Course description:
This course is offered to increase the students English speaking skills with a maximum of 6 man to man classes and a native speaker group class. Man to man classes focus the student’s difficulties in certain areas.



Number of classes

Basic Speaking

1:1 class with Filipino(6H) + Group class native (1H) + Saturday Option class (2H)

– 1H is 50 minutes


Class type


1:1 class

Speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation

Group class

CNN, debate, pronunciation, word history

Option class

Vocabulary, TOEIC


Course requirements:
– No level requirement

Learning outcome:

1:1 Class
(ESL 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.

1:8 Class
(Native Speaker Class)

In the native class, students have more opportunities to focus more in their pronunciation intonation, and as well as their listening skills. Since this is a group class, the students can have the chance to interact with other students.


Recommended study duration:
4-24 weeks

Instructional methods:

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


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 outline and level development: 

General topics of interest:

1. Grammar 
– Present, past, present perfect, future tense
– Active and passive voice
– Verb forms
– Modals
– Imperatives
– There and it
– Auxiliary verbs
– Questions
– Reported speech
– To and –ing: go, get, do, make and hve
– Pronouns and possessives
– Articles
– Determiners and pronouns
– Adjectives and adverbs;
– Word order
– Prepositions
– Phrasal verbs’
– Conjunctions and clauses

2. Writing
– Techniques of composition writing
– Fundamentals of composition writing
– Sentence writing and guided paragraph writing
– Illustrate organizing elements such as topic sentences, supporting details, and signal words
– Essay writing: comparing and contrasting, describing, summarizing

3. Speaking 
– Role play situations
– Commonly used expressions
– How to ask and answer questions
– Different sentence structure
– How to express opinions, think of pros and cons and do personal surveys
– Have a conversation with challenging topics
– Vocabulary and short reading passages for various topics

4. Reading
– Real-life human interest
– Pre-reading questions
– Exercises in vocabulary, comprehension, discussion and writing
– Essential reading skills

Sample Timetable:



Class type

08:00- 08:50 am



08:55- 09:45 am

Intonation and Pronunciation


09:50- 10:40 am



10:45- 11:35 am



11:40 am- 12:30 pm

Power speech


12:30- 01:25 pm


01:30- 02:20 pm



02:25- 03:15 pm



03:20- 04:10 pm


1:8 Native group class

04:15- 05:05 pm

Free class