USEP opens basic Japanese, Mandarin courses

Jun. 30, 2007

DAVAO CITY — In July 2007, the University of Southeastern Philippines through its Institute of Languages (ILs) shall offer three special language courses: Basic 1 Japanese, Basic 2 Japanese and Basic 1 Mandarin. These programs focus on conversational and functional Japanese and Mandarin languages.

The offering of these types of programs aim to address the necessity for society as a whole to recognize the value of foreign languages and to create an atmosphere and environment where foreign language is seen as vitally important in increasing human resource competitive advantage.

Basic 1 and 2 Japanese courses are good for two months while the Basic 1 Mandarin program is only for a month. Students shall meet with instructors on the following schedules. Basic 1 Japanese every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 5:30-8:30 pm; Basic 2 Japanese every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5:30-8:30 pm; and Basic 1 Mandarin every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Registration is going on. Course fee is Php2,500.00.

A certificate of completion will be given to those who can finish the course. Interested persons may contact the Public Information Office at (082) 2254697 or Prof. Bernardita I. Bula, executive director, ILs with contact numbers: 09176605999 and 2254696 loc. 304. You may also email to or (USEP/PIA-rbp)

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