Although Enderun Colleges is best known as the premier institution in the Philippines for culinary arts training (thanks to the school’s partnership with the internationally renowned chef École Ducasse) and hospitality management training (thanks to its partnership with the well-respected hospitality school Les Roches in Crans-Montana, Switzerland), Enderun is also recognized for its state-of-the-art programs in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) education.
For nearly a decade, Enderun Colleges has been providing programs to students from all cultural backgrounds and walks of life, and below you’ll find three ways that Enderun Colleges has revolutionized ESL learning in the Philippines.
1. Unparalleled Cultural Diversity
Every year, several hundreds of people from countries such as Japan, China, Vietnam, France, Turkey, and Libya travel to the Philippines to study English. Although the majority of these people are college students attending undergraduate institutions back in their home countries, many others are professionals working in fields such as law, engineering, medicine, and business, just to name a few.
Because of the range of backgrounds from which these students come, Enderun ESL teachers are able to learn about a variety of careers, values, beliefs, and lifestyles maintained by people from several different parts of the world.
And because these English students actively engage with the Filipino community while learning English—in fact, many have completed volunteer work with nation-building organizations like Gawad Kalinga—people from that community also become more culturally knowledgeable and aware, gearing themselves up for lives as global citizens in an increasingly globalized world.
By the same token, when foreign students return to their home countries at the completion of their English programs, not only are they able to sow the seeds of their new English knowledge with people within their networks, but they’re also able to share about the wonders of the beauty of the Philippines, from its rich cultural diversity to its stunning natural scenery.
2. Top-Notch English Programs
No matter the features that students are looking for in an English program and the academic and career goals that they have, Enderun Colleges has exactly what they need.
For students who want to improve their English fluency and boost their communication confidence, classes such as Social Club and Public Speaking might be an ideal fit for them.
Social Club, as the name suggests, is conversational in nature and provides students opportunities to socialize with other English learners from different countries while learning different English grammar topics. Public Speaking allows students to learn the dos and don’ts of public speaking while honing their English skills.
For students who want to improve their language accuracy, they should consider taking academic English courses. These classes include LANG 115 and LANG 120 (for college-bound students), both of which have integrated skills and literature components for comprehensive language skill development, and test prep courses for IELTS, TOEIC, and TOEFL.
There is even an Accent and Pronunciation Training course for foreign and local students alike who want to neutralize their English accent and pronunciation for easier communication. A class that’s designed for students who are at least at the B1 level, it’s perfect for those who want to take their intermediate or advanced English skills to the next level and communicate more like native English speakers.
Lastly, for students who want to enhance both their English accuracy and fluency, Enderun Colleges offers one-on-one classes tailored to students’ specific needs and learning styles. These classes can be a combination of any of the courses mentioned above or they can be completely unique to the student, depending on his or her own needs.
3. New Exciting Worlds
Many students who study ESL at Enderun Colleges end up enrolling as full-time undergraduate students at Enderun Colleges, where classes are completely conducted in English by professors who hail from all over the world.
Their majors range from International Hospitality Management and Business Administration to Architecture and Interior Design. Many of the international students in these programs wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for the top-notch ESL programs at Enderun Colleges, and they usually keep in touch with their teachers at the ESL department to express their gratitude and appreciation.
As a result of the school’s world-class connections, these students are given the opportunity to intern at five-star establishments all over the world, from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France to Benoit in New York, New York.
That being said, a person doesn’t have to be a degree-bound ESL student in order to take courses in these fields. People can obtain certificates and diplomas in the same fields. Courses include culinary arts and kitchen management, professional pastry and bakery arts, Microsoft data analytics, business management, hospitality operations, and foreign languages.
Whether you want to study or teach ESL at Enderun, be immersed in an inclusive international community, pursue a degree in business administration, or take a course in professional pastry and bakery arts, Enderun Colleges has just what you’re looking for.
Since Adrian, Pj, and Kristine, who are members of The English Blog, have taught ESL at Enderun Colleges, they’d be more than happy to answer your questions about the institution. Simply send us a message through this website, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.