Center for International English for Speakers of Other Languages (CIESOL)

The Internet and its burgeoning applications continue to enfold more and more cities and individuals into a single global village, the lingua franca of which is international English. The Center for International English for Speakers of Other Languages (CIESOL, pronounced “see-sol”) is envisioned to be a leading provider of ESOL training to the members of this global village. 

CIESOL draws upon the strengths of its mother unit, the Brother Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education (BAGCED), the academic departments of which conduct innovative research in English education, applied linguistics, educational psychology, educational technology, and educational leadership, among others. CIESOL in turn plays a major role in the internationalization of BAGCED. BAGCED is one of the colleges of De La Salle University (DLSU), which is the only private university in the Philippines that is in the Times Higher Education’s World Ranking of Universities.

CIESOL provides unparalleled, cost-effective ESOL training and related services at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels to groups as well as individuals, especially those who belong to ASEAN+3 universities and other institutions that have memorandums of understanding or agreement with DLSU/BAGCED.

Providing the above services are highly qualified teachers who have graduate degrees in language education or related fields, as well as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification, in addition to TESOL experience.

Enrollment Requirements
& Procedure

CIESOL Brochure
 

Course Learning Outcomes per Level

2021 CALENDAR

(Tentative/subject to change)

ENROLMENT DATES CLASS DAYS
December 7 – 18, 2020 January 11 – 29, 2021
January 18 – 29, 2021 February 8 – 26, 2021 (w/ 2 Saturdays)
February 15 – 26, 2021 March 8 – 26, 2021
March 15 – 26, 2021 April 12 – 30, 2021
April 19 – 30, 2021 May 10 – 31, 2021
May 17 – 28, 2021 June 7 – 28, 2021
June 14 – 25, 2021 July 5 – 26, 2021
July 12 – 23, 2021 August 2 – 20, 2021
August 16 – 27, 2021 September 6 – 24, 2021
September 13 – 24, 2021 October 4 – 22, 2021
October 18 – 29, 2021 November 8 – 26, 2021
November 8 – 19, 2021 December 1 – 21, 2021

IMPORTANT:  Enrollees for regular classes will no longer be accepted after the scheduled enrolment days.  Only those enrolling for tutorials or special classes will be entertained by the CIESOL Office after the scheduled enrolment days.

HOLIDAYS

 

January 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day June 12 (Saturday) – Independence Day 
February 12 (Friday) – Chinese New Year June 24 (Thursday) – Manila Day
February 25 (Thursday) – EDSA Revolution Anniversary July 20 (Tuesday) – Eidul Adha
March 31 (Wednesday) – Holy Wednesday August 21 (Saturday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
April 1 (Thursday) – Holy Thursday August 30 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
April 2 (Friday) – Good Friday November 1 (Monday) – All Saints’ Day
April 3 (Saturday) – Black Saturday November 30 (Tuesday) – Bonifacio Day
April 9 (Friday) – Araw ng Kagitingan December 8 (Wednesday) – Feast of Immaculate Conception
May 1 (Saturday) – Labor Day December 25 (Saturday) – Christmas Day
May 13 (Thursday) – Eidul Fitr December 30 (Thursday) – Rizal Day

Center for International English for Speakers of Other Languages (CIESOL)

Rm. 1503 Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall
2269 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila 1004 Philippines

Tel. Nos:
(632) 8465-8943 or (632) 85244611 loc. 403

Office Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 8:00 am – 12 noon; 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 8:00 am – 12 noon only