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Harvard University to offer Tagalog language courses

Harvard University to offer Tagalog language courses

The Harvard University in the U.S. will offer Tagalog language courses next school year.

This comes after Eleanor V. Wikstrom, co-president of the Harvard Philippine Forum and a Crimson Editorial chair, wrote an opinion article in the school paper, criticizing the lack of a Tagalog language course at Harvard.

In “The Harvard Crimson” recent article, student John U. Ficek said a Tagalog class would “help out a lot” for Filipino students who grew up in the U.S. and don’t know the language.

The school’s Department of South Asian Studies will hire three instructors to teach Tagalog, as well as Thai and Bahasa Indonesian, which are already being at Harvard.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the university offered only one course on the Philippines, which was about the history of Southeast Asia in general.

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