Learn English in Philippines

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The Philippines may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of learning English, but this vast, diverse archipelago offers an experience unlike any other. This is a country that was ruled by the Spanish for 300 years and the Americans for a further 30, has Polynesian, Malay, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Catholic history and is currently enjoying a period of unprecedented prosperity. More about language travel in Philippines
To understand the Philippines, you must understand the spirit of Bayanihan. 92 million Filipinos are brought together by a spirit of communal unity and camaraderie which goes back for hundreds of years. In the past, this meant volunteering to help neighbours move house by literally picking up the corners of their house and moving it, but nowadays it is about being good to each other and welcoming visitors. Combined with a Latin passion for a good fiesta, this translates into a warm welcome like no other!

English is spoken widely across the islands, particularly in capital city Manila, one of the most frenetic cities on the planet. This has played a significant part in The Philippines’ recent economic growth, with many large international businesses taking advantage of a highly educated and ambitious workforce with excellent English. After being granted full independence by the USA in 1946, the language stuck.

Outside of Manila’s sprawl, the Philippines is home to astounding natural scenery, both on land and underwater. You will find some of the world’s finest diving sites along the thousands of kilometres of coral lined coast. Swim with whale sharks off Donsol or enjoy white sand seclusion on the pristine beaches of Malapascua. The summer months of March to May are the hottest months, while the rainy season is from June to October with strong typhoons possible. Learn English in the Philippines and see firsthand why English is called the first “global language”. Return to introduction...

Boracay Island

Boracay Island

Spend your afternoons exploring the thriving coral reef, relaxing on the white sand beaches that ring the island ...

English courses in Boracay Island

the teacher's home

the teacher's home

Towns: when choosing a town, we take into account your personal interests, the kind of teacher you are ...

English courses in the teacher's home
ESL is your perfect partner for English courses in the Philippines. We believe in providing a superb level of service before, during and after your trip. That’s why language schools around the world have repeatedly voted us the number one study abroad agency in Europe. We are in regular contact with our partner English school in the Philippines and enjoy a strong relationship that goes back a number of years.

By taking an English immersion course in the Philippines you will learn English quickly and thoroughly from expert teachers. You can be confident that our partner schools offer a good range of accommodation options, an exciting and varied activities calendar and the perfect way to discover local culture. Learn English in the Philippines with ESL and benefit from being surrounded by the world’s essential language.
 
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