HOW TO ENROLL

STEP 1: TIME

They say it takes 10,000 hours to master a subject.  Mastery is indeed a very long process.  The teachers at the American Institute put in thousands of hours learning their craft.  The question is, how good do you want to be?  How much time do you want to spend being that good?  Most of our students take 40 to 50 hours, but those who are serious and want to go further take 100 hours or even more.  Don’t forget, the more you study, the more you learn.  You may select from a variety of schedule to suit your active lifestyle, or you can give us what day and time you want to study.

STEP 2: LEARNING

We offer various group sessions including CWIG: Critical Writing and Intensive Grammar, PSG: Public Speaking and Grammar, C3: Conversation Fluency, Critical Thinking, Confidence Building, CX: Communication Excellence, CXB: Communication Excellence for Business, and for kids, CXY: Communication Excellence for the Youth.  Furthermore, for those who are serious and want to go further, we offer private sessions, a tailored course perfect for your individualized needs, for an intensive English learning experience.  For best results, we highly recommend a combination of group and private sessions.  Click here for course outlines.

STEP 3: INVESTMENT

Learning is the best investment you can make in your future.  Simply make the payment, and you are done.  You can visit the Institute if you want to pay in cash or check, or for your convenience, you can fill out the enrollment form online and pay via credit card; if you prefer, you can also make a bank deposit.  For better efficiency, we highly recommend that you make a full payment; however, we can assist those who are only able to make a 50% downpayment at the moment.  Once you have done all of these, you are ready to start your sessions.  Welcome to The American Institute.

ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS COURSES

CWIG

Critical Writing and Intensive Grammar: This course covers foundations on grammar and writing, including sentence structure, verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, prepositions, and punctuation, and different types of writing such as essay, persuasive, informative, descriptive, technical, and business correspondence.  There are no speech and public speaking modules in this course as grammar and writing are the main topics.  Schedule: Monday to Friday (11am – 01pm), Saturday (9am – 11am, 2pm – 4pm), Sunday (9am – 11am).

PSG

Public Speaking and Grammar: This course covers foundations on speech, public speaking, and professional presentations through live demonstrations and activities.  It is a highly interactive, student-centered course.  Critical thinking and creativity are also covered along with foundations in grammar, including sentence structure, verb tenses, subject verb agreement and prepositions. Schedule: Monday to Friday (1pm – 3pm).

C3

Conversation Fluency, Critical Thinking, and Confidence Building: This course has elements of PSG, except grammar and writing are not covered.  The focus is on speech, public speaking, and presentations, along with conversation fluency, critical thinking, and confidence building.  This is a speech-intensive course as the majority of exercises are live demonstrations that will enhance the participants’ overall communication skills. Schedule: Monday to Friday (4pm – 6pm)

AA

American Accent:  This course focuses on neutralized or standard American accent, the accent commonly used by US American reporters, in comparison to regional American accent.  The focus is on the three main elements of the standard American accent, which are pronunciation (diction or enunciation), liaison (blending), and intonation (pitch, tone, stress).  Participants will learn both theory and application as there will be numerous opportunities for exercises.  Schedule: Monday-Friday (6pm – 8pm). NOTE: American Accent training is part of the CX Course.

CX

Communication Excellence: This course is a fusion of the courses, which means that the coverage is more comprehensive in terms of modules: writing, grammar, speech, public speaking, business presentation, conversation fluency, critical thinking, confidence building, and American accent.  This is the most popular course we offer since it has a wide coverage.  Schedule: Monday to Friday (6pm – 8pm), Saturday (9am – 1pm) and (2pm – 6pm), Sunday (9am – 1pm).

CXY

Communication Excellence for the Youth:  This course is the same as CX, and it is offered to younger participants who are 8 – 16 years old.  This program will definitely improve the students’ confidence as they will undergo modules in public speaking, critical thinking, confidence building, conversation fluency, grammar, writing, American acccent, and more.   Schedule: Saturday (9am – 1pm), Summer – Monday to Friday (8am – 12pm).

ECC

English for Call Center: This program provides English and communication training to participants who choose a career in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry as call center representatives and managers.  In addition to English and communication skills training, participants will undergo training in interviewing techniques, call handling, customer service, sales and marketing, critical thinking, and confidence building. Schedule: Select your own schedule.

BEP

Business English for Professionals: This course is very similar to PSG, but it is offered only to upper intermediate and advanced students.  In addition to grammar, writing, speech, public speaking, and critical thinking, participants will conduct business presentations, use various media and technology to deliver Powerpoint presentations, and write business letters, memorandums, and proposals. Schedule: Available as a private class only. Php 10,000 per participant. Min. of 3 participants. 4o hours.

STP

Standardized Tests Program: The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) are the three most common standardized tests for students and professionals.  The modules are focoused on the four core competencies: reading comprehension, writing, listening, and speaking. Schedule: Select your own schedule.

SCP

Specialized Courses and Programs: We also conduct workshops and seminars related to English, communication skills, career development, education, and motivation.  In addition, we offer Teaching English to Students of Other Language (TESOL) Certification.  English teachers can upgrade their skills through an international certification course.  This program is excellent for those who want to teach English abroad as it is required by schools in other countries.  We have partnered with international institutions to provide you a TESOL certificate.  Schedule: Select your own schedule.

CTP

Corporate Training Program: This program is tailored to a company’s corporate needs to enhance the English and communication skills of its employees.  We can develop short-term and long-term programs for local and international corporations.  In addition to English and communication skills, we provide motivational workshops to help enhance employee performance.  We also conduct English and career development workshops for students and teachers of various universities.  Schedule: Select your own schedule.

SCHEDULE

Weekdays (M-F)

Weekdays
SCHEDULEGROUP COURSES
11am – 01pmCWIG
01pm – 03pmPSG
04pm – 06pmC3
06pm – 08pmCX + AA

SCHEDULE

Weekends (Sat-Sun)

Weekend
SCHEDULECOURSENOTE
09am – 11amCWIGMakati Only
09am – 01pmCX/CXYCX – Makati only; CXY – QC only
02pm – 04pmCWIGMakati/QC
02pm – 06pmCXMakati/QC
Private – select your own hoursPrivate – select one or all coursesECC – select your own schedule

INVESTMENT

Tuition, Admin, ID/Lanyard

Call Center Applicants Only
ECC COURSE
1-Month Unlimited – $100
2-Month Unlimited – $150
3-Month Unlimited – $200
6-Month Unlimited – $300
1-Year Unlimited – $400
Call Center Applicants Only for ECC
Please visit our FAQ page

INVESTMENT

Tuition, Admin, ID/Lanyard

ID = Php 200, Lanyard = Php 60
HOURSGROUP (CWIG, PSG, C3, CX)PRIVATE
10$100$200
20$125$350
30$150$500
40$175$650
50$190$800
80$200$1,300
100$250$1,600