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Eight more AB programs secure approval for F2F classes

Eight more AB programs secure approval for F2F classes

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by NILLICENT BAUTISTA THE UNIVERSITY Crisis Management Council has approved the application of eight more programs of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) for the conduct of limited face-to-face classes, Artlet Dean Prof. Marilu Madrunio said. The programs that secured the approval for limited in-person classes are Communication, Behavioral Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English Language Studies, History, Literature, and Sociology. “When we are given the go-signal, we will then begin with the limited face-to-face classes which may start sometime in September for some programs,” Madrunio told The Flame. Madrunio said the programs are now finalizing documents to be submitted to the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Office of the Rector, and then to the Co...
English Language Studies eyes face-to-face classes in six courses

English Language Studies eyes face-to-face classes in six courses

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THE ENGLISH Language Studies (ELS) program is seeking approval to conduct limited face-to-face (F2F) classes in six courses for its junior and senior students this academic year. ELS department chair Prof. Rachelle Lintao said junior courses included in the proposal were Introduction to Language, Society, and Culture, Research Methodology, and Discourse Analysis. For senior courses, the program chose Thesis Writing, Translation Studies, Issues and Perspectives in English Language Across Disciplines. “OVRAA (Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs) already approved the proposal of the Department for the conduct of limited F2F. We are awaiting the schedule where we can present the proposal to the Crisis Management of the University,”  Lintao told The Flame. Lintao said ...
English Language, Literature programs included in QS world subject ranking for the first time 

English Language, Literature programs included in QS world subject ranking for the first time 

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY THE ENGLISH language studies and literature programs of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) have been recognized in the 2022 Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) World Subject Rankings for the first time, after placing in the 301-320 bracket.  University of Santo Tomas' (UST) English language and literature programs, two of the three programs included in the world ranking, received an employer reputation rating of 64.4 percent, an academic reputation rating of 58.3 percent, and a research citation rating of 27.9 percent. AB Dean Marilu Madrunio acknowledged the recognition and urged the students and faculty members to continue producing research on the emerging fields in English language studies.  “Big congratulations to our Department of English and Departmen...
ELSSOC to hold forum exploring psycholinguistics

ELSSOC to hold forum exploring psycholinguistics

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by ARTHUR N. APOSTOL THE UST English Language Studies Society (ELSSOC) will conduct a psycholinguistics webinar on Saturday, exploring the relationship between language and the human mind. The forum titled “Tell Me More: A Webinar on Psycholinguistics” aims to hone the participants’ understanding of the discipline concerned with the psychology of language, ELSSOC said. “The proposed academic webinar will be discussing the field of psycholinguistics and aims for BA English Language Studies students and other interested participants from other universities to understand another branch of linguistics that is essential in honing their knowledge of the connection between the language we speak and our human brain,” the organization said. In the event, Patricia Amillos, a doctoral...
ELS alumna among Miss Universe PH Top 75

ELS alumna among Miss Universe PH Top 75

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AN ENGLISH Language alumna made it to the top 75 candidates of this year’s Miss Universe Philippines pageant. Rousanne “Ayn” Bernos, who graduated from the university in 2015, placed second both in headshot and video introduction and fourth in the runway challenge, three of the pageant’s series of challenges that determined the finalists. In a Tiktok video, Bernos, who represents San Juan City, said she has been a pageant fan since she was a kid and has always aspired to be a beauty queen. However, due to the pageant’s previous height restriction, she was not qualified because she only stands at 5’3. “When Miss Universe Philippines announced that they would be opening the application to everybody, no height requirements, [those were] magic words for me. I applied on the spot. ...
Socio dominates bracket in Athena basketball; Econ, LM, ELS, Hist win opening games

Socio dominates bracket in Athena basketball; Econ, LM, ELS, Hist win opening games

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN, and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES SOCIOLOGY (Socio) secured a spot in the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney after demolishing Behavioral Science (BES), 62-52, and Asian Studies (ASN), 57-52. Socio ran through BES early in the first quarter, 17-9, despite the efforts of BES’s Marvic Ponti with his series of three-pointers. Socio prevailed despite multiple turnovers due to BES’s violations throughout the game, ending the bout at 62-52. ASN fell behind Socio throughout the game. Quick and consistent drives from Socio’s Rowi Pascual as well as a miracle shot in the last quarter from Raymund Abuel kept ASN at bay despite their 10-1 run in the fourth quarter. History bounced back from their loss to Economics (Econ), conque...
Varying English language reception tackled in lecture

Varying English language reception tackled in lecture

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IN ORDER to be welcoming to a person’s weaknesses in the English language, one must re-evaluate his perceptions on how the language is received by different social groups, a professor from the University of the Philippines (UP) told Thomasians in a lecture held March 28. Aileen Salonga, associate dean for academic affairs of the UP College of Arts and Letters, argued that people from different groups or culture do not share the similar perspective and relationship toward the English language. “Participants themselves have different relationships with English. We may have all of these debates but not everyone will access these arguments or if they do, they [may] have different appreciation of the arguments because they have different realities,” said Salonga, who teach...
PolSci begins title defense bid edging SCL; LegMa, Eco, ELS, BES, SCL secure 1st wins in AB volleyball tourney

PolSci begins title defense bid edging SCL; LegMa, Eco, ELS, BES, SCL secure 1st wins in AB volleyball tourney

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) started its title defense bid strong as it roasted Sociology in an intense two-set match, 25-14 and 25-20, on the opening day of the AB Sportsfest 2017 mixed volleyball tournament held Feb. 15 at the Felix Huertas Court. Economics, Legal Management (LegMa), English Language Studies (ELS), and Behavioral Science (BES) earned opening day wins, giving them an instant advantage in their respective brackets, while Sociology recorded a 1-1 standing. PolSci and Sociology started the first set with an early draw at 6-6 but PolSci’s Samantha Makayan broke the knot with a service ace, leading her team to a 5-0 run and a 13-7 advantage. The teams continued to exchange spurts of 3-0 but PolSci finished the first set at 25-14 through a 5-0 run and a powerful spik...
Mother tongue key to mastery of secondary language, says expert

Mother tongue key to mastery of secondary language, says expert

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FILIPINO STUDENTS should learn to speak their mother tongue language during their formative years to become multilingual and multicultural learners, an expert in Mother Tongue Language-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) told Artlets yesterday. Ricardo Ma. Duran Nolasco said that the mastery of the first language leads to the understanding of the second language, which is English in the case of Filipinos. "Ang importante [is] you teach English as the second language. Improve our L1 (first language), and our English will come later,” he said. MTB-MLE is a new language-in-education policy in the country that seeks to teach students to speak, read, and write in their first language or the language that they have learned during childhood. Bisaya, Waray, and Iloko are example...
HST, LegMa, ASN, CA, SCL open basketball league on a high note

HST, LegMa, ASN, CA, SCL open basketball league on a high note

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THE TEAMS of History, Legal Management (LegMa), Asian Studies (ASN), Communication Arts (CA), and Sociology tasted their triumphs in the season opener of AB Sportsfest basketball tournament held Wednesday. Both History and LegMa escaped Political Science (PolSci), 55-52 and 44-43, respectively. With no wins and two losses, Political Science was eliminated in bracket A. History’s JV Vibandor and Joseph Alfonso spoiled the heroics of PolSci’s Anton Maglaqui throughout the game. Vibrandor and Maglaqui earned 19 and 18 points, respectively. PolSci’s fouls enabled the strong-spirited LegMa to escape their opponent by a slim one-point advantage, 44-43. Meanwhile, ASN gave Journalism its first taste of defeat in bracket B's first game, 39-31, after a thrilling 31-31 deadlock at th...