Interested in improving your English? Aside from being the most widely taught language in the world, English is also the global lingua franca or common language. It is the most spoken language by second-language speakers. Thus, English allows you to pursue great educational and employment opportunities abroad, and who would not want to have more opportunities?
Here in AHEAD, we have the advantage of teaching you a universal form of English. We offer great grammar tips, including tips on regional English differences (American, British, etc.) and ways to improve your pronunciation. Let’s take a look at the programs offered by the most awarded and recognized educational center in the country
The Philippines as an Affordable and Excellent Destination for English Learning
English is one of the official languages of the Philippines. The Philippines is one of the largest English-speaking countries in the world where tens of millions speak it as a second or foreign language with hundreds of thousands using it as their primary language, particularly those belonging to the younger middle to upper-class Filipinos. The language was first introduced to the islands through the British trading houses that came when the country first opened its door to global commerce. In fact, Andres Bonifacio, one of our national heroes, learned to speak English while working in one of these.
However, it only flourished under US colonial rule. With the widespread use of English, the Philippines became the perfect place to learn English. In fact, I encountered people abroad who could speak English well because they learned from Filipino teachers.
The Programs We Offer
We offer various programs that will cater to your needs. We have classes for different levels to help you speak, write, read and listen in English well.
- English Skills Training – AHEAD offers a basic program and a diagnostic test that will help us assess your English skills and tailor your learning based on this assessment.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) – The ESL course provides beginners with a foundation and the basics of English learning.
- Business English – These are courses for businessmen that teach them negotiation strategies and techniques and impress potential partners and investors.
- For those interested in taking international examinations for employment and educational opportunities abroad, there are review classes for:
- IELTS (The International English Language Testing System)
- TOEFL (The Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Also, we’ve got tips and strategies to help you attain high scores in these examinations.
AHEAD’s Neutral English
AHEAD promotes Neutral English, which is universalized English. Due to American colonization, and contact with British trading houses, including trade partnerships with Australia, New Zealand and places in Asia that use British-influenced English, Philippine English is considered by many to be neutral. Philippine English uses both American and British words (ex. railway instead of railroad), but generally, the spelling and pronunciation is based on American English. By teaching our students Neutral English, we help them be understood globally.
AHEAD’s teachers have studied (and excelled) in the best universities in the world! Some of them have taught English abroad. Others have had experiences teaching English to foreign students here. Some lecturers have studied linguistics and phonology and they can help you with your pronunciation. Many are professionals in various fields as well. Many of them are near-native speakers and some speak it as a first language. Our experienced and qualified teachers will help you well with your learning.
Here at AHEAD Online, we aim to give learners of English excellent experiences and skills. We believe that they can aim for the future and do well in their endeavors. You will be taught and trained by the best teachers the Philippines has to offer. With that, we encourage you to study among the best and to strive for your goals. Always stay AHEAD.