As a result of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) launched the Basic Korean Language Course on 25 May 2015 at the Institute’s Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy.

The course was participated in by personnel from the Institute, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Department of National Defense (DND).

In his  welcome remarks, Acting Director-General Julio S. Amador III stressed the importance of learning Korean in strengthening cooperation and establishing linkages between the Philippines and South Korea.

Mr. Amador welcomes participants to the Basic Korean Language Course.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the FSI and the KCC was signed on 19 May 2015, and the course will run until 2 September 2015. It is a combination of Korean language (72 hours) and Korean culture (18 hours), a total of 90 training hours. It aims to improve students’ understanding of basic Korean grammar and vocabulary and also various facets of Korean culture.

Ms. Rho Okjin, Korean Language Instructor from the Korean Cultural Center, introduces Korean history and culture to the participants.
Ms. Rho teaches the participants to read and write the Korean alphabet.
Mr. Kim Lineses, a participant of the language course, practices writing Korean vowels.