Hi my name is Ms. April Levi Del Rosario. I have been employed in Global Standard ELC Inc. for more than four years. My duty in general is handling the students’ schedules i.e. managing the new student’s class schedule (4 hours one on one/ 2 hours group) which includes choosing the teachers and issuing books. I also assist the students in changing their class and making it sure to address the students’ concerns suitably. I also manage monthly tests and keep and issue student’s performance record. As part of the administration, I am also responsible in monitoring the teachers’ performance, conducting orientation and meetings to provide good quality educators to be able to satisfy the students’ needs.
MONDAY/ 9:00 AM
On the first day, the new student/s are required to take the entrance test which includes the written test and speaking (interview) test to determine their level in English. The written test takes one hour and 10 to 15 minutes for the speaking test and is facilitated by our Head Teachers.
Entrance Test – a total of 100 points
– Consists of Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing, Listening
– 80 points
b. Speaking Test
– 20 points
After taking the test, the students will be gathered for an orientation which is conducted by the managers-in-charge and takes a maximum of two hours. The orientation includes the introduction about the Philippines, the institution, and the school’s rules and guidelines. The students are then required to sign an agreement to abide by the rules and conditions of the school.
In the afternoon, at 1:30 PM, the students are assisted by a student-manager to the mall for currency exchange and to shop for their necessities.
ISSUANCE OF SCHEDULE
The student’s schedule is released at 19:00 onwards and it includes the issuance of books and level of the student. Classes start at 8:00 until 17:00. The student’s schedule depends on the availability of the teachers.
CHANGING OF CLASS
Changing of Schedule is every Thursday from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM and effective on the following Monday. The new student is allowed to change his/ her schedule after two weeks of stay except for a valid reason. In changing teachers or schedule, the students are provided a “Changing of Class Form” that is posted at the office counter together with the schedule of the available teachers. Having two hours or more with the same teacher is not allowed regardless of any reason.
If the student wants to change his/ her class from group class to one on one class or vice versa and/ or change course, the manager-in-charge or the scheduler should be informed beforehand.
REGULAR ESL COURSE
The Regular ESL Course is a total of 6 hours and is constituted with 4 one on one Classes and 2 hours Group Class. Subjects include Grammar, Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Speaking, and Listening.
It also includes two free optional classes – TOEIC Class at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and CNN Class at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, from Mondays to Thursdays with a maximum of 20 members, first come, first served basis. There is a reservation form that is posted for the students every Friday.
INTENSIVE ESL COURSE
The Intensive ESL Course is a total of 8 hours and is composed of 4 hours one on one Class (Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing); 3 hours group class with local teachers; and 1 hour group class with a native speaker teacher (Australian or American).
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) COURSE
GSELC Inc. is collaborated with the British Council, an international cultural relations organization teaching and testing candidates to gain English Language qualifications. The IELTS Course is a total of 8 hours which includes 2 ESL one on one classes (Grammar and Vocabulary); 2 IELTS one on one classes (Reading and Speaking); 2 IELTS group classes (Writing and Listening), 1 ESL group class with a native speaker teacher; and 1 Special Class for IELTS. The student has the option to choose whether they would like to take General Module or Academic Module. Mock tests are provided twice per month (every two weeks) to prepare the students for the actual test.
The table below shows the different IELTS Courses offered.
Pre-IELTS (Beginner) Course
Pre-IELTS Course is….
Basic ESL course is taught clearly before taking the IELTS course.
– Guidance and proper coaching are given by our IELTS teachers.
– Mock Test is given every month.
– Problem solving on listening and writing are given every day to improve the students faster.
IELTS Plus (5.5Guarantee Course) / IELTS Premium (6.0 Guarantee Course)
IELTS Plus (5.5) / IELTS Premium (6.0) merits.
– The students who satisfy our evaluation can take the IELTS Test (British Council) amounting to P8,857 for FREE. (refer to the Guidance II below)
– Group Class is facilitated by a native Speaker.
– Weekly Trial Examination
– Strict guidance and monitoring from IELTS teachers.
– Problem solving on Writing and Listening will be given every week.
Self Study Time is from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Study Hall and attendance is a must. The purpose of self-study time is for the student to enhance learning on their own.
RULES AND GUIDELINES
The students are required to attend his or her classes. If the student is absent for 3 times with the same class, the class will be removed. The student will be grounded if he/ she was absent in his/ her class and/ or study time except for a valid reason. One class will be removed randomly if the student incurred more than 5 absences and tardiness. There will be counseling and/ or possible expulsion for student’s absences for more than 6 times. If the student is sick, he/ she should inform the office immediately.
There are certain punishments for the students who have violated rules and it depends on what grounds. The immediate action is to give penalty for the student and/ or give counseling then give them 1st warning. If the student repeatedly violates rules, possible expulsion from the school is applied.
The Monthly Test is held every last day of the month. It consists of the written test (Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Listening, and Writing) and the speaking test. The written test is facilitated by the head teachers and assigned teachers. The speaking test is facilitated by the group class teachers.
Note: The ones shaded in pink are the students who passed and leveled up.
Student/s of the Month
The basis for choosing the “Student of the Month” is through the result of their monthly test, performance, attendance, and conduct
Name: Annabell Boromeo
Date Employed: November 2009
Subjects: Grammar, Writing, Business English
Major: Bachelor of Science in Education