and exciting course we have does not only make students enjoy various off-campus activities, but they also get to learn English and interact with other students of different nationalities. Our teachers always make sure that students can learn and have fun at the same time.

FAMILY & JUNIOR Schedule
Period Parents Junior
1 08:00 ~ 08:50 Cambridge Prep1(1:1 Class) Cambridge Prep1(1:1 Class)
2 08:55 ~ 09:45 Cambridge Prep2(1:1 Class) Cambridge Prep2(1:1 Class)
3 09:50 ~ 10:40 Speaking/ Listening(1:1 Class) Speaking(1:1 Class)
4 10:45 ~ 11:35 Reading/ Writing(1:1 Class) Reading(1:1 Class)
5 11:40 ~ 12:30 ESL Conversation(S-Group) Listening(1:1 Class)
6 13:30 ~ 14:20 ESL integrated(S-Group) Writing(1:1 Class)
7 14:25 ~ 15:15 Self Study (Self) Self Study (Self)
8 15:20 ~ 16:10 ESL Writing (Self) ESL Writing (Self)
9 16:15 ~ 17:05 FREE TIME FREE TIME
10 17:10 ~ 18:00 FREE TIME FREE TIME

*Weekend - CIA will provide 'swimming pool ticket' in Toyoko-inn.