SEARCA teams up with RELC for Scholars’ English Training
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines - For the first time, SEARCA collaborated with sister Center, the Regional Language Center (RELC) for the English Training Course for new SEARCA scholars held from 29 July to 1 August 2014 at the SEARCA headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.
The four-day training course aimed to enhance the scholars’ English communication skills (listening and speaking) and to build oral communication confidence before the start of their respective study programs. Twenty-six SEARCA scholars from Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam will participate in this enhancement course.
In a short opening ceremonies on 30 July 2014, Dr. Saguiguit welcomed all the incoming SEARCA scholars, as well as the lecturers from RELC, namely Dr. Fung Cheung Kam See and Ms. Elsa Yow. “The long-term plan is to make this a standard feature of our scholarships and a prerequisite to your formal degree program. What we learn from this pilot offering will be used to adjust or fine tune it further for succeeding batches,” he stressed.
SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC) is a leading language teacher education center based in Singapore. Set up in 1968, RELC has an established reputation for providing quality courses from short teacher training courses with focused themes, to postgraduate diploma and Master’s degree courses.