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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...