English was established as the common language of the people
The Americans developed Baguio to what it is at present. Hence, apart from their other influences, the English language was taught to the people and also became the lingua franca. Just like any other towns and cities in the Philippines, English is widely spoken in Baguio. Apart from their own dialect, some natives even prefer to communicate in English instead of using the national language, Filipino, more familiarly known to other nationalities as Tagalog. This assures students maximum exposure to the English language as well as continuous practice.