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Welcome to EAL SY 2018-2019

August 1, 2018

Dear Parents,

Welcome to CISM!

I am Mrs. Marissa Reyes and I will be your child’s EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher. CISM offers the EAL Program as part of its commitment to provide equitable learning opportunities to students with various cultural beginnings. It aims to provide additional services to English language learners whose primary language is not English in order to develop their individual potential to be successful with the school curriculum.

I would like to give you a brief background of myself. I graduated from UP Diliman with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, major in English. I also earned units in Master of Educational Administration in the said university. I have been teaching English for 18 years. Furthermore, I was the head of the ESL (English as a Second Language) program in the previous school where I used to teach. I am a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified. This is my third year in Chinese International School Manila.

I am very excited to teach your child and work in partnership with you in developing the potential of your child. This year will be filled with engaging activities for learning and growing. As a teacher, I have a strong desire to foster a cohesive learning atmosphere. I assure you that our classroom will be a place where your child can learn, feel safe, and have fun.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You may email me at, send me a note via your child’s homework notebook, or set an appointment through the school office (at 02 7980011).

I look forward to meeting you soon and may we work together to make this school year a meaningful one.


Best regards,

Marissa S. Reyes
EAL Specialist


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