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Department of Education and South Korea signed an settlement that may permit public high faculty college students in the Philippines to be taught Korean Language by way of Special Program in international Language (SPFL)

The settlement was signed by Education secretary Leonor Briones, undersecretary Dina Ocampo, Korean Ambassador Kim Jae Shin and first secretary Lee Jincheol on Wednesday.

Foreign Language Skills Through Special Program in Foreign Language was made to present learners with alternatives that may make them each domestically and internationally aggressive.

The SPFL is obtainable in public secondary schools nationwide.

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The SPFL helps learners develop abilities in listening, studying, writing, talking, and viewing which are elementary in buying communicative competence in a second international language.

This program goals to improve the power of learners to have interaction in significant interplay in a linguistically and culturally numerous world office. More importantly, the SPFL seems to additional develop learners’ understanding and appreciation of different folks’s tradition.

Among the languages supplied in this system are Spanish, Japanese (Nihongo), French, German and Chinese (Mandarin). Moreover, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), which can embody the Korean language in this system, is about to be signed in March 2017.

The SPFL is open to Grades 7 to 12 college students who’ve demonstrated competence in English—primarily based on learners’ National Achievement Test (NAT) outcomes—and are succesful of studying one other international language.

Up to date, there are 10,526 SPFL college students nationwide—three,531 college students of that are in Spanish language lessons, three,020 in Japanese lessons, 2,280 in Chinese lessons, 1,112 in French lessons, and 583 in German lessons.

There shall be at the least one class per grade stage with a most of 35 college students per class. This could fluctuate with the enrolment and different attributes in every faculty.

The international language topic shall be allotted with 4 hours per week as a further topic. If supplied in lieu of Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) topic, the international language topic shall even be allotted with 4 hours per week or two periods every week with 120 minutes per session.

To be certain that academics are effectively geared up in instructing explicit international language, the DepEd has partnered with Goethe Institut Philippines (German), Embassy of Spain, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) Filipinas and Instituto Cervantes (Spanish), Japan Foundation (Japanese), Confucius Institute- Angeles University Foundation (Chinese-Mandarin), Embassy of France in Manila (French), to assist and help in the conduct of varied capability constructing actions.

In the 2017 DepEd finances, the Department has allotted greater than P35 million to SPFL—round P22 million of which is allotted to trainings, seminars, and different capability constructing actions for SPFL academics.

The SPFL began in School Year 2009-2010

Source: DepEd

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