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LST to launch a Basic English Proficiency Program

Nov 21, 2023

In a bid to enhance language skills among religious, priests, and lay foreign students, Loyola School of Theology is set to launch its Basic English Proficiency Program in January 2024. The program aims to provide participants with the necessary linguistic tools to engage effectively in academic and everyday contexts.

The Basic English Proficiency Program consists of two courses: TMP 295.93 “Introduction to Reading and Listening in English” and TMP 295.94 “Introduction to Writing and Speaking in English.” The courses cater to different proficiency levels, with TMP 295.93 targeting A1-A2 Beginner to Pre-Intermediate Level and TMP 295.94 focusing on B1-B2 Intermediate to High Intermediate Level.

Scheduled to run from January 15 to May 18, 2024, the courses offer a comprehensive learning experience. TMP 295.93 will take place from 9:00 am to 11:50 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, with supervised personal learning hours on Monday and Thursday. Meanwhile, TMP 295.94 is scheduled from 2:00 pm to 4:50 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, with supervised personal learning hours on Wednesday and Friday.

The Basic English Program is open to religious, priests, and lay foreign students. Students will undergo a Diagnostic Test, which will determine their proficiency level—A1-A2 or B1-B2—for the entire semester. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 12 students per course to ensure personalized attention and effective learning.

Each English course carries 9 credits (or 18 ECTS, European Transfer Credit System), and the estimated fee for the entire semester is PhP 40,000 (Philippine Pesos) for the four-month duration.

Diagnostic Tests are scheduled on November 20 and November 22, 2023. The venue for November 20 is SIB 208, while Tipanan ni San Ignacio will host the test on November 22. The testing period will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Additional dates within November and December may be arranged.

For further inquiries and registration details, interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Loyola School of Theology administration via email at admin@lst.edu.

This initiative by Loyola School of Theology reflects its commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community while equipping individuals with the essential language skills for effective communication in a global context.

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