Linguistic Courses at UP

The following are the undergraduate, graduate, and GE (General Education) courses offered at the Department of Linguistics UP Diliman.

GE Course

Linggwistiks 1 Ikaw at ang Wika Mo

UNDERGRADUATE

Linguistics 110
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Principles and methods used in the scientific study of language.

Linguistics 115
LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS. 3 units.
Synchronic and diachronic analysis of language.Prerequisite: Linguistics 110.

Linguistics 120
READING AND WRITING
LINGUISTIC RESEARCH. 3 units.
Articles and other readings in linguistics and writing of linguistic researches. Prereq: Ling. 110, 115.

Linguistics 121
LINGUISTIC SURVEY OF THE PHILIPPINES. 3 units.
Survey of Philippine languages and dialects. Prereq: Ling. 110.

Linguistics 125
INTRODUCTION TO FIELD METHODS. 3 units.
Techniques and methods in informant work; practice in dealing with the actual speech of native speakers of unfamiliar languages. Prereq: Ling. 110.

Linguistics 130
STRUCTURE OF A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE. 3 units.
Prereq: Ling. 110.

Linguistics 132
STRUCTURE OF BAHASA INDONESIA/MALAYSIA. 3 units.
Prereq: Ling. 130.

Linguistics 136
STRUCTURE OF THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE. 3 units.
Prereq: Ling 130.

Linguistics 138
STRUCTURE OF THE CHINESE LANGUAGE. 3 units.
Prereq: Ling. 130.

Linguistics 140
INTRODUCTION TO GRAMMATICAL THEORIES. 3 units.
Prereq: Ling. 130.

Linguistics 150
THE AUSTRONESIAN LANGUAGE FAMILY. 3 units.
An introductory survey of the Austronesian family of languages; the position of Philippine languages within this language family. Prereq: Ling. 110.

Linguistics 165
PHONOLOGICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL
COMPARISON OF PHILIPPINE LANGUAGES. 3 units.
Prereq: Ling. 110.

Linguistics 166
SYNTACTIC AND SEMANTIC
COMPARISON OF PHILIPPINE LANGUAGES. 3 units.
Prereq: Ling. 110.

Linguistics 170
INTRODUCTION TO ETHNOLINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Language as a product and record of culture; linguistic methods and theories used in anthropology. Prereq: Ling. 110; Anthro. 1.

Linguistics 180
LANGUAGE PROBLEMS IN THE PHILIPPINES. 3 units.
The multilingual situation and related problems in educational policies, the National Language Movement, and some other socio-cultural matters. Prereq: Ling. 110.

Linguistics 190
LANGUAGE STRUCTURES. 3 units.
Phonological and Grammatical structures of selected languages of the world. Prereq: Ling. 115.

Linguistics 199
RESEARCH METHODS IN LINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Prereq: 12 units of linguistics.

Graduate

Linguistics 201
THE SCIENCE OF LINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Synchronic and diachronic methods in the study of language.

Linguistics 204
PHONOLOGY. 3 units.
Distributional and distinctive features analysis; principles of generative phonology.

Linguistics 206
GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS I. 3 units.
Methods in grammatical analysis; problems showing these.

Linguistics 207
GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS II. 3 units.
Continuation of Ling. 206.

Linguistics 213
DIACHRONIC LINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Methods and techniques in the study of the history of language and application of these methods in selected groups of Philippine languages and other languages of the world.

Linguistics 214
PROTO-PHILIPPINES
AND PROTO-AUSTRONESIAN. 3 units.
A comparative study of languages in the Philippines and Austronesia to know the changes in their structure. Prereq: Ling 213.

Linguistics 225
FIELD METHODS IN LINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Eliciting of language data from an informant and its analysis. Prereq: Ling. 206.

Linguistics 230
GRAMMATICAL THEORIES. 3 units.

Linguistics 240
SEMANTICS. 3 units.
The method of linguistics in the study of meaning. Linguistic meaning of words and grammatical construction; its equivalent in translation. Prereq: Ling. 207.

Linguistics 241
LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION. 3 units.
The Linguistic approach in the study of word meanings and grammatical constructions; its equivalent in translation.

Linguistics 245
LEXICOGRAPHY. 3 units.
Prereq: Ling. 240.

Linguistics 250
SOCIOLINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Variation of language and society based on its interaction with each other and the problems of multilingual societies.

Linguistics 260
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Selected topics in the psychology of language with emphasis on linguistic theories in the study of acquisition, maturation and function of language skills. Prereq: Introductory course in linguistics and the psychology of language/COI.

Linguistics 270
ETHNOLINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Relation of linguistic and non-linguistic cultural behavior. Methodological and theoretical issues concerning the scientific approach in the study of behavior learned in society or patterned by culture. Prereq: Ling. 170/Anthro 170/COI.

Linguistics 290
CURRENT TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Prereq: Ling. 207/COI.

Linguistics 299
SEMINAR IN LINGUISTICS. 3 units.

Linguistics 300
MASTER’S THESIS. 6 units.

Linguistics 301
HISTORY OF LINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Development in the study of language from the beginning to the 20th century. Prereq: COI.

Linguistics 335
TRANSFORMATIONAL THEORIES. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Linguistics 386
SEMINAR: LINGUISTICS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Linguistics 396
SEMINAR: GRAMMATICAL THEORIES. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Linguistics 399
RESEARCH. 3 units.

Linguistics 400
Ph.D. DISSERTATION.

Philippine Linguistics

Phil. Ling. 271
LINGUISTICS AND FOLKLORE. 3 units.
Collection and analysis of texts in folklore. Prereq: COI.

Phil. Ling. 280
STRUCTURE OF A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Phil. Ling. 285
STRUCTURAL COMPARISON OF PHILIPPINE LANGUAGES. 3 units.
Prereq: Phil. Ling. 280/COI.

Phil. Ling. 302
HISTORY OF LINGUISTICS IN THE PHILIPPINES. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Phil. Ling. 345
LEXICOGRAPHY IN THE PHILIPPINES. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Phil. Ling. 346
GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPINE LANGUAGES. 3 units.
Prereq. COI.

Phil. Ling. 360
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS IN THE PHILIPPINES. 3 units.

Phil. Ling. 365
DIACHRONIC COMPARISON OF PHILIPPINE LANGUAGES. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Phil. Ling. 366
TYPOLOGICAL COMPARISON OF PHILIPPINE LANGUAGES. 3 units.
Continuation of Phil. ling. 365.

Phil. Ling. 370
SOCIOLINGUISTICS IN THE PHILIPPINES. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Phil. Ling. 375
ETHNOLINGUISTICS IN THE PHILIPPINES. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Phil. Ling. 380
DIALECTOLOGY IN THE PHILIPPINES. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Phil. Ling. 385
PHILIPPINE LANGUAGES SUBGROUPINGS. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

Phil. Ling. 390
SELECTED PROBLEMS IN PHILIPPINE LINGUISTICS. 3 units.
Prereq: COI.

239 Comments

  1. Bella Floriza S. Novio said,

    December 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Good day!
    Actually I just like to inquire.
    I am a chemistry graduate and had taken up 18 units of teaching course.
    And I wanted to go on for a linguistic course.
    What is the best way for me to start with?

    Thank you and have a nice day!

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 3, 2009 at 6:29 pm

      Ms. Novio,
      You mean you are planning to pursue MA in Linguistics?
      Technically, anyone who has an undergraduate degree can apply for MA in Linguistics but you have to take an extra course, Linguistics 201, which is an intensive introductory course for those whose major is not Linguistics.
      I suggest the best way to start for you is to obtain a copy of MA Linguistics curriculum at the Department of Linguistics, FC 2110. Good luck!!

      • bella floriza novio said,

        December 9, 2009 at 9:04 pm

        I always wanted to be a linguist but due to lack of finances, i took the course that will give me scholarship. I graduated in TUP with course, Bachelor in Applied Science major in Laboratory Technology. Unfortunately never landed in the same job as what i have finish. I am currently working as secretary in the furniture company, and i realized my unfulfilled dream with i started communicating with our suppliers from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and in Thailand. Though, i have little knowledge in there language we could communicated very well since some of them can speak a English. With all the experience, it made me remembered what I always wanted to be. Since i was young i have collected different foreign dictionaries.

        And I don’t know how i can start with this course. Is it possible to have it online study. My work requires so much of my presence. But during night time I can always give a way to learn and study.

        It has been a long time that i keep searching for a means/a way to find a school with linguistic course and still i am searching until now for a school that can offer online study for linguistic subjects.

        Are UP offices open at Sundays, because it is the only day available for me to visit your office.

        Thank you for the fast reply and I am looking forward to hearing from you means and ways that i can able to take this course.

        Have a nice day!

        Regards,
        Bella Novio

      • linggwistiks said,

        December 12, 2009 at 1:43 am

        Thanks for sharing your story…The department office is of course closed on Sundays. Please call this number for further inquiries: (02)926-9887. Look for Ate Viki or Jay-Ar. They’d be more than willing to answer your questions..Good luck^^

      • bella floriza novio said,

        December 20, 2009 at 9:22 pm

        Thank you very much for the reply and I will call them soon as I have available time in the office, because I may not able to find a way while on the working hours, for sure they are at lunch break during my break time too.

        I will try my very best to keep in touch with those people that you have mentioned. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it very much.

        Have and nice day…. MERRY CHRISTMAS & MAY YOU HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!

  2. bella floriza novio said,

    December 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I always wanted to be a linguist but due to lack of finances, i took the course that will give me scholarship. I graduated in TUP with course, Bachelor in Applied Science major in Laboratory Technology. Unfortunately never landed in the same job as what i have finish. I am currently working as secretary in the furniture company, and i realized my unfulfilled dream with i started communicating with our suppliers from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and in Thailand. Though, i have little knowledge in there language we could communicated very well since some of them can speak a English. With all the experience, it made me remembered what I always wanted to be. Since i was young i have collected different foreign dictionaries.

    And I don’t know how i can start with this course. Is it possible to have it online study. My work requires so much of my presence. But during night time I can always give a way to learn and study.

    It has been a long time that i keep searching for a means/a way to find a school with linguistic course and still i am searching until now for a school that can offer online study for linguistic subjects.

    Are UP offices open at Sundays, because it is the only day available for me to visit your office.

    Thank you for the fast reply and I am looking forward to hearing from you means and ways that i can able to take this course.

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Bella Novio

  3. bella floriza novio said,

    December 20, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Thank you very much for the reply and I will call them soon as I have available time in the office, because I may not able to find a way while on the working hours, for sure they are at lunch break during my break time too.

    I will try my very best to keep in touch with those people that you have mentioned. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it very much.

    Have and nice day…. MERRY CHRISTMAS & MAY YOU HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!

  4. airah said,

    February 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    i really wanted to learn korean language, im not sure if this school offer such language plz let me know. how can i start.

    • linggwistiks said,

      February 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm

      Hi Sairah!

      The UP Department of Linguistics offers elementary and intermediate Korean language courses on regular semesters. Are you a UP student? If you aren’t a UP student you may apply as a “special student” at the UP Registrar’s office for you to be able to take said courses.

      Otherwise, you may opt to register in the extramural classes on Asian Languages offered by the Department of Linguistics, held every Saturday. Non-UP are of course welcomed. I am not sure though if the classes have already started. You may call the Department of Linguistics and inquire about this.

      한국어를 공부의 시작이 잘 되길^^

      • Gia said,

        August 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm

        Hi. Do special students have grade requirements? Is it also possible to take GE subjects? Your reply will be very much appreciated! Thank you and God bless!

      • linggwistiks said,

        September 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm

        The university does not have any grade requirement for one to become a special student. I am not knowledgeable though whether the university allows special student to take GE courses. You may inquire about this at the University Registrar’s Office.

  5. Ela said,

    March 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    how much will it cost if i take korean language in your school ?

    hope for your response,

    • linggwistiks said,

      March 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm

      if you’ll take courses offered during regular semester, the cost is the same as regular UP courses…if you’ll take the extramural classes (held on Saturdays), it costs PhP 2,800 per class (about 30 hrs, 10 Saturdays [3 hrs per session])..Hope this helps!!

  6. just_in said,

    March 23, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Hello po!
    Incoming Freshman po ako ngayon sa Diliman as a BA linguistics student. Tanong lang po. Ilang GE courses po ba ang kailangan po naming kunin? Ilan pong MST, AH at SSP? Thank you po! :)

    • linggwistiks said,

      March 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm

      para sa’yo just_in

      Katulad ng patakaran ng RGEP Program, kailangan mong kumuha ng kabuuang 45 units (15 courses) ng RGEP courses na kukunin mo mula sa tatlong domain. Dapat ay 15 units kada domain (mayroong 3 domains [Arts&Humanities, Social Sciences&Philosophy,MathSciences&Techonology]) ang kukumpletuhin mo. Ngayon, nasa diskarte mo na, kaakibat nang pagsasaalang-alang ng payo ng adviser, kung ano ang uunahin mo o kung kailan mo kukunin ang mga ito.Basta dapat ay makakuha ka ng 15 G.E. courses para maka-graduate sa programa. Ngayon, sa 15 courses na yan, dapat ay makakuha ka ng 2( o 3 courses, paki-confirm nalang sa adviser mo) courses na klasipikadong “Philippine Studies” course.
      TIP: dahil maraming research requirements sa higher Linguistic courses, dapat eh maaga mong matapos ang RGEP requirements mo.

      Sana nakatulong at welcome din sa Departamento ng Linggwistiks! Makabubuti rin na sumipot ka sa oras ng advising para malinawan ka pa lalo tungkol dito.

    • christine chua said,

      January 15, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      hi! is it possible to communicate with you?i have a daughter who will definitely take an entrnce test AT UP DILIMAN and her priority course is same as yours.but you know as a mother i don know what will i advise to her because no1. i dont know if she will pass but i really hope so, 2nd i dont know anything about this course, im afraid if there will be employment in the future.pls help iha or iho.i would really appreciate.
      my email add is dantene1208@yahoo.com.ph.thank you so much and congrats for passing up exam!

      • linggwistiks said,

        January 21, 2011 at 1:34 am

        Hello Ms. Chua..I’m glad to learn that your daughter is considering linguistics as one of her UPCAT choices. I’m afraid I won’t be able to discuss to you in detail the careers which linguistics majors may pursue after graduation. Below is a brief summary of the programs available for linguistics majors in UP and the kind of occupation(s) they normally pursue after graduation.
        There are three plans available in the BA Linguistics program: (1) Plan A- General Linguistics (generally more theoretical–research-oriented, the student is allowed to take at the maximum 24 units of at least two foreign languages); (2) Plan B- Linguistics and Southeast Asian Languages (a student will specialize in a Southeast Asian language other than Phil. languages, so far only Bahasa Indonesia-Malaysia is fully developed); (3) Plan C- Linguistics and East Asian Languages (a student has to specialize in one East Asian language–so far only Japanese language program is fully developed–Chinese and Korean are offered as well).
        UP Linguistics graduates could easily land a job in foreign firms, embassies, and different sorts of multinational corporations. Some work in linguistic research centers and other language-related institutions. Many opt to pursue higher studies abroad, particularly in countries where the foreign language that they plan to specialize in is spoken.
        Hope this one helps!

  7. Mariko David said,

    April 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Good day po! Kakagraduate ko lang po this april sa course na BS in Entrepreneurial Management sa ibang school. Mag aaral po kasi ako ulet ang I want to take up Linguistics kasi yun po yung gusto ko. Sabi ng prof ko pwede daw po ako mag masters na major in Linguistics. ano po ba mga requirements at need kong gawin?saka magkano po if ever? I don’t know where to begin po eh. super thanks po. God bless. :)

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 29, 2010 at 2:12 am

      Para sa’yo Mariko,

      Hindi ko sigurado ang patakaran ng UP tungkol sa second degree applicants galing sa ibang schools. Kung sa palagay mo’y kakayanin mo naman ang Master’s Program ng Linguistics sa UP eh makakabuti sigurong subukang mo naring mag-apply dito..Sayang naman ang apat na taon kung uulitin mo pa, when in fact puwede ka namang dumiretso na sa MA program.. Puwede kang mag-inquire sa UP Dep’t. of Linguistics sa (02)926-9887 kung mayroon ka pang ibang katanungan..

  8. doc said,

    April 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    I graduated from a medical course in UP manila but I plan to take Japanese lessons. My option is to get the subjects in a regular semester. since I am just starting with the Jap language, ok lang ba if 3 units lang i-enroll ko for elemtary japanese? Will it also be reflected on my Transcript or pwedeng di na? If I opt to take it in a regular semester, how much would be the estimate cost? 1000 per unit na ba?

    Another option is the extramural classes. Are we going to get certificates if we finish the course? when will be the next class?

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 29, 2010 at 2:19 am

      Para sa’yo Doc,

      If you’re planning to take courses during a regular semester, then you must apply as a special student and enroll in Japanese 10. Yes, it’s possible to enroll only in Japanese 10 (not Japanese 10-11). Your grade might appear on your transcript but I’m not really certain about than. I suggest you better ask the UP Registrar’s office regarding this (call UP trunkline and ask to be connected to the Office of University Registrar). One way not to have your actual grade reflected on your transcript is to ‘audit’ the course. there’s no credit, but you pay. Tuition is PhP1,000 per unit, yes.
      With regard to the extramural class, yes, you’ll get a certificate upon completion of the course. Please call the UP Dep’t of Linguistics at (02)926-9887 to inquire about the next cycle of Japanese extramural program. Good luck!

  9. doc said,

    April 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    another thing. if i plan to pursue the japanese language subject in a regular semester, mahirap ba? marami ba requirements for enrollment even if graduate naman ako ng UP manila? thanks

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 29, 2010 at 2:21 am

      if you’re going to apply as a “special student to take language courses”, hindi naman siguro ganun kahirap ang requirements. You may check the requirements by calling UP Registrar..Good luck ulit!!

  10. doc said,

    April 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    kagagaling ko lang sa UP department of linguistics (bilis no?) hehehe but unfortunately sabi mahihirapan daw ako to get a slot to take japanese 10 on a regular semester kasi sa CRS palang punuan na… kaya sad… any other advice on how I can get it in a regular sem? Di ba ako pwede magsave rin ng slot?

    Pero good thing is they offer the extramural program on a regular basis but I have to ask the Japanese embassy if they would credit it and if pwede yun ipangtapat sa number of months na kulang ko in order to qualify for monbusho scholarship. :(

  11. G said,

    May 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Nag-start na po ba yung extramural program? Pwede po bang mag-take ng higit sa isang language sa loob ng isang semester? Ano pong requirements para sa mga non-UP graduates?

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 19, 2010 at 7:23 pm

      The summer cycle of extramural classes started last April 10 and will end on July 17. If you intend to enroll in regular language courses offered in UP, the answer is yes. You may take more than one language course in a semester. Please call or visit the UP Registrar’s Office to inquire about requirements for non-UP. Good luck!

      • G said,

        May 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm

        Thank you po.

  12. Shiela said,

    May 21, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Hello :) I’m an incoming 2nd year student at UP Manila, and I’m thinking of taking a Japanese language course in UP Diliman next summer.. I was wondering kung pwede siyang ma-credit as a GE (AH) course? Thanks :)

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 22, 2010 at 7:05 am

      Para sa’yo Shiela,

      Hindi listed as RGEP course ang anumang Japanese language subject. As a matter of fact, tanging English at Filipino lang ang mga language courses na mayroong available na GE. At sa pagkakaalam ko, hindi rin puwedeng i-consider as GE ang anumang non-GE course unless naka-specify sa rules ng department. Para makasiguro, itanong mo sa departamento mo sa UP Manila kung pumapayag silang gawing alternative na AH ang Japanese..But I really doubt this…

      • Shiela said,

        May 22, 2010 at 6:29 pm

        Ah, sige po. How about the extramural classes na nabanggit nyo po sa previous comments? Mas maigi po kaya kung yun na lang ang i-take since hindi naman po sure na mace-credit pag nag-take ako ng regular classes?

      • linggwistiks said,

        May 22, 2010 at 10:34 pm

        Ano ba ang kurso mo sa UP Manila? Mayroon ka bang ‘elective courses’ na dapat kunin? at kung sakali puwede ba rito ang foreign languages? Oh baka naman mayroon kang language requirement sa curriculum mo? Try to check it at kung meron man, mas okay siyempre ang regular Japanese courses kaysa sa extramural program. Ang problema lang sa regular courses, laging punuan dahil sa dami nang gustong kumuha, kaya mahirap ding makakuha ng slot.

      • Shiela said,

        May 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm

        Behavioral Sciences po e.. From what I know wala pong foreign language elective sa course namin.. So maybe mag-extramural classes na lang ako..

        Salamat po nang marami sa information :)

  13. Lee said,

    May 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Hi! I’m currently a sophomore in UP Diliman. The first round of preenlistment has just ended (I’m currently waiting for the results). But until now I haven’t seen Jap 10 (only Japan Studies 100+) as one of the offered subjects this coming semester. I really wish to get a Japanese language course for the upcoming semester, even if my college won’t credit it.

    Also, do you accept prerog for Jap10, just in case?

    thanks!

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

      Para sa’yo Lee,
      Ang course title para sa Japanese language courses sa UP ay “Hapon”. Kaya siguro wala kang nakitang Jap courses. Ang dapat na ginamit mo sa paghahanap ay “Hapon 10″. Ang prerog ay depende siyempre sa instructor kaya siguro mas mabuti kung sila mismo ang tatanungin mo tungkol dito. Good luck!

      • Lee said,

        May 23, 2010 at 6:57 pm

        Oh~ so that’s why! By any chance, are there any terror profs for Hapon 10? Also, why are there TuesThurs/WedFri as well as TWThF classes? and there’s a 7-10AM class too. Aren’t 3.0 unit classes supposed to be 3hours a week only?

        Thanks!

      • linggwistiks said,

        May 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

        Lee,

        As far as I know, wala namang terror prof sa Linguistics Dep’t ng UP. With regard to your second question, ang 6-hour a week na mga klase ay Integrated Japanese 10-11 classes (6 units).

  14. Lee said,

    May 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Hi! I was wondering if Cabazor, Athena accepts prerog?

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 27, 2010 at 6:38 pm

      Lee…I’m sorry, hindi ko masasagot ang tanong mo. You better see her in person and ask her if she accepts prerog.

  15. Jay Paul said,

    May 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    hi i’m planning to take this as my first choice cause i really love it i will take upcat this batch and i would like to ask meron po bang korean language???

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      Jay Paul: Natutuwa ako at Linguistics ang balak mong kuning first choice sa UPCAT ngayong Agosto. Mayroon lamang apat na kurso sa Korean ang puwede mong kunin sa Linguistics Dep’t. Ngayon palang kasi sinimulan ang curricular revisions para magkaroon ng mga karagdagang kurso sa Korean Language Program. Good luck sa UPCAT!!

      • July 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm

        mahirap po b yung course na linguistics??
        first choice ko po ksi sa upcat bs architecture tpos nagbago po ung isip ko linguistics nlng..
        pwede kaya mag-iba kung loloobin ni Lord n mapasa ko ung upcat sa agosto???

      • linggwistiks said,

        September 25, 2011 at 12:52 am

        Linguistics, just like any other discipline of human knowledge, requires “dedication” and “hardwork”. If you get to pass Architecture but decides to take up Linguistics, you just have to inform the university registrar during the registration period for freshmen. Good luck!

  16. Key said,

    May 31, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Hello! I just finished the required academic units in Political Science from UP Manila. However, I would want to pursue Linguistics as a second degree. I am very interested not only to learn specific languages but also to be able to study them in a more scientific manner.

    Brief Questions
    1. Doon sa Plan C nila [Linguistics and East Asian Languages], mayroon bang curriculum na nakasentro sa Korean/Japanese?
    2. May thesis ba? Practicum/OJT?
    3. Dahil nga second degree ko na ‘to, kakayanin kayang matapos sa isang taon lang? Or three semesters?
    4. Papaano po kaya ‘yung mga subject na kinuha ko noong Pol Sci pa ako? Can these subjects be credited as a cognate/elective to be able to shorten my time of study?
    4. Sino kaya ang may kopya ng curriculum? I found nothing on the webpage. :( Kung maaari po sana, through online ko ito makuha. :)
    5. Kakailanganin po bang kumuha ng foreign language? [But I guess the answer's quite obvious. I just want to verify it. Haha.]

    I hope for a prompt and positive response. Thank you very much po!

    • linggwistiks said,

      June 2, 2010 at 12:26 am

      Key,
      brief answers:
      (1) oo pero japanese palang sa ngayon
      (2) mayroong thesis, walang OJT..puwede kang mag apply ng one year exchange program sa Japan, Korea, China etc.
      (3) mas ok sigurong itanong mo ito mismo sa opisina ng Linguistics Dep’t. (632) 981-8500 loc 2128)..
      (4) Hindi available ang curriculum online..but you may check out the list of courses offered by the department here
      (5) yes, depende sa plan na gusto mong i-pursue

      Sana nakatulong…

  17. Key said,

    May 31, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Follow up lang po. Since my student number starts at 2006, P300 per unit po ba? Or covered na po ako ng P1000/unit? :|

    • linggwistiks said,

      June 2, 2010 at 10:23 pm

      Hindi ko rin masasagot ito..please call UP Registrar (981-8500, then ask to be connected to Registrar’s office)…

  18. deb said,

    June 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Hi,
    yung extramural ba, hindi lang for this summer? ngayon meron pa rin sya?

    • linggwistiks said,

      June 2, 2010 at 10:24 pm

      Deb,
      Hindi lang every summer ang extramural..sa pagkakaalam ko mayroong bagong cycle na magsisimula soon..I’ll post it here…

  19. namiko said,

    June 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    hello! ask ko lang kung ngo-offer ba ang linguistics dept. ng korean courses…pls.reply asap…thanks

    • linggwistiks said,

      June 13, 2010 at 12:14 am

      Namiko, hi din! Yes, there are Korean courses offered during regular semesters..and there are extramural classes as well…

  20. Hana said,

    June 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Hello! I am currently a UP freshie who plans to shift to BA European languages or BA linguistics. My questions are:
    1. What career oppurtunities can i receive if i took BA linguistics?
    2. What is basically studied in BA linguistics?
    3. I am very much interested in learning the Japanese language but I think linguistics is not only focused on learning the language rather it deals with scientific somethings of the language itself. Is that true?

    Forgive me for the long questions.

    THANK YOU!

    • linggwistiks said,

      July 3, 2010 at 12:56 am

      Hi Hanna!
      Sorry sa late reply..I was dead busy these past weeks.
      Tungkol sa mga katanungan mo:
      (1) Iba’t ibang career ang puwedeng pagkaabalahan ng isang linguistics graduate. Puwede guro, researcher, diplomat etc. Makakatulong din kung proficient ka sa isang foreign language bago ka magtapos.
      (2) istruktura ng wika (tunog, salita, sentences, kahulugan at iba pa)
      (3) Yes, it’s true. The thing is, di hamak na mas madaling matuto ng foreign language kapag marami kang alam sa linguistics.

      Sana ay nakatulong!

      • Hana said,

        July 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm

        THANK YOU!

  21. Hana said,

    June 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    btw, ano po ba yung “extramural” classes? At sa summer lang po ba may ganun? May nakikita po kasi akong posters madalas sa UP pag summer… something about Japanese lessons, etc.

    tsaka ibig sabihin po ba nun pwede magtake ng language units (like japanese language) kahit hindi po related sa course??? :D

    Thanks.

    • linggwistiks said,

      July 3, 2010 at 12:59 am

      Ang extramural classes ay non-credit courses. Certificate lang ang makukuha kapag nakumpleto ito. Maaari rin itong kunin ng sinuman kahit hindi taga UP.

      Kung estudyante ka ng UP, siyempre puwede kang kumuha ng Japanese language courses, kahit walang language requirement ang kurso mo.

  22. Ruth said,

    June 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Hello po! I’m taking the UPCAT this August and Linguistics po yung 1st choice ko:) I just want to ask about the double major option. Parang gusto ko po kasing mag-East Asian Language din. Could you explain to me po how it would work and the work load it would entail? And ano pong medium of instruction ang ginagamit ng majority of the profs sa course na ‘to? Maraming Salamat po!

    • linggwistiks said,

      July 3, 2010 at 1:08 am

      Ruth, walang double major sa Linguistics Program ng UP. Meron lang Plans A, B at C. Ang Plan A ay mas flexible pagdating sa foreign language requirement. Ang Plan B dapat ang concentration mo ay isang South East Asian Language. Ang Plan C naman dapat ang language concentration mo ay isang East Asian Language. Pero sa kasalukuyan Bahasa Indonesia Malaysia sa Plan B at Japanese sa Plan C palang ang fully developed programs. Hindi ito double major, kundi language concentration lang. Goodluck sa UPCAT!

  23. Eve said,

    July 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Hi,

    I’m also an alumni of UPdil and I’m planning to get a second degree. Does BA Linguistics have a concentration program on Chinese?

    Many thanks!

    • linggwistiks said,

      September 12, 2010 at 12:53 am

      Mayroon^^ although hindi pa ganoon ka-develop compared sa Japanese language program, the department is accepting students who’d like to specialize in Chinese^^

  24. Agnes said,

    July 31, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Hello. I would like to inquire po if you have extramural classes in u.p.manila? If none may possibility po ba na magkaron?

    Thank you.

    • linggwistiks said,

      September 12, 2010 at 12:51 am

      agnes, sorry sa late reply..wala akong impormasyon kung may extramural classes on languages sa UP Manila..pero sa palagay ko wala..

    • linggwistiks said,

      October 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

      Agnes, hello. the extramural classes advertised here are offered by the Linguistics Dep’t of UP Diliman..I doubt if there’s even a possibility such extramural classes would be offered at UP Manila^^

  25. cheriz said,

    August 30, 2010 at 7:56 am

    hello po. im an undergrad student po and currently working full time from 6am to 3pm.is it possible po na may night classes offerd for this course?is this course offered kahit hindi po ngUPCAT or UPCAT is needed?Gusto ko po kc magkaron ng bachelor’s degree for BA linguistics.but I really dont know the further infos.at ask ko lang dn if meron kaung linguistic course na europian language ang offered kc i believe BA linguistics is more on asian language..I already mastered po kc japanese cause i studied in japan for 6 years.pls assist me to the procejures thet is needed to be taken action of.thanks.

    • linggwistiks said,

      September 12, 2010 at 12:48 am

      Hi Cheriz!! apology for the late reply..have been quite busy these months…Walang Linguistic course na ang concentraion ay European languages..although may course sa UP na BA European Languages. So if you are planning to specialized in EL, huwag na sa Linguistics…Good luck!!

  26. Boggy said,

    September 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Hi! I just wanna ask if there would be an incoming set of extramural classes for Korean languages this September or October? :)

  27. rhioj said,

    October 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Hi! Just wanna inquire if there are still extramural courses offered at UP Diliman? Want to learn French. :) How much would it cost? Thanks.

    • linggwistiks said,

      October 30, 2010 at 2:20 am

      Rhioj,

      Apology for the late response..I’m afraid I couldn’t answer your query co’z French is offered by the Department of European Languages, not the Department of Linguistics…

  28. Grace said,

    October 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Good day!

    I am currently a sophomore Development Communication student in UPLB. However, I would like to shift to BA Linguistics. I was checking the site to see the GWA requirement, BA Linguistics’ curriculum, and other things I believe I should know (like, since I would be from another campus, would there be additional requirements?). May I get the answer from here or should I wait ’til the holiday is over and call the department?

    I’m very sorry for the bother. I just go really excited :D Thank you very much!

    • linggwistiks said,

      October 30, 2010 at 2:34 am

      Grace, I’m not really sure about this but as far as I remember the GWA requirement for students coming from other UP system is 2.0 and from other universities is 1.75…walang available na curriculum online…better to call the Department still…Good luck!

  29. rihyuna said,

    October 30, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Hi,

  30. rihyuna said,

    October 30, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Hi po,
    I’m currently a college student from another school, but UP is really my dream school. I’ve been wondering if you happen to accept second courser sa BA Linguistics or is it best to take UPCAT even if they wont credit my current subjects?
    And if it’s not too much to ask, what if I take the UPCAT instead of taking the prerequisite exams for transferee, which credential shud I use? Is it my HSchool transcript or college?

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm

      Rihyuna, hindi ka na puwedeng mag-UPCAT once nag-start ka na ng kolehiyo sa kahit saang school..the only option for you is to apply for transfer..

  31. Mitch Inoue said,

    November 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Good Day po!..
    I just want to inquire po kung magkano ang japanese lesson po sa inyo..wala po akong formal schooling sa nihonggo but i can read and write katakana and hiragana na po..i can also speak basic japanese..(husband ko po kasi ay Japanese)..pwede po ba akong mag-enroll sa inyo khit n hindi naman po ako college student ng UP or any other schools right now..I am just a plain housewife po..and medyo kasi nababarok na daw po kasi ako sabi ng husband ko…
    i hope you could reply po…and if ever pwede po akong mag-enroll…kailan po ba ang start ng classes and how many hours po kaya ang classes…thank you so much..

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 3, 2010 at 11:01 pm

      Mitch, sorry for the extremely late reply..I’ve been busy these past weeks. You may take regular Japanese courses (during regular semesters) as a “Special Student” (language only). You may inquire on this at the Office of University Registrar. Call UP trunkline, and ask to be connected. Otherwise, you may opt to take extramural classes offered only on Saturdays. For information about the schedule of Asian languages extramural classes offered by the Department of Linguistics, please call 926-9887 during office hours.

      December na pala, sana nakapag-enroll ka! Good luck!

      • Mitch Inoue said,

        December 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm

        i am not yet enrolled..do you already have the exact date kung kailan mag-start yung japanese class po ninyo this january?.. and anong oras po pala ang schedule?..thank you so much po..and i’ll be waiting po for your reply..GOD BLESS

      • linggwistiks said,

        December 3, 2010 at 11:32 pm

        Mitch, I’m trying to obtain the information re: the extramural classes..Regular semester starts in June, pero dapat April palang mag-apply kana sa Registrar’s Office. You may inquire about the extramural classes directly at the Dep’t. of Linguistics: call 926-9887 during office hours. Sana nakatulong!

      • linggwistiks said,

        December 4, 2010 at 12:06 am

        Mitch, I just got this info..Next cyle of Japanese extramural classes will start on January 22, 2011…

      • Mitch Inoue said,

        December 4, 2010 at 12:10 am

        what time po ba ung classes n every sat.?..and ilan sessions po?..thank u so much…im really interested po kc eh….thank you po uli sa time

      • linggwistiks said,

        December 4, 2010 at 12:15 am

        One session, 3 hours..either 9-12 am or 1-4 PM, as far as I know..Final details will be released next week…^^

      • Mitch Inoue said,

        December 4, 2010 at 12:22 am

        ok! thank you so much po uli…last question…(pasensya na po kung para na tayong nag-cha-chat dito)…kailan po ang start ng enrollment?..may limit po ba kayo ng bilang ng tudents?..kasi baka ma-late pala ako ng pag-enroll di na ako tanggapin…thank u po uli…

      • linggwistiks said,

        December 4, 2010 at 12:48 am

        Mitch, wala akong info about registration period…you may wait until next week kapag may final schedule na…

  32. woo. said,

    November 21, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Hi! I’m a Freshie from UPV and I’m planning to transfer next year to UPD. I’m just not sure if I’d take BA Linguistics or BA EL. I would like to ask a few questions lang po.
    1. How many units are required in both courses?
    2. Would they consider the GE courses na kinuha ko po dito?
    3. Pareho lang po ba ang tuition fee sa lahat ng UP Campuses?
    4. What is the required GWA para po makatransfer?
    Hope you could reply to me as soon as possible. :)
    Thanks po!

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 4, 2010 at 12:12 am

      Woo! Paumanhin sa late na reply:
      (1) I only know Linguistics, not EL..Linguistics Plan A (General) =135 units, Plan B (Bahasa Indonesia-Malaysia) & Plan C (Japanese)= 144 units
      (2) YES
      (3) Mukhang hindi^^
      (4) 2.0–2.25 (I’m not sure about this)

      For more info, call Linguistics Dep’t. at 926-9887..Sana nakatulong!

  33. Takara said,

    November 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Good day po! 2nd Year High School student palang po ako ngayon pero plan ko na pong mag-Linguistics kasi yung po ang gusto ng parents ko. :-)
    Kasi daw may potential akong madaling matuto sa mga iba’t ibang languages.
    I was wondering,anu po kaya ang feeling ng maging linguistic student?hehe.
    and also,pwede pong paki-explain ung mga kukuning subjects kapag 1st year collage ka na po?hehe.wala po talaga akong alam dyan eh..pero gusto ko pong matutong maigi sa Japanese language.Arigato gozaimasu~

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm

      Hi Takara! Nakakatuwa naman at gusto ng mga magulang mong Linguistics ang kunin mo pagdating sa kolehiyo. Sana ay ito rin ang gusto mo (at hindi lang ng magulang mo)..Linguistics is not exactly about learning other languages (or foreign languages). Linguistics analyzes language in scientific terms (how sounds are produced, how words are formed, how sentences are constructed etc.). One of the biggest advantages you’ll have once you acquire substantial theoretical knowledge in linguistics is being able to easily grasp/learn other languages (kasi alam mo na kung paano nagkakaiba-iba ang tunog ng iba’t ibang wika, kung paano binubuo ang words atbp.). Kaya maliban sa Linguistics (General), the department also offers Asian languages where students study not only the language per se but how such language can be analyzed scientifically.
      Sana nakatulong!

  34. boredsoul said,

    November 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Hi po! Ask ko lang po kung may schedule ba for the Korean extramural classes? Kung meron ano yung schedule? Pano mag enroll? Thanks!

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm

      For information about the schedule of Asian languages extramural classes offered by the Department of Linguistics, please call 926-9887 during office hours.

  35. boredsoul said,

    November 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Meron po bang upcoming schedule para sa Korean Language extramural class? Ano po yung schedule at magkano po?

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm

      For information about the schedule of Asian languages extramural classes offered by the Department of Linguistics, please call 926-9887 during office hours.^^

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 4, 2010 at 12:01 am

      @ boredsoul: next cycle will start on January 22. Price is PhP 2,800. I just got the info now.

  36. Takara said,

    December 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Bakit po hindi nag-appear ung question ko? :(

    • Takara said,

      December 3, 2010 at 1:05 pm

      Uulitin ko nalang po :)

      2nd Year High School palang po ako pero my parents want me to study linguistics on collage(plus it also seems interesting-since I wish to study Japanese language) :) .Ask ko lang po,mahirap po ba?May mga activities po ba?(if so,anu ano po?)Ano po ang mga kadalasang projects?
      And pwede pong paki explain yung mga subjects na ine enroll sa First Year?hehe.Pasensya po talaga kasi wala talaga akong alam and I wish to know just the background of the course ^.^

      Lastly,ano po ung about sa Plan C? Kasi nabasa ko po pwede pag aralan ung Japanese.hehe..
      ありがとうございます
      Arigato gozaimasu~

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm

      Takara, query responded..Good luck!!

  37. alex castillo said,

    December 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    gudday po, ask ko lang po kung may korean class po kayo special session by this date? magkano po kaya ang fee? thnaks po.

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 4, 2010 at 12:03 am

      Alex, nagsimula na ang classes..so you may take the next cycle, which will start on January 22, 2011..Fee is PhP2,800..Good luck!!

  38. jen said,

    December 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    i’m an esl teacher for korean students but i’m not an english teacher. i think i need to take psycholingiustics and grammatical analysis so i can pinpoint which part of the English lanuage they’re having trouble with. i also i would like to learn how to assess them. can i take the courses as a non-degree course ? my schdule is from 8-5 so i can only attend saturday classes.

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm

      Hi Jen. UP’s Linguistics Program focuses on theoretical domains, rather than applied. You will therefore find a number of courses on grammatical analysis (there are more than five undergraduate courses on that I believe, and also around that number in the graduate level), but probably not many on applied linguistics, including psycholinguistics and second-language education.
      On your question whether or not you can take the courses as non-degree, yes you can. There might be some limit on the number of courses you may be able to take though. For more information, you may call the Office of University Registrar (dial UP Trunkline and ask to be connected).
      Good luck!! 좋은 영어선생님 되길 바라요!!

  39. Faith said,

    December 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Hi! :) Is it possible if mag enroll ako sa grad school MA ng linguistics but choose it to be as non thesis?

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 12, 2010 at 2:07 am

      Faith, MA Linguistics Program doesn’t have that option..^^

  40. fab said,

    December 27, 2010 at 12:43 am

    hello, korean class will start in Jan 22, 2011 right? when is the enrollment or do I need to enlist first? hope you can advise.

    thanks!

    • linggwistiks said,

      January 4, 2011 at 12:18 am

      Fab,
      I’m not getting any update so far…you better call the Linguistics Department to inquire on this..Good luck!!

  41. eunique06 said,

    December 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Hello! I find this thread very informative. Kagaya ng iba, may mga questions din ako.

    Interested ako sa extramural program sa Japanese. May background na ako sa Japanese. Nagtake ako ng N3 test nung nakaraan JLPT exam but I still don’t know the result. Gusto ko sana magreview for N2. Sa extramural courses ba may higher level ng nihongo or review for N2?

    Yung payment ba na P2,800 sa kahit anong language na yun, kahit Korean or Japanese ang gusto? Interested din kasi ako sa Korean pero wala pa ako background dito. Ano ba ang extent ng natututunan sa isang extramural course? Pag natapos mo ba ang isang extramural course, pwede pa ituloy yun sa higher courses na Sabado rin ang schedule? I am working from Mondays to Fridays so Saturdays lang talaga available schedule ko to study.

    Pag nagparegister magbabayad na ba agad ng P2,800 or pwede magpa-enlist lang muna tapos sa January 22 na magbabayad? Saan magpapaenlist or enrol at ano ang kailangan dalhin? Bukas ba ito ng Sabado?

    Thanks in advance!

    • linggwistiks said,

      January 4, 2011 at 12:27 am

      Hi Eunique,

      On your queries:
      (1) Yes, extramural classes on higher Japanese may be offered, depending on the demand..
      (2) PhP 2,800 for both Jap and Korean classes, yes
      (3) It’s 3 hours per session x 10 sessions…the most basic level includes characters and basic grammar lessons
      (4) Yes, you may proceed to the next level if you’ve successfully completed the basic course
      (5) All classes are held on Saturdays
      (6) I’m not sure about the payment procedure, but I supposed it’s okay to give late payment…
      (7) Drop by during office hours or call Linguistics Dep’t to inquire…hindi ko rin masagot kung bukas pa ang opisina ng Sabado..

      Sana nakatulong..Good luck!!

  42. eunique06 said,

    December 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Follow-up Question: Pwede ba i-enrol ang 9-year old sa extramural class o masyado mabigat para sa ganun edad ang lessons? I was just thinking na para sana sabay kami ng anak ko matuto ng foreign language.

    • linggwistiks said,

      January 4, 2011 at 12:31 am

      Eunique, I am not aware of any age requirement…so ok lang sa palagay ko..Age does matter on language acquisition though^^ ( children learn another language much faster than adults)

  43. Lenka said,

    January 3, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Hello ! :) Wishing you all beautiful day . I would like to introduce myself first . My name is Lenka and I m from Slovakia ( Middle Europe ) I am interested in linguistics and language studies. I speak english , german and french a bit. In June this year I should be graduation from University of Jozef Safarik in Slovakia and I am thinking about doing my masteral abroad. I amd interested in asian culture and languages but i find it difficult and expensive to learn them in EU.

    Thats why I d love to ask if its possible to study at UP and continue in MA studies if I do my BA studies in Slovakia . And if yes do you reckon i should do linguistics or some other language or cultural studies , because during my studies i didnt come across asian linguistics or the linguistics of asian countries.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR REPLY ! :)

    And GOOD LUCK TO ALL COOL STUDENTS WHO STUDY LINGUISTICS THERE !!!

    • linggwistiks said,

      January 4, 2011 at 1:02 am

      Hi Lenka,

      Thanks for your interest in pursuing higher linguistics studies at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. I see no problem about your case, as long as you pass the screening for incoming master’s students and that you secure a student visa.

      MA Linguistics in UP is basically theoretical. The department however handles the Asian languages program, so you have the option to enroll in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other Asian languages while pursuing Master’s degree.

      Apart from Linguistics, you may also pursue Master’s in Asian Studies at our university. I wouldn’t be able to provide you further information about this program since it is offered by the UP Asian Center (here’s Asian Center’s webpage )

      I think more than the major (linguistics or asian studies) itself, it is also important for you to decide whether or not you are willing to spend around two years or more of your life in the Philippines. I believe it is always a matter of concern for any student who is planning to study abroad.

      All I can assure to you is that the Philippines is a paradise for linguistics researcher. There are around 120 different languages (with some of them having dialects of their own), spoken in more than 7,000 islands, few of them on the verge of extinction. In addition, there are very interesting foreign diasporas as well (like Chinatown which has been there for a long time, and recently, hundred thousands of Koreans who are taking advantage of the cheap cost of living and English education in the country)… This is notwithstanding the fact that Philippines is already so much influenced by Spanish (Spaniards colonized the country for more than 300 years) and American (colonized the Philippines during the early 20th century) cultures. Such a diverse linguistic settings make the Philippines an ideal place for conducting linguistic researches.

      Further queries are welcomed!!

  44. Jason said,

    January 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Hi, I’m a graduating year BS Speech Pathology undergraduate student from UP Manila. I’ve been thinking of taking up extra selected courses on linguistics probably this summer 2011.

    I’m interested in taking up:
    Linguistics 260: PSYCHOLINGUISTICS. (Assuming, I graduate March 2011 Haha.)
    Linguistics 110 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
    Linguistics 130 STRUCTURE OF A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE.

    Am I allowed to take Ling 110 and 130 simultaneously in one semester even if one is prerequisite of the other?
    Regarding Linguistics 260. written under prerequisites is “Prereq: Introductory course in linguistics and the psychology of language/COI.”. Can you please clarify?

    Oh I’d like to know about the enrollment process too.

    Thank you. :)

    • linggwistiks said,

      January 4, 2011 at 1:14 am

      Jason,

      Unfortunately, all the courses you have mentioned are not offered during summer. Linguistics 110 is a regular semester offering, Linguistics 130 perhaps once every two semesters, and Linguistics 260 is only offered once there is sufficient demand (and if there is an available specialist).

      Taking Linguistics 110 and 130 at the same time is not possible unless you convince the instructor that you have sufficient knowledge of general linguistics. Introductory course in linguistics means either Linguistics 110 or Linguistics 201 in UP. A general psychology course would do for the psychology of language requirement. COI means Consent of Instructor. Thus, the instructor may allow you to take the course without those requirements as long as you demonstrate sufficient knowledge to survive the course.

      If you will be finishing your undergraduate course this coming summer, you better consider pursuing the MA Linguistics Program. For non-linguistics graduates like you, another basic course is offered at the graduate level, it’s called Linguistics 201 and there are also courses teaching structure of Philippine languages at the MA program.

      For enrollment procedures, you may inquire at the UP Registrar’s Office. Good luck!!

      • Jason said,

        January 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm

        Thank you for your reply. I will take into consideration your recommendations. :)

  45. Jay Paul said,

    January 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    hi my classmate passed diliman ba linguistics and she would like to ask how can she shift at second sem at european language? thank you so much

  46. Karen Palma said,

    January 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    good evening!

    ask ko lang kung saan pa meron BA Linguistics and BA European Language sa ibang universities or colleges aside from UP?

    Thank you very much! :D

    • linggwistiks said,

      January 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Karen, as far as I know, only UP offers those two courses you’ve mentioned…

  47. Essel said,

    January 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Hi, i would like to inquire regarding taking up japanese language from UP Diliman and if this is available on a saturday-sunday basis. How much would it cost and when can i enroll? i hope i can receive an email about your feedback. thanks and great day!

    • linggwistiks said,

      January 19, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      Essel, the Department of Linguistics offers extramural class on Japanese. Classes are held on Saturdays..For further queries, please call the Dep’t of Linguistics: (02)-9269887

  48. Jards said,

    January 18, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Hello,

    Do you offer Korean classes during summers? Not the extramural classes but the regular classes?

    Thanks

    • linggwistiks said,

      January 21, 2011 at 1:37 am

      Jards, normally yes…not sure about this coming summer though…..^^

  49. ned said,

    January 19, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Hi. I plan on applying to your MA Linguistics program. I just want to ask what kind of job or career can I expect to have after I finish the program. I took BS Computer Science in college, and after 3 years working, I realized that it’s not really I want to do. I’ve always had an interest in languages, which is why I have Linguistics in my list of courses to take should I go back to school. Thanks.

    • linggwistiks said,

      January 21, 2011 at 1:52 am

      Ned, please read my response to Ms. Chua’s query above. Job opportunities are pretty similar except that the MA graduates would have more chances of landing a university teaching job. The MA Linguistics program requires the students to acquire advanced theoretical knowledge in linguistics and apply these theories into actual researches. In addition, you have to decide what particular subdiscipline of linguistics would you like to specialize in at the Master’s level.
      Please take note however that linguistics is not a study of different languages (in the sense that you will learn how to speak read and write those languages in the process), but rather a scientific study of how human language works (how human languages produce sounds, form words, construct sentences etc.).

      Sana nakatulong!

      • ned said,

        January 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

        Thanks for the reply.

        Follow up questions: How many units is the MA program? Also, who do I ask regarding tuition fees?

        Maraming salamat!

  50. ned said,

    January 20, 2011 at 11:35 am

    weird. nawala yung question ko.

  51. Coleen Pajayon said,

    February 2, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Hi! I’m a sophomore in Ateneo taking up Management. But then I really want to learn Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Is it possible to just take these courses and not go through the introductory courses anymore? and how do I cross-enroll to UP? :))

    • linggwistiks said,

      February 5, 2011 at 1:18 am

      Hi Coleen, you may take language courses in UP as a “special student”..please contact the UP Registrar’s Office for further info..Good luck!

  52. liz said,

    February 22, 2011 at 1:05 am

    hi, tanong ko lng sana kung meron bang course sa UP diliman na main focus is filipino i mean ung linguistic structure ng filipino language (when it comes to phonetics,phonology, morphology, semantics,syntax etc.). At pwede ba magtake ng course diyan khit hindi taga UP? At ano ang mga requirements para ma take ung course na ganon kung sakasakali, ilang semester sya pwedeng kunin at magkano ang bayad? I hope masagot mo ung queries ko di naman nagmamadali sa sagot, thanks in advance.

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 12, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Liz! sorry for not being able to respond quickly..may departamento ng Filipino sa UP Diliman at sa palagay ko ay may mga kurso sila sa istruktura ng Filipino..The number of courses depends on whether you are aiming for a degree or not..if you are not from UP, you may register as a “special student to take language courses”. Hindi lahat ng courses ay available sa isang semester, so sa palagay ko, kung ang objective mo ay Filipino Linguistics, malamang aabutin ito ng taon..wala rin kasing “Filipino Linguistics” lang na major sa UP. Kaya malamang ay kakailanganin mong kumuha ng courses sa Linguistics Department at Filipino Department. Hindi ko lang alam kung mayroong limit ang puwedeng kuning courses ng isang non-UP..mas makabubuting tawagan mo ang Filipino Department..Call UP trunkline, then ask to be connected to DFPP. Good luck!

      • liz said,

        June 22, 2011 at 1:09 am

        Tagal kong hindi napadaan sa site na ito. Thanks for your time in answering my queries, now I know what are the steps i’m suppose to do in case i would pursue studying in UP. Thanks again and more power to you.

  53. dysisgalaxy said,

    February 23, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Hi! I’m currently a CE freshman here in UPD. I plan to shift to BA Ling next year. Pwede na po bang ma-process yung shifting this summer? Kung pwede, ano po yung mga guidelines for shifting and yung required na GWA? And okay lang pa rin po ba mag shift kung meron nang na drop na subject? Thanks. :)

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      Hi dysisgalaxy!
      As long as you’ve completed 30 units (you’ve passed all of them), you are allowed to shift to other courses, but you have to consider of course that each department has separate guidelines on applicants for shifting. Kung hindi naman nakabawas sa 30 units ang dropped subject mo, then I believe it’s fine. ^^ Masaya sa Linguistics, kaya sana matanggap ka!

      • linggwistiks said,

        April 12, 2011 at 4:55 pm

        Tawag ka sa Linguistics Department (02-926-9887) to inquire about the schedule…Good luck!

  54. M said,

    March 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Will the dept be offering integrated Hapon 10-11 for this Summer sem?
    If not, is it ok to take a Hapon 10 class and Hapon 11 class at the same time? Is Hapon 10 a prereq for Hapon 11?

    Thanks!

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      M, sorry for the late response…there are Hapon 10&11 courses..but not integrated… and yes, Hapon 10 is prereq to Hapon 11….I hope you were able to register!

  55. ella said,

    March 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Hi,

    Do you offer extramural classes on Chinese language? If yes, do you have schedule coming this summer? Also, do already have schedules for Jap and Korean extramural classes?

    Thanks in advance.

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Hi Ella, the next cycle of extramural classes for Japanese, Korean and Chinese starts on May 7,2011…You may check this weebly to download the application form: http://extraclasses.tk/

  56. Celine said,

    March 22, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Good day to you!
    I’m a freshman currently studying BS accountancy from a different University I would like to ask what GWA requirement is needed in order for me to transfer to your department this upcoming AY. 2011-2012
    Thank you so very much for your time! :)

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 12, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      you may apply for transfer as long as you have 2.0 GWA or higher (to enter UP)..but 2.0 isn’t even competitive. I am yet to confirm this but I believe Linguistics department considers applicants from non-UP institutions only if their GWA is 1.75 or higher.

  57. Che said,

    March 24, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Hi, i’d like to know how much it will cost for a Korean class. every saturday coz i have work at weekdays. my colleague also went to study in UP last year. is this the same program as before? thanks in advance.

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 12, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Che, extramural classes cost PhP2,800 inclusive of print outs. Yes, I believe it is the same program…

  58. JN said,

    March 25, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Hello po. AWOL po ako currently pero balak ko pong bumalik ng UP this summer or sa June. At gusto ko din pong magshift sa Ling from Eng’g. Anu pong requirements sa grade? Makakapagshift po kaya ako agad pagbalik ko? :) Thank you po.

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Hi JN..as far as I remember, the required GWA for applicants from other UP colleges is 2.25. If your GWA qualifies, then the department will call you for a panel interview..Good luck!

  59. fureiya said,

    April 7, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Hello,

    Nabalitaan ko po na nagooffer ng Korean language class ang Linguistics department ngunit hanggang Koreyano 13 pa lamang sa ngayon. Ang tanong ko po ay kung matapos ko po ang pagaaral ng Korean language hanggang Korean 13, marunong na po ba akong makipagusap/makipagcommunicate gamit ang Korean language? Maraming salamat po. ^^

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Fureiya, kung sisipagan mo sa palagay ko sapat na ang apat na courses sa Korean para makipag-usap sa mga hindi ganoon kahirap na speech events..

  60. rj said,

    April 11, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    i want to apply for the course Linguistic Major in Japanese, I’m already a Nursing graduate.. paano po kaya un? can i take some units during Sat?kasi i’m also taking my volunteer program in the hospital during weekdays, and lahat ba ng units sa curriculum kelangan ko itake or iba na pagka 2nd courser? thanks :)

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      RJ, well you may take Linguistics as a second degree course or you may also apply for admission into the MA Linguistics program. But since you are seemingly interested in the Japanese program, then you could only do the first one. If you got your nursing degree from UP Manila, you might be able to credit your GE courses..otherwise, there’s an office in UP that will assess your record and check if there are courses that you could apply for credit..
      Most undergraduate courses are held during weekdays though…^^
      Good luck!

  61. ellen said,

    April 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    hello , i am nutrition and dietetics graduate since 1980’s i never take my board exam, right now i am working in food service as a operation manager. I want to take a teaching units sanan, so that eventualy i can teach sana sa mga foods subject.

    can i study on line? do you have on line subject? what is my first move?

    thanx ellen

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      Hi Ellen! I wonder how did you come to know this blog. It seems to me that your interest is somehow not related to Linguistics at all..Anyway, if you are planning to teach in college, you need to pursue a Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition. I don’t know if you can find an online school for this one.
      If you are planning to be either an elementary or secondary school teacher in the Philippines, then you need to complete the 18-unit CERTIFICATE OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE) which would allow you to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).
      The UP Open University offers this course. Here’s the link
      http://www.upou.edu.ph/academic/programs/ptc.html
      Good luck!

  62. kei said,

    April 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Hello! I just like to inquire.
    I’m an Asian Studies graduate. and I plan to take linguistics as a second degree. What are your admission requirements? thanks.

    • linggwistiks said,

      April 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Kei, hi there! I’m not really knowledgeable about the requirements for second degree applicants. Please call the UP Office of the University Registrar to inquire on this. I am just wondering if you would actually want to just consider applying for MA Linguistics instead of a second degree^^

      • kei said,

        April 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

        oh, an MA in Linguistics? really? I’d love to!! But, how about European Languages? is it also possible? ^^,
        Actually, I’m worried about my GWA. Gosh. Does it have to be an exact 2.0? T.T Or are there considerations?
        thank you very much!

  63. Michael Solis said,

    April 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Is there any online German language course that you can recommend for basic german? I am a university faculty from mindanao and it is difficult for me to attend classes in Manila.Thank you so much

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Michael, sorry for the late response..German language in UP Diliman is offered by the Department of European Languages, not by the Department of Linguistics. There might be one..I suggest that you call the European Languages Department (via UP trunkline) to inquire on this…Good luck!!

  64. nina said,

    April 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Hi!

    I’m enrolling next month on May at UP Open University (Diliman) – is it possible for me to enroll or cross-enroll for the Korean regular classes this 1st sem?

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Nina, am not knowledgeable on this..Kindly do the inquiry at the UP Office of the University Registrar^^..Good luck!

  65. jaycee said,

    April 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    hi there, approximately how many percent of the BA Linguistics graduates pursue MA in Linguistics ? i’m also seeking for advice if it’s better to take the graduate program .. tnx in advance . !

  66. James said,

    May 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    hi,
    may next cycle na ba for korean class after the batch that started on May 7?
    if yes, when and where can we register?thank you so much..

  67. ericka said,

    May 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Hello, I would like to ask if your department accepts cross-enrollees from different universities, and what are the requirements? Thanks! :)

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      Ericka, queries on cross-enrollment would probably be best answered by the UP Office of University Registrar..If your only purpose is to take foreign languages, I believe it’s possible to do so…

  68. mira said,

    May 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    tanong ko lng po kung ung korean classes sa extramural po ba ay 2,800 per saturday or buong session na po un na 10 saturdays? plano ko po kunin un baka next year n lng sana kung meron pa and ok lng po ba na kumuha ung non-UP student?

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      Mira, that’s the payment for the whole cycle (10 Saturdays)..It’s open to everyone..

  69. erika said,

    May 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    hi, just wanna ask what`s the difference between LINGUISTICS and EUROPEAN LANGUAGES course in UP diliman. im planning to take the upcat and im not sure what course to take. thanks for the response :)

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 31, 2011 at 12:06 am

      Erika, Linguistics is a theoretical course–you study the structure of human language (although the department offers specialization in Asian Languages)..European Languages is the right course for you if your main concern is TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (esp. European languages)…

  70. mickaela said,

    May 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Hello, pwede po bang magapply as transferee sa UPD ng second semester? taking AB linguistics, or EL
    I graduated HS nung 2010, sobrang bihira ng linguistics course and UP lang ang alam kong possibly meron, pero hindi ako nakapag UPCAT, due to rush of time nagenroll ako ng actg sa TIP last year, ee hindi ko po talaga hilig kya ngstop ako ng second sem. and i earned 24 units lang. kasama na yung PE,NSTP. kulang pa po para mkpagtransfer sa UP (33 units). Gusto ko po talaga ng linguistics course. :( and, ngyon pong pasukan im planning to enroll sa public college university here in my place, is it okay? para mkpagearn ng more units, kaya po tinatanong ko kung tumatanggap po ang UP ng transferee of second sem.

    at saka, pwede nman po sigurong mahatak yung grades ng 1st sem para medyo tumaas yung GWA, para makapasok po ako sa UP. :(

    pahingi po ng advice. thanks!

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 31, 2011 at 12:14 am

      Mickaela, as far as I know, the department only accepts transferees during the 1st Semester..pero maaaring nagbago na ito (please call the department at 926-9887 to confirm this)..good luck!

  71. Chris said,

    May 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Hi I’m Chris Im a grad of BS Nursing from another school. I just want to learn Spanish and Italian. I just got so interested na mag take up ng special course to learn this two languages and aside from that I really wanted to study in UP. Anu pu bang course ang kelangan ko itake.And how much will it cost me? I’m currently working so I’m looking for a sched na kht once or twice a week lan. Thanks. :)

    • linggwistiks said,

      May 31, 2011 at 12:23 am

      Chris, European languages are handled by a different department (Department of European Languages)…If your main objective is to learn these two languages fluently, then taking up BA European Languages as a second degree might be a good option for you..Good luck!

  72. Kit said,

    June 8, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Hello :D I graduated from another school, majored in Lit. I was wondering if I could apply to the MA program offered by Linguistics since I’ve aaaaaalways been interested in it. Are there grade requirements? How many subjects a semester? Is it possible to study while working full time? *so many questions* And and, is BA Linguistics different from BA European Languages only in that the former focuses on Asian languages and the latter focusing on European? Do both of them focus on linguistics anyway? *daming tanong eh ano*

    Thank you for your time! Your page is very informative btw

    • linggwistiks said,

      June 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

      Kit, you can of course apply ! In fact, you would normally find literature and linguistics in the same department in some universities abroad..I couldn’t exactly remember the minimum GWA (I guess it was 2.0..) but you may inquire at the Linguistics Department regarding this one (02-926-9887). The regular number of courses a full-time MA student (in UP) takes is three (9 units) and classes are normally held just once a week (3 hrs) and during off hours (coz most people in the grad school have other occupation).. Linguistics deals with the language scientifically (you don’t learn the language per se, but the structure)..In European languages you study the languages (you’d major in) pedagogically. You are right though in pointing out that the Linguistics Dep’t. focuses more on Asian languages (and it handles Asian languages, so you can do some sort of foreign language+linguistics) while European languages Dep’t. basically teaches “European languages” (without Linguistics definitely).. Good luck and thank you for the appreciating the page!!

  73. jody said,

    June 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Hi,
    I am a fresh graduate from UP Manila and I am considering to apply for MA Linguistics soon. This is just a tentative plan, though. May I just ask if it’s possible for me to apply for Second Semester this school year? :) Thank you.

    • linggwistiks said,

      June 14, 2011 at 1:25 am

      Hi Jody! Congratulations for the BA degree in UPM…I am not sure if the Linguistic Dep’t accepts second semester application. Please call the Dep’t. office at 02-9269887..Good luck!

  74. Sherrilyn Tamayo-Siplon said,

    June 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Hello! My name is Sherrilyn and I am currently doing a research paper with this question. “What is the role of the University of the Philippines in promoting English as a tool of oppression or liberation or both?” Can someone answer my question from the dept? The answer can be from different linguistical perspectives.

    I also graduated from UP in ’87 in the College of Mass Communications. I guess, I am going full circle in my life and with limited time since I am currently enrolled in a linguistic summer class (the paper is needed Monday next week!) that is why I ask this question. Please help. I really appreciate it!

    • linggwistiks said,

      June 25, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      Sherrilyn, my apology for not being able to respond quickly to your query. I hope you were able to carry out your research well..and I hope you found your linguistics course interesting…Good luck on your future endeavors!

  75. fab said,

    July 22, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    hope you can still change Korean Module2 class schedule into 2-5PM please please! thanks

    • linggwistiks said,

      September 25, 2011 at 12:35 am

      Fab, terribly sorry for the late response. It’s the teacher’s prerogative to change sched^^ I hope you were able to convince him/her to change the sched…

  76. Hanban said,

    July 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Hi! I’m a student of UP Manila and I’m planning to transfer here come AY 2012. What’s the GWA required to transfer here?

    • linggwistiks said,

      September 25, 2011 at 12:46 am

      Hanban, as far as I remember, it’s 2.0 to any degree program in the university. Some departments however may require higher GWA for transfer applicants.

  77. Erika Lopes said,

    July 31, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Good day!

    What are the requirements I need to apply for MA ? Do I need to take an exam? Will there be a practicum? Approximately how many years will have to spend to finish the course?

    Thank you for your time and more power!

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 12:53 am

      Hi Erika! terribly sorry for this extremely late response–Your undergraduate GWA must meet the cut-off and you need to undergo an interview conducted by the selection committee..Around 2-3 years for MA^^

  78. Julie Ann said,

    August 6, 2011 at 10:59 am

    mag start po b ung class s aug 13 kahit hindi kumpleto ung 12 students?

  79. nics said,

    August 23, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Good afternoon. I would like to ask if you have JLPT N2 Review Class and how much is the rate?

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 2, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Hi Nics apology for this extremely late reply.. I am not knowledgeable of any review class in Japanese. To inquire on this please call the department of linguistics office…

  80. alex castillo said,

    August 27, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Gudevening po, just want to inquire kung kailan po ang next opening registration ng basic korean. tnx po. alex 09225088433

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 2, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      Hi alex! APOLOGY FOR THIS EXTREMELY LATE REPLY.. for information about the extramural classes in korean, please check this web page: http
      ://extraclasses.tk/

  81. Prue said,

    August 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Hello! I would like to know if the Linguistics department also offers extramural ESL classes. It’s for an adult Filipino cousin of mine who has studied it in grade school but hasn’t practiced it at all. The thing is, his sister who’s based in Canada wants him to study the said language ’cause she plans to have him go there in the near future, hence the need to practice conversational English, study syntax, grammar, etc. I thought of the ESL classes offered to Koreans all over the metro but I would prefer that it would come from UP so it would be methodical and more reliable. Thanks in advance for the reply.

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      Hi Prue! I am extremely sorry for the late reply. Unfortunately, the Department of Linguistics could only offer extramural classes on Asian languages.. For ESL inquiries, please call the UP College of Education or the UP Department of English Studies.

  82. madz said,

    September 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Hi! i just want to ask, instrumentation and control graduate ako from TUP, unfortunately, sa ibang field aq napunta. Since nakapagwork aq as film-inspector sa japan, I want to learn more about japanese language sana, the problem is di ko alam if i have to enroll as a regular student o hindi.. I am also a JLPT sankyuu passer, hope you can help me.

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 2, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      Hi Madz! I’m terribly sorry for this late reply.. if you’re interested in taking Japanese language courses at the University of the Philippines, you just need to obtain permission from the Office of the University Registrar to enroll as a special student..

  83. dessa said,

    September 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Hi!

    I’m a business graduate from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, currently working for a bank. I’m interested in taking up units in Chinese language. Is it possible to have Saturday class? Am I going to receive any sort of certificate after?

    Ilang taon pa po ba if say I’ll decide to take up the whole course. Thank you po. Godbless

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 12:58 am

      HI Dessa! Are you referring to the extramural classes? No “units” are earned in this program, but certificates are given.

  84. Frank Pohlmann said,

    October 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Hello there,

    I am a BA in history from the University of London (SOAS), residing in Manila. I speak a few languages (not, alas, much Filipino – I know, I should have learnt it by now!), but I became more interested in the study of language*, rather than in the study of languages*, particularly morphology and syntax.

    I have lots of questions – my apologies….

    I collected the MA Linguistics printout from UP Diliman, which was in Filipino. I am a little worried that pidgin Filipino won’t help me much during lectures at UP, provided I ever make it through the interview, of course. Can you shed some light on the English vs Filipino situation at the department?

    Also, I am interested in languages in Mindanao and the South generally, particularly Ilonggo and B’laan. Are there any experts in the department who would be able to help? Don’t worry, I have many connections in Mindanao and I am familiar with the situation.

    Finally, I have an interest in Indo-Iranian languages and the old linguistics website said something about Persian. Is it still possible to work on Persian? If not, would it be possible to work on Kawi or Old Javanese or even old forms of Tagalog?

    Thanks

    -Frank

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 1:07 am

      Hi Frank! I sincerely apologize for this “extremely late” response. The official medium of instruction is Filipino–but professors normally switch to English when necessary. Professors also allow you to write your research paper in English.

      There is one senior faculty who did extensive research on Tausug and the current chairperson is a native speaker and has also conducted research on Hiligaynon (Ilonggo). Most of the faculty members have specialized on Philippine linguistics (which mean they could basically mentor you when you’d like to do research on any Philippine language).

      The department offers courses on Basic Persian, but no one specializes on the structure of Indo-Iranian languages. MA Linguistics in UP is “general linguistics” so you are technically allowed to do research on any language/linguistic phenomenon. PhD Program in UP however is “Philippine Linguistics”.

      I hope this helps!

  85. Jane said,

    October 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Hi! I’m currently enrolled in MA Ling, but I was just thinking kung meron kayong intensive courses for foreign language. Nagtake-up na ko ng Elem 1 sa Japanese at home study ng Korean pero iniisip ko sana kung makakapag-take up ako ng intensive ng both language para makatulong sa next year’s TOPIK at JLPT.

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 12:18 am

      hi Jane! the Department only offers regular language courses and the extramural classes (once a week, 3 hour class)…You might want to try the intergrated language courses (two-courses per semester, ex. Jap 10-11, 6 units)^^

  86. ber said,

    October 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Hello, magkakaroon na ba talaga ng minor language na Korean? Naririnig ko kasi na inaayos na ang courses at baka ioffer na raw. kailangan kaya ito mangyayari? totoo ba ito in the first place? maraming salamat.

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 12:20 am

      HI Ber—yes!! the development of Korean Language Program is already being planned..It may take time though–perhaps minimum of 2 years before the full program could be made available…^^

  87. emmanuel manalaysay said,

    October 17, 2011 at 7:29 am

    My daughter will be graduating from high school in Marikina Science High School come March 2012.

    She is keen on taking linguistic course (plan C) at UP but failed to apply and take the UPCat. What are her chances of being enrolled in this course come June 2012?

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 12:34 am

      Hi Emmanuel! UPCAT is a MUST for a high school graduate aspiring to enter UP. Otherwise, your daughter may enroll in another university, perform well (maintain a GWA of 1.75 or better) and apply for transfer to UP after one year.

  88. engkan2kit said,

    October 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Hi,

    Tanong ko lang po. Pwede po bang kumuha ng Hapon 10 ang MS Electrical Engineering kahit wala ito sa Program? Hindi kasi ako sa UPD ng Undergrad kaya hindi ko alam.

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 12:35 am

      Hi! I’m not sure if there’s any rule barring one from doing so..but as far as I remember, it is allowed^^

  89. Andrea said,

    October 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Will a graduate degree in Lingguistics also lead to a career in speech language pathology?

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 12:38 am

      Hi Andrea! If your specialization is Articulatory Phonetics–then it’s somehow related..Speech Pathology is normally offered in medical schools…

  90. October 26, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Good day,

    What’s the equivalent of the (extramural) beginner classes in Japanese? Hapon 10 & 11? How about the intermediate class?

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 12:39 am

      equivalent is about half of the scope of the regular Hapon 10

  91. Rian said,

    October 30, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I am in need to learn Korean right now coz my boss is Korean, good thing your blog came across my way. I enjoyed the conversations here and really learned a lot. I found a lot of important info and to my hangeul dream seems to be really coming true…Thank you very much!!!! Hope to see and be at UP soon..

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 12:44 am

      Rian, thank you for your appreciation of this blog^^ I wish you luck in all your endeavors!

  92. berber said,

    November 3, 2011 at 8:09 am

    so it would still take at least 2 years for the korean minor language course to be offered? :( gusto ko pa naman pong kunin sana to if makashift ako sa lingg next acad year. pero parang imposible na kasi 08 stud number ko. masyadong matagal *sigh

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 3, 2011 at 10:52 am

      Yes..It takes time to institute a new course..if you are interested in Korean studies, I suggest you apply for MA in Korean universities after you finish your BA..

  93. Rich Rosario said,

    November 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Just wondering, ano ang room assignment ng Hapon 10 THQ-1 7-8:30am under Junilo Espiritu? or san titignan yung announcement if wala pang naka-assign?

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      Rich, you better call or visit the Department of Linguistics (02-926-9887, FC Rm.2110) to ask about room assignment.

  94. Raar said,

    November 13, 2011 at 2:05 am

    A pleasant day to you! =D

    I took up BA Phil Arts in UP Manila, thereafter, I entered law school. I’m now on my 4th year. I was told that I need to take up 9 units more of English in order to comply with the requirements under the Rules of Court. I will not be allowed to take the bar unless I have finished taking these English courses. Will it be alright to just enroll 9 units max? if yes, how much would that be? Thank you and God Bless! =D

    • linggwistiks said,

      November 18, 2011 at 12:50 am

      Hi Raar! the Department of Linguistics does not offer English Language courses.. you better inquire at the Department of English Studies regarding this matter..Good luck!

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 1, 2011 at 3:36 am

      Hi Raar! I guess the department that could best answer your query would be the Department of English (College of Arts and Letters)..As long as the courses you’d be taking don’t come in a series (such as one is prerequisite to the other), then I see no problem taking 9 units altogether in one semester..Good luck!

  95. November 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    What jobs after college ang pwede pong makuha as a linguist? I’m interested to take this after high school…

  96. che villanueva said,

    November 13, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    hello, I want to enrol linguistic course, for asian, and european..I’m a nursing graduate batch 2004. but I’m presently working as a cabin crew in middle east. .but i’m n manila every month. do u think is it possible? please help… Che Villanueva

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 1, 2011 at 3:41 am

      Hi Che! I am not sure if I understood your question correctly but I think it would be hard to enroll in a regular language course if you’d be around only once every month. Classes are normally held at least once a week..

  97. rymnd said,

    November 20, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Hi, I am very interested in the MA in Linguistics degree. I’d just like to ask how different the language requirements of the linguistics program is to the language requirements for MA in asian studies in the asian center. Also, since I don’t have a BA in linguistics degree, how much of a disadvantage will it be for me if I decide to apply for the MA? Thanks!

  98. Chichi said,

    November 21, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Hello! Magtatanong lang sana ako about the MA program. I’ll be graduating (hopefully) this April 2012 with a degree in BS Psychology. Would it be advisable for me to take the MA program? Or would a second degree be more suitable? Medyo hindi kasi ako confident about my knowledge of linguistics since my only background would be a 3-unit course on Psycholinguistics, and 6 units of language elective (Hapon 10-11).

    Also, would it be possible to take Hapon 12 and up while under the MA program?

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 1, 2011 at 3:11 am

      Chichi, one subfield of linguistics is Cognitive Linguistics and you can just imagine the enormous advantage a Psychology graduate would have in this particular area. The program offers an intensive introductory course for non linguistics majors who are accepted in the MA Program..so I see no problem with your intention of pursuing MA in Linguistics..as to your other question,you are free to enroll in any language course while doing your MA..Hope to see you in the department later next year^^

      • Chichi said,

        December 29, 2011 at 12:09 am

        Thank you for the response. Are applications still open for the MA program? Until when is the deadline? By the way, does the Linguistics Department have an e-mail address where I could send my inquiries regarding the MA program? Just in case the people handling this blog might also be busy with their work.

  99. Rovie said,

    November 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    good day, how much is the extramural courses (spanish) in U.P. and up to what level? thanks and Godbless… here’s my e-mail add: lisystrata28@yahoo.com,

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 1, 2011 at 3:43 am

      Hi Rovie! I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to provide you info about extramural courses in Spanish. The department of linguistics handles ASIAN languages only…sorry^^

  100. Rovie said,

    November 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    good day, how much is the extramural courses (spanish) in U.P. and up to what level? thanks and Godbless…

  101. rymnd said,

    November 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    hello, i don’t know why my question keeps disappearing.. .anyway, I wanted to ask, how different are the language proficiency requirements of the asian center’s MA in asian studies program from the language requirements of the MA in linguistics program? also, if I don’t have a BA in linguistics, how much of a disadvatage can that be for me? thank you.

  102. Dadah said,

    December 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I graduated at UE manila last 2008 (A.B Broadcast Communication), I would like enroll sana at UP next year. BA in Linguistics sana ieenrol q. What are the requirements pra mkpagenroll ako? Do I need to take UPCAT pa or pano kya?

    • linggwistiks said,

      December 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      Hi Dadah! What you mean is that you’re planning to take a “second degree” in UP right? Yes you can..I’m not sure if you need to pass UPCAT though..Probably not…But why not apply for the Master’s program instead? If you have an excellent academic record in your undergrad, and if you have the passion for studying languages, I strongly suggest you consider getting into the MA Linguistics program..

  103. Dadah said,

    December 3, 2011 at 11:14 am

    oh thank you for your response.. cge ill try that..thank you again

  104. Sheg said,

    December 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Hi, graduate ako ng BS Nursing sa ibang university, pwede kaya akong mag take ng MA sa UP? And while taking MA if ever, pwede kaya akong mag take ng other language class like Mandarin, Arabic and Thai at the same time at pwede kaya sabay kong kunin yun sa isang sem?

    • linggwistiks said,

      January 19, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Sheg, it’s yes to all your questions!

  105. Neil said,

    December 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Hello sir ask ko lang po… graduate po ako ng IT and nandun na yung kuya ko sa japan as IT engineer. But, before nya raw ako kunin at mag apply na IT dun magaral daw muna ko ng japanese language para mas madali.

    Plan ko kasi kumuha ng japanese language siguro hanggang kanji po. Meron po ba nito? and magkano po ang estimated tuition fee?

    Meron po bang weekends lang ang classes like saturday, nagtatrabaho po kasi ako ngayon.

    Salamat in advance sa details!

  106. Andrea said,

    January 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Hello. I took the upcat this year and still waiting for the results. First choice ko po ang BA Linguistics. about the subjects, will it still be the same sa nakalagay dito? i would like to learn Korean sana but it’s not included here. If ever, do I have to enroll for a Korean class? And sabi po nila, all about Philippine Language ang scope ng freshmen year. Totoo po ba yun? Thank you.

    • linggwistiks said,

      October 13, 2012 at 1:33 am

      Andrea, hi! I know this is way too late of a reply and big apologies for that but Im just curious if you have gotten to pass UPCAT and if you are in Linguistics now.

  107. Faith said,

    March 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hello!.. I am an MA student of Japanese studies..My area of interest in research is language..however,, it is hard to push through with my research intentions because of my lack of background in linguistics, is it possible for me to take just some of the basic linguistics subjects without enrolling on the MA course?

    Thank you!

  108. Mae said,

    July 5, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Hello! I am currently taking up B.S Ed. Major in English can I take my MA in Linguistics there? Is the tuition fee still Php 1000 per unit? Around how many units is your MA in Linguistics Program? Thank you.

    • linggwistiks said,

      September 5, 2012 at 2:40 am

      Hi Mae! The tuition is still PhP1000 per unit. The program requires 27 units of core courses, 6 units if cognate courses and the 6-unit masteral thesis.

  109. Basan, Jennifer P. said,

    July 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Hello! I would like to inquire if UP offers a degree in “Psycho-linguistics?”

    • linggwistiks said,

      September 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      Hi Jennifer! We don’t offer such degree but our graduate programs allow you to specialize or pursue a research about it.

  110. Dan D. Mandia said,

    August 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Hello! I am a graduate of BA in English degree and I wanted to pursue an MA Linguistics degree. What is the status of enrolment in UP Diliman? Am I obliged to be a regular student? And, do I need to take extra course like what you have mentioned in one of your comments here? The curriculum of mu undergrad degree has a lot of Linguistic courses. Thank you for your prompt response.

    • linggwistiks said,

      September 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Dan! Applications for the graduate programs in the university are processed once a year (around April). You may apply for MA Linguistics even if your BA is not Linguistics. You are however required to take a bridge course called Linguistics 201.


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