Assumption Language College ALC
Assumption Language College (ALC) welcomes students from various religious organizations and lay groups. ALC also helps them develop individual language skills as well as their leadership potential. ALC especially fosters intercultural and interreligious understanding.
A school of excellence for the religious world
As religious congregations become more and more globalized, speaking many languages is a challenge and a necessity for the Church in Asia and in the world. The vision of ALC, thus, is to be a premiere community-oriented language college in Asia-Pacific and help future leaders of the Church and society to develop their language skills and leadership potential.
The College provides contextualized task-based and learner-centered instruction in English, Tagalog, Cebuano, Korean, Spanish and French. It also nurtures understanding and relationships among students who come from different religious congregations, missionary organization or lay groups. The College is comprised of committed teachers and staff who cultivate international camaraderie and respect for diverse cultured and spiritualities.
Founded in 2009 by the Assumptionists, ALC is a founding member of the Inter-Institute Collaboration (IIC) that is composed the East-Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI), Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia (ICLA), and Institute of Formation and Religious Studies (IFRS). IIC is sponsored by Porticus Asia, Ltd.
Extended AA family
In terms of the facilities or place for living and accommodation, ALC learners are classified as either resident or non-resident.
The residency option allows learners, who have regular morning and afternoon classes at ALC, the practice of the language in everyday situations through community life, prayer, common meals, and recreation with the religious brothers in Adveniat House.
As for the non-resident students, they participate in morning and afternoon classes and share lunch with an international community. This gives them the opportunity to meet learners from other cultures and practice the language they have learned in class in a more casual and less controlled environment than of a classroom.