Why Should I Study English in the Philippines
Education in the Philippines
Education is a right of every human being and deserves to have a high-quality education. Nowadays, people who really want to study and learn they always want the highest quality of education for them to be better and successful in the future.
The Philippines has been competitive in terms of education, Filipinos will never back down to whatever competitions they will face. According to the latest QS Asia University Rankings for 2018 the Philippines has six universities included in the rankings, these universities are University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, University of San Carlos, and lastly the Silliman University.
University of the Philippines
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University of Santo Tomas
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The University of the Philippines ranked 75 and top all universities included. The University of the Philippines system composes of eight constituent universities; these are UP Diliman, UP Los Baños, UP Manila, UP Visayas, UP Open University, UP Mindanao, UP Baguio, and UP Cebu.
Rank 95 is the Ateneo de Manila University which has improved and up by four in its ranking.
Next is the De La Salle University that ranked 134 and is also improved its ranking from 143.
The fourth one is the University of Santo Tomas, also improved its ranking from 157 to 145.
The last two universities are the University of San Carlos which is ranked 301-350 and the Silliman University which ranked 351-400.
3 Reasons why study English in the Philippines
Based on 2017 report of EF EPI The Philippines ranked #15 out of 80 countries for “The world’s largest ranking of countries by English skills” with a total score of 60.59 next to Serbia. And the Philippines ranked #3 in Asia. (https://www.ef.com/epi/regions/asia/philippines/)
The Philippines is yearly being on top of rankings when it comes to English Proficiency Index. Making the Philippines be highly suitable to go when you want to learn English.
“Big advantage compares to other Asian countries: Almost everybody speaks English in the Philippines, from a 3-year-old kid to the 90-year-old granny.
English is the language of the government, and the preference for written communication, be it in school or business. There are also plenty of English version newspapers and magazines.” -Saab Lovino (https://www.justonewayticket.com/2012/12/05/why-you-should-travel-philippines/)
As the price for the usual 4weeks program differs from $950 – $1500 depends on the school, programs, and type of accommodation with the inclusion of meals, laundry washing, room cleaning service and other school facilities. Compared with the price and quality of Education with the neighboring countries this makes the Philippines be the best deal.
- Quality of English
“The Philippines is recognized globally as one of the largest English-speaking nations with a majority of its population having at least some degree of fluency in the language. English has always been one of the official languages of the Philippines and is spoken by more than 14 million Filipinos. It is the language of commerce and law, as well as the primary medium of instruction in education.
Proficiency in the language is also one of the country’s strengths that have helped drive the economy and even made the Philippines the top voice outsourcing destination in the world, surpassing India in 2012. The influx of foreign learners of English is also on the rise due to the relatively more affordable but quality English as a Second Language (ESL) programs being offered locally” -MIKE CABIGON (https://www.britishcouncil.ph/teach/state-english-philippines-should-we-be-concerned-2)
Many individuals from other countries like China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and etc. study English in the Philippines. People always want to learn new things and maybe that’s the reason why citizens from other countries study here in the Philippines.
Learning something new is always a brilliant idea. As learning is both a mixture of experiment and experience into discovering more about yourself and the so-called life.
To learn a new language, especially English, is more like you unlock a lifetime benefit that you can access and use anytime and anywhere. It will open you to a bigger world, more people, new interests, more movies and books, more new places and more new things in life. You can read most of the directions, maps, instructions, gadgets and more new things. By taking IELTS, TOEIC etc. will also expand your opportunity in life, it’s like you are putting more colors to your world.
Effectively communicate and network with more people can add confidence to yourself that nobody can take it away from you. The peace you experience when you express yourself freely without the fear of being rejected. The beautiful feeling of fullness, that when you talk you are not just being heard but you are being understood. It is such a satisfying feeling that you can impart your own knowledge as well. It’s all priceless.
As the process of learning new things goes, it wouldn’t be always as easy as it can be. You just have to enjoy the process. After all the struggles, you will experience the unending benefits of your efforts.
It’s more fun Learning English in the Philippines!