[Blueboard] REGISTRATION ONGOING: LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE COURSES

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Ateneo Center for Asian Studies
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University

is now accepting enrollees to


LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE COURSES


INDONESIAN 1: INTRODUCTORY INDONESIAN CERTIFICATE COURSE

Schedule of Classes:
9 November 2013 - 8 February 2014/ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(Ten Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14, January 11, 18,  
25, February 1 and 8)
Instructor: Herman Frits Pangemanan, M.A.
Venue: TBA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 31 October 2013 (Thursday)

Course description:
This Indonesian language course will cover the essentials of the  
language, including phonology (graphemes and allophones), syntax  
(grammatical structure), and semantics (contextual meanings) with a  
lot of Indonesian greetings discretely specific to Indonesian.  This  
course will spare enough time to delve into scientific context of the  
language. On the whole, the course is composed of 15 chapters covering  
dialogue (conversation), grammatical structure, word formation, simple  
mathematic operation, cultural notes, and vocabulary.

Indonesian, commonly called Bahasa Indonesia is almost exclusively  
written in Latin script (Italy-based ancient Latium language covering  
Latium and Rome) with a lot of influences currently coming from Arabic  
and Dutch languages. The Dutch once penetrated Indonesia's common  
parlance and law and judicial lingos (as still obvious up to now),  
following its almost 350-year era of colonization (1605-1945) over  
Indonesia. Nowadays, many more foreign languages are increasingly  
penetrating Indonesian script, especially the international  lingua  
franca English. And in modern era, Indonesian is deluged en masse by  
colloquial words of young people intertwined with slangs derived from  
various ethic dialects equally shared through media communications  
nationwide.

The very root of Indonesian is the Malayo-Polynesian language family  
from which Malay Languages (Bahasa Melayu), which are spoken by people  
around South East Asia as a lingua franca, came thereof.  Malay was  
later taken over by Indonesia, Brunei, and Malaysia as their national  
languages.
Importantly, while Indonesian letter is simply read as is (like Latin  
script) with constant sound and allophones, Filipino learners will  
graphemically enjoy resemblant wording and writing system because of  
the fact that some 3,200 root-words of the Tagalog-based Pilipino are  
taken from or are similar to Indonesian words.


INDONESIAN 2: BASIC INDONESIAN CERTIFICATE COURSE

Schedule of Classes:
2 December 2013 - 24 February 2014/ 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
(Ten Mondays: December 2, 9, 16, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 10,  
17 and 24)
Instructor: Herman Frits Pangemanan, M.A.
Venue: TBA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 25 November 2013 (Monday)

Course Description:
As a continuation of Indonesian 1, which dealt with general  
introduction to Indonesian phonology, standard syntax and semantics,  
Indonesian 2 will  delve more into three basic linguistic elements, to  
wit (i) the basic syntax (grammatical structure), (ii) the very  
structure of Indonesian sentences, and (iii) the knowledge of  
Indonesian multifarious verbs.

Under the basic syntax, this module will further elaborate syntactic  
functions of adjectives, adverbs, adverbials, prepositions, and nouns.  
And in the structure of Indonesian sentences, the course will  
introduce the basic sentence patterns, clauses, and conjunctions, in  
addition to common models of interrogative and imperative sentences as  
well as the elements of tenses and passive voices. Meanwhile apropos  
of verbs, this module will manage the complicated structure of  
Indonesian verbs and auxiliary verbs, billed to be the most difficult  
part of this language on account of its irregular affixation in the  
verbs.

This module, which consists of 12 Chapters in toto, will be somewhere  
intertwined with some classes of light, if not colloquial,  
expressions, such as particles and interjections, aside from the  
scientific aspect of the language.
Having exposed scientifically to this basic Indonesian 2, the learners  
should be able to write the Indonesian grammar-based sentences with  
more powerful mode. And since every chapter is always opened with a  
related conversation and equally equipped with extended word  
formation, vocabulary, and regular exercises, the foreign learners  
would then grow in strong knowledge of speaking, reading, and  
comprehension.


RUSSIAN 1: INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

Schedule of Classes:
  9 November 2013 - 15 March 2014/ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
(Fifteen Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14, January 11,  
18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, and 15)
Instructor: Francisco R. Villar, Jr.
Venue: TBA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 31 October 2013 (Thursday)

Course description:
Russian language is one of the most important, powerful and beautiful  
languages in the world. It belongs to the Slavic group of languages  
which forms a separate branch in the Indo-European family of  
languages. It is the key in discovering the immense richness of  
Russian culture and history-including that of the great Russian  
literature.

In this course, students will learn the basic sounds, vocabulary and  
structural patterns of Russian. Emphasis will be on speaking, reading  
comprehension, listening and writing skills. Presentation of lexical  
and grammar materials in this course anchors on the principle: from  
the content to the form and from the intention to the means of  
expression. The lesson materials are put into practice in the form of  
monologues, dialogues, grammar exercises and other activities focusing  
on contextual application of the language. The course encourages  
active and productive participation by the students through  
interaction by pairs or in groups, thereby enabling them to build up  
confidence and accuracy in communicating in Russian.

This course also acquaints the students with the Russian way of life,  
arts and culture. It also informs the students on the relevance of  
Russian language in the modern world and its proper place in the  
global cultural, economic and political discourse.


RUSSIAN 2: RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Schedule of Classes:
  9 November 2013 - 15 March 2014/ 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.
(Fifteen Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14, January 11,  
18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, and 15)
Instructor: Francisco R. Villar, Jr.
Venue: TBA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 31 October 2013 (Thursday)

Course description:
The Basic Russian 2 language course continues to strengthen, refine  
and develop the basic language skills acquired in Russian 1. It aims  
to increase the students? vocabulary and complete their orientation to  
the Russian case system. Functional ability in speaking, listening,  
reading, writing and word- formation is further honed through various  
exercises in writing compositions, topical conversations, listening  
and reading comprehension activities. New grammar structures are  
introduced and utilized to express more complex communicative  
intentions. There will be oral presentations both individual and by  
pair to reinforce the students? confidence in responding to language  
situation and narrating simple life experiences in Russian. Immersion  
to Russian culture is provided through film viewing, reading of poems  
or excerpts from Russian classics. Discussions of Russian contemporary  
and significant social, political and cultural issues are continued  
and deepened. At the end of the course there will be written and oral  
evaluation of the students? basic competence in Russian.


THAI 1: INTRODUCTORY THAI CERTIFICATE COURSE

Schedule of Classes:
  16 November 2013 - 15 February 2014/ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(Ten Saturdays: November 16, 23, December 7, 14, January 11, 18, 25,  
February 1, 8 and 15)
Instructor: Hamada Madeeyoh
Venue: TBA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 8 November 2013 (Friday)

Course description:
Thai/Standard Thai/Siamese is the national/official language of  
Kingdom of Thailand. It represents a variety of Central Thai dialect,  
which is used widely throughout the country. Thai belongs to Tai  
language family, which is, to some extent, related to languages in  
India, Myanmar, Laos, northern Vietnam, southern China, and Malay  
Peninsula. Thai, according to Iwasaki and Preeya (2005) has several  
typological characteristics. It is a tonal language with five  
contrastive tones. As all of the varieties of Tai, Thai is  
monosyllabic. Unlike most of European or Austronesian languages, Thai  
does not apply inflectional morphology to code grammatical information  
such as number and gender for nouns and verbs. And it uses various  
classifiers for counting different kinds of objects. Moreover, since  
13th century, the writing system has been imposed by King Ramkhamhaeng  
of Sukhothai dynasty. This system was adapted from Khmer, which  
originated in India.

To be able to achieve any business or enjoy any activity in Thailand,  
the country never colonized by westerners, learning Thai, especially  
the language is the first thing non-Thai speakers should practise.  
Thai people of any levels of education use only Thai as their medium  
of communication; they do not speak other languages if not necessary.  
Or a great number of them are monolinguals; they do not know, due to  
low frequency of foreign language use, other languages even English.  
Likewise, to reach fluently all-skilled proficiency in Indic-derived  
alphabet Thai tonal language involves a great investment in time.  
However, as far as I am concerned, in Thai everyday life, it is not  
necessary to achieve that high/advanced level. Non-Thai speakers who  
are able to use any Thai, even at the beginning level can meet with  
success in communicating with Thai people in spite of some common  
errors produced.

This Thai language course applies a linguistic approach to the  
teaching of Thai as a second language. It covers phonology, syntax  
(structure), and semantics (contextual meanings). Students will learn  
to recognize, produce, and compare significant sounds of Thai language  
to their own tongue. And they will be able to classify the functions  
of words and form their own simple clauses and/or sentences. In  
addition, they will know the meaning of words in context. The whole  
course is primarily composed of ten chapters, which includes dialogue,  
vocabulary, grammatical structure, and cultural information. Besides,  
reading and writing for beginners will be imposed as well.

Intensive introductory Thai is the first key connecting people from  
other countries to the gateway of Southeast Asia. It can, more or  
less, help non-native Thai speakers, even with non-accurate  
pronunciation, survive in Thailand.


THAI 2: THAI FOR BEGINNERS CERTIFICATE COURSE

Schedule of Classes:
  16 November 2013 - 15 February 2014/ 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Ten Saturdays: November 16, 23, December 7, 14, January 11, 18, 25,  
February 1, 8 and 15)
Instructor: Hamada Madeeyoh
Venue: TBA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 8 November 2013 (Friday)

Course description:
Thai2 is a continuation of Thai1, which focus to enhance and  
strengthen the basic competency in the language through acquisition of  
new vocabularies and application to more complex conversation  
structures in the real life, more focus on how to read and write the  
Thai sentence since Thai alphabet is very unique and variety of  
pronunciation of vowel. It aims to increase the students? vocabulary  
and complete their ability in speaking, listening, reading, writing  
and word- formation through various exercises.

This Thai2 course covers more on phonology, syntax (structure), and  
semantics (contextual meanings) as well as basic grammar. Students  
will learn to recognize, produce, and compare significant sounds of  
Thai language to their own tongue. And they will more be able to  
classify the functions of words and form their own complex clauses  
and/or sentences. Engagement to Thai culture is provided through film  
viewing, reading of poems and etc. At the end of the course there will  
be written and oral examinations to evaluate students? basic  
competence in Thai.


KOREAN 1: INTRODUCTORY KOREAN CERTIFICATE COURSE

Schedule of Classes:
  16 November 2013 - 15 February 2014/ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(Ten Saturdays: November 16, 23, December 7, 14, January 11, 18, 25,  
February 1, 8 and 15)
Instructor: Racel C. Ibarrientos
Venue: TBA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 8 November 2013 (Friday)

Course Description:
Korean 1 is an introductory Korean language course designed for  
students with zero knowledge of Korean. This module delves on the  
essentials of the language beginning with the introduction of the  
alphabet, phonetics, and sentence patterns. Specifically, it covers  
the following: vowels and consonants, rudimentary rules of  
pronunciation, Sino-Korean and pure Korean numerals, basic grammar  
rules and sentence patterns, and simple dialogues and conversations.  
The whole program aims to assist students acquire basic competency in  
4 aspects of communication - speaking, listening, writing, and reading  
  - through a combination of various teaching approaches and learning   
activities.


KOREAN 2: UPPER BEGINNER KOREAN CERTIFICATE COURSE

Schedule of Classes:
   16 November 2013 - 15 February 2014/ 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Ten Saturdays: November 16, 23, December 7, 14, January 11, 18, 25,  
February 1, 8 and 15)
Instructor: Racel C. Ibarrientos
Venue: TBA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 8 November 2013 (Friday)

Course Description:
Korean 2 is a continuation of Korean 1, which aims to enhance basic  
competency in the language through acquisition of new vocabularies and  
their application to more complex sentence structures. The course will  
also introduce new speech styles and expressions that will cover the  
following topics: imperative/command sentences in formal form; basic  
prepositions; pre-positive/ suggestive exchanges; object, time and  
action-location particles; rules of pronunciation for special syllabic  
pairs, etc.

Upon completion of Korean 2, students will be able to read with  
improved comprehension, write with much creativity through an expanded  
vocabulary; formulate questions and answers with proper conjugations;  
and speak with enhanced confidence.


*****


REGISTRATION FEE:
P 5,000.00 per student
P 4,500.00 per student for a group of not less than 10, on condition  
that they register at the same time.
P 3,500.00 per ADMU (Loyola Schools only) faculty or staff member
Certificate of completion, ID and instructional materials (up to 80  
pages) will be covered by the registration fee.


HOW TO PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE:
Payment options include OVER-THE-COUNTER payment through Metrobank or,  
you may visit our office (Ateneo Center for Asian Studies, second  
floor, Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall) to pay.

For OVER-THE-COUNTER Payment through Metrobank, please follow the  
following procedure:

1. Go to any Metrobank Trust Co. (MBTC) Branch.
2. Get a copy of Metrobank's PAYMENT SLIP and accomplish the required  
information/details:
          a. Company Name: ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY
          b. Subscriber Name: COMPLETE ENROLLEE/STUDENT'S NAME
          c. Reference Number: INDONESIAN 1 (for INDONESIAN 1 enrollees)
			      INDONESIAN 2 (for INDONESIAN 2 enrollees)
			      RUSSIAN 1 (for RUSSIAN 1 enrollees)
                               RUSSIAN 2 (for RUSSIAN2 enrollees)
		              THAI 1 (for THAI 1 enrollees)
                               THAI 2 (for THAI 2 enrollees)
                               KOR 1 (for KOREAN 1 enrollees)
                               KOR 2 (for KOREAN 2 enrollees)
          d. Subscriber Number: 006
          e. Mode of Payment: Cash/Check/Debit account
          f. Amount of Payment: Pxxxx.xx

NOTE: Slips are to be accomplished in duplicate copies.
               1st copy: Bank copy
               2nd copy: Client's copy

3. Present payment slip to MBTC tellers together with cash/check.
4. Once validated, MBTC teller will give you a validated copy.
5. Before leaving, check & verify the copy received (payment slip  
serves as proof of payment);
           a.) If validated
           b.) if the copy was the one accomplished and presented to  
bank teller
6. Fax the validated payment slip together with the registration form  
(registration form is downloadable at  
http://www.ateneo.edu/ls/soss/acas) to 926-4202 or scan and email to  
acas at admu.edu.ph (preferred).

For inquiries: acas at admu.edu.ph; 926-4202; 426-6001 (local 5285 or 5286)

To know more about ACAS, google Ateneo Center for Asian Studies, or  
visit its website: http://www.ateneo.edu/ls/soss/acas


-- 
Lydia N. Yu-Jose, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Ateneo Center for Asian Studies
2/F Ricardo & Dr. Rosita Leong Hall,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108
Tel: (632) 426-6001 loc. 5285/5286
Telefax: (632) 926-4202
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm
Email: acas at admu.edu.ph
URL: http://ateneo.edu/ls/soss/acas

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