INTRODUCTION TO CIP
Clark Institute of the Philippines
was established in 2007. This institute is an accredited one-on-one
English education center by the
immigration bureau and the education department.
CIP is located at Lot 18-19, Blk. 37,
Kamantigue St., Brgy. Cut-Cut,
Angeles City, Pampanga. Angeles
City is classified as a first-class,
highly- urbanized city. The school
accepts students aged 7 and above
from various countries in Asia like
Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan,
Thailand, Vietnam and Russia.
These students have classes in
comfortable and well lit one-on-one
and group classrooms. They are
housed in a beautifully designed
and fully furnished dormitory.
Students may enroll in any program
which suit their needs, and the pro-
grams are ESL, IELTS, TOEIC,
TOEFL, LCCI or Business English.
CIP is very proud of their native-led
one on one and group classes.
Having a group class comprised of
students from different nationalities
and a native teacher allows for a
wide variety of multi-cultural interaction. Learning a culture can be as
important as learning a language
itself. The native teachers strive to
build a very active, fun and educational atmosphere in all of their
group classes. This allows students
to study in a group setting with
other students of an equal level.
CIP has been around since the
year 2007 and have been instrumental to the success of many individuals who have taken the TOEFL
ibt, TOEIC and IELTS or plain ESL.
Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese students
having a discussion about culture in Teacher
CIP teaching the world English ONE-ON-ONE
Presenting CIP’s new native teachers Brandon from Australia and
Snay from America. CIP is the only language academy in the Philippines which has 15 native speakers the whole year and the only
school which offers ONE-ON-ONE with natives.
THE CIP ADVANTAGE
Low Cost- High Quality Education.
ONE-ON-ONE education with natives
at lower prices than in western countries.
Western countries only offer groupclasses with natives
Group classes are a maximum of 7
different nationality students
Classroom and outdoor activities in
group and public settings
95% turn out in Test preparatory
ONE-ON-ONE with Native teachers.
Competent teachers from Britain,
America, Canada and Australia.
Cebu only has a maximum of 2 native teachers.
Teachers are well-trained, experienced and are capable of sharing
their own cultural perspective in relation to their classes.
24-hour English Environment
CIP promotes a strict ENGLISHONLY POLICY anywhere in the
2 school buildings with 72 one-onone and 5 group classrooms, study
Inside and outside dormitory (single,
double A, double B and triple rooms)
Swimming pool, basketball court,
Safe and easily accessible location
Located in a private subdivision but
easily accessible by public transportation.
Carefully designed curriculum and
ESL, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, Business
English day, Mock Exams, Progress
test, Outdoor activities
Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese students having fun in Teacher Leon’s listening class
Nantawan Chaisawang, Thailand
“I never felt isolated in CIP. I gained many friends here from Taiwan,
Korea, Japan and Russia. Also, both native and Filipino teachers are
capable of teaching English.”
CIP COURSES courses are designed
ESL courses are for basic to advanced
level learners, which target all the
language areas: speaking, reading, writing, listening, vocabulary
4 hours native 1:1 + 3 hours native
ESL Intensive A
2 hours native 1:1 + 3 hours nonnative 1:1 + 3 hours native group
ESL Intensive C
5 hours non-native 1:1 + 3 hours
3 hours non-native 1:1 + 1 hour native group
Young learner’s course A
2 hours native 1:1 + 3 hours nonnative 1:1 + 1 hour native group
Young learner’s course C
5 hours non-native 1:1 + 1 hour native group
for intermediate to advanced level students and focus on reading, listening,
speaking and writing with reinforcement on grammar and vocabulary only.
Classes are designed in accordance
with each test format and content.
4 hours non-native 1:1 + 3 hours
Business and LCCI
2 hours native 1:1 + 2 hours nonnative 1:1 + 3 hours group class
***ESL Premium, Intensive A, Intensive C,
IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, Business and
LCCI Native Group class: 2 hours regular
group class + 1 optional group class
Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese student enjoying their native group class with teacher
Nationality Mix for June
Total students: 120
Can fully understand everything
heard or read and has the ability to
paraphrase long and complex story
or text easily
IELTS: 8.5-9, TOEIC: 987-990,
TOEFL ibt: 116-120
Can understand a wide range of
demanding, longer texts, recognize
and understand unspoken expressions (facial expressions). Expresses
oneself fluently and spontaneously.
IELTS: 8, TOEIC: 984-986, TOEFL
501– Upper Intermediate
A student can understand Technical
aspects of the English language
(Business English). The speaker is
highly effective in relaying information, and is at ease with speaking
and listening to native speakers.
IELTS: 7, TOEIC: 885-980, TOEFL
Can understand main ideas on conversations and communicate their
opinions with others. He/she would
be able to deal with native speakers
IELTS: 5.5-5, TOEIC: 705-805,
TOEFL ibt: 74-88
Entry level for test courses
301– Pre intermediate
Student’s English knowledge is still
basic from vocabulary, grammar,
speaking, listening and writing. Communication is still limited but comprehension can be achieved with the
use of simple words.
IELTS: 3.5-4, TOEIC: 495-600,
TOEFL ibt: 51-62
Entry level for test courses
Japanese student during a mock job interview
with native teachers
One Minute Early/ One Minute Late Policy
All teachers and students are required to be inside their respective
classrooms BEFORE the sound of the bell of each class. Also, classes
should be dismissed only AFTER the sound of the bell of each class.
Initial Level Test
During the student’s first Monday
Serves as the baseline of comparison for student’s progress
2nd Friday of the month: Listening,
Writing and Speaking Test
4th Friday of the month: Reading,
Vocabulary and Grammar Test
Results will be discussed by the
buddy teacher, who will the provide
TOEIC and IELTS Simulation Exams
1st and 3rd Tuesday (6:30 pm~):
IELTS Listening and reading test
2nd and 4th Tuesday (6:30 pm~):
IELTS writing and speaking test
1st and 3rd Thursday (6:30 pm~):
TOEIC Listening and reading test
2nd and 4th Thursday (6:30 pm~):
TOEIC Writing and Speaking test
TOEIC and IELTS students can
gauge their probable official exam
results through these mock exams
and results of the mock exams will
be rationalized by their teachers.
Teachers evaluate students
strengths and weaknesses through
English Day Activities
These activities evaluate the student’s ability to use English in a
group or public setting and aims to
improve their confidence.
Taiwanese and Japanese student working together on a class activity
English day: Demonstrative Speech
A demonstration speech explains how to do something or how something works. Objects or physical activity by the demonstration must be
exhibited. Visual aides (charts, graphs, maps, pictures, etc) are optional and may be used to enhance the demonstration but are not to
take the place of object or activity. The speech must be instructive and
present valuable and significant information.
The progress test is held every
2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
On the 2nd Friday students take
the following exams: listening,
writing and speaking while on
the 4th, reading, grammar and
These tests aim to monitor the
student’s progress on a monthly
basis. The progress test focuses
on 6 language skills, listening,
writing, speaking, vocabulary,
grammar and reading.
Speaking tests are proctored by
native teachers to give an accurate assessment.
Total scores: Listening= 50, Writing= 100, Grammar= 50, Vocabulary= 50, Reading= 50
All tests consist of 3 parts. 1st
part: beginner questions, 2nd: intermediate questions and 3rd part:
The total score of each test corresponds to a certain level. All levels
are recorded on the student’s report card and alongside the levels
is the teacher’s evaluation.
Results are discussed by the
student’s buddy teachers. After
which academic advice is given
as well as study plans are revised
to reinforce strengths and improve
weaknesses of the students.
Report cards are distributed on
the 5th week of the month, so students can see their progress in
each level and compare with their
Students whose levels decreased
are required to attend mandatory
study for 2 weeks after the results
Student Hajime from Japan taking his first progress test
Marina Saliy, Russia
“If you want to see the world, you have to learn English. My teachers in CIP have helped me improve my English skills and my confidence to speak with other nationalities.”
Simulation exams are scheduled every Tuesday and
Thursday at 6:30 pm onwards. Tuesday is for IELTS
and Thursday for TOEIC.
These exams are conducted
so that teachers and students
can gauge the student’s
probable performance in
the official exams.
To avoid over testing of
students, exams are done on
an alternate basis. 1st, 3rd and
5th week of the month is for
listening and reading, while
the 2nd and 4th week is for
speaking and writing.
As in the progress test,
speaking exams are proctored by native speakers.
Results of the exams are
also discussed by teachers in
the corresponding subject
(reading test with reading
teacher, listening with listening teacher, etc).
These exams allow students
to strengthen their test taking techniques, familiarize
themselves with the test,
widen their vocabulary and
strengthen their overall
CIP uses the latest resources for all exam and
Students are provided with a
real exam setting so that
they could get a feel of what
is it like when taking the official exam.
Student Takuya’s last day with Teacher John
Teacher David’s Optional Class
6:30– 7:20 Monday– Thursday, Room G2
Students will discuss diverse vocabulary pertaining to the
Students will connect commonly used English words and
phrases to easily communicate with foreigners.
Who is the mandatory study
Students who decreased
their level after the progress test.
Students who received 2
What is its purpose?
It helps students focus on
studying and help them
increase their level on the
next progress test.
Allows students to realize
their violations, focus on
their studies and avoid
committing other offenses.
When is the mandatory
Students who decreased
their level: 2 weeks, Monday to Thursday at 7:30
pm – 10:00 pm.
Students who received 2
warning papers: one night
at 7:30 – 10:00 pm.
Where is the mandatory
Study hall in front of the
general manager’s office.
Michael Yang in the study hall during his free
Nationality Mix for July
Total students: 125
Living outside of your home would
always send a nervous feeling to anyone and living outside of your country
would make anyone feel worse. Concerns about safety are always expressed during any student’s preparation to study in the Philippines. It is
a very acceptable feeling, and CIP
has always been proud to be called
the student’s home away from their
home. The buddy teacher is an integral part of this. Each student is
paired with their own buddy upon
their arrival. A buddy teacher’s role
initially is to be the student’s academic adviser. Together with the student, these teachers evaluate the
student’s level, create a study plan,
determine strengths and weaknesses, coordinate with other teachers regarding the student’s goals and
ways to achieve it. In my point of view
this is a very rigid definition of being a
buddy teacher because it is a
common sight that buddy teachers
and students after some time grow
attached to each other. They develop
some bond which makes their relationship like friends or siblings and
not just student and teacher anymore.
This kind of support helps students
deal with their homesickness and
other personal matters that may
greatly affect their stay in CIP. Buddy
teachers, therefore are not just academic advisers, but also a pillar of
strength and personal friend. CIP has
always put students first and continuously provide services beneficial to
students. The buddy system has
grown to be more than what it was
supposed to be, it is now an essential
aspect of providing personalized attention to students. If studying in CIP,
one would be a witness to the dedication of teachers, who often go out of
their own way to help these students.
Student Anne from Thailand and buddy teacher
Gayle crying during Anne’s graduation
Hajime from Japan with his buddy Teacher
Buddy teacher Sai and Student Michelle
Regular arrival and departure of
students: Saturday and Sunday
Pick up procedure:
1. Send flight schedule via e-mail
2. CIP will issue pick up letters for
each student with a picture of the
pick-up personnel and emergency contact numbers
3. Student’s must wait for the pickup personnel at the assigned
areas and should never go to the
1. Manila Pick up2. Manila Send off3. Clark Pick up4. Clark Send off-
CIP Vehicles for student’s use:
1. 2 vans
2. 1 shuttle bus
Send off service procedure:
1. Provide the office with the flight
schedule 2 weeks prior to departure
2. Settle send-off fee
Paul~ CIP’s pick-up personnel
Guo-Je Sheng, Taiwan
“When I was in Australia, I used to worry about what to cook at the end of
the day, but here in CIP all of my needs are take care off. My buddy techer
always monitors my progress and gives academic advice, while the staff
takes care of the other things, like my laundry, food and cleaning. I can focus
on studying here in CIP.”
CIP students are required to arrive
on the weekend before their first
day, so that they can attend the
orientation on their first Monday.
The orientation is significant because students have the right to be
informed about the do’s, don’ts and
pertinent information in the academy. The first day starts with the
student’s initial level test. This test
helps determine the student’s initial
levels and that their classes, books
and teachers can be matched accordingly. For aspiring TOEIC,
TOEFL and IELS students, the results of the initial level test serves
as an index if there are qualified to
enter those courses. After the level
test, which lasts for an hour and a
half, is the school orientation and
tour, wherein rules and regulations
are discussed in detail and the
school facilities are showed. After
the tour is lunch and later on the
city tour. During the city tour, students are brought to malls and
banks near CIP, so that they are
given a chance to shop, exchange
their money and identify themselves with the city environment.
Upon return to CIP, students will
then settle their accounts with the
general manager and rest. The next
day, students are required to visit
the office at 8:30 am to get their
timetable and discuss with the office any question or clarifications
regarding their schedule, materials
and teachers. Lastly, at exactly
9:00 am on their first Tuesday, new
students will have their first class.
Teacher Morley and Russian student Sofia
On august 8, Taiwan ended an almost 3-month stand off with the Philippines,
after the death of a Taiwanese fisherman and the Philippines failing to meet
Taiwan’s demands. Taiwan has invalidated its ban against the hiring of Filipino
workers and other suspended bilateral exchanges after the Philippine government approached Taiwan with condition and punitive measures for the people
involved. Red alerts against any tourism activities in the Philippines has been
cancelled which could be treated as a positive sign for CIP and all its partners.
In order to provide comfort and ensure the student’s safety in the Philippines, CIP offers a free shuttle
service on the following days and
1:00 pm CIP to City Bank to
5:00 pm Marquee mall (in
front of Starbucks) to CIP
6:30 pm CIP to Nepo Mall
8:00 pm Nepo Mall (in front
of Jolibee) to CIP
*** NO shuttle during national
1:00 pm CIP to Post Office
6:30 pm CIP to SM
9:00 pm SM (in front of Starbucks) to CIP
*** Students who wish to rent a
car may contact car for rent companies who are recommended by
CIP. Their numbers are posted at
the bulleting board.
Student Ayumi from Japan
The study hall is open for students 24-hours a day. It is used by students who want to study on their own or are required to attend mandatory study. Mandatory study is held in the study hall from 7:30 pm to