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Chiang Kai Shek College | 菲律濱中正學院

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CKS College Language Center

 CKS College Language Center 語言中心

Rm 202, 1477 Narra St., Tondo, Manila
252-6161 (local 3109)

The CKS College Language Center opened its doors in the year 1990. Having started as the Language Learning Laboratory, its primary objective was to encourage the learning of the Chinese language for a better understanding of Chinese culture.

Today, the CKS College Language Center not only continues to offer short Chinese courses but has also introduced English and Filipino courses to meet the needs of learners who want to become proficient in these languages. Courses for professionals and English speakers are now available to help motivated individuals communicate more effectively and more confidently.

The CKS College Language Center is an easily accessible language center in the heart of Manila, offering quality Chinese, English, and Filipino courses at reasonable prices.

It aims to ensure that students learn the language/s of their choice effectively and reach their learning goals. Whether the objective is to learn a language for fun or out of curiosity, to improve career oportunities, to prepare for an English language exam, or just to learn about Chinese, English, or Filipino culture, the CKS College language Center welcomes you!  

For more information and updates visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CKS-College-Language-Center-304648319703292/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel or call 252-6161 loc.3109.

COURSES OFFERED For Learners at Least 15 Years of Age

I. Mandarin Classes     普通話(華語)班

    A. Chinese Language Proficiency Courses      漢語能力課程

        1. Fundamental Chinese      基礎漢語

        2. Basic Chinese 1,2      初級漢語 一、二

        3. Intermediate Chinese 1,2       中級漢語 一、二

        4. Advanced Chinese      高級漢語

    B. Chinese Conversation       漢語會話

    C. Business Chinese 1, 2      商貿漢語 一、二

II. Fookien Classes 1,2       閩南語班 一、二

III. Filipino Classes 1,2       菲語班 一、二

IV. English Classes       英語班

    For non-English speakers       不識英語者

    A. English Zero      基礎英語

    B. General English 1,2,3      一般英語 一、二、三

    C. Express Yourself 1,2,3       英語會話 一、二、三

    D. Grammar Focus 1,2,3      英語語法 一、二、三

    E.  Reading Matters 1,2,3       閱讀 一、二、三

    F. Pronunciation 1,2       英語正音 一、二

    G. Basic English for Employment Communication      職場溝通基礎英語

    H. Basic English for Foreign Chinese Teachers      漢語教師初級英語班

      For English speakers       識說英語者

    A. Grammar Review 1,2       文法複習班 一、二

    B. Public Speaking and Presentation Skills       公眾演講技巧班

    C. English for Careers 1,2      職業英語班 一、二

  • All courses require 30-hour sessions.
  • Special/ tailor-made courses can be designed for big groups / corporate groups.

    New Offerings:

      Cantonese  廣東話          Nihongo 日語         Spanish  西班牙語        Korean  韓語


Reserve a slot for batch 3 here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexWDFtzw0uLphCSeFimfFLy97aTkMnHRinkYTvMQu-A9wHhQ/viewform

Preschool and Kindergarten

Brief History

Chiang Kai Shek College is the first institution of higher learning in the Philippines founded by overseas Chinese-Filipinos. It offers education in all levels from preschool to graduate school.

In June 1939, Chiang Kai Shek High School was founded by prominent and hardworking Chinese in Manila like Mr. Wong Chun Seng and Mr. Yu Khe Thai. It was named after Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek to inspire young Filipino-Chinese to emulate the great personality and spirit of the late President. It initially offered a six years program in Chinese and a four-year program in English. Three years later, the school bore the brunt of World War II– it was heavily damaged and fourteen teachers and students were killed for participating in underground activities. The school reopened in December 1945. Under Principal Wong together with the support of the Chinese community, moved to its new site in August 1948.

In 1958, the Wong Chun Seng Memorial Preschool was established.

In November 2000, the Preschool and Kindergarten Department started offering the Montessori Class, and in June 2009 it opened the Day Care Center to provide respite for working parents.

With the implementation of the K to 12 Curriculum by the Department of Education under President Benigno Aquino in the year 2012, the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Dory Poa as Consultant of the Board for Curriculum Development and Chairman of the Special Task Force on K+12. Five-year-old children in the Philippines are mandated to study Kindergarten. In June 2013, Dr. Bee Ching Ong Kian Koc retired and Dr. Dory Poa was appointed as the new College President.

Our Philosophy and Curriculum

Progressive, Child-friendly, and Developmentally-appropriate  

We offer progressive, child-centered and developmentally-appropriate early childhood education programs for children 2.5 to 6 years old.  

We develop children holistically (physically, cognitively and socio-emotionally) through an integrated curriculum and meaningful, relevant and interesting experiences.  We balance child-centered and teacher-guided activities to create the best learning atmosphere for the child. Our whole learning environment from the teachers, staff, and facilities are supportive and responsive to the child's needs, taking into consideration the children's age, interests, and socio-cultural background. 

We offer two internationally regarded early childhood education programs. Parents may enroll their child in the program which they think suits their child best.  

Wong Chun Seng Memorial Preschool: Creative Curriculum  

Following the Creative Curriculum, teachers use knowledge of child development, individual child's needs, strengths, interests and socio-cultural context in order to plan activities in which the child will learn these core content areas: 

  • Language (English, Chinese, and Filipino) 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science 
  • Social Studies 
  • Arts 
  • Technology

Teachers guide children's learning through the ff. interest areas: 

  • Blocks 
  • Dramatic Play 
  • Toys and Games 
  • Art 
  • Library 
  • Discovery 
  • Sand and Water 
  • Music and Movement 
  • Cooking
  • Technology 
  • Outdoor play

CKS College Montessori: Montessori Approach  

Through Montessori approach, teachers develop the whole child through the ff. key principles:

  • respect for the child: the child is encouraged to choose work previously shown and to independently finish them with grace and courtesy 
  • self-directed learning: through self-correcting learning materials, the child is able to educate himself/herself 
  • absorbent mind: the 0-6-year-old child learns with ease, making them teachable of enriched curricula 
  • sensitive periods of development: children have a particular time in which they are most responsive to learning certain skills. Thus teachers observe them closely to capitalize on these golden "windows of opportunity" for maximum learning 
  • well-prepared environment: in an atmosphere of natural beauty and order guided by the teacher, children educate themselves in freedom and harmony

Its key learning areas include:

  • Practical Life 
  • Sensorial 
  • Mathematics 
  • Language (English, Chinese, and Filipino) 
  • Culture (History, Science, and Geography)

Day Care 

We also offer after-school child care services. Day Care is an enrichment and childcare program that extends a child’s day until 4:00 pm during weekdays. Children will eat full healthy lunch, nap and explore many topics through literature, science, and art. Napping allows them the opportunity to rest quietly. Children are not required to sleep and may choose to look at books, listen to a story, or participate in a quiet activity on their bed/ mat. This rest period allows them time to relax before beginning the afternoon activities. 

 CKS College-PKD SY 2017-18 Parent Handbook

 SY 2017-18 Kindergarten 6-Day Cycle Class Schedule

Junior High School Chinese Instruction

Under Construction


     Cognizant of the importance of giving early childhood education to kids ages 2 to 4 and providing respite to working mothers, the Day Care Center was established. It is equipped with activity centers and educational materials that will generate the interest and stimulate the creative skills for the kids and small beds where they can rest during lunch breaks. The center has plenty of appropriate toys and games that will aid in the learning process and fun-filled activities that will ensure the social development of the kids.

     Day Care Program focuses on teaching the students to learn good personal habits and do things independently. 

Junior High School English Instruction

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