The Best Place I visited in the Philippines by Tiffany

In my case, the best place I visited in the Philippines is Baguio City. This city has ramps that seem to be endless. On the other hand, the ramps surround the mountains. They make the scenery look majestic. I really like walking on these roads. Continue reading

What I learned this summer by Chun

Every summer, I usually spend my summer with friends visiting other cities. But this summer, I want to make it worthwhile. I decided to come to the Philippines, in Monol, to spend my time and to study English. I have been studying here for two months and I met good people and I improved my skills in English. Continue reading

Required items before coming to MONOL

Written by: Zoe (Essential Intermediate ESL student)

Today, I want to share about what to prepare before coming to the Philippines.

I chose this topic because even though Monol gave me a list of items, I searched for more information about this when I was preparing to go to the Philippines.

This is the second time for me to visit Baguio City. I visited Baguio when I was a middle school student, so I was better than other students in preparing what to bring. Continue reading

Winners of first Photo Essay contest in Monol announced

During the past month, Monol launched its very first Photo Essay contest in the academy to give a little spice to the usual essay writing contest regularly organized. For the said competition, seven winners were named and although the weather in Baguio is mostly rainy and cloudy, the winners’ entries talked about their fun experiences and adventures at the beach and other tourist destinations in the Philippines, which are considered to be the must-see places during the summer season.  Continue reading

Learning the subject: Reading (Regular ESL)

Reading is a man-to-man class and is one of the five core subjects of the Regular ESL course of Monol. It is facilitated for one hour and focuses on honing the students’ comprehension through varying reading activities.

Unlike any other classes in Monol, the Reading class is the only subject in Regular ESL that gives students homework even before the beginning of the formal class. The homework entails reading the first unit’s passage in advance, answering the questions in Comprehension Task (which comes next after the reading passage) and filling the notepad with entries that will be useful for the oral summary of the student the next day. The output of the student’s homework shall, then, be checked and discussed with the teacher as they go along the lesson. Continue reading

Learning the Subject: Pronunciation (Regular ESL)

The Pronunciation class is one of the five core subjects of the Regular ESL course of Monol. The subject is facilitated in a group class for one hour. In this subject, students learn about the correct articulation of words by getting to know proper sounding, stress, and syllabication. The class is full of drills and exercises, which start from simple lists of words and phrases to complex sentences and tongue-twisting paragraphs. Continue reading