JIC Baguio- A World-Class English Academy in the Philippines

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There are different countries that offer online and on-site ESL, IELTS assistance and TESOL certification and I never thought that Philippines would be one them– not until I have learned about JIC English Academy in Baguio City.  I had the chance to have a tour in their academy in my Baguio press trip last month.

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JIC Baguio is situated at 73 Del Nacia Apt., Upper West Camp 7, Baguio City.  Outside, it looks small, but when you enter the property, you will see the buildings with different facilities and dorm as well.  They have two main buildings:  the PS/IELTS Center and the IB Center.

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It’s not just a tutorial center.  JIC Baguio is an English academy with different amenities

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THE IB (Intensive Basic) CENTER

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The PSI Center (Power Speaking -IELTS)

(The two photos above are courtesy of JIC Baguio English Academy)

In my quick tour in their academy, I was really impressed with how the President, Mr. Leo Im and his staff has managed to make JIC Baguio as competitive as the other international schools are concerned. 

Here are the different reasons also why JIC Baguio is now considered as a world-class English Academy:

  1.  They have learning facilities like the study area (free from distractions) where the students can have self-study and the CNN room where they can do their research during their vacant time.
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the study area

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the CNN room

2.  They have different classrooms suited for different number of students (a cubicle type and medium to large classroom) equipped with the learning materials that they have personally developed.

 

3.    They have one-on-one and group classes handled by professional and certified English teachers who teach American and British conversation classes.    The students don’t just learn English, but they also get to meet other foreign students.  (80% of the students are Koreans– the rest are Japanese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Thais and Chinese)

4.  They have amenities like the court where they can play outdoor games and gym where the students can have their daily workout and burn calories.

 

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the gym

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the court

5.  They implement the CHALLENGER PROGRAM which is very effective in enhancing the communication skills of the students.  In JIC Baguio, the students will pay P500 if they speak in vernacular.  I have adapted this technique in my English classes– everytime my students speak a Filipino/Tagalog word, they have to pay P3.00. I can see that the students are improving and they try to speak English. In less than a week, I have noticed that my students became confident of themselves even if most of the time they are not grammatically correct.

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6.  They have different type of rooms in the dormitory where the students can stay (single to 4 pax).  Each room is already furnished with sofa set and television.  It has a  kitchen where the students can cook their own food.  It also has a refrigerator where you can stock cold drinks and preserved foods.  It has single type beds and closet where they can place their clothes.

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7.  They provide customized classes or courses depending on the students’ needs.  After the assessment, the length of the program will be determined.   Interesting programs include the following:

a.  Working Holiday Program

This is for the students who would like to travel in Australia, Canada and New Zealand and develop their communication skills (speaking and writing) in preparation for employment.

b.  Internship Program (Part of the WH Program)

– Barista Program Internship at Cafe Lusso (The students will be equipped with everything they have to learn about coffee and hands-on training).

– Tour Guiding (The students will be trained how to mingle with different nationalities with Tour Guiding essentials and problem-solving skills.

– Volunteer Work (such as medical mission, feeding program, donation events and tree planting)

8.  They have a cafeteria that prepares nutritious meals for the students.  They have schedule of meals prepared in advance but students can also request their preferred meals.

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The mini store where the students can buy snacks and beverages

Here are some photos of our tour in the academy. (Photos are courtesy of JIC Baguio)

Thank you, JIC Baguio for accommodating TBIP.  In my next Baguio press trip (probably next year-2019) , I am planning to have a documentary blog/vlog about two topics:  how it feels to be a student in JIC (I will attend a class and will live in the dorm) and will teach as well.

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For more information about their courses and fees here are their contact details:

JIC Baguio English Academy

73 Del Nacia Apt., Upper West Camp 7, Baguio City

Website:  http://www.baguiojic.com

FB pagehttp://www.facebook.com/baguiojic

Phone Number:  +63 74 442 5970 (Main office)

Vice President:  +63 936 936 1833 

Marketing Consultant:  +63 995 463 0730

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My Christmas To Do List 2017

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It’s more than a week before Christmas and I can feel the Christmas rush.  To keep myself organized for the holidays, I’ve created my To Do List for Christmas 2017.

box blank1.  Shop for Christmas presents 

Though I have already bought some presents for my family, I haven’t completed the list.  I would like to give something also for my 80 students 🙂

box blank2.  Achieve the Christmas Glow for the Christmas Party

This is the perfect time to have a break from all the stress and it’s time to pamper myself.  After attending my students’ Christmas Party on the 20th, I will head to Soulscape Spa & Wellness Lounge in Marcos Highway, Cainta for destressing session to achieve my Christmas glow.  (A separate article will be posted about this soon!)  My nails will be taken cared of Nailaholics Metro East Branch for my red and green pedicure.

box blank3.  Buy the rest of the food for Christmas Eve and Christmas day in the grocery.  

I already have bought some but I haven’t completed it yet.  This afternoon, I might be able to complete it.  I will design low-calorie meals if that is possible, hehe 🙂

box blank4.  Shop for green shirts/dress for our family attire on Christmas Eve

We couldn’t wear red because our curtains are already red.  Green will be a good match for red for the colors of Christmas.

box blank5.  Organize and decorate our home for the upcoming Christmas celebration.

We already set up the Christmas tree loaded with ornaments and garlands.  We have also purchased the red curtains, but few things are still missing.  Let me have few days to do something about this.

box blank5.  Reward myself with a camera and powerbank for my blogging needs.

I will be needing those for my press trip to Baguio after Christmas for quality photos and uninterrupted posting through social media accounts.  I have already ordered a powerbank through Zalora and I am just waiting for it to be shipped.  As for the camera, i will see if I can get one (I will try to use the Home Credit).

box blank6.  Bond with my family on Christmas Day 🙂

I’m thinking if we will watch a movie or have another activity, but definitely I do not want to have a boring Christmas.

These are just few of the things I have in mind.  I will update this just in case I forgot something.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS, dear readers and may you be filled with blessings for the upcoming year!

Note:  There will be a post about the accomplished checklist.  Watch out for this soon!

8-Duterte English Page

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Hello. Here are the names of students who did not submit the following requirements.  Please see me if ever there are clarifications.

READING JOURNAL

Adrias, Angelo

Canoy, Eduardo

Capsa, Kenneth

Carbayar, Paul John

Capongcol, John Lloyd

Conjurado, John Zeus

Carullo, Zedrex

Cascante, Kent Andrew

Castillo, Ivan

Castro, Gian

Castro, Karl Michael

Cayandag, Jaspher

Cedo, Justine Renz

Cesar, David Jason

Collarga, Jairus Jhon

Copon, John Kenneth

Coloso, Bores

Cocayco, Jomar

Cruspero, Romeo

Cruz, Sean Patrick

Cariaso, Georgina

Cardines, Shakira Angel

Carpio, Judymae

Castro, Apryl Rose

Cayabyab, Romilyn

Cortez, Jenevie

Dela Torre, Anika Janna

Eleuterio, Janine

Oro, Edleen

Pasodillo, Mjay

NO PORTFOLIO

Adrias, Angelo

Batayola, Sean Walter

Bughao, Nicole

Capsa, Kenneth

Cascante, Kent Andrew

Castro, Gian

Cadtro, Karl Michael

Cayandag, Jasphrr

Cedi, Justine Renz

Conjurado, John Zeus

Cordero, John Lloyd

Cocayco, Jomar

Cruz, Aliven

Cruz, Sean Patrick

Deblois, Axel

Carias, Jezalyn

Cariaso, Georgina

Cardines, Shakira Angel

Carlos, Elizabeth

Castaneda, Ma Christina

Castaneda, Leslie

Caysbyab, Romilyn

Cejo, Jojie

Celajes, Normie

Celia, Haramiela

Cerbito, Mary Joy

Chica, Danica

Cortez, Jenevie

Conte, Mylene

Conde, Sophia Marie

Dela Totte, Anika

Eleuterio, Janine

Oro, Edleen

Pasodillo,, Mjay

8-Magsaysay English Page

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Calling the studentss of 8-Magsaysay! 

REMINDERS

  1.  I need the advertisement using one of the propaganda techniques in your blog.
  2.  Those who have not submitted their Reading Journal, you can still submit yours on January 11, 2018.
  3. Portfolios will be collected on January 3, 2018.  Give your portfolios to JM Cline Natad and Allen Tracy Macasinag.

happy holidays greenandred

8-Aquino English Page

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NEW UPDATES:

Please refer to the requirements that you didn’t submit.  Please see me if there are clarifications before I finalize your grade.

I have not checked the blogs yet so you can still update it.

NO READING JOURNAL

Alix, Christian Brian

Andliab, Roger

Bering, John Lloyd

Biason, Melvin

Binban, Khelvin Josh

Bolante, Cjay

Bongon, Rainier

Braga, Isaac

Buasan, Ivan

Bunac, Juan Gabrielle

Burabo, Michael Angelo

Caballero, Jericho

Camano, Alvin

Candelaria, Jayson

Pregoner, Erico,

Sagrados, Jodel

Sagrados, Jonel

Bernados, Jenessa

Bognalos, Claudine

Caisip, Elaiza

NO PORTFOLIO

Alix, Christian Brian

Binban, Khelvin Josh

Biason, Melvin

Balea, Ariel

Bedrijo, Henry

Beleta, George

Belleza, Chris Justine

Bermeo, Eddie

Bernardo, Christian Sheen

Biscante, Roland

Bolado, Mark Jhon

Bolante, Cjay

Bonganay, Lance

Bongon, Rainier

Braga, Isaac

Brobio, Michael Jack

Buasan, Ivan

Bulan, John

Burce, Viejay

Caballero, Jericho

Caberto, Johnsen

Cadezal, Jeffrey

Camanse, Philip

Camano, Alvin

Canotal, Cyrus

Catalan, Ricardo

Dominguez, Jomarie

Esnaldo, Japeth

Pregoner, Erico

Sagrados, Jodel

Sagrados, Jonel

Benson, Danica

Bernal, Eliza

Bolinas, Dona Rose

Brucilo, Bea

Calapan, Samantha

Calianga, Aaliyah

Camama, Aneah