ETHOS: A Cebu English School!


MORE Good news! We are having a COVID SALE. Our prices will now save you 10% on basic tuition costs on all English courses! If you cannot yet come to us, why not start an online study? We are also reducing our GROUP class requirement from “3 persons” down to just 2! Our teachers are eager to help you speak better English or Japanese. Contact us for more details!

Finding a good Cebu English school can be difficult. Cebu has many English schools to choose from. Students looking for a Cebu English school in the Philippines are concerned about quality and price. Other factors like housing and location are also important. Cebu has one of the largest selections of English schools in the Philippines. ETHOS is a Cebu English classroom and online school! ETHOS is also an American-English school!

What students look for in a Philippine English school

The most common thing students look for when searching for a Philippine English school is PRICE! They mistakenly believe that since the Philippines is “an English-speaking country” then ANY English school will be okay, and so they search for the cheapest school they can find because they want to save money. Unfortunately, this is not the best way of thinking.

What you SHOULD look for in a school

Cheaper prices do NOT mean better schools! Students need to consider the VALUE of what they get for the money they pay. The main thing a student should consider is the QUALITY of the English being taught in a school. Sometimes, the schools with the higher prices are BETTER VALUE! ETHOS has better value because we have American native speakers and teach American English!    

What KIND of English Do YOU Want to Study?

It is true that most people in the Philippines speak English. However, English is NOT the native language in the Philippines! The English spoken in the Philippines is not the same as the people speak in the USA, Canada, Australia, or the UK. The people in the Philippines speak what is called, “Filipino English.” This is a kind of English, but it is spoken with a lot of the grammar, pronunciation, and sentence structure of the native Philippine languages. A student who learns “Filipino English” will have some difficulties when travelling to countries where English is the native language. Fortunately, ETHOS is a Cebu English school with American English and taught by American native speakers.

ETHOS is a Cebu English school with American teachers!


You CAN study English with American teachers in Cebu!

We are the only English school in Cebu with ALL American teachers and we are ready to help you improve your English! We have 2 program options for you to choose from. The first is our award-winning classroom study program. Our 4-hour English program covers American Pronunciation, Grammar, Reading, and Conversation. Our 5-hour program also covers American Pronunciation, Grammar, Reading, and Conversation plus a Writing course.

The second study option is our newly opened ONLINE study program. We have many online course options to choose from. Students can choose “Free Talk” sessions, or they can choose to take one or more of our 20-lesson courses. We also have a test preparation course option for those who need help preparing for an English test, such as IELTS, TOEFL, or TOEIC.      

Another thing to consider is the size of the classes. Some schools put 20 students together in one classroom and that makes learning very difficult. At ETHOS, we keep our class sizes small, with a maximum of 6 students for our classroom classes and also for our group online classes! However, we also now offer man-to-man studies in our online courses!

We also have housing!

We also have “Home Stay”  and Dormitory housing options. Our housing sites are just a couple of minutes away from the school. ETHOS is located on the southern side of Cebu City. We have a McDonald’s and a Jollibee and two supermarkets just a block away from the school. The 9th largest shopping mall in the world, SM Seaside Mall, is only 5 minutes away!

So… What about the PRICE?

You will find that our prices will be higher than most other schools in Cebu. However, please consider the VALUE of what you get for your money at ETHOS. Instead of Filipino teachers, you get American native speakers. Instead of studying Filipino English, you will get American English.  You will also become part of our American family, which includes three generations! If you choose Home Stay housing, you will live in an American home while you study at ETHOS! Even though our prices might be higher, it would cost you a lot more to travel to the USA to study there with American teachers! ETHOS gives you the opportunity to study American English right here in Asia! You will have cheaper flights, cheaper living expenses, easier immigration rules, and learn American English with native-speaker teachers! This is great value for your money!

ETHOS is also a Cebu Japanese language school.

And please do not forget that ETHOS offers more than just American English. We also offer Japanese language training and our Japanese teachers have both the skill and teaching experience to help you. Because we have many Japanese students studying English, our students who are studying Japanese can practice speaking Japanese with native speakers! 

Our programs are TESDA certified

Our English and Japanese programs are registered and certified with TESDA.


All are welcome at our Cebu language school

We accept students from any country! Therefore, if you are looking for a Cebu English school or a Cebu Japanese school, contact us today!


Online English Cebu: Enhanced Program

With the COVID-19 virus locking down many countries, and forcing residents everywhere to remain at home, if you are not “teleworking,” finding something to occupy your waking hours has become something of a challenge. If you have binge-watched every show on Netflix, and you are tired of surfing the same websites over and over again, why not consider improving your English? We now have an ENHANCED Online English Cebu program!

Same quality English program…


You can break the monotony and study the ETHOS award-wining classroom study program ONLINE!

Were you thinking about studying English in Cebu, but can’t now because of COVID-19? Enroll in our formal ENHANCED Online English classroom study program and study 4 hours per day or 5 hours per day without leaving your home! (Check out our English Program details for the specific details of our 4-hour and 5-hour classroom study program options.)

We can connect with you through the internet using ZOOM and our American teachers can take you through the same material you would study if you were here with us in our classrooms.

One-on-one or group online English options…

Choose one-on-one or group studies! With a one-on-one class program you can have more flexibility with the schedule. Group class schedules are fixed and must be followed, and they have a maximum of six (6) students.

One-on-one classes cost twice as much as group classes but you will have your own individual American teacher! To qualify for the group rate, there must be at least three (3) students in the class. You will receive either 4 or 5 hours of study per day, depending upon the option you choose, and this will happen five days per week, which works out to 20 to 25 hours of study per week! (We require a commitment of at least 2 weeks of study.)

Regardless of which option you choose, your study schedule will start on a Monday and end on a Friday. You can easily pay for your study using a credit card. 

No Cebu travel or housing expenses…

It will cost a lot less because you don’t have to worry about air transportation and visas expenses coming to the Philippines, or about housing and food. You will get the same quality instruction, with American native speakers, but all you pay is the tuition!

Consider our Online English Cebu option for spending your time during this COVID-19 quarantine period and contact us today! It might just change your life!

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Watch our videos…

We now have a YouTube channel. We created several videos to give you more information about our school and study program. We also have a couple of videos about health and safety in the Philippines.

You will notice that we have placed a video on our site . It explains the difference between Filipino English and American English.


“Best Foreign Language School” – ETHOS wins again!

ETHOS was once again named best foreign language school in the Philippines by Asia Pacific Insider magazine, a UK-based business magazine. That makes it 2 years in a row! You can click here to go to their press release. You can click here to confirm our name in the list of winners.

Each year, the magazine searches for what it calls “the best of the best” companies from all over Asia and awards them for their good work. It is nice to be chosen for awards that do not have any requirements other than quality products and services.

Come study English or Japanese in our award-winning programs.

Asia Pacific Insider Business Awards for 2019

First Students From RUSSIA and TAIWAN!

ETHOS has achieved another milestone in its journey to evolve into an international English language training academy. Since January, we have added students coming from Russia and from Taiwan. ETHOS has achieved another milestone in its journey to evolve into an international English language training academy.

With good reviews and a growing network of marketing coordinators, we hope to develop these new markets and expand to even more countries! Why not come and give our award-winning program a try.