The National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) is currently conducting the pioneer class of the English Language Course (ELC) 2022, which commenced last 11 July 2022.
The ELC is a program initiated by the Philippines as part of the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)-Wide Education and Training Exchanges (AETE) Program. It is a 12-week intensive English language program for military officers and civilian employees from five (5) Southeast Asian countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, and Thailand. The participants are immersed in the four core areas of the English language—listening, writing, reading, and speaking.
As part of the course, ELC participants also went on a cultural tour in Taal, Batangas and Tagaytay City last 29 July 2022.
NDCP engages its Southeast Asian counterparts and partners in various initiatives as part of its thrust in deepening its international linkages.