- Humboldt University is now offering Filipino classes as part of their language program
- A Filipino language instructor and also a graduate of the University of the Philippines, Antonio Galang Jr, is the one leading the language program inside this school in Germany
- The program is one of the major components of the course Philippine Studies which is already being offered in many countries
A school in Germany has started to teach Filipino classes to its students as part of their language program.
Humboldt University is known for being a premiere tertiary-level educational institution in Germany. The school has launched its first ever Filipino language classes for its students enrolled for the winter semester.
According to the Philippine Embassy in Germany, the language program is one of the major components of the Philippine Studies program in Humboldt University which started in July 2019.
It is being headed by a Filipino language instructor, Antionio Galang Jr., who is also a graduate of the University of the Philippines.
The language program is also under the supervision of the Institute of Asian and African Studies in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Germany. Its program director also happens to be a Filipino academic Dr. Rosa Cordillera Castillo.
Meanwhile, a report from ABS-CBN confirmed that Filipino language is also being taught in other countries as part of their school’s Philippine Studies program.
In China, some students are already studying the Filipino language. Some secondary schools in Alberta have also started to teach the language, according to the former Alberta premier Rachel Notley.
Additionally, more institutions in Canada are expected to teach Filipino as they are now preparing to offer Filipino language classes by next year.