School SMEAG Global Education in Cebu, Philippines
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SMEAG Global Education

Cebu, Philippines
Perfect 4.9
School 5.0
Accommodation 5.0
Course 4.8
Free time activities 5.0
Daniil
All four weeks that I spent here, I enjoyed every minute of my stay. For a month I noticeably improved my level of English, with teachers who not only gave knowledge but did it so the process of learning was not at least boring.

SMEAG Global Education is the one English school in the Philippines accredited by the British Council

SMEAG Global Education is the biggest English institution in the Philippines.

Has three different campuses that are located 5 to 20 minutes from the center of Cebu.

With the certification from the British Council as an authorized IELTS exam center, as an ETS certified TOEFL center with an outstanding education system, and several partnerships with universities, all these make SMEAG unique and dynamic.

SMEAG Global Education has a structured dormitory so students can ultimately focus on their studies during their stay.

Through the professional and compelling educational curriculum and accredited testing and certification programs, people at SMEAG Global Education will strive to help you improve your English language skills so you can leap forward as a global talent.

Please note that the school has anadditional fee for a student visa in the amount of 6500 pesos (about $ 128), which you will need to pay upon arrival!

Courses

ESL by Cambridge TOP CHOICE
From 8 years old 1 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
27 August—7 September

The ESL course (English as a Second Language) focuses on students' interests and improving their ability to use English. English is taught at different levels, concentrating on communication skills, grammar, reading, listening comprehension, written skills and vocabulary.

Significant improvement in basic conversational English in the shortest possible time (620 minutes per day) Intensive training with the main 4 modules (Listening / Reading / Writing / Speaking). A good springboard and a link between courses, where you need a higher level of knowledge of English, such as Intermediate.

All students must carry out daily assignments in their diaries to develop all the skills they have received.

The price of the course includes only one transfer from the airport to the school!

Accommodation

You have to book accommodation with the course you have selected

2nd campus CLASSIC

0 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 8
Full board

Only for courses ESL, IELTS !!!

Training and accommodation takes place on campus.

For maximum immersion on weekdays, you can leave the campus only until 21:00!

At the weekend, leave the territory until 23:00.

1st campus SPARTA

0 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 8
Full board

Only for ESL and Cambridge ESOL Exam courses !!!

Training and accommodation takes place on campus.

For maximum immersion on weekdays, it is forbidden to leave the campus!

Also, the uniqueness lies in the fact that throughout the campus there is a language police. Absolutely all students must communicate with each other only in English!

3d campus CAPITAL

0 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 8
Full board

Only for courses ESL, TOEFL, TOEIC, BULATS !!

The most modern campus of 3.

On the territory there is a beauty salon, a massage studio and a cinema.

Training and accommodation takes place on campus.

For maximum immersion on weekdays, you can leave the campus only until 23:00!

Flights

Flight is not included. We recommend you book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.
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Reviews

Russia
July 2018
5.0
perfect
SMEAG Global Education (Cebu, Philippines) language school reviews
Russia
July 2018
Progress:
A1B2
5.0
perfect
SMEAG Global Education (Cebu, Philippines) language school reviews
Russia
June 2018
5.0
perfect

I want to share my impressions of the language course in SMEAG. All four weeks that I spent here, I enjoyed every minute of my stay. For a month I noticeably improved my level of English, with teachers who not only gave knowledge but did it so the process of learning was not at least boring. Each teacher tries to contribute something to his lesson, which makes his lesson unique. Due to this, despite the density of the schedule (classes begin at 6:40 am and end at 8:35 pm with lunch breaks, breakfast and dinner) classes flew by unnoticed. Also, on weekends SMEAG provides an opportunity to visit various excursions.

During the time spent in SMEAG, I visited Bohol (island with the smallest monkeys in the world), the islands of Olango and Nulasan, I also managed to swim with sharks in Oslob. Excursions usually took up the whole day. In addition to these and other weekend excursions, for EOC participants (English Only Challenge), on Friday's school organizes various activities and excursions around Cebu. EOC is an event at Capital Campus aimed at improving conversational skills. The campus has special zones in which the EOC’s participant should communicate only in English, and also EOC members should dine in a certain area where they take part in activities aimed at improving conversational skills during lunch breaks. In general, the school left a pleasant impression.

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Russia
January 2018
5.0
perfect

I would like to share my experience of studying at Smeag Global Education. It was one of the most memorable moments in my life. The process of education was really interesting, funny and useful. Teachers and office staff were very supportive and understanding in any situation.

enjoy staying in Smeag Global Education. It was a really unforgettable experience. I learned lots of new information. The lessons were very interesting, useful and were held in an interactive live manner. The teachers were educative, smiling and they helped me a lot to improve my speaking skills. The Russian manager was really supportive and she provided support in all.

Our day started from 6:40 until 20:35, but all classes were very interesting, so we were just a bit tired.

I would like to recommend this school to everyone who really wants to improve English especially speaking skills.

The school also provides really interesting excursions. I went to Olango island. Snorkeling, tasty food and swimming in the pool, it was really enjoyable.

I also have been to Bohol island, Moalboal and Oslob.

Bohol island is a very beautiful place with an excellent beach. We went to Chocolate Hills, it is a very picturesque place. After that, we saw a really interesting kind of monkey “Tarsier”. But the most exciting part of our trip was Zip Line.

In Moalboal we tried an island hopping, we swam with fishes, turtles, and sardines rushing. Then we went to Kawasan Falls and jumped from an edge of 10 meters. It was really amazing.

In Oslob, we swam with whale sharks. It was really nice.

So, I highly recommend to go to the Philippines and choose Smeag Global Education, because I am sure it will be one of your unforgettable experience in your life.

SMEAG Global Education (Cebu, Philippines) language school reviews
Russia
February 2018
Progress:
A1B2
5.0
perfect

I stayed at this awesome school for 3 months and for me the time flew so fast. During my course, I improved my English level, a huge thanks to one-on-one lessons that are individual with each student, so it's just you and the teacher in the class - it's very comfortable. All of the teachers are polite and always ready to help if you have any troubles. At school, students are fed well, and the food is really nourishing. On the weekends and in the evenings, you can go to the city, which has lots of beautiful places to visit. Generally, I got pleased with this school, and I recommend it to everyone!

Russia
March 2018
Progress:
B1B2
5.0
perfect

This review is for those people who try to explore the market of language schools and choose among already attracted schools, and maybe even countries.

If fate leads you to learn English in Philippines, then be thankful to your fate, and start the whole process as soon as possible (the process of it is very easy).

Now, let me tell you about my experience at SMEAG school. Firstly, if your course takes place on a Capital campus, so try to do everything to live in that place. In my opinion, it’s the most comfortable campus with its coffee shop and late curfew.

It was such a huge pleasure to study there, so I never looked at the time, thinking “when is a break”. Also, it’s still a mystery to me, how to do properly schedule and the structure of the course that you almost do not get tired even in the evening.

Going forward, lessons start at 6:40 and end at 20:35 (some of the classes are optional, some of them are obligatory for attending. You will get to know the rules when you come here. Monday is an introductory day - the school team will tell you about everything you need to know, and show you the school and its facilities. Also they will help you get to the shopping center and lead you to the best place for exchanging money).

Honestly, every day I enjoyed both studying and living on campus in general. I spent 2 weeks over there, and for that time I improved my speaking skills - even if you don’t want to speak English, you will have to do that anyway all the time(and in the evening you will even think in English).

So if you have been waiting for arguments for or against it, then it’s worth it! The experience you get is really awesome.

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Russia
January 2018
5.0
perfect

"Hello everyone! The SMEAG school is the most amazing place for both studying and chilling!

You need to be prepared for and you need to have:

- During the week you won’r have time to do anything at all! And that’s great! You’ll have a lot of lessons and homework during the day) It’s really cool that there are a lot of bars and restaurans for you in case of tiredness. You can find and buy local beer in every corner)

- There are a loot of people and you need to be communicative. Everyone is different and interesting. Someone is coming and someone is leaving every week. It’s the real life of the student which I’ve already forgotten because of work in the past ten years)) By the way, don’t get upset your English is too good or too bad. It’s okay. Everyone is here to study. You’ll be able to find 20-50-70 people with whom you can speak in the sign language. And an advice from me: try to avoid speaking with people from your country)) It’s good of course but you came here to practice. 80 % of the students make this mistake.

- The food is deeeelicious, meals are huge. 3 times a day is more than enough for my 30 year old body)

BUT be prepared that food will seem to you very boring and the same by the end of the month. I liked that but many girls hated it.

- Bring with yourself many medicine stuff… plasters, activated charcoal, koldreks, antibiotics, something from allergies, then antiseptics and all sorts of everyday household stuff

- Philippines is a specific country so be prepared for a lot of different emotinons, I’m talking about atmosphere and everything around in the city.

But seriously, the school is incredible, staff and teacher are great! There are a lot of star students who is amazing during the lessons, for example Jaferson, Benny or Ely and a lot of others. You can and should study here. In the evening there are a lot of places for chatting, sports and practice. Don’t forget about basketball court!! We played great games a couple of times!

I wrote it from my heart!! Good luck in your studies! See you!!

SMEAG Global Education (Cebu, Philippines) language school reviews
Russia
January 2018
Progress:
B1B1
5.0
perfect
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Russia
January 2018
3.8
good

We all experience good and bad moments in our lives, but even bad things have a bright side. Two months ago, I have decided to study abroad, and due to the price, nice location, the amount of study hours and all the above comments, SMEAG school in the Philippines was the best option to choose. I have booked an ESL course in that school. Here are some things to know before you decide to book a course there. The following points are based on my own experience, some might find them not true for their experience, some students like their teachers and some did not like their teachers at all. First of all, I will explore good things and then things I was not satisfied with.

- I enjoyed school activities. Every weekend SMEAG organizes trips to different and famous places providing with transportation, food, equipment and guidance. That is the time when you can forget all the books you were going through the whole week and just relax swimming, doing a snorkeling or scuba-diving, watching beautiful landscapes, eating delicious food and of course chatting with your new buddies from different parts of Asia. Swimming with whale sharks is a “must visit“ place.

- The “three times a day” meal is delicious. I can say it was tasty, healthy, nutritious and you have a lot of it.

- All teachers and administration staff are friendly, polite and ready to help if you have any questions.

- Laundry was easy to use and clothes after getting them back they were folded nicely and smelled great.

- The best thing you can get from studying in campuses are new friends. You meet a lot of new people from different countries (85% Asian countries). I have made a lot of new friends there, have learnt about their culture and customs. People are so different all over the world, and in order to know something new about them and their traditions we have to study English. The saddest part was when you had to say you farewells to friends, but do not forget to set an appointment with them somewhere in the world.

- On the “Lingua Trip” site it says, ESL course is for all different levels of students (from beginner to advanced). Unfortunately, the information is incorrect. SMEAG school doesn’t have advanced level and can hardly provide upper-intermediate. So, I had to change the course to TOEFL.

- Most of the TOEFL classes are boring, and not as productive as you want them to be. Of course, studying is boring sometimes, but here it is boring because of the structure of the class, where you mostly go from test to test answering given questions (1 out of 10 different classes was good because of the structure of the class).

- The explanations teachers give on your questions about the test (reading and listening) are not proper (after getting the explanation I still was not sure why that answer was correct) and you have to find out yourself why that answer is correct and yours not, which is actually good, because you learn way more digging back into the text again and again. I could do it at home though, and pay nothing for this.

- Filipinos are non-native English speakers, neither are the teachers!!! So, if you decide to choose this school, be ready for the accent they speak with, mispronunciations, and moreover lack of vocabulary.

In conclusion, I would like to add that having 3 weeks course in SMEAG was a good experience for me, even though not all my desires were met. It will be a great experience for learners with the basic level of English to dive into the English atmosphere. All the signs in the city and in the campus are in English. All people in Cebu speak English and they will always help you with your questions if you get lost or trying to find a way to the place you want to go.

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Kazakhstan
January 2018
Progress:
4889
5.0
perfect

In general, the school left a good impression and a lot of positive emotions.

In the begining it was a little bit strange, cause guys and girls are living on different floors, and its forbidden to come on the floor of each other, otherwise its immediate expulsion, also curfew from 11 pm to 5 am, it's a bit weird after many years of independent life. But rules are rules, we came here for knowledges, so all of this is not that important. About study i have no complaints, moreover I was lovely surprised that many lessons are held with the teacher "one on one", which excludes any form of laziness.

On the TOEFL preparation course, there were 2 lessons of personal training with the teacher and 2 lessons in groups of 4 students, what slightly brightened up the learning process by small group discussions. In addition, there is a morning and evening sparta, but it was obligatory to visit only for students who came for 1 month and longer, so I have never gone there. Also I liked the weekly TOEFL tests in the same classrooms where the official exam is taking place. Except of this lessons, it was one free class, in my case it was watching a movie, after which the teacher asked me a few questions.

At the expense of food, i can not say it was so bad, but also not that perfect, so usually we gone to some closest food courts. I had extra comfort room , so i lived in a single room but with a shared bathroom. Room has all the necessary facilities, furniture and air condition.

Eventually based on my experience, if your goal is to pass TOEFL, then the school has everything you need for this, but you need to choose the right term of staying relatively to your level and the desired result. In my case it was a trial trip with the combination of training and vacation in another country, for two weeks we visited several places in Cebu, and according to the results of the TOEFL exam tests the result increased from 48 points to 89. Dare friends and do not be afraid, result will not take long to wait.

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Russia
December 2017
5.0
perfect
Russia
November 2017
5.0
perfect
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Kazakhstan
October 2017
Progress:
1H2M
4.7
very good

"Hello everyone! I want to share my feelings of learning English in SMEAG School. To begin with, I would like to tell that I had to write to the hotline of Linguatrip all the time. I hadn’t been met at the airport. I went with my luggage from Domestic flight aside the International Flights hoping to see a nameplate. All in all, I had to take a taxi and go to the school which was noted in the invitation. But it turned out that I had to live in another campus. So I had to have a little tour from the airport to the campus, from one campus to another. After passing my English-level test, I was instructed by the manager in Cebu about the rules of living in the campus and studying at school.

As for study, I chose the ESL course. It included Reading & Writing, Listening & Speaking, Discussion and Morning & Evening Sparta. In Sparta we watched the news and TV-show «Friends». The course was interesting, but I didn’t like a constant changing of teachers, their accent and unnecessary questions. However, the school is very convenient. There was a canteen, a cafe, a laundry, a classroom, a gym and even a small store. The school organized the process very well, everything was thought-out, students felt very comfortable. The school staff was very friendly and responsive.

Leisure activities in the Philippines was great. You should visit this country to understand the magnificence of nature.

Yours respectfully,

Zamira

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Russia
November 2017
5.0
perfect
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Russia
March 2017
Progress:
A1B2
5.0
perfect
Russia
July 2017
5.0
perfect

Hello everyone, my name is Dima. This summer, instead of doing nothing, I decided to fly to the Philippines, to learn English in SMEAG Global Education. In general, after 2 months of study here, I feel I have improved my English, in which I was helped by pleasant teachers and a well-chosen training program. Also, besides this, I had a good rest on the resorts offered by the school and simple walks around shopping centers, restaurants and interesting places in Cebu.

Russia
July 2017
5.0
perfect

Hello everybody!

I want to thank the SMEAG English school for my amazing month. Special thanks to the teachers who do their work for 100%; besides interesting individual classes, there are also group classes, where we discussed different topics and conducted exciting discussions. It's very hard to get up in the morning for "morning Sparta", which starts at 6:40 in the morning. But I will not write that I missed it)) Many thanks to the teacher Melvin, who leads the evening Sparta. He is very cheerful and you can always joke with him and talk on any topic. I want to express special gratitude to the manager Anna - the representative of Linguatrip, who made this practice more interesting and rich.

SMEAG Global Education (Cebu, Philippines) language school reviews
Russia
July 2017
5.0
perfect

I'm happy that I chose this school. During the period of study, I improved my level of English. I learned a lot of new English words. The teacher explains the material if necessary, explains it again on different examples. It is good that there is an opportunity to practice the language in a group and to communicate with a teacher one on one. Classes are held in a friendly and positive atmosphere, which adds a desire to learn. Special thanks to our manager - Anna, who is ready to help at any time of day or night!

SMEAG Global Education (Cebu, Philippines) language school reviews
Russia
August 2017
5.0
perfect

I came to SMEAG school for 3 weeks. I lived and studied on the Capitol campus. Today is my last day in this wonderful place and I would like to share my impressions. First of all, I really liked the organization of the educational process. Classes began at 6:40 am and ended at 8:30, but it was so interesting. I also had a huge number of friends from different countries, with whom we communicated only in English. All the guys here are very friendly and cheerful. On weekends, the school usually arranges different trips to the islands, where you can go shopping, sunbathe and just have a good time. In general, in SMEAG, did not give a change to be bored. Also, there is a wonderful Russian manager Anna, she always helped me with any questions and difficulties. In general, even for such a short time, I brushed up English well, especially the spoken language. So I'm happy to recommend visiting this wonderful school for everyone who wants to learn English! Guys, come to SMEAG, you will be delighted!

SMEAG Global Education (Cebu, Philippines) language school reviews
Russia
July 2017
5.0
perfect

Good Afternoon! My name is Ivan. I am 21 years old, I am from Russia.

I am student of Medical University in Voronezh city.I am interested in sport, especially football and volleyball.

Also I like to make friends all around world. I came to the Philippines as for studying English Language which is very important nowadays as for travelling either. Philippines is exotic country with interesting history and unique culture. English is an official language here. Everyone speaks English fluently. Moreover, studying in the Philippines is rather cheaper comparing with other countries, However, level of education is really high.

I chose SMEAG Global Education English as training ground in learning English due to the friends’ recommendations. They have already been here and were satisfied with everything.

During my studying in SMEAG I travelled a lot : discovered beautiful islands , swam with whale sharks, had experience with snorkeling safari. It was amazing! Cebu city is really nice! Here is a lot of sights and huge shopping malls , for example Ayala mall, J center mall, SM mall and so on…So, I did shopping here, watched movies in the Cinema, visited water park, hang out with my friends in night clubs and restaurants.

I really like SMEAG Global Education due to the high level of teaching, English, All teachers are professionals , they explain materials easy and well.

Japanese chef cooks very delicious food. All Staff in school is friendly and polite. Everyone supports with any dilemmas.

SMEAG gives unique opportunity to make friends from different countries like Japan, China, KOREA, TAIWAN, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Russia as well.

Nowadays English is most important language in the world because its international language.

People in many countries speaks English like in Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Canada and so on,

I would like to speak English well for travelling and business purposes either

I will recommend SMEAG to my friends and relatives, as school with high level of teaching English. I really enjoyed during my studying in this school and I am satisfied with everything!

SMEAG Global Education (Cebu, Philippines) language school reviews
Russia
April 2017
5.0
perfect
SMEAG Global Education (Cebu, Philippines) language school reviews
Russia
May 2017
5.0
perfect
SMEAG Global Education (Cebu, Philippines) language school reviews
Russia
March 2017
5.0
perfect

Hello friends,

I would like to share with you the experience of studying on the campus of Sparta. I studied here for 3 months. This is awesome experience in my life. I will write some useful information about the schedule, life on campus and much more.

From the first day of arrival to SMEAG school we had an entrance test, and after that it began. This is my daily routine:

6:40 - 8:00 - the first lesson this is a class for learning words and idioms (very well helps to expand your vocabulary).

8:00 - 8:40 - Breakfast, I shall write separately about food later

8:40 - 10:25 - class 4: 1, 4 students and one teacher. In my class were students from Korea, China and Taiwan, here we just talk and had dialogues about different topics.

10:35 - 12:00 - class reading and writing, this is a one-on-one class with a teacher, basically a grammar.

12:00 - 13:00 - lunch

13:00 - 14.35 - speaking and listing class, one-on-one with the teacher.

14.45 - 16.20 - elective class, this is an interactive game, fun and relax. All of course in English

16.30 - 18.05 - elective class, this is interactive debate, discussion group of students with no more than 6 people.

18.05 - 19.00 - dinner

19.00 - 21.00 - evening Sparta, this is a class with your leading teacher, and summary of the day. And most importantly for me, in what you should pay attention when you talking in English, etc.

And so every day happened plus homework.

If you want really intense. Welcome to Sparta!

It's really a very positive atmosphere, it helps a lot, everyone gets to know each other, everyone tries to communicate, teachers are a separate topic, they are like animators, every lesson is a funny and useful show.

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Uzbekistan
September 2016
Progress:
A2H2
5.0
perfect
Russia
August 2016
5.0
perfect

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Address
1st. Campus Minoza st., Brgy, Tigbao, Talamban, Cebu City, Philippines ( TEL. 82-70-7500-9949 / 63-32-346-7297 )
2nd. Campus 2815, S.Cabahug St. cor, F.Gochan St., Mabolo, Cebu City, Philippines ( TEL. 82-70-7500-9948 / 63-32-231-6077 )
3rd. Campus Emillio Osmena cor., Bataan St., Guadalupe, Cebu City, Cebu 6000, Philippines (TEL. 82-70-8637-8688 / 63-32-520-9208)
4th. Campus Sitio Macapul Barangay San Roque Bamban, Tarlac, Philippines(TEL. 070-7500-9557)
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Average age: 25
  • Spain — 3%
  • France — 1%
  • United Arab Emirates — 7%
  • Russia — 3%
  • Thailand — 3%
  • Japan — 30%
  • South Korea — 30%
  • Taiwan — 7%
  • Singapore — 3%
  • Malaysia — 3%
  • Vietnam — 5%
  • China — 4%
  • Turkey — 1%
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