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Old 05-11-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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What do you all think of this new system?


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Old 05-12-2013, 01:14 AM
 
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while i still prefer english be taught as early as possible, the mother tongue mode of instruction does have its merits. i remember back home when i was asked to read Cebuano Bible passages during Masses, i would have to read the passage at least twice as much beforehand than if i were to read english passages. the cebuano words on print looked strange and foreign to me as i seldom had to read them in print, and more especially since the cebuano used in the Bibles was formal and old-school. it was a headache for me to read cebuano print, but a cinch when it came to english. tagalog was in between. i would still have trouble reading printed cebuano paragraphs even now. it makes me feel stupid not being able to read my native language properly.

i do think it does encourage students to be more participative since they dont have to be encumbered by having to speak english or tagalog properly. and when they are more participative, it encourages them to think more and be more sociable.

generally in my generation, we were never made to read or write in cebuano in school, much less allowed to.

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:49 AM
 
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^ I think it'll work because many studies show that when children learn literacy and oral skills in their mother tongue first, it's much easier to learn other languages afterwards. At least the children fully understand the content that they are learning
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:06 AM
 
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^ I think it'll work because many studies show that when children learn literacy and oral skills in their mother tongue first, it's much easier to learn other languages afterwards. At least the children fully understand the content that they are learning
I agree. In Europe they get to learn a foreign language when they are already in the 5th grade.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:14 AM
 
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while i still prefer english be taught as early as possible, the mother tongue mode of instruction does have its merits. i remember back home when i was asked to read Cebuano Bible passages during Masses, i would have to read the passage at least twice as much beforehand than if i were to read english passages. the cebuano words on print looked strange and foreign to me as i seldom had to read them in print, and more especially since the cebuano used in the Bibles was formal and old-school. it was a headache for me to read cebuano print, but a cinch when it came to english. tagalog was in between. i would still have trouble reading printed cebuano paragraphs even now. it makes me feel stupid not being able to read my native language properly.

i do think it does encourage students to be more participative since they dont have to be encumbered by having to speak english or tagalog properly. and when they are more participative, it encourages them to think more and be more sociable.

generally in my generation, we were never made to read or write in cebuano in school, much less allowed to.
I agree !
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:43 AM
 
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they start learning English & Filipino from the 1st grade, but it's not the medium of instruction until 4th grade. English & Filipino are taught as subjects from 1-3, but they're not used in the other classes. Then they become the medium of instruction for all classes in grade 4

So Filipino children are still learning English from a very young age
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:59 AM
 
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they start learning English & Filipino from the 1st grade, but it's not the medium of instruction until 4th grade. English & Filipino are taught as subjects from 1-3, but they're not used in the other classes. Then they become the medium of instruction for all classes in grade 4

So Filipino children are still learning English from a very young age
I think in the Northern Europe they only learn English in the 5th grade but they seem to be very good in English. Most of them can speak good English. My husband learned English in the 7th grade but he speaks English well too and better than me. I wonder why in the Philippines, we start learning English in tge first grade but there are still more who cannot speak English so well.

Making the mother tongue as the medium of instruction for small kids is better because it is easier for them. Do they have this in all schools in the Philippines now ?
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:33 AM
 
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lol^ I definitely understood what they are saying. It's Pangasinense & the canadian guy lol he is fluent in Ilocano, I agree that they should teach the mother tongue based too.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:37 AM
 
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I think in the Northern Europe they only learn English in the 5th grade but they seem to be very good in English. Most of them can speak good English. My husband learned English in the 7th grade but he speaks English well too and better than me. I wonder why in the Philippines, we start learning English in tge first grade but there are still more who cannot speak English so well.

Making the mother tongue as the medium of instruction for small kids is better because it is easier for them. Do they have this in all schools in the Philippines now ?
I think it's in all schools, but it's not necessarily in the mother tongue of all the children because they're only using major languages: Tagalog, Ilocano, Bicol, Cebuano, Waray, Ilonggo, Pangasinan, Chavacano, Kapampangan, Tausug, Maguindanao, and Maranao. That covers about 90% of the population. But then there will be speakers of some minority languages who still wont have instruction in their mother tongue.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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I thought this was interesting. Only thing I didn't like is that he calls them "dialects"


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