Back to School

Finally I am back to my Korean class at UP Diliman. I enrolled at Korean extramural class 2.  My first one was like a year ago.  I actually miss going to school even if its just a weekend and what is more exciting is that its all about learning Korean.

It was not the 1st day of school last Saturday (Jan 16, 2010) but the 2nd one actually.  I missed first the 1st session I was out for an earlier commitment before finally deciding to enroll.  I guess i did not really lose that much on the first day as it was a review on forming verb into past.

I have not prepared anything for my first day to class but I think I was able to cope up with it.  The lesson was about the use of past tense  and numbers.  I am really poor when it comes to numbers but that day…i got challenged with it.  I have been doing self study for nearly two year now so how come I can’t focus on memorizing numbers.   It’s as if I got some memory enhancers that day, before the end of the class I can say I am more familiar with Sino Korean numbers. The native Korean way of counting is another hurdle though.

Well I guess this is the advantage of going to formal classes, you are compelled to study and understand so you keep with the pace of the teacher.   Not for anything else, being back to Korean class is something that I am so excited and happy with.


21 Replies to “Back to School”

  1. hi! just want to ask. is the tuition fee expensive? i looked up the u.p. linguistic dept & inquired thru email but no response yet. thanks in advance

      1. hi jane, thanks for the reply and i am sorry for it’s a bit late for me to visit your site again and read your post. i was able to contact the UP Ling Admin but i read the email a bit late – the last day was days ago. but i am still interested.

        thanks again.


        is it possible to ask for your email address? thanks.

  2. Hi there. I’m planning to take Korean classes in Up, too. However, I have no idea if they are still open for enrollees. I can only read and write hangul but, for the life of me, I’m still “scared” of learning serious stuff like grammar. Will you be so kind to update us when they’ll be opening Korean 1 classes? Thanks.

  3. just want to ask. if im a graduate of another university, (UST to be specific) should i take the UP entrance exam to be admitted and enroll or inquire as a transferee? i’m sorry if this sounds like a question i should ask at the office… just want to ask someone from there. 🙂 thanks in advance.

    1. no need to take entrance exam. the korean language lessons UP are offered as extramural classes. let me know if you are interested i can provide you the contact of the instructor from Linguistics Dept.

      1. really? i just graduated so maybe i’ll save up for the tuition fee first.. 🙂 thanks a lot.

  4. Wow! You are a Filipino too! Is the Korean Class in UPD required? or is it optional? Do you know if other universities like UST offer Korean Language classes? Thanks in advance!

    P.S. Your site is very good…it helps me a lot in studying Korean 🙂 Thanks!

    1. i don’t know if UST is offering Korean classes, according to some of my friends from UST there is none (at least during their time). anyway the Korean classes offered in UP Diliman is extramural so you don’t need to enroll in the university for a full language course. Let me know if you are interested i can refer you to my instructor. Thanks.

  5. hi.. i am really interested in enrolling for a korean class in UPD.. i don’t know who to contact for inquiries.. i just want to know how much is the tuition fee and what are the requirements.. please help.. and when is the opening of the next batch.. thanks a lot! btw, your blog helps me a lot 🙂

  6. Hi! I am very interested in learning korean in UPD. at in fairness, mura sya compared sa mga nakikita kong language classes. may classes this summer? i’m a regular student din kasi from another university. di ko kayang isabay sya pag regular classes. please help. salamat!

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