Friday, June 25

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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