This section includes different educational topics: English, communication skills, writing, grammar, public speaking, conversation fluency, critical thinking, confidence building, speech, standardized testing (IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC), TESOL, and American accent.  Furthermore, we cover topics such as personal and professional development to help you go further in your career.  Please visit this section often as we continuously update you with education topics, and don’t forget to interact with comments and questions.

Lessons about Islam from Muslim Students in AIEP

At The American Institute for English Proficiency, we get students coming from the Middle-East, and all of them are Muslims. I have always been so curious about religions other than my own and not in a way that I’d subject it to comparison. I just enjoy learning that way. Fortunately, The students were very happy […]

Learning English through Television

I grew up in a home where English is not an everyday thing. My parents only spoke the language when they were talking to visitors from other countries, and I would only have to think in English when I was playing video games on my old Play Station because all the games I had are in English; […]

Common Misconceptions of a Filipino English Speaker

When I was growing up, I noticed that many Filipinos react to English in the most peculiar way. Although it wasn’t my first spoken language, I never saw it as something other than just another language when I was young. I actually grew up in a Tagalog-speaking environment, but English was spoken from time to […]

Learning Figurative Language Using a Rap Song

Figurative language is something you can use to be more expressive or be more creative in writing songs, poems, or even stories. There are many things where you can apply it in, and many even use it without being aware of it. Learning the different kinds of figurative languages can develop a person into a […]

Ten Ways to Use the Comma

Commas are tricky things. They have many purposes in writing, but people seem to use them incorrectly from time to time. I can’t blame anyone because there is just a lot of rules to follow when it comes to this particular punctuation mark. So today, I figured that I’d share some ways on how to […]

Teaching English is a Passion and Motivation

If you’re wondering, what’s so special about AIEP to me? What keeps me going? Well, most of our students say that everything seems so cool and fun in the school. Little do they know the real story behind the scenes, and the hard work we put up as a team. In class and in the […]

LEARNING ENGLISH: IT CAN BE ALL FUN AND GAMES

Growing up, I’ve played a lot of different games. From board games to video games, I have tried so many that I’ve lost track with all of it. One thing is for sure though, each of the games I’ve invested my time when I was younger, and even today, it has improved my English a […]

CHOOSING BETWEEN THESE ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMS: IELTS OR TOEFL

The American Institute for English Proficiency gives prospective students a chance to receive private lessons for English-language exams.  If you are going to be tested in academic-level English, you can choose either IELTS or TOEFL.  But what is the difference, and which one should you consider? The two exams each test the English levels for […]

ENGLISH LESSON: WRITING WELL THROUGH SHOW VERSUS TELL

In the world of communication, it is important that we are proficient in expressing our ideas.  It is already a given that we should constantly widen our vocabulary by learning new words and phrases.  However, being fluent in the English language is not enough.  Knowledge in grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary are not enough to […]

TESTIMONIAL: WILSON EDMOND N. NIEVA

Having been a student in The American Institute was a transforming experience. I gained confidence, developed critical thinking and became a proficient speaker who can adapt to different situations. AIEPRO taught me a lot of essential things that I was able to utilize when I went back to college.  Reporting in front of the class […]

WHY I LOVE TEACHING FILIPINOS

Being established in the Philippines, the American Institute for English Proficiency gets a lot of Filipino students. And as a Filipino and one of the English specialists of AIEP, it really feels great helping other “Juan Dela Cruzes” improve on their communication skills, but I’m not saying it’s a piece of cake. And don’t get me wrong, there […]

CAREY LOVEN TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

Learning English can help you in many different ways. Yes, that’s true! I enrolled in a 50-hour English course at the American Institute for English Proficiency to increase my confidence when it comes to public speaking.  Before I enrolled, I learned that The American Institute is a popular English language learning school with branches in […]

THEATER IMPROVES YOUR SENSE OF CULTURE AND THE ARTS

All over the world, people love entertainment.  There are several forms of entertainment that people enjoy: music concerts, talent shows, dance performances, theater and acting, and cultural shows among others.  Like most people, I am also appreciative of arts and entertainment.  One the most popular entertainment is theater: movies, live theater plays, musicals, and operas. […]

American Institute for English Profiency, Makati and Quezon City, Philippines

SPECIALIST PROFILE: LIZ ORALE

Liz Orale or “Lizzie,” is a graduate of Bachelor of Science, with a major in Business Administration, and is an English Specialist of the American Institute for English Proficiency located in Quezon City and Makati.  She helps people achieve their full potential through English communication skills, training, business development, leadership, and personal development. She was […]

Mohammad Hammoud IELTS Testimonial for AIEP

The American Institute for English Proficiency is the best place to review for your IELTS.  The staff focuses on your weaknesses and strengths to excel to get the band score you are aiming for.  I first enrolled at AIEP to learn to speak English, and I learned how to communicate better.  After a few months, […]

Charm Concepcion Testimonial for AIEP

My dream to study abroad would never be possible without getting the required IELTS band score.  Since I am aiming for a higher mark, I decided to take a program that would help me enhance my knowledge. Luckily, I passed the exam! AIEPRO greatly assisted me in achieving my goal to pass the IELTS exam. […]

FARES AHMED TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

These are the things that I learned from the teachers at the American Institute for English Proficiency.  First, English can be learned.  I always had difficulty learning English, and this school made me realize I could do it.  It does not matter the age, the nationality, or if the person has higher education or not. […]

AUDREY GARCIA TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

More than three months ago, I was on the hunt for a school or institute that teaches English proficiency. I’ve always wanted to develop good English communications skills and thought that I wouldn’t be able to achieve that on my own.  The lack of English proficiency schools in our country disappointed me a little, but there […]

HASSAN ALHARTHI TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

I have enjoyed learning at the American Institute for English Profiency at the Makati branch in the Philippines.  First, I learned (and understood as the course went on) how to interact with other classmates using English.  I learned how to have more confidence in myself, I have improved my writing skills, and I am continuing […]

DINA CERVANO TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

The reason why I am at the American Institute for English Proficiency is because I failed the final interview of a call center.  Fortunately, the call center gave us a second chance by giving us paid training at The American Institute. I’ve learned so much, including on how to deal with different culture and people.  […]

MONICA PASTOR TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

I used to doubt myself when speaking in English. I didn’t have any confidence in myself  especially in speaking in public. But I had a dream.  I wanted to be an English teacher, so I wanted to boost my self confidence.  For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to improve my […]

ANAS ALATTAS TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

When I was searching for a way to learn English, I had enrolled in many institutes, but I didn’t learn much.  At this point, I decided to go to the United States of America because the people there speak English.  However, I took the risk to go to the Philippines first because I heard that […]

CAROL ANICIETE TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

I grew up in a poor family; both my mother and father stopped school at the elementary level. I grew up in a scary community where you could hear the cat calls of the “kanto boys” almost everyday. Growing up, when I hear someone speaking English, I told myself they either belong to a rich […]

Gab Hutalle Testimonial for the American Institute for English Proficiency, Makati and Quezon City, Philippines

GABRIEL HUTALLE TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

You know that one day you woke up and realized that you can do something to make yourself better?  I often hear from most people that I know that they have this moment when they learned that they do need to improve, that they have a lot of things they still need to learn. Like […]

Testimonial of Pam Gallardo for the American Institute for English Proficiency, Makati and Quezon City, Philippines

PAMELA GALLARDO TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

Forty hours of group class at the American Institute for English Prociency (AIEP) Quezon City branch gave me a lot of help.  Before starting, I was not that comfortable speaking in English in front of a crowd and also speaking to foreigners.  I remember how shy and nervous I was when we were told that […]

Krizz Yumang for American Institute for English Profiency, Makati and Quezon City, Philippines

KRIZZ YUMANG TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

English is fun. I felt it when I was studying English in Quezon City at the American Institute for English Proficiency, the best school to learn English.  At first, I was shy and timid.  Everyday I felt nervous on how to speak, especially in front of the class.  But as time passed by, the school […]

Pamela Magat for American Institute for English Profiency, Makati and Quezon City, Philippines

PAMELA MAGAT TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

Have you ever gotten in a situation where you made a decision but felt like backing out afterwards?  Or went to a new place where everyone was a complete stranger and spoke a different language?  What did you feel?  What did you do to overcome it? I still remember the mixed feelings I had during […]

Daisy Gonzales Testimonial for the American Institute for English Proficiency

DAISY GONZALES TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

When I was young, I never thought English could have a very important role, especially when you’re applying for a job.  Imagine, at my age, I still couldn’t speak English well.  I had good vocabulary, but the problem was that I rarely used the English language.  So I had decided to look for a school […]

Testimonial from Edward Asis for the American Institute for English Proficiency

EDWARD ASIS TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

Which experience defined who you are and who you can be? Taking the AIEP classes five years ago has changed the entire course of my life.  I was a good writer, but what I really wanted to be was a great public speaker.  Studying there taught me not only proper grammar but perseverance and raising […]

NINO CATALASAN TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

Right after I finished my degree in BS in Tourism Management, I knew from the very beginning that I was lacking certain skills like English fluency and communication.  In fact, I lacked confidence.  That is why I immediately tried to find an English school that could help me improve my English and boost my confidence, […]

PARINAZ HATAMI TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

The American Institute for me is not only a place for English but also feels like a home and a family to me.  This is especially true for people who come to study here from abroad.  For me, here is a place that I found my first international best friends, and it was really interesting […]

AHMED ALGHUBARI TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

Good day everyone.  My name is Ahmed Alghubari, 32 years old.  I am from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and I’m studying at the American Institute for English Proficiency.  I have enrolled in group classes.  I am also taking private classes with Wyn and Neysa. I am happy because all the staff in this institute […]

JEROME EVACULA TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

When I first stepped into the doors of the American Institute for English Proficiency, I felt nervous.  It was even more nerve-wracking when I saw that I would have classmates who are foreigners.  After a week or two,  AIEP, I must say, has become my second home.  I am so comfortable there now.  It’s where […]

VICKIE LIM TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

I used to doubt myself.  I was a bit terrified of showing my writings to others because I was not confident enough in my grammar.  In fact, I am an aspiring writer.  Then, there’s AIEP, where I met my teacher, Reggie (they go by their first names only), who pushed me beyond my limits and […]

ALLY BAKHIT TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

Hello AIEP Family, I would never forget some of the best days of my life.  Yes, I spent the best days in all my life with my AIEP family.  Learning English was like living in a lovely house with them, instead of feeling like I was in school.  I learned the English language in fun […]

TRAN MINH TAN TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

When i first came to the Philippines, I wasn’t able to speak English at all.  At that time, I was looking for an English school to learn English, and I chose AIEP.  I remember that the first course I took up was the public speaking class.  It took me a while to get used to […]

BONU ISKANDAROVA TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

American Institute for English Proficiency (AIEPRO) is not only a great place to lear­n English. It is also a great place to meet many interesting people and get new­ friends.  I am from Tajikistan, and when I started at The American Institute, I kn­ew little English and was totally new to Manila.  Just in a […]

RODEL GARCIA TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

I have no doubt that American Institute is one of the finest language school sfor English proficiency not only locally but also worldwide.  Each lesson is taught in a dynamic and interesting approach of learning English: group discussions, skill and talent portions, debates, and impromptu speeches.  The classes would never be as lively without the […]