News

The road between Baguio and Manila is non-passing zone

(Picture is quoted from Victory Liner, Inc. FaceBook page)

 

Provincial buses (Joybus, Victory Liner and other companies) are now passing Naguilian highway while Marcos highway is non-passing zone.

 

You can expect 2~3 hours more than usual to arrive in Baguio, vice versa from Baguio to Manila. Night time : Around 6~7 hours / Day time : Around 8~10 hours can be estimated.

 

 

If you plan to go down to Manila from Baguio, you had better buy a ticket which is earlier than actual departure.

If you will come to Baguio from Manila, toilet must be done before departure.

 

The prospect of reopening the road is still uncertain.

It will be posted here after restoration.

 

(Picture is quoted from Victory Liner, Inc. FaceBook page)

【Seminar in Baguio】”B.H.M.S.” famous hospitality university will come!! [There is voucher for participants]

B.H.M.S. is going to hold a seminar about job career and give details about B.H.M.S.  for those who are in Baguio, Philippines!! This university is widely known as one of the top which conducts hospitality management major (such as hotel, restaurant and so on)

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a seminar and even have conversation with personnel  from B.H.M.S. while you are in Baguio

Contents of the seminar

There are two guest speakers who will be joining from Switzerland. A Korean marketing manager who mainly manages Asian market and  an Italian marketing director who manages the whole international market.

◇ What is the difference between  “JOB” and ”CAREER JOB”…?

◇ What mind-set and skills do Employers worldwide look for…

◇ proper decisions to be made in order to build a career while educational system is changing all over the world

◇ situation of recruitment which can be seen from other country 

As above, the seminar is going to be presented with important contents which is great for those who plan to work abroad or to get in similar situations.

 

The seminar consists of 2 parts. The latter part is about B.H.M.S. and going to hospitality university. If you are considering to enter hospitality industry, this detailed session would be helpful for you.

◇ Explanation about B.H.M.S. and hospitality management

◇ Detailed information about b.h.m.s. program

There is also a remarkable part which is planned to be held only in this  seminar

◇ Individual consultation

This is a necessity if you want to converse with personnels from B.H.M.S. while you are in the Philippines.

 

 

Privilege for participants only

CHF4,000 DISCOUNT from Tuition fee

This can be applied to those who will register in B.H.M.S. on that day.

※CHF4,000=Around USD4,000(2018.8.9)

※Price might fluctuate depending on courses.

Seminar information

Date:2018.8.25

Time:13:00~17:00

Limit:Maximum 50 participants

Attendance fee : For free

Place:Cafe Will

How to register the seminar

Please send message to walesphjp@gmail.com with your Name, School name and E-mail address.

 

 

Notice of activity with an environmental NGO

2018.8.11

Activity : Tree planting tour

Time : 8:00AM~6:30PM

Attendance fee : PHP1,000

 

2018.8.18~19

Farm stay and tree planting tour

Activity : Farm stay and tree planting tour

Time : 8.18 7:30AM ~ 8.19 6:30PM

Attendance fee : PHP2,900

Why we did charity activity in Irisan elementary school

Where is “Irisan”…??

Irisan is a large area located in the outskirts of Baguio and was widely known for its dumpsite. Most refuse from Baguio goes to the landfill – roughly 150,000 kilograms in a single day… Around 110 scavenger families work there by picking materials to be recycled.

 

Purpose of having the activity in Irisan Elementary School

The reasons why we chose to hold the charity activity here are mainly for:

1. Communication

English skill can be improved not only inside the class with textbooks, but can also be attained by going out and talking with people outside. This is actually our strong belief.

In the Philippines, people usually start studying English when they are in elementary school, which means these students are still on the process to be fluent in English. This is a great chance for English learners in WALES academy like Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and some other foreigners to be able to produce an output and even teach kids what they have leaned and how to pass it on properly.

 

2. To know the ‘other’ situation in Baguio

“To know the situation in another country” is one of the biggest achievement to go or stay abroad.

Students generally stay in a school or only visit some landscapes while they study. Our students were also the same. However, there are many things, places and situations that they can not know without exploring.

As mentioned above, there is also a dumpsite in Baguio and a number of people there live with only PHP1,000~4,000(USD20~40) a month. This information is a good thing to know while students are in Baguio, Philippines.

 

English games

In order to be closer and have interaction with kids, English game is necessary. We prepared such games that are easy to do and prepare for while outside. If you are also planning to have this kind of activity or even as an ice-breaker in a class, these can help you out.

Group yourself / Gesture game / Vocabulary game / Newspaper game

Donating rain boots

Generally, May to October is the rainy season in the Philippines. Plenty amount of rain make peoples’ feet dirty because of wastes which surround the area.

However, most of families here sadly can not afford to buy rain boots. Kids usually wear sandals, not sneakers so that they do not need to care even if they would be wet…

Imagine that children get wet by dirty water everyday, it easily causes diseases.

This time, we prepared 50 pairs of rain boots to keep them away from this situation. Apparently, students could feel the importance of a simple stuff which we easily can buy and use daily.

Photo gallery

 

  

 

Improved IELTS score in the Philippines!!

Do you know “the Philippines is one of the BEST for taking IELTS score”??

Taiwanese students, Yui and Cora answered our interview.

Both of them took IELTS course first and changed course into IELTS Intensive. This is common situation in WALES in order to step up from Beginner to Intermediate level!!

 

Cora (23)

In order to enter an university in UK, she needs to get IELTS score. She got overall band score 2.5 as an assessment exam but she was able to get 4.5 after 1.5 months course in WALES.

 

Yui (27)

Her purpose is to register as a nurse in Australia. Almost overall 7.0 is required to achieve this, so she needs to take IELTS course. Initial score 4.5 reached up to 6.0 within 4 months.