16 Recommended ESL Schools In Cebu Philippines For Students And Teachers 2022

There are many on-site ESL schools in Cebu (Cebu city and other areas within the Cebu region). These language schools are all legitimate or have business permits with many years of experience in the industry.

These 16 ESL academies are owned and managed by foreign nationals:  mainly Koreans and Japanese. Most of the Korean students (if not all) are recruited by Philja Tour company—the most reputable travel agency that caters to Koreans and Japanese. (https://www.philja.com/)
Since the pandemic is nearly over and the Philippines is now accepting foreigners back in the country, then it's certain that many non-English-speaking students are busy planning their trips abroad—mainly with the aim of studying English.
While a lot of schools are permanently closed, there are still many of them that exist and even started to reopen. In fact, I personally visited some of these academies, so I saw the current situation of these schools. These ESL companies are quite well-known in Cebu and to foreign students alike. 

In no particular order, here are the ESL schools you might want to consider enrolling (if you're a student) or teaching (if you're a teacher):

English Fella

Established in 2006

Student: Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Arab, Mongolian

Philippine Tel: (+63) 32-344-0881 / Fax: (+63) 32-344-0419 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/englishfella

Website: https://englishfella.com/

Location: Sitio Tigbao, Talamban, Cebu City, Philippines


Student: Korean (Young Learners with guardians or family)

Contact Information for Koreans: cebuivy@naver.com, Tel: +82 2 3144 3139 / Fax: +82 70 4369 1265

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cebuivyeducation

Website: http://ciecglobal.com/

Location: Minoza St., Tigbao, Talamban, Cebu City, Philippines 

I-Breeze Academy

Student: Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Arab

Philippine Contact Information: E-mail –  cebu@cebuibreeze.com 
TEL : + (63)32-254-3289, 070-4243-7121 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibreezeofficial

Website: cebuibreeze.com

Location: Tres Borces,Tres Borces Street, Mabolo, Cebu City

(Korean) KakaoTalk: ibreeze22

(Japanese) Line: ibreeze33

(Thai; Arab) Line: ibreeze22

(Chinese) WeChat: ibreeze44

(Taiwanese) Line: ibreeze44

(Vietnamese) Zalo: ibreeze55

CELLA (Cebu English Language Learning Academy)

Established in 2006

Student: Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, others

Philippine Contact Information: 09275443105 (mobile), (032) 520 6772 (telephone) 

Contact Information for Koreans: bestcella@naver.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestcella 

Website: http://www.bestcella.com/

CG Academy

CG Academy has 2 ESL schools in the region of Cebu Philippines: one in Talisay City and the other is in Banilad Cebu City. 

Sparta Campus in Talisay: 1951-A-1, Uldog, Cansojong, Talisay City, Cebu Philippines

Banilad Campus: Base Camp, Maria Luisa Road, Banilad, Cebu City, Cebu Philippines

Student: Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Vietnamese

Philippine Contact Information:(032) 234 3267

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgacademy.juniorcamp

Website: http://www.cebucg.com/

CIA (Cebu International Academy)

CIA has two ESL schools in the province of Cebu: one in Cebu City and the newest/biggest school is in Mactan. As of 2022, the latter is the only one open.

Student: Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, others

Philippine Contact Information: (032) 239 0422

Contact Information: admin@cebucia.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cebuciaofficialpage/

Website: http://www.cebucia.com/

Blue Ocean Academy

Korean-owned school

Blue Ocean Academy is situated in Cebu and the owner of this school also has two other ESL schools in Baguio City – named ‘Pines Academy’.

Student: Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, others

Philippine Contact Information: (032) 888 9868

Other Contact Information: pinesbaguio@gmail.com

Location: Building 5 EGI Hotel and Resort, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cebublueocean/

Website: https://cebublueocean.wordpress.com

(Center for Premier International Language Studies)

Established in 2001

Student: Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, others

Philippine Contact Number: (032) 233 3232

Email: info@cpils.com


Website: http://www.cpils.com/

Location: M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines

SMEAG Global Education Inc.

Established in 2015

Before the pandemic, SMEAG has three ESL schools in Cebu City. As of now, they only have one school that is operating – SMEAG Capital. For inquiries, please contact them directly.

Student: Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, others

Contact Number: (032) 520 9208 / 070 8637 8688

Email: 3rd Campus (SMEAG Capital) infocebu@smeagschool.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smeag.adm/ 

Website: http://www.smeag.com/

Location of SMEAG Capital: Bataan St., Guadalupe, Cebu City, Cebu Philippines


GLANT ESL Academy is a low-cost language school in Cebu. 

Student: Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, others

Philippine Contact Number: (032) 238 6925

Email: edu.glantcebu@gmail.com

Website: http://www.cebuglant.com/

Location: Floremer Subdivision, A.S Fortuna St., Mandaue City, Cebu Philippines

CPI (Cebu Pelis Institute)

Student: Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, others

Philippine Contact Number: (+32) 414 1784

Korea Contact Number: (+82) 54 843 2203~5

Email: admin@cpiedu.net, kr@cpiedu.net, cpiedu@naver.com, cebupelis_institute@naver.com

Website: http://cpiedu.net/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CPIPhilippines

Location: CPI Corporation, Holy Family Road, Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines

3D Academy

3D Academy is a Japanese-owned ESL school. They’ve been in the industry for many years.

Student: Japanese, Korean, others

Philippine Contact Number: (032) 231 7989, (032) 231 7976

Email: info@3d-universal.com

Website: http://3d-universal.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3dUniversalEnglish

Location: 2F Hotel La Nivel, JY Square, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines

EV Academy

EV Academy is a Korean-owned ESL school. established in 2004.

Student: Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, others

Philippine Contact Number: (032) 384 4755

Email: ev-global@hanmail.net

Website: evenglish.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evenglishacademy

Location: Nasipit, Talamban, Cebu City, Philippines


IDEA Cebu is a Japanese-owned ESL school.

Student: Japanese, Russian, Korean, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Thai, others

Philippine Contact Number: (032) 234 7375

Email: info@ideaeducation.net

Website: ideaenglish.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IdeaCebu

Location: A-218 City Time Square 2, Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines

JJES (Jung Jun ESL School)

JJES is a Korean-owned ESL school.

Student: Koreans (Junior)

Philippine Contact Number: Mobile +63-917-325-3242 / +63-927-208-2757 / Telephone +63-32-236-0417

Korea Contact Info: +82-10-9429-4299

KakaoTalk ID: jjesonline

Website: https://www.jjes.co.kr/xe/

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/pages/Jung-Jun-English-School/241792579356107

Location: Purok 3, Barangay San Jose,  Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines


CIJ (Cebu International Junior) is a Korean-owned ESL school.

Student: Koreans, Vietnamese, Japanese, among others

Philippine Contact Number: +63-32-236-1641

Email: cijacademy@hanmail.net

Website: http://cebu-cij.com/english/school/junior-esl/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CijAcademy/

Location: Liloan, Cebu, Philippines

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