Yet another proud movement for Filipinos!
Harvard University is set to offer a Tagalog Language Course. Before the news of a new Tagalog Language Course, the prestigious university already offers a course on the Philippines, a survey course on the region’s history.
Jorge Espada stated that the university wants to teach South East Asian Language at a professional level of instruction. The goal is to make it more consistent and to create enthusiasm for it at Harvard.
To make the plan happen, Harvard’s Department of South Asian Studies is looking for three instructors to teach the Tagalog language, Bahasa Indonesian, and Thai languages.
According to reports, teaching positions will last for three years and is renewable for up to five years.
For the Tagalog language instructor, Harvard is looking for a native speaker or is fluent in Tagalog at a near-native level.
The Asia Center executive director, Elizabeth Liao, expressed her sentiments regarding the teaching positions,
“We’re very excited and hopeful that these positions will be a game-changer in terms of the Asia Center’s long-term mission to build Southeast Asian studies at Harvard.”
She also added that she hopes it will elevate Harvard’s engagement with the region.