1. Introduction of academic mangers
My name is Chip, I’m the Academic Manager for the Native Program at CIP
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) Communications, and Psychology, as well as a Phd. in Philosophy and currently working on my Marketing MBA program. I am a certified Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Certified Personal Development Coach, Business Coach, Business Consultant, Accelerated Learning Instructor and Business Turn-Around Expert. Have owned and successfully operated numerous businesses in the last 30 years, successfully turned-around failing businesses for over 25 years, and have over 30 years teaching experience in classrooms, corporate environments, as a coach and mentor as well as in seminar settings.
I have experience at the CEO level as well as the sales and training level as a business owner, entrepreneur, speaker and trainer which gives me a well-rounded, unique and diverse background that enables me to innovate and push beyond the norm and into the realm of what is possible to achieve extraordinary results, as a professional teacher, mentor and coach and business leader.
It has been my distinct pleasure to have been blessed with the opportunity to teach, coach, mentor and assist others in their transformation through education for the last 30 plus years. I believe anyone with the right training, the right mentors, goals and role models can produce miraculous outcomes, and it is my goal to be that mentor, coach, and role model to the people I work with.
Adopting a personal motto is a very important undertaking, and it is one I don’t think people should take lightly, that is why I chose my motto carefully. My life and business motto is, “Implement or Perish.” This encapsulates the many lessons I have learned in life and business. Ideas come and go, million and billion dollar ideas come and go, what is most important is the action we take to bring those ideas to life, without immediate action the ideas will soon perish.
Working at CIP has been a wonderful experience so far and I am looking forward to many more years as we build a stronger, more successful and dynamic school. I have a vision of the future and how good it can be and I do not see the future without the strength and foundation that CIP offers to managers, teachers and students. We have only begun to scratch the surface of what is possible and I intend to make bigger and better things happen for the future.
My name is Rein, I’m one of the Academic managers in CIP
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing and finished a 2 years program of Graduate School – Masters in Nursing. I also took units in Teaching Methodology for University Students during my master’s program. I had specialized both in medical field and in teaching industry. Having these experiences pushed me to become an educator.
I have been working as a teacher / trainer for the past 5 years.
My motto is I make sure I learn something new in everything I do.
I’m enjoying my work here in CIP because I lived by the challenges that made me stronger and used it as my motivation to come up with new ideas to make things better.
2. Process from placement test to getting schedule
On first Monday, new student will take placement test, the test questions are from the books that we are using for each level. Learner will have 5 different subject speaking, reading, listening, writing, and vocabulary based on their course. Business course learner will take the test based BEC (Cambridge), Test preparation course (IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL) learner will take one of the test regarding of their course. After the test, we give them level based on CERF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) using the Cambridge guidelines for leveling. After assigning their level, we assign subject and teachers that follows the CIP leveling & Native teacher comment (speaking test). CIP module is based on the 6 subject, but its compiled Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, and Listening, and writing & Grammar. If learner has 5 1on1 classes, it will be a customized class for learner’s weakness. On Tuesday student come to Student service center to get schedule before 8:30AM.
3. How to change class (when, who, what, where, why)
Students have the opportunity to change their 1on1 and group class teachers. Change of Class is every Tuesday and Thursday. Cut off time is 12:10PM.
The steps are as follows:
Step 1: Go to the Student Service Center on Tuesday or Thursday before 12:10PM and fill out the Change of Class form.
Step 2: Submit the form to Ms. Catherine to process the request.
Step 3: Go to the Student Service Center on Friday evening. The student staff will be the one to give the new schedule which will be effective on Monday the next week.
4. Rule & Regulation & Penalty for student (class related)
Late and absences are being monitored by our class checker. Every time a student is late or absent, he/she need to notify his buddy teacher. Failure to notify the buddy teacher will be noted as “No Notification”. In this event, teacher will report to our class checker. Waiting time for the student is 10 minutes, and then the student will be considered absent. It is the discretion of the teacher whether they will still accept the student or not. If the student committed series of late and absences, student staff will be calling their attention and will make a 1 on 1 consultation to solve any concerns about it.
5. CIP assignment for student
The assignments for CIP leaners are based on their level & course & leaners weakness
( info of assignment by level, and course )
The assignments are picked by leaner’s teachers
6. After school Programs learning English
CIP learners can have test or have group class with native (optional) after school hours
CIP offer TOEIC & TOEFL simulation test every Wednesday, IELTS simulation test every Thursday ( except holidays ). Native group classes are opened from 6:30- 7:15PM Monday-Thursday, and also Every Sunday ( 10:30 – 12:00PM ). The leaner can choose one of class based on their needs, and the class subject is changed monthly
7. Popular teachers in CIP
Among Native teachers
T. David is for the teacher of the month for 5times already in 2015
T. Lloyd is well-known by pronunciation class
T. Simon is stunned out by British accent
T. Stanley is for the leaner for African American groove.
CIP native teachers have uniqueness based on leaner’s need, so It’s quite difficult to say who is popular. Generally for A1&2 level student , we recommend pronunciation class with native ( Lloyd, Rob, David ). For B1&2, C1 students we assign teachers based on their request.
Among Filipino teachers
T. Mariz – Has the skill of teaching perfect speech and pronunciation among fiulipino teachers
T. Fate – Overall Host Of graduation Ceremony and all CIP school activity. Also conducts TOEIC optional classes for students
T. Chelle – She is one of the TOP performing teachers that got a perfect score in the TOEIC Official Exam
T. Stephen – Head and Founder of the EOP challenge and other school activities
You can check teacher video below
CIP Native teachers video
CIP Filipino teachers video
8. How does CIP conduct progress test recently?
Based on the student’s initial level, we will provide a set of test that consists of Grammar, Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Speaking and listening every 4th Friday of the month. All course Speaking test is conducted by English Native teachers. You will have questions by your level. You will have certain time to prepare the answer for the question.
The other subject is based on paper. The questions are from the each level book, and description of your level
9. The story of CIP learners from teachers
My Student SHOHEI from Japan studied here in CIP for 8 Weeks under IELTS Course. Before coming here in CIP he wasn’t familiar about the strategies on how to crack the IELTS test. Then after series of intensive class he was able to set his mind to take the test with all his efforts in learning all the things needed. During class we were able to scrutinize every single detail in the Reading section, of course there were trial and errors before making him realize that it will be easy and manageable once we tackled everything. After he graduated, he sent me a message stating that “Teacher thank you very much for teaching me reading section. I got this score because of you, I’m really happy about the result because getting a good result is the best way to show your and my efforts. And listening section as well. You taught me the main idea of it!” Well look at that, this is a message I will never forget my entire life. It’s a kind of feeling proud, happy, and fulfilled whenever a student give his simple thanks and it means the world to you.
Daiki Koga decided to study ESL here in CIP. When he started out, we couldn’t converse spontaneously since he did not have enough vocabulary. His listening skill, too, was below par. Admittedly, I knew that only complete effort from him and his teachers would be needed for him to improve. That’s what happened. Just after one month, he could talk to other students and teachers. He had learned new words and phrases. It was amazing. After several months more, he does not need dictionary to understand everyone and he could express himself well. The last thing that he did not possess was confidence and slowly, I and his other teachers encouraged him. He joined the EOP CHALLENGE and it turned out great. He joined the DEBATE contest and he went back to his room that day as a winner. As a teacher, this is one of the story that amazes me about teaching. Helping people is an everyday process and when it does happen, good things come out from it the way Daiki did when he left CIP.
I had a Brazilian-Japanese student named Kay Hiratsuka who studied TOEFL in CIP.
He studied here 3 times for a total of 3 months. On his first try of the actual TOEFL test in Japan he got a score of over 60. He studied really hard despite his short stays here in CIP. We kept in touch even when he was in Japan, and he would inform me of his improvement whenever he would take practice tests by himself. Last year, he got 92 in the actual test. Now, he is studying in Washington and still wants to continue to improve his English skills.
My ESL student from last year, his name is bill, came to CIP to improve his English, he was a very quiet student since he is having difficulty in expressing himself in English. His motivation for studying is for him to achieve his target TOEIC score of 880 so he can work in a better company in Korea. His he already had the basic foundation in English for the succeeding weeks he had in my class, I practiced him in listening and speaking in both business and daily conversations. Finally when he graduated CIP he from his initial level of 201 he improved and achieved a 301a level. He was very happy that his English improved in just 2 months. He also gained more confidence in using the English language. When he got back in Korea he started doing self-study in TOEIC and occasionally he would message me for some questions that I gladly assisted him to answer. After 2 months of reviewing, he took the official TOEIC test in Korea and he was surprised because he got a score of 920, he even surpassed his target score. He was very happy when he got the results and when he finally managed to get into the trading company that he applied for he messaged me and told me that he was thankful that he decided to study in CIP because if he did not he won’t be able to achieve his goal and that CIP honed him to be a good English Speaker.
A student of mine, Annie, recently took the IELTS Academic test and got 6.0 overall band score. It was a big struggle for her when she first took the IELTS course and she had to cope with the tasks given to her. She studied ESL on her first few months then changed to IELTS. When we had our initial class for IELTS, I already saw her difficulty in understanding the vocabulary used in the test I showed her. She felt bad and wanted to give up but I pushed her to expand her vocabulary knowledge and told her it would make it easier for comprehension. She took my advice, stayed long hours in the study hall revising all the words she learned from her classes ,even stayed up late at night just to polish her skill, tried to use them in her daily conversations with friends, and that became a routine. She sacrificed a lot of time just to keep up with her studies and it paid off. Every effort she made resulted into something more than she had expected. We, her teachers, supported and motivated her to strive harder every day and we are glad to see what she have attained and hope she will pursue more of her dreams.
10. CIP future plan
Variety projects are on going CIP at this moment. We already made iLab for improving material, and method based onpresent tech, and also leaner’s needs. CIP teachers will become TESOL teacher’s trainers on 2016 for helping the students who will fall in love with speaking English could become a English teacher in non-English native country. Also the level code of CIP will be changed, based on CERF ( Common Europe Reference Frame ) which is standard in English native country. It will be convince to verify the learner’s level when they study in English country. We are doing our best continuously to provide best quality of class, life style, and environment to make learner feel satisfy.