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

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Courses

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and Advanced ESOL Courses

2019 CALENDAR

(Tentative/subject to change)

ENROLLMENT DATES   

     ORIENTATION
(FOR NEW STUDENTS)

  CLASS DAYS

December 17 – 19, 2018 / January 3, 2019                           

(Classroom Orientation)

January  7 – 25

January 25 – 30

February 1

February 4 – 26

February 21 – 27

March 1

March 4 – 22

March 22 – 27

March 29

April 1 – 25

April 25 – 30

May 3

May 6 – 24

May 24 – 29

May 31

June 3 – 26

June 26 – July 3

July 5

July 8 – 26

July 26 – 31

August 2

August 5 – 28

August 28 – September 4

September 6

September 9 – 27

September 27 – October 2

October 4

October 7 – 25

October 23 – 28

(Classroom Orientation)

November 4 – 22

November 22 – 27

November 29

December 2 – 20

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 (Monday) – New Year’s Da

June 24 (Monday)– Manila Day 

February 5 (Tuesday)– Chinese New Year

June 6 (Thursday)– Eidul Fitr

February 25 (Monday)– EDSA Revolution Anniversary

August 12 (Monday)– Eidul Adha

April 9 (Tuesday)– Araw ng Kagitingan

August 21 (Wednesday)– Ninoy Aquino Day

April 17 (Wednesday)– Holy Wednesday

August 26 (Monday)– National Heroes

April 18 (Thursday)– Holy Thursday

November 1 (Friday)– All Saints’ Day

April 19 (Friday) – Good Friday

November 2 (Saturday)– All Souls’ 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) 465-8943 or (632) 5244611 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