Kyungwoon University students finish Intensive English course
Geonggon Lee receives his IFELP certificate from BSU President, Dr. Ben D. Ladilad, VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Percyveranda A. Lubrica and BSU-ILC Director, Dr. Luisa C. Cotiw-an during the BSU-ILC closing program on July 30, 2012.
Another batch of Kyungwoon University students from South Korea completed satisfactorily the Intensive Functional English Language Program of the BSU-International Language Center (ILC).
This 2012 Summer Batch consisted of Hyemun An, Kyojin Bae, Sunghyun Bae, Yeongae Choi, Dohyun Eom, Byungsoo Kang, Geonggon Lee, Hyukjin Lee, Hyungjun Lee, Jiwon Lee, Janghyeok Lim, Bongseop Noh, and Youngdon Pyo.
In a closing program held on the 30th of July at the Gladiola Center where the ILC office is housed, BSU President, Dr. Ben D. Ladilad, congratulated the trainees and expressed his confidence that the trainees will now be able to interact meaningfully with anyone using the English language. He also acknowledged the BSU-ILC teachers for their dedicated service having produced trainees from Korea and other countries for several years now.
Jiwon Lee, who majors in Occupational Therapy talked about her experiences and showed pictures of the field trips everyone evidently enjoyed during the one-month English training course. She described these trips as the best places with magnificent and idyllic scenery.
“During our initial class lessons, I felt uncomfortable because I thought my English skill was poor; however, our teachers guided me step by step. I will surely miss them,” she said.
“English training will be my most memorable experience ever,” added Youngdon Pyo, another trainee who is a major of Visual Optics at Kyungwoon University.
In her opening remarks, Dr. Luisa Cotiw-an, the new director of the BSU-ILC, confidently told the trainees that though "a month is too short to spend on this significant course, I know when you go back to Korea, you will make a difference because you had experiential learning; you were provided with situations outside the classroom where you talk in English language." Now, you can continue doing so when you go back home, she added.
Moreover, Noh Bong Seop, a sophomore majoring in Aviation, said that when he goes back to Korea, he will tell his friends that the whole experience was good and would be better if taken during winter vacation because by that time weather in the Philippines is perfect.