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Holy Angel University Welcomes Kyungbuk College Students

Holy Angel University recently welcomed 20 students from Kyungbuk College, South Korea who are attending the Four-Week English Language Course from July 9, 2012 to August 4, 2012

Vice-President for External Affairs and Corporate Communications, Robert P. Tantingco led University officials in greeting the visiting students during the Opening Ceremony held at the ININ Training Room, Don Juan D. Nepomuceno Building in which the HAU Dance Theatre and the HAU Rondalla regaled the audience with performances of folk dance and music.

After a tour of the campus, the Korean students paid a courtesy call to the University President Dr. Arlyn S. Villanueva, who received the students in her office for a pep talk and photo opportunity.

The English Language Course is undertaken in line with the international partnership between the Kyungbuk College and the University. The 20 Korean students currently visiting comprise the third batch of Koreans from Kyungbuk College to take the course.

Aside from the classes conducted by English teachers Hazel M. Nucup and Cristina G. Manio, the students will participate in regular English subject classes and Physical Education classes at HAU as their class immersion activity.

The students will also interact with HAU Academic Scholars and students from the College of Arts, Sciences and Education to hone their English speaking skills and to boost their confidence in the use of the language as they talk about themselves, their country, culture, studies, interests and just about everything else with their Filipino buddies.

A one-day educational tour in Manila, with visits to Fort Santiago, Intramuros, the National Museum and Ayala Museum, will provide the Korean students with a glimpse into parts of the country’s history.

The University conducts the English Language Course which varies in length according to objectives. Since its inception in 2006, initially as part of the terms of its agreement for international academic cooperation with Namseoul University, the short-term English language program has been diversified to include modules designed to prepare foreign students who wish to enroll in baccalaureate programs in the University. To date, seven hundred fifty-one foreign students have completed the course.

Date Posted: 07-17-2012