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

SPECIALIST PROFILE: MICHAEL ROWLAND

Michael Rowland graduated from DeSales University in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., where I also hail from.  He worked for several years in the U.S. for a political publication and its related policy committee.  He also studied classical drama (such as the works of Schiller and Shakespeare) in Los Angeles.  He came to live in the Philippines in […]

SPECIALIST PROFILE: CHRIS DELACRUZ

Christopher Delacruz is the co-founder and general manager of the American Institute for English Proficiency and has a degree in Political Science from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. He is a former school literary magazine editor, newspaper editor-in-chief, and has worked as a writing consultant at Seattle University’s Writing Center. He is a multi-award parliamentary […]

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

SPECIALIST PROFILE: WYNNEAL INOCENTES

Wynneal Inocentes or “Wyne,” a graduate of Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Communication Arts, is the Specialist Supervisor at the American Institute for English Proficiency.  She has enhanced her skills though various trainings, such as classical theater acting, public speaking, singing, and other performing arts.  She is a trained bel canto singer, and she can […]

ENGLISH WORDS FROM LATIN

The American Institute for English Proficiency (located at two spots in Metro Manila, Philippines) can help you improve your English vocabulary.  One of the ways for vocabulary development is to know root words, etymology, or origins of words.  For example, the word boondock comes from the Filipino (Tagalog) word, bundok, which means mountain. It’s good […]

ENGLISH AND THE JOY OF READING

Some of my students have encountered difficulties in writing or giving speeches.  For others, they are stunned when they are asked about a particular question.  It is a challenge many people have when they are asked to speak or write about something. They end up saying, “I don’t know what to say,” or “I don’t know […]

FRENCH AND ENGLISH SHARE 40% OF THEIR VOCABULARY

At the American Institute for English Proficiency (which has two branches in the Philippines), you can study to build your English vocabulary.  English borrows heavily from other languages.  The language which English has borrowed the most from is French.  In fact, it is quite possible that the English language shares at least 40% of the […]

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

IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH THROUGH CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE

Most people want to improve their communication skills, especially English.  But there are many different opinions on the best way to achieve this.  Some people say through academics.  Some say practical application.  Others say an environment where everyone is encouraged to learn and improve.  What better place to get all these than at the American […]

AMERICAN ACCENT TRAINING THROUGH SINGING

Having an American accent is an essential part of any actor’s, singer’s, and professional’s repertoire, and this is the perfect way of getting excellent opportunities to enroll at a reasonably priced tuition fee.  Here in the Philippines, the Filipinos are generally “music-lovers,” as they would spend their spare times singing, dancing to the music, and […]

LEARNING ENGLISH IN THE PHILIPPINES

Many foreigners would leave their home countries to work or to study. But if one was to work in Japan, then that person would be advised to learn how to speak, read, and write in Japanese. In the Philippines, apart from vacation, foreigners come here to get a job or to enroll in the local […]

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

WHY I LOVE TEACHING FILIPINOS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Throughout the world, there are those people who think of teaching as a career opportunity for advancement.  For many teachers I have encountered, it is gratifying for them to impart knowledge to people.  This is true most especially if students use the knowledge gained to progress themselves in contributing to society. Having been part of […]

GRAMMAR AND THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE

Believe it or not, most students (and even many so-called English teachers) do not know about the four types of sentences.  Perhaps they may have heard of them, and at one point in their student life or teaching career, they may have studied them, but they have too soon forgotten them.  They easily forget them […]

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

ENGLISH, EMPOWERMENT, AND THE MILLION PEOPLE MARCH

English and Empowerment. And the Million People March.  How do these three ideas come together at the American Institute for English Proficiency? At The American Institute, we teach English and communication skills to empower the student.  The student becomes more confident with a stronger, more opinionated, and a more critical voice by building on his […]

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

BENEFITS OF LEARNING ENGLISH WITH FILIPINO CLASSMATES

The Philippines continues to attract foreigners to study English in the country.  According to the Philippine Immigration Bureau (BIR), the number of people applying for student visa has tripled in the last four years. While English academies continue to mushroom, schools don’t always offer the same program and curriculum.  Some schools, like American Institute for […]

THE PHILIPPINES IS THE WORLD’S MOST AFFORDABLE ENGLISH TEACHER

The Philippines continues to get very good reviews when it comes to teaching English.  Here is another article why international students should come to the Philippines to study English. PH is world’s most affordable ‘English teacher’ By Kim Arveen Patria | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Tue, Nov 13, 2012 The growing number of foreign students flocking […]

Study English with Excellent Teachers at AIEP

The American Institute for English Proficiency is the best English school in the Philippines, and one of the reasons is the quality of their English Specialists.  We all come from different backgrounds: theater, music, hospitality, and teaching.  These experiences bring a unique style or approach to imparting knowledge and inspiring students when learning English and […]

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 […]

NORJANAH BILLONES TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

I’d love to share to the world what I have learned and experienced at AIEP. When I just started, I was really nervous and a little scared, thinking how I could talk or speak in English, especially when my classmates seemed so professional.  Later on, I slowly found myself enjoying daily classes, the conversation, and […]

JEFFREY DEL MUNDO TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

Simply put, AIEP is one of the best schools I have ever attended. The teachers are professional, very friendly, and ethical individuals.  Their passion for teaching is evident in their delivery, style, technique and patience. More importantly, they are truly caring about the well-being of each and every student.  It has the perfect balance of […]

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

CODY CHING TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

If you are looking for an English learning center with unique but effective approach in teaching English, well-experienced and friendly English specialists, and convenient classrooms or training rooms (plus, not to mention free coffee), then the AIEP is the place for you. I was a recent graduate from DLSU-D when I joined AIEP. I felt […]

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

EDGAR MALUYO TESTIMONIAL FOR AIEP

To sir Christopher Delacruz, Taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) without attending a review class can be difficult.  The four modules of the English test are reading, writing, listening and speaking, and you have to understand clearly and pass the requirements of each module on a specified time limit.   I have known some […]