In an article from Inquirer.net, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Korean Embassy entered into an agreement last June 21 to launch a Korean language program at public high schools in the country which will be initially implemented in 10 selected public high schools in Metro Manila this year.
Under the Korean language learning program, students will be taught the basics of the Korean language in listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said that the program will create more opportunities for a strong and sustained relationship between the Philippines and Republic of Korea.
In a statement released by the Korean Embassy, the program aims to boost the process of harnessing Filipino students for educational and employment opportunities inside the country and abroad.
Korean Ambassador Kim Jae Shin said that he was happy that Korean has been added as one of the second foreign languages in the Philippines. “Language is very important so teaching and studying [foreign languages] in schools is very helpful to deepen the bilateral understanding between two nations”, he added.