Do you want to ace your TOEIC exam? We have countless reasons why Pines Academy is the ideal academy for you.
Hopkins International Partners, Inc. recognized Pines International Academy as the Official TOEIC Center in Baguio, and this means Pines could be a one-stop English academy for those who want to study English and pursue it further by taking the TOEIC examination.
Shirakata Kazuki is one of our TOEIC students at Pines Academy, and he was kind enough to share his study routine and a glimpse of his lifestyle at Pines Academy. We hope his study narrative will make you realize that our rigid study plan motivates students to improve and acquire higher test results.
Hello! My name is Shirakata Kazuki. I’m 22 years old. I’m a University student in Japan.
I originally planned to study ESL at Pines in 2020. However, the Philippine border had to close because of the Covid-19. I could travel to the Philippines on the latter because of the eased regulations.
After studying in the Philippines, I’d like to work in Japan first, for my future, but many Japanese companies require a high TOEIC score, so I registered for the Pines TOEIC course.
Pines Study Process
I like all my classes, especially; because Pines teachers are enthusiastic. They are also friendly, kind, and funny. I’m not (initially) good at speaking, writing, and listening. Through my classes, I can improve my speaking and writing skills. I also attend night option classes, and I extend asking questions to my self-study teacher.
With the process, I believe my English skills are gradually improving.
I haven’t decided on my exact routine yet. On weekdays, I study English very hard. I also need a break, so I probably hang out with my friends on Sundays.
Points that I like about Pines
Students can receive comprehensive support from many staff members. For example, they share information about sim card activation, jeepney route, and recommended nearby restaurants.
I love the convenient study lifestyle here. The classroom is just across from my accommodation, and It takes 30 seconds by foot. I’m in staying in a four-bedroom type. However, I only have one roommate. My roommate is from Saudi Arabia. He’s a good guy.
Advice to aspiring students
If you want to study seriously, I recommend you to study in Baguio. However, if you want to enjoy a vacation while studying, you better choose Cebu or (other) countries.