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Strengthening mother tongue, key to students’ effective learning—experts

Strengthening mother tongue, key to students’ effective learning—experts

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by MARIE CLAIRE "BLANCHE" S. LAGRISOLA and ARTHUR N. APOSTOL Most educators do not fully understand the essence of Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) as most schools prioritize learning the English language, often neglecting the mother tongue, a Filipino linguist said Wednesday in a webinar. “[K]ahit [ang] mga taga-DepEd (Department of Education) hindi na-ge-gets ito. 'Yong importansya, na kailangan manatili 'yong L1 (first language) as primary MOI (Medium of Instruction) throughout the elementary cycle, tapos kailangan sanayin natin ‘yong mga bata sa L2 (second language),” MTB-MLE expert Ricardo Ma. Duran Nolasco said. The MTB-MLE policy aims to teach in the first language or mother tongue of the students while slowly transitioning into other languages. Nolas
ELSSOC explores Stylistics with academic experts

ELSSOC explores Stylistics with academic experts

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By: ARTHUR APOSTOL and JENNA PANDANAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE Studies Society (ELSSOC) revisited the importance and essence of stylistics in literature through their recent event titled “STYLE LANG!: A webinar on Stylistics” on Wednesday. The event highlighted three experts from different universities in Metro Manila who shared their own interpretations and ideas on Stylistics in different areas. Lalaine Yanilla-Aquino, a professor from the University of the Philippines College of Arts and Letters, discussed the basics of Stylistics and how it is applied in literature. Aquino explained how Stylistics can be used for identifying the authors of the piece and finding different meanings in a literary piece. “Some theories claim that meaning is inherent in the text, but some theorie