USC Language Academy opens; Thai teachers are pioneer enrolees

Now it can be told.

The USC Language Academy is officialy open. The University’s new language school is now ready to entertain inquries and accept non-English speaking students for English language learning and other foreign languages.

Fr. Dionisio Miranda, SVD, University President, led the blessing and inauguration of the new language academy during fitting ceremonies held last Monday, 8 April, at the University’s Downtown Campus where the academy is located. Fr. Eduardo Rocha, SVD, PHS Provincial Superior, and Fr. Anthony Salas, SVD, Vice President for Academic Affairs, graced the much-awaited occasion. It was also attended by members of the academic community and the academy’s young, well-trained and competent teaching staff led by Dr. Charity Tecson-Turano, Director of the USC Language Academy.

Twenty-eight primary and secondary school teachers coming from the 15 schools under the Saint Gabriel’s Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, are the academy’s pioneer enrolees. The Thai teachers will be attending a four-week language course in the academy, to be followed by another four weeks of practice teaching and classsroom observation in cooperation with USC’s Science and Mathematics Education Department led by Dr. Nelson Rosaroso, SMED Director.

The 28 Thai teachers are from St. Louis School Chachoengsao, Assumption College Rayong, Assumption College Lampang, Assumption College Ubonratchathani and Assumption College Nakhon Ratchasima.


Source: Office of External Affairs
             10 April 2013
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