Article: Rona Dale Ortiz / Photos: Albert Mari Reyes
Pines Academy is the top recommended IELTS training school in the Philippines. On its 17th year, its reach to providing high quality English education became wider and promising to all English learners with specific target like passing the IELTS test with flying colors. Pines is one of the official partners of the British Council as it is one of the authorized IELTS test centers in the Philippines.
In line with this, 9 lecturers from the University of Economics and Law (UEL) Vietnam are sent to Pines Academy to take IELTS Guarantee Course. The prestigious university is a member of Vietnam National University. We have interviewed 3 lecturers and let’s check out their expectations about Pines IELTS Guarantee Course. They will also share their initial training and English learning experience.
What do you think about Pines Academy?
The environment is pretty good because of English only policy (EOP) which allows us to frequently use the language. Everybody needs to comply with the policy. I think it is good way to improve our English skills.
Tell us about your first week of training under IELTS Guarantee Course
I have actually learned a lot in Pines Academy. I study for 12 hours daily. I have a total of 7 hours study time with my teachers and 5 hours of self-studying. Within the 7 hours I have mentioned, I have 4 hours of group classes wherein I interact with my classmates through brainstorming and discussion. The rest which is 3 hours is for 1 on 1 learning wherein my teacher gives his/her comment on my output.
What are your expectations in the next weeks of training?
“Hopefully I can have a good preparation for the real test “
“Improve my time management skills for each task ”
“I expect to get higher scores on each task “
What are your study techniques?
I believe that practice makes perfect, so I spend a lot of time studying English. I think perseverance makes you a master of English learning. I normally focus on improving my weakness and turn into a strength.
Sometimes I listen to radio podcasts, watch movies without subtitle and I also learn writing tasks from the textbook.
I’m still figuring how to manage my time coz in the real test, I have to face the time limit so I will try my best to find the technique and deal with it.
Learning IELTS with Pines in general
Learning IELTS in the Philippines, most especially in Pines Academy is one of the best decisions every IELTS learner could make. Its IELTS Guarantee course prepares the students for their official test by giving them a clear direction on how to attain their target band score. Pines provides 13 free simulation or series of IELTS mock test on weekends.
Huge expectations and learning with the best
73 Pines teachers have attained 7.0 and above band score; this is the main reason why students should be confident in learning with Pines teachers who do not only deliver high quality lessons but also detailed IELTS coaching. With the quality of class our teachers deliver, every IELTS learner has a success story to tell. We are deeply hoping that one day, our current students including these Vietnamese lecturers will share this kind of story. Tune in for more updates from the lecturers in the next few weeks!