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Old 04-01-2014, 02:31 AM
 
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English isn't the first language in the elementary schools anymore.

Since 2012, students have been primarily using their native language in school from K-3. It's not only the medium of instruction, but the students also learn to read and write in their native language. During that time they also have subject classes in Filipino and English. Then starting at grade 4, their classes are in Filipino or English, depending on the subject. I think English is used for science and math, and Filipino is used for the rest.

 
Old 04-01-2014, 02:33 AM
 
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Just aesthetically grating to me.
Have you ever heard Manny Pacquiao trying to speak English ? Its horrible. My mother speaks English more fluently than him. And my mother is from Bulgaria, a country where English is almost non existent.
 
Old 04-01-2014, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Have you ever heard Manny Pacquiao trying to speak English ? Its horrible. My mother speaks English more fluently than him. And my mother is from Bulgaria, a country where English is almost non existent.
Manny Pacquiao doesn't represent all the Filipinos. He is not really educated having finish only fourth grade and a product of Public School. You live in the States right ? It's normal your Mum already learned English from talking to people there.
 
Old 04-01-2014, 02:39 AM
 
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Have you ever heard Manny Pacquiao trying to speak English ? Its horrible. My mother speaks English more fluently than him. And my mother is from Bulgaria, a country where English is almost non existent.
Yes, Manny Pacquiao is horrible in English. And just in case you're wondering, his Tagalog is horrible as well. His native language is Cebuano. But then Manny Pacquiao did not even finish high school...
 
Old 04-01-2014, 03:31 AM
 
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Have you ever heard Manny Pacquiao trying to speak English ? Its horrible. My mother speaks English more fluently than him. And my mother is from Bulgaria, a country where English is almost non existent.
Why Manny Pacquiao and not an educated person...


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She still has a Filipino accent, but she speaks so clearly. Educated Filipinos enunciate in some places where native speakers don't and it makes it easier to understand IMO
 
Old 04-01-2014, 10:08 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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the Singaporean English accent sounds pretty good and doesnt have the annoying FOB accent of other types
 
Old 04-01-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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Well if its English in Asia, I only think of HKer & Filipino English pleasant to my ears. I dont like SG & Indian English personally although they maybe the next best equipped english speakers in Asia.
 
Old 04-01-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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Well if its English in Asia, I only think of HKer & Filipino English pleasant to my ears. I dont like SG & Indian English personally although they maybe the next best equipped english speakers in Asia.
There are many Hkongers who can't speak English. A lot of Singaporeans can speak English.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 05:24 AM
 
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There are many Hkongers who can't speak English. A lot of Singaporeans can speak English.
Correct but still I dont personally like Singaporean accent, I prefer HK accent...
 
Old 04-02-2014, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Well if its English in Asia, I only think of HKer & Filipino English pleasant to my ears. I dont like SG & Indian English personally although they maybe the next best equipped english speakers in Asia.
'Best equipped'? Most Hong Kongers can't even speak English fluently, while most Singaporeans can (even if a lot of them don't speak perfect English). Singapore, Philippines/Malaysia are definitely the top 3 English speak nations in Asia.
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