LOOK: DepEd to Introduce Korean as Elective in Public High Schools

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Soon, high school students enrolled in public schools will soon learn the Korean language. The Department of Education (DepEd) announced this on Friday after signing a memorandum of understanding with the Korean embassy in Manila.

The pilot program will start with 10 high schools in Metro Manila.

On Facebook, DepEd shared photos of the signing of the agreement.

It has a caption:

HAPPENING NOW: Sec. Leonor Magtolis Briones and Undersecretary Dina Ocampo sign an agreement with Korean Ambassador Kim Jae Shin and First Secretary Lee Jincheol that will enable DepEd to teach the Korean language in public high schools through the Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL).

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Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Kim Jae Shin emphasized that by learning the Korean language, this can provide better “opportunities for local and international employment” and education grants in Korea for select Filipino students.

Aside from Korean, other languages offered under DepEd’s Special Program in Foreign Language include Spanish, Nihongo, French, German, and Mandarin.

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