Cebu City

8 Best language schools in Cebu City (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Cebu City? Cebu is the country's oldest city and it was the first Spanish ...
settlement and capital of the Philippines. It is a bustling metropolis and the hub of over three million people. Aesthetically, it's gritty and not exactly easy on the eye, but if you are willing to brave the traffic there are a number of fabulous beaches and dive sites nearby. There has been a huge increase in the number of English-language schools opened in the city in recent years which gives the place a growing cosmopolitan feel. Large numbers of students from Korea and China often come here to study. The City's energy is infectious and with the main airport being expanded to accommodate many more domestic and international flights, the city's prosperity seems set to grow more.
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How our students rated their experience in Cebu City


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Overall city attractiveness
17 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Public transport

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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cebu City

Rating: 3.2

3.2 | 4 reviews

The classes are good and the teachers are very friendly and punctual. The food is great too.
The structure of the school is not so good. There are many problems in the bathrooms and toilet paper is not provided. Administration is very disorganized. Many rooms are hot because the air conditioning does not work.

27 August 2019
Course: ESL Super Light Plan + Accommodation (single) - 4 weeks
Student age: 36 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 13 reviews

Shared many things with students from around the world, I loved it!
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5 December 2016
Course: Practical ESL (15 Group + 20 Individual) - 3 weeks
Student age: 25 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 13 reviews

Most of all I liked the hospitality, teachers with high education and experience. You want learn English non stop with such teachers like them.
I would like to say thank you to this school, I met a lot of good friends with whom I am still in touch. It was an unforgettable experience.

29 September 2015
Course: Practical ESL (15 Group + 20 Individual) - 1 week
Student age: 19 years

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What school directors said about Cebu City

Cebu Island is ranked one of the most beautiful islands in the world and has some of the best English speakers in the Philippines since there are many local colleges that focus on the perfection of the English Language.

Romy Eborda

Cebu City, known as the Queen City of the South, is the second largest city in the Philippines. Everything in Cebu is within reach with many historic sites, majestic views, and marine parks only an hour away using the very convenient and cheap jeepney. It is a bustling metropolis that continues to attract businesses and tourists. Peace-loving Cebuanos are known to be hospitable and friendly and can comfortably and fluently speak English to visitors from other countries.

Interesting information about Cebu City

Key Facts about Cebu City

Population: 799,000
Time zone: +18h. (GMT +8)
Region: Central Visayas, Province of Cebu
Currency: PHP (1 PHP = 0.0191 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 30 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: March
Low season: May
Average course price per week (High season): 370 US$
Average course price per week (Low season): 262 US$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:38* (62% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:46* (54% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:33* (67% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Philippines average):145.03 PHP (52% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Plug Type C
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Public transportation in Cebu City


Weather in Cebu City

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JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec72 °F74 °F76 °F78 °F80 °F82 °F84 °F86 °F88 °F90 °F92 °FTemperature in °F
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80.6 °F78.8 °F80.6 °F82.4 °F84.2 °F84.2 °F84.2 °F84.2 °F84.2 °F84.2 °F82.4 °F80.6 °F

Arrival Airport

Mactan-Cebu International (CEB) - 9 km. from Cebu City city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 65,00 PHP, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Mactan Airport, North Bus Terminal Cebu

Taxi: 313 PHP, 16 minutes drive to city center of Cebu City

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Los Angeles International
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

FAQ about schools in Cebu City

  • 3D Universal English Institute has received the best overall rating in Cebu City.
  • 3D Universal English Institute, located in 2F, La Nivel Hotel, JY Square, Lahug has been voted as the school with the best location in Cebu City.
  • The student price index in Cebu City is 37.55. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Cebu City with 3.8 stars out of 5.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Cebu City is Mactan-Cebu International (9.8 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Cebu City.

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