Leading German university launches Filipino language course

Filipino Language Instructor Antonio Galang, Jr., with some members of the first batch of students learning Filipino at Humboldt University. (A. Galang photo)

Berlin — Humboldt University, Germany’s premiere tertiary-level educational institution, launched its first Filipino Language classes on 02 November 2019.

Available to Humboldt University students for the Winter Term, the language program is being administered by Filipino Language Instructor Antonio Galang, Jr. from the University of the Philippines.

The language program is likewise one of the major components of the Philippine Studies program launched in July 2019 and overseen by Humboldt University’s Institute of Asian and African Studies in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Germany. Filipino academic Dr. Rosa Cordillera Castillo serves as Program Director.

The funding for the program was made possible through the assistance of the Office of former Senate Finance Committee Chair and now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda under the Cultural Diplomacy funds of the Department of Foreign Affairs. END

For more information, visit  https://www.berlinpe.dfa.gov.phhttps://www.philippine-embassy.de or https://www.facebook.com/PHinGermany.

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