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    The Language Center, located at the ground floor of the Multipurpose Building of the Bicol University College of Arts & Letters, is an academic support service of Bicol University that conducts specialized projects and language training programs for all members of the University and the community who wish to enrich their communication skills.

     Supportive of regional and national development goals for global competitiveness, the Language Center supports the teaching and learning of languages and serves the growing language instruction needs not covered by the regular programs and activities of established departments.

    VISION

    A World-Class University Producing Leaders and Change Agents for Social Transformation and Development.

    GOAL

    The goal of the Language Center is to promote language teaching and strengthen language learning at Bicol University; by developing relevant cultural and language programs/projects, engaging in research and extension activities, providing speech services in line with the latest  technology in language learning, advance professional development of the language faculty, and help students acquire effective language proficiency and multi-cultural awareness, to be nationally and globally responsive , competitive and productive.

    MISSION

    The aforecited vision is rooted in Bicol University’s mandate as provided in RA. 5521 which is to give professional and technical training and provide advanced and specialized instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, besides providing for the promotion of scientific and technological research. (sec. 3.)

    OBJECTIVES

    1. Conduct short & long-term projects, programs & innovations for the Language Center;
    2. Provide the University speech and language services, and ensure proper maintenance of equipment and improvement of the Speech Laboratory;
    3. Promote the study of local & foreign languages like Bikol, Filipino, English, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin, Nihongo, Korean, German, French, Italian, and  Arabic to a larger clientelle;
    4. Initiate in-service trainings for teaching & non-teaching personnel; of the University and other public and private institution to enhance their communications skills;
    5. Engage in the development and implementation of research and extension programs on language and culture in the University & the Bicol region; and
    6. Establish joint ventures with foreign and local business, media, government & non-government organizations for the promotion of cultural awareness and communicative competence through language learning.

    LANGUAGE TRANING PROGRAMS

    The growing number of diverse opportunities for growth and development across the world in line with communication, business, education, information technology, medicine and other service areas advances the need for learning foreign languages among workers in and out of the country.

     Knowledge of other languages, other than Filipino and English provides a person with many advantages in the national and global market. It improves and expands his horizons and increases his chances for admission to better job opportunities. He becomes an “active part of the world” responsive to its demands, needs and changes.

    ADMISSION

    The BU Language Center course offerings are open to BU and Non-BU students, professionals, non-working individuals and interested parties.

  • Foreign Language Courses

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES

    LEVEL 1 & 2 LEVEL 1
    Chinese Mandarin Arabic
    Nihongo Polish
    French Italian
    Spanish Portuguese
    German  
    Korean  

    SPECIAL COURSES

    Speech and Grammar Enhancement

    Conversational English for Foreigners

    Conversational Filipino for Foreigners

    Conversational Bikol for Foreigners

    ENROLMENT SCHEDULE

                     1st Semester          –                 June

                     2nd Semester        –                 October

                     Summer                  –                 March

    CLASS SCHEDULE

    The time of meetings is agreed upon by the professor and students during the orientation.

    MODE OF PAYMENT

    P 2, 000.00     –     BU students/ Faculty/ Employee

    P 3, 000.00     –     Non-BU Students/ Professionals

    P 6, 000.00     –     Foreigners

    NUMBER OF HOURS

    NO. OF STUDENTS

    NO. OF HOURS

    2-3

    20

    4-5

    30

    6-7

    40

    8-9

    42

    10-11

    44

    12-13

    46

    14-15

    48

    16-17

    50

    18-19

    52

    20

    54

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  • Contact Information

    Address: 2nd Flr., Multipurpose Building, Rizal St.,
                   Legazpi CIty

    Tel. No.: (052) 732-71-56

    Mobile No.: 0916-2758-002

    Email: languagecenterbu@gmail.com

    Look for: Ms. Christine C. Tacorda

  • Basic Italian

    BULC ANNOUNCEMENT

    Bicol University Language Center announces its Basic Italian short-term training program for the 2nd Semester SY 2020-2021. Classes start on February 6, 2021 every Saturday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.

    FAQs:

    shorturl.at/gGKLY

    BULC Enrollment Procedure:

    shorturl.at/anN45

    Basic Italian Registration Form:

    https://forms.gle/K7ZL2AcQYWuuroZ19

    Other short-term training program offered:

    1. Japanese (Schedule TBA)

    For inquiries, contact BU Language Center through the following:

    Facebook:

    Bicol University Language Center | @languagecenterbuofficial

    https://www.facebook.com/languagecenterbuofficial

    Email: languagecenterbu@gmail.com

    Tel. No.: (052) 732-7156

    Maria Hazel Altavano

    Faculty, BULC

  • Basic Nihongo

    BULC ANNOUNCEMENT

    Bicol University Language Center announces its Basic Japanese short-term training program for the 2nd Semester SY 2020-2021. Classes start on February 20, 2021 every Saturday, 8:00 AM-11:00 AM.

    FAQs:
    shorturl.at/gGKLY

    BULC Enrollment Procedure:
    shorturl.at/anN45

    Basic Japanese Registration Form:
    https://forms.gle/n2suyi3xxQWu296X7

    Other short-term training program offered:
    1. Italian (Saturdays, 8:00AM – 12:00PM)

    For inquiries, contact BU Language Center through the following:
    Facebook:
    Bicol University Language Center | @languagecenterbuofficial

    https://www.facebook.com/languagecenterbuofficial


    Email: languagecenterbu@gmail.com
    Tel. No.: (052) 732-7156

    Maria Hazel Altavano
    Faculty, BULC

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