The Philippine’s Department of Education entered into an agreement with Korea to allow public high schools in the country to teach the Korean language.
On June 21, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones and Undersecretary Dina Ocampo signed an agreement with Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Kim Jae Shin and First Secretary Lee Jin Cheol to enable DepEd to include Korean language (Hangeul) in the country’s high school curriculum under the Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL).
We’ve felt the frustration over not being able to understand our favorite K-dramas and K-pop songs because we don’t speak Hangeul! Now, we’ve even learned speed-reading to catch up with reading the subtitles without missing anything happening on the drama, music video or live performance.
We can totally relate to those netizens who are wishing they are back in high school right now.
Ituturo na daw yung korean language sa mga high school students sa mga public school.
me: BAT NGAYON LANG?!!! ?
— AJ Loren ? (@Stickgirlll) June 21, 2017
Omo. May Korean language courses sa high school. Balik high school hahaha jk ???
— jam ? (@behaaeppy) June 21, 2017
Kung kailan maggra-graduate na ako ng highschool tapos ngayon lang i-implement yung learning of the korean language ahhhhhhhh
— megan (@poseidonjh) June 21, 2017
Public Schools In The Philippines Will Now Offer Korean Language Courses!!!
Waaaahh! High School Ulet! ????
— SÜng Hyò In (@sunghyoin973124) June 21, 2017