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Want to learn the Korean language at a premiere university in the Philippines during weekends? Here’s for you:  Ateneo Korean Studies Program or KSP is offering weekend Korean Language classes this March as part of its Extramural Courses for 2nd Sem, SY2017-2018.

KSP is an autonomous office in Ateneo De Manila University which is in charge of developing, promoting  and organizing Korean studies courses, events and special activities to introduce Korea both to Ateneo and the Filipino public. It is formerly known as Ateneo Initiative for Korean Studies (AIKS) and was established since April 2012.


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KSP is opening the two courses below to PUBLIC for a fee, with classes starting this March 4, 2017.

COURSE 1: Hallyu Korean: Learning Korean through K-pop & K-Drama
Fee: PHP3500
2017 March 4 to April 22 | Saturdays only (except Black Sat)| 9:00-12:00
7 sessions: 3 hours per session | 21 hours

This course is offered to Filipinos who are interested in learning Korean through K-pop and K-Drama. It aims to introduce learners to basic Korean vocabulary, grammar and expressions while learning Korean songs and watching drama clips. To be taught in Korean, the last session will be dedicated to class presentations.

This sounds so interesting right? Learning Korean the hallyu way.

COURSE 2: Intensive TOPIK Review (Test of Proficiency in Korean) Class
Fee: PHP3500
2017 March 11 to April 8 | Saturdays only (except Black Sat) | 9:00-12:00,2:00-5:00
5 sessions: 6 hours per session | 30 hours

This course is offered to Filipinos who are planning to take the Test of Proficiency in Korean I (TOPIK I) for Beginners. This includes vocabulary, grammar and reading lessons as well as mock TOPIK examinations. It aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass level 1 and/or 2 of TOPIK, which is the official test of Korean proficiency administered by the Korean government.

Check out some guidelines below:

***Only those who have taken at least 30 hours of basic Korean classes are ENCOURAGED (though not required) to enroll in this course.
***Only those who will be able to attend at least 80% of the sessions will be issued a certificate of completion on the last session
***Once payment is made, payment can no longer be refunded in partial or full and/or transferred to other courses

Online registration is required. To register and for payment details click here: goo.gl/eVBrtn

Deadline for Registration is FEB 25. For more details and queries you can check out Ateneo Korean Studies Program Facebook page or contact Ms. Jamie Abucal via jabucal@ateneo.edu / 3511620.

I have once attended a conference hosted by KSP in 2015 when it was still called AIKS, their flagship annual activity, the 2015 AIKS Korean Studies Conference. I learned a lot from attending the conference and it opened me to topics related and beyond hallyu (K-pop/Korean drama) I never knew before through the different paper presentations.  Check out some photos below.

I will be attending the Hallyu Korean class so see you to those who will register.  Remember the deadline is FEB 25. Happy learning Korean in Ateneo. 

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