MMSU offers Korean language and culture classes

MARIANO Marcos State University (MMSU) in Ilocos Norte, in partnership with the Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines (KCCP) Inc., will launch Samdo Elearning Corp. (SEC) and Hancom Academy (HA), offering Korean language and courses.

MMSU President Shirley Agrupis, KCCP and SEC President Joseph Um, and HA Director Oharm Lee, representing HA Chief Executive Officer Kwang Hun-Lee, signed a five-year memorandum of understanding on May 7 at the Ferdinand Marcos Hall.

Agrupis said the classes would be delivered through various modalities such as artificial intelligence or AI curriculums and personal lessons through audio and e-learning.

President of Mariano Marcos State University Shirley Agrupis (seated, second from right), President of the Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines and Samdo Elearning Corp. Joseph Um (seated, second from left), Hancom Academy Director Oharm Lee (seated, left) and MMSU College of Arts and Sciences Dean Marlina Lino (seated, right) sign a memorandum of understanding at MMSU on May 7, 2024 the offering of Korean language and culture lessons through various modalities. Accompanying the signing of the agreement were MMSU officials Prima Fe Franco, Mee Jay Domingo, Marlina Lino, Ryan Roi Domingo and Ilocos Norte Provincial Administrative Officer Jefferson Baloaloa. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Um said, “This initiative can generate job opportunities, especially considering the presence of numerous Korean companies in the Philippines.”

He also proposed an English camp in which KCCP will work closely with MMSU and the Ilocos Norte Provincial Government Office, and expressed his intention to invite more Korean students to visit Ilocos Norte University.

Agrupis expressed optimism about the proposed initiatives, saying, “We are ready for the English camp and to welcome Korean students to the university. We have the facilities to help us in this endeavor.”