By: Christian Joseph T. Codilla
Student seminarians of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary undergone this year’s Recoletos Enhancement and Advancement Program (REAP) after it was suspended for two years due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
The REAP is a program usually held every year in the seminary before the start of the academic year to develop and learn new skills for the college seminarians. The program will be able to help them in their academic and even spiritual formation.
This year’s REAP offers 3 one-week courses; Language Enhancement Skills facilitated by Ms. Assumpta Calano, Phonetics and Oral Communication by Ms. Marisol Afuang, and Creative Speech Class and Theater Arts Workshop by Ms. Ria Francis Robles.
In an interview, incoming college seminarians like Bro. Xavier Romeo Emnace said that the classes helped him to enhance his learning in grammar and also boosted his confidence, while Bro. Jan Jelmar Canoy attested that the programs aided him to learn proper diction, enunciation, and pronunciation. He also added that the teachers provided creative ways to make the course interesting.
The REAP lasted for six days starting from August 1 to August 6, 2022.