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!