• Fun & Learning English School in Cebu, Philippine. We promise to provide you with the educational value in luxurious environment to develop to your full potentials.


TERUYUKI WATANABE, Director, Universe English School Cebu Inc.
  • •Spent his Junior High School in Germany
  • •Graduated from the Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University
    in Tokyo, Japan, after taking some courses in the United Kingdom
  • •Established a Language School in Osaka, Japan in December 2011
  • •Established an English School in Cebu, Philippines in December 2012

Warm greetings to you all!


I am Teruyuki Watanabe, Director of Universe Group of Schools.
I would like to say a few words about the opening of our school in Cebu City, Philippines.
It is my desire to launch a school with the principle of absolute English proficiency results at reasonable rates. I wanted to create a school that can make students master proper spoken English for a short period of time, so I decided to open a school in Cebu. To improve your English speaking skills, you need to build your knowledge in vocabulary and sentence structures and practice by speaking out what you have learned. Your English speaking skills will not improve if you lack foundation in vocabulary, sentence structures and speaking practice.
It is a known fact that interactive one-on-one English language training is too expensive in developed countries like the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, etc. for English as a Second Language (ESL) students because of their high labor cost. It is a huge burden for students.

Universe English School Cebu Inc. (UEC) has excellent teachers that were carefully selected because of their ability to teach and speak perfect American English. All the lessons are taught one-on-one. Our quality teaching materials, flexible curriculum and favorable study environment will help students improve their spoken English for a short period of time. Our school is located along the street popularly called Mango Avenue in a newly-renovated I.T. building.
It is a modernized building which is in a very convenient and secure location in Cebu City, only 3 to 5 minutes walking distance from the school’s affiliate hotels. Fortunately, our school came into agreement with some quality hotels within the city, so students can get a good discount during their stay in these hotels. We are confident that the students will enjoy great accommodation.
Unlike other schools, our goal is to establish a multi-national school that is not only for Japanese students, but for Russian students and students of other nationalities as well. We have been making a lot of effort to do marketing in Russia. Our staff is not only composed of Japanese and Filipino, but also Russian who will do marketing in Russia and other countries. We also have an in-house Filipino nurse and an on-call doctor that can attend to the students’ health needs.

Students will get the chance to speak English to different nationalities like Filipino, Russian, and Japanese. To continue practicing spoken English, students can connect with each other after their study program through Skype or email.

We aim to make the best school in Cebu with the help of teamwork among the teachers and the rest of the school staff. So, let’s learn English the practical way; let’s learn it the UNIVERSE way!
Teruyuki Watanabe, Director, Universe English School Cebu Inc.

Supervisor Dr. Clarita Filipinas
  • •Ph.D. in Literature at Ateneo de Manila University in 1987
  • •Certificate of Advanced Studies in English for Specific Purposes, 1989 in Lancaster, England
  • •Taught general English as a visiting professor at Nanzan Junior College in Nagoya, Japan (1991-1994)
  • •Taught general English as a visiting professor at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan (1998-2001)
  • •Served as associate dean of the University of San Carlos (2001-2004)
  • •Appointed supervisor of Universe English School Cebu Inc. (December 2012)
  • •Primarily responsible for academic affairs, such as training teachers on teaching Japanese students. She also experienced teaching for TOEFL and TOEIC.
Hello everyone! I am Dr. Clarita Filipinas, supervisor of Universe English School Cebu Inc. As a visiting professor at Nanzan University and Nanzan Junior College in Nagoya, Japan, I taught English to Japanese students for six years. Although there are many English schools in Cebu, none of them truly passed Japanese standards. Through the school’s Japanese management, we aim to make Japanese and Russian students learn English comfortably.
With my 6-year teaching experience in Japan, I can assure you that studying in Universe English School Cebu Inc. will be one of the best and most fruitful experiences of your life. Welcome to Cebu!
School Registrar/Manager Gladys Mary Ann Gomez – van Westerop
  • •Masteral Units at University of San Carlos in Summer, 2001
  • •Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BEEd) at Cebu Normal University, March, 1999
  • •Licensed Teacher (Professional Regulation Commission - Philippines)
  • •Sphere head teacher in the academic and ESL departments of different schools in Cebu City
  • •ses and implements various strategies and approaches to meet students’ interests
  • •Builds excellent rapport with students
  • Hi everyone! I am Gladys Mary Ann Gomez – van Westerop, manager and school registrar of Universe English School Cebu Inc. I am responsible for managing the operations and student registrations of the school. We would like our students to make friends with other foreign students while learning English to gain global understanding and cross-cultural communication.
    I look forward to seeing you in our school.
Head Teacher Andrea Karla Wei
  • •Graduated from University of San Carlos, Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Literature with Professional Teaching Courses
  • •Licensed Teacher (Professional Regulation Commission - Philippines)
  • •TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) Trainers Methodology 1 (TM1) -Certified
  • She took her qualification for professional teacher at the University of San Carlos – one of the most prestigious universities in Cebu, Philippines. She speaks perfect American English.
Russian Coordinator Olga Degtyareva
  • •Graduated from Far Eastern State University of Humanities
  • •Appointed as Russian Coordinator in Universe English School Cebu Inc.
  • She is a fresh graduate and a highly motivated person from Khabarovsk, Russia.
    She has a good command of the English language and basic skills in Japanese, as well as Spanish.
Registered Nurse  Fritzie Claire Arradaza
  • •Graduated from University of Cebu, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • •Licensed Nurse (Professional Regulation Commission - Philippines)
  • She has a great personality that made her a popular teacher in Universe English School Cebu Inc.
Licensed Teacher Kathleen Leslie Rafols
  • •Graduated from Cebu Normal University, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • •Licensed Teacher (Professional Regulation Commission - Philippines)
  • Cebu Normal University is one of the state universities in the Philippines that train brilliant students. She is from a family of teachers. She also speaks perfect American English.
Receptionist Catherine Jayn Agas
  • •3rd Year Student of Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology in University of San Carlos
  • •Part-time Receptionist in Universe English School Cebu Inc.
  • She is one of the models for a major local coffee shop chain in Cebu. She is also one of the accounting staff in Universe English School Cebu Inc.