In  response to the ever-changing demand for a highly competent manpower, the Institute of Languages of the University of Southeastern Philippines envisions to become a leading language and cultural institute in Mindanao to produce globally-competitive human resources.

The Institute of Languages firmly believes in language as a vehicle for global understanding and progress. Thus, it supports to provide relevant language and cultural studies programs that are creative and competency-based with support from competent faculty and management to scale-up the competitive advantage of local and global human resources.


  • To develop and design competency and need based curricula with global standards in the following: Arabic, Nihonggo, Mandarin, Bahasa, English, Italian, Korean, Spanish and other foreign languages;
  • To provide a strong faculty development program to scale-up competencies and to offer attractive incentives for excellent performers in all areas;
  • To establish collaboration with local, national and international agencies and learning institutions;
  • To promote transparency in the Institute;
  • To provide state-of-the art facilities and laboratories for the Institute;

The Institute of Languages aims to: 

  • Provide foreign language and cultural studies programs to help students improve their language skills and cultural understanding needed to pursue knowledge in a university where foreign language such as English, Nihonggo, etc. is used as a medium of instruction;
  • Provide foreign language and cultural studies programs to students and the global community for academic, professional, and personal development;
  • Assist students in their cultural adjustments so that their academic pursuits will be both enjoyable and productive;
  • Adhere to high standards of foreign language instruction and program management;
  • Inculcate the importance of foreign language study in the development of students' cognitive and critical thinking abilities;
  • Inculcate the value of learning foreign languages to increase students' ability to compare and contrast cultural concepts; and
  • Stress that learning foreign language opens up a whole new culture, thereby helping students to appreciate various cultural beliefs and traditions of people around the world.