The Language Instruction Towards Excellence of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS-LITE) Program is currently training 16 UPLB international graduate students from seven countries to improve their English language competency so that they can achieve the required standard of linguistic and communicative competence to hurdle academic life in the University.
The 150-hour intensive English course is offered by CAS in coordination with the UPLB Graduate School and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). The trainees come from Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, Lao PDR, and Timor Leste.
Classes are held every Monday from 7:00 AM to 5: 45 PM with the following modules: Speech, Reading and Vocabulary, and Grammar and Academic Writing. The course will end on Dec. 2. (Mabini DG. Dizon-CAS)
Featured in photo: UPLB international graduate students pose with GS dean, Dr. Jose Camacho, Jr (seated center). Flanking him are CAS faculty members and LITE coordinators, Dr. Mabini Dizon and Kristine Adalla (right and left, respectively).