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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS/PROCEDURES FOR ESL COURSES

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS/PROCEDURES FOR ESL (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) COURSES

1) Prospective student fills up Enrollment Form ONLINE in the school website or ONSITE in the school office. Submit
the duly filled up Enrollment Form to the Admission Officer personally if onsite enrollment.
2) Submit the following requirements to the Admission Office upon enrollment
2.1 1 pc. 2X2 ID coloured picture (scanned copy or hard copy)
2.2 Photocopy of Passport for international student

3) School admission officer gives student a notice of acceptance either orally, in writing or via e-mail.
4) Student pays School Fees to the School Cashier or through the school's bank account via fund transfer at least 1
month before expected departure date or earlier:
Account Name: Harvest Christian School International
Savings Account Number: 099-2-09900528-3
Bank Name: METROBANK CEBU-MABOLO BRANCH
Bank Address: M.J. Cuenco Ave. , Mabolo, Cebu City,Philippines 6000 SWIFT CODE: MBTCPHMM

5) School representative meets the ESL student at the Mactan International Airport, Lapulapu City, Cebu and bring
him/her directly to the Homestay host or the school’s Guest House.

6) Student secures Special Study Permit (SSP) from local immigration office within one week of study in the
school. The school will assist student to secure his/her SSP from the local immigration office for a separate
processing fee of US$ 64.00 plus around US$ 106.00 for SSP filing and registration fees with the Bureau of
Immigration

ESL (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE)

ESL 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.

ESL TUITION FEE, 6 HOURS A DAY, MONDAY TO FRIDAY (AS OF JULY 31, 2009):

Tuition Fee Less-Discount Net


- 1 mo. ( 4 weeks) - US$ 465 0 US$ 465
- 2 mos. ( 8 weeks) - US$ 930 US$ 47 US$ 883
- 3 mos.(12 weeks) - US$1,395 US$ 105 US$1,290
- 4 mos.(16 weeks) - US$1,860 US$ 186 US$1,674
- 5 mos.(20 weeks) - US$2,325 US$ 279 US$2,046
- 6 mos.(24 weeks) - US$2,790 US$ 419 US$2,371
-10 mos.(40 weeks) - US$4,650 US$ 690 US$3,960
-12 mos.(48 weeks) - US$5,580 US$ 837 US$4,743

ACCOMMODATION FEE:

- Guest House Accommodation Fee - US$ 350 to US$ 600 per month person depending on the occupancy, the
room, its inclusions and amenities plus electricity fee of US$38.00 per person per month. The accommodation fee
includes the following: room and board (shared accommodation/dormitory type), 3 full meals a day (Filipino foods
only), free laundry, free housekeeping services (change linen - once a week and free internet access (wi-fi). Please
see website of THE HARVEST GUESTHOUSE for the accommodation facilities.
- Homestay Accommodation Fee - US$ 350 to US$450 per month per person plus electricity fee of US$38.00
per person month. This accommodation includes the following: room and board (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.

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.