Course description:
The Basic Speaking course helps the students to enhance their English speaking skills, through different kinds of tactics. The tactics would include various vocabularies, idiomatic expressions and grammar.

Number of classes

1:1 (4H) + 1:4 Group (2H) + 1:8 Native Group (1H) + Vocabulary (1H) + Saturday Class (2H)


Course requirements:
– Only L.1 (Low beginner) students can join this course.

Course objectives:

1:1 class

Man to man classes are the best form of teaching English in the Philippines. The students can increase their English skills easily because the teacher can focus on their certain difficulties. CIJ teachers are trained well to teach the students through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar.

1:4 class
(Basic speaking class)

Give opportunities to students who want to learn English from the basics. It includes the study of vocabularies, idiomatic expressions, grammar and some topics for conversations to help them interact with other students and to help them enhance their English ability.

1:8 class
(Native speaker class)

Develop confidence when interacting and communicating in English with other students, while focusing on pronunciation, intonation and as well as listening skills.

Vocabulary Class
(Essential 1000 TOEIC words)

Enhance student’s vocabulary knowledge and usage.


Recommended study duration:
4-24 weeks

Text and additional resources/materials: 

Speaking books:
– Expressway 1
– New Interchange
– Pronunciation pairs
– Express yourself
– Let’s talk
– Talk talk talk
– Teen talk
– Impact issues
– Let’s argue 20
– Make your point 20
– What do you think
– Small group discussion for UNI/HS students
– Developing tactics for listening

Reading books:
– Easy true stories
– Very easy true stories
– More true stories
– Even more true stories
– Reading advantage 1-4
– Short stories A-D
– Facts and figures
– Can you believe it 1-3

Grammar books:
– Basic grammar in use
– Grammar in use intermediate
– Grammar time 1-5
– Side by side
– New interchange
– Interchange
– New headway upper intermediate
– Exploring English

Writing books:
– Composition practice book
– Get ready to write
– Ready to write
– Ready to write more
– Weaving it together
– Exploring English

Course content and level development:


What you learn


1:1 class (ESL Class) Reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and listening

4 hours

1:4 class (Basic Speaking Class) Basic Communication, Power Speech

2 hours

1:8 class (Native Class) Conversation class, Intonation and Pronunciation class, CNN class, and Intensive English Grammar

1 hour

Vocabulary Class Vocabulary (optional)

1 hour


Instructional methods:

Teaching method/s: Class discussion facilitated by the teacher
Classroom activities: Lectures, exercises, homework checking


Sample Timetable:



Class type

08:00- 08:50 am


08:55- 09:45 am



09:50- 10:40 am



10:45- 11:35 am



11:40 am- 12:30 pm

Basic Speaking

1:4 group class

12:30- 01:25 pm


01:30- 02:20 pm



02:25- 03:15 pm



03:20- 04:10 pm

Basic communication

1:4 group class

04:15- 05:05 pm

Free class