- DepEd announced 10 public schools that will be teaching Korean language
- Over 700 students from Grades 7 to 12 will be learning the language
- However, DepEd denied the connection of this to the exclusion of Filipino subjects in college
Department of Education (DepEd) has announced 10 public schools that will be teaching Korean language starting this semester. KAMI learned from GMA News that almost 700 students will be learning the foreign language for the meantime.
Here are the 10 schools as tweeted by DZBB Super Radyo:
- Las Piñas National High School
- Jose Abad Santos High School
- Kalayaan High School
- Pasay City National Science High School
- San Bartolome High School
- North Fairview High School
- Maligaya High School
- Judge Feliciano Belmonte Sr. High School
- Lagro High School
- Marati High School
The 10 schools will be teaching students in Grades 7 to 12. DepEd has signed a memorandum of agreement with Korean Embassy so that their language will be included in the Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL).
DepEd has started to include foreign languages such as German, French, Mandarin, Nihonggo and Spanish in some schools since 2009.
“Like any other foreign languages, the program aims to equip our 21st century learners with 21st century skills, to be multi-lingual, because we all know for a fact that language is a very good tool for a person to be able to sell himself or herself,” stated by Patricia Santos of SPFL-Korean language of DepEd.
DepEd’s recent decision came at the same time the Supreme Court has lifted the temporary restraining order on Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) memorandum. As previously reported by KAMI, CHED’s memorandum excluded Filipino subjects such as wikang Filipino, Panitikan and Constitution as part of core subjects in college. However, Santos said there is no connection between the movements.
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