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Extramural Classes

Extramural Classes FAQs

(1) Q: I am not a student of UP Diliman, may I enroll in the UP Department of Linguistics Extramural Classes?

A: The UP Department of Linguistics Asian Languages Extramural Classes is OPEN TO EVERYONE interested in studying a language offered by the department. Our students are mostly from the professional world – government offices, NGOs, and private companies but everyone is welcome to enroll, including young language learners. To enroll in our classes, please check How to Enroll.

(2) Q: I have a background in the language, may I enroll in a higher language module?

A: If you have a background (i.e. formal study in academic or language institutions), you may take a placement exam so we may place you in the appropriate language module. The next schedule is on July 28, 2018 (Saturday) from 9 am to 3 pm at the Department of Linguistics Office at Palma Hall Pavilion 1 Room 1325. Just bring a pen/pencil.

For those who wish to take Japanese classes, placement exams are waived for the following:
(1) Have taken and passed a Hapon course/s in UP Diliman.
(2) A Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) passer.
(3) Have taken and passed a Japanese course/s at Ateneo De Manila University.

For those who wish to take Korean classes, placement exams are waived for the following:
(1) Have taken and passed a Koreyano course/s in UP Diliman.
(2) A Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) passer.

(3) Q: I have already enrolled in a language module and my work schedule suddenly changed, hence, I will not be able to attend the class, may I ask for a refund?

A: A refund request is only allowed if the department has made changes in the schedule, hence, proving to be inconvenient on the part of the student. For these cases, the department will inform and contact you right away. If the classes haven’t started yet, you have the following options:

(1) Defer your enrollment to the next cycle
(2) Enroll in another language class with an available slot
(3) Nominate someone to take your place willing to enroll in a language class with an available slot

Please note that validity of your payment is only until the next cycle. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeited.

(4) Q: Will you give us a certificate after our class?

A: A certificate of completion will only be issued to students who have successfully satisfied all the requirements of the course. Course requirements are given usually on the first day of class and may vary per class/teacher.

(5) Q: Do you offer extramural courses in French / Spanish?

A: The UP Department of Linguistics offers extramural courses in Asian Languages – Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Bahasa Indonesia / Malaysia and Thai. For European languages, please check https://www.facebook.com/del.extramurals .

(6) Q: May I deposit my registration payment in a bank?

A: Payment is only via the Palma Hall Computer Laboratory (Room 117). If you cannot personally pay, a representative may pay for you. Just make sure that the name on the receipt is the student’s. Please note that the Computer Laboratory accepts CASH PAYMENT only.

(7) Q: Is the UP Diliman Computer Laboratory open on Saturdays?

A: The UP Diliman Computer Laboratory is open only on weekdays (Mondays to Fridays, excluding holidays) from 8 am to 12 nn and 1 pm to 5 pm.

(8) Q: I have taken a language module but did not satisfy all the requirements and I want to take the higher language module in the next cycle. May I enroll in the higher module class?

A: You have to take a placement exam or (re)take the final exam and get a passing grade in order to enroll in the higher language module. NOTE: The next schedule of placement exams is on July 28, 2018 (Saturday).

(9) Q: May I enroll in 2 (or 3) language modules in a cycle?

A: You may do so provided that you satisfy the prerequisite modules of the courses that you wish to take. For example, you are allowed to take Bahasa Indonesia / Malaysia 1 and Chinese 1 in the same cycle but will not be allowed to take Japanese 1 and Japanese 2 in the same cycle because Japanese 1 is the prerequisite module of Japanese 2.

(10) Q: Are the classrooms air-conditioned?

A: Yes, all classrooms used by the UP Department of Linguistics are air-conditioned and are ‘smart classrooms’ (i.e. a projector and sound system are readily available for use in our classrooms). However, there are cycles in which a class/es is/are held in a room/s not assigned to the Department of Linguistics which may or may not be air-conditioned.

(11) Q: Can I pay the registration fee (Php 3,500) in installment or via credit card?

A: The UPD Computer Laboratory only accepts FULL payment in CASH only.

(12) Q: Why should I enroll in your Asian Languages Extramural Classes?

A: University of the Philippines is the nation’s premier university. UP Department of Linguistics is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as the only CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES. Our instructors have trained abroad and have a background in linguistics. The UP Department of Linguistics is committed to bringing quality foreign language learning to Filipino learners through its extension programs.

(13) Q: Where are the classes held?

A: All classes are held in Palma Hall.

(14) Q: Does the PHP 3,500 fee include the materials for the class?

A: YES. The registration fee already includes the materials so you don’t need to pay additional fees.


(15) Q: Is there a fee for the placement exam?

A: No fee is collected for the placement exam.

(16) Q: How long is the placement exam?

A: A placement exam is usually taken for an hour.

(17) Q: Where is the placement exam held?

A: Placement exams are held at Palma Hall 1325 (3F, Pavilion 1 – UP Department of Linguistics Office).

For other questions or concerns, you may call the department at 981 8500 loc 2128 or e-mail  lingg@kssp.upd.edu.ph.



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