Assumption Language College celebrated 7 years of providing contextualized language training yesterday.
The school was founded seven years ago on July 6, 2009 to serve the language training need of Chinese religious in the Philippines. It was originally called Assumption Language Center.
Seven years thereafter, the College has expanded and has begun diversifying its offerings, giving training to religious coming from different parts of the world. Although most students come from Asian countries, the College admits students from diverse areas like Solomon Islands, Venezuela, Canada, Peru, Rwanda, the Congo, and France.
The one-hour program began with a mass celebrated by Fr. Bernard Holzer, aa, the school president. In his homily, he emphasized the importance of having a ready mind to learn new things and to use language in doing one’s mission.
After the mass, during lunch, the students and teachers watched a video presentation showing the school’s history and all the students and teachers that have been parts of it.
The students are treated to old pictures that depicted the history of the school through its seven-year existence hung at the lounge area.
“I am happy to have studied in this school because the programs are very good and the atmosphere is very friendly, like that of a family’s,” says Candy, a 16-year old Vietnamese student.
“ALC allows me to share to my students what I know, and it is wonderful to see them progress and become confident speakers of the language,” says Teacher Mark who is handling beginners students.