THE BSU-International Language Center (ILC) is privileged to give English training to 20 South Korean public school teachers from the Chungcheongbuk-do Office of Education after almost two years of negotiation.

"This is a breakthrough for us and the Philippines in general because it's the first time we are training South Korean public school teachers," said ILC Assistant Director, Professor Corazon Bautista.

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The teachers are on a one-month training program from January 4 to February 2, 2010, which consists of 80 hours Intensive Functional English and 40 hours Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

BSU faculty who are graduates of the 10 day TESOL Certificate IV course and the Training and Assessment IV course served as lecturers.

ILC offered Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) starting 2007. The offering of TESOL Certificate IV was made possible through the partnership with BSU, the Southern Cross International Language Institute and the Australian International Language Academy.

"I think we hurdled the test because the South Korean teachers are impressed by our lecturers," replied Professor Bautista when asked if there will be another batch of trainees to come. (Jennyline Tabangcura)