Life in MONOL by Tracy


I have been studying English in Monol for 3 months now to improve my English skills, which is very important to study abroad. Before choosing the Philippines, I believe over one billion people in this world are just like me, worrying about the efficiency of studying English in a country where people use English as a second language and if the English only policy can help me to improve my English. I will ignore this issue to move on why I decided to study English in Monol instead of a school in America.

First, Monol International Education Institute is located in Baguio City, which is known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. The city is known for its mild climate owing to its high elevation. The temperature in the city is usually about 7-8 degrees Celsius lower than the temperature in the lowland area. In addition, the temperature seldom exceeds 26 °C (79 °F) even during the warmest part of the year. So the first reason why my choice is Baguio is because of the weather.

Second, unlike other cities just like Clark, Cebu or Manila, Baguio does not have so many recreational facilities like casinos, gambling houses, pubs, etc. that may distract students from studying. Hence, Baguio City is very much suitable for learning English. Moreover, in Baguio, the cost of going anywhere by taxi is very cheap and taxis are not banned like in Clark or do not overprice like in Manila.

Apart from that, the cost of studying in Monol is cheaper compared to a school in Missouri, USA, which is triple.  

Finally, I chose Monol because of the academics. Some people believe that the best way to study English is to go to America. However, it is a fact that there are a lot of Vietnamese people in America, whereas it will be too hard to look for Vietnamese people in the Philippines. This is your opportunity to limit using Vietnamese and talk with foreigners in English. Likewise, through man-to-man classes in Monol, students can have 10 times more chances to speak than in typical large group classes. This way, students can boost their confidence and focus more on improving their skills. These mean you will use English at least 10 hours every day.

Based on my experience in 3 months, I feel satisfied with my decision. It is definitely an experience worth trying for you, too!


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