1. When are students allowed to go out?
Students are allowed to go out every day but we enforce a curfew time to ensure the students’ safety. From Sundays to Thursdays, the curfew time is 21:00, while on Fridays and Saturdays, the curfew time is 24:00. Minors are also not allowed to go out without a guardian. If you need to go out of the academy for emergency purposes during class times, it is important for you to acquire a Leave Pass Form at the Student Relations Department (SRD).
2. When am I allowed to travel outside Baguio City?
You are allowed to travel outside Baguio City during weekends as long as you can go back to the academy before 21:00 of Sundays. If you wish to extend your trip, you are required to get a Trip Pass form from the student managers and inform your parents about your planned travel. The Trip Pass is good for up to five (5) days and should include the weekends. Students can only use one (1) Trip Pass during the term.
3. Can I change my room type or roommates?
Yes, you can change or transfer to another room. However, you can only relocate every 2 weeks. Before your current term ends, convey your request to the student managers and they can arrange your room transfer. Please take note that if you transfer to a different room type, you might need to pay additional fees.
1. Can I change my course in the middle of a term?
No. Changing course is only possible after finishing the program of your current term. However, you can relay your intent to student managers at least two (2) weeks before the end of your current term as you may have to take entrance tests to be able to change your course.
2. Is it required to finish the General ESL course before pursuing the Post ESL course?
It is recommended that you complete and pass the General ESL course before pursuing the Post ESL course. However, in some cases, we allow students who have passed the Intermediate level of the General ESL to qualify for the Post ESL course. Nevertheless, Monol gives all students opportunities to take the entrance examinations of Post ESL programs regardless of their levels.
3. How are students grouped in classes?
Students are grouped in classes according to their levels. Levels are determined through a series of tests done during their first day and will be further assessed in formal classes through examinations, homework, attendance, and standing.
1. I can’t find an agency in our country. Can I directly communicate with Monol for my registration?
Yes. You can always contact us with your inquiries and registration. We will entertain all your queries on procedures and make the necessary arrangements for your study program. Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Before I travel to the Philippines, what should I anticipate?
One of the things you need to prepare for is the weather of Baguio City. Since it has a cooler temperature in contrast to other provinces in the northern part of the country, you will have to bring with you clothes that are warm and comfortable for cold weather. Also, as a student of English, it will be helpful for you to bring an electronic dictionary. It will be easier for you to adapt and communicate with Monol teachers and staff as you start your learning with us.
3. I want to study English and a university course in the Philippines at the same time. Is it possible for me to learn English at Monol part-time?
No. Courses offered in Monol have seven to eight (7-8) hours of classes in a day. It is required for students to take all subjects under the course they are registered in to guarantee a swifter improvement of skills. Also, all students are required to reside in the academy during their study program.
4. Do I need to apply for a student visa to be able to study ESL in the Philippines?
No. Since Monol offers short-term courses, students need only to acquire a regular tourist visa. To officially recognize you as a student of our academy, however, you will be accomplishing a Special Study Permit, which is valid for 6 months. Should your visa have a lesser duration than your study program, our staff will be extending it on your behalf.