Posts

Showing posts from August 15, 2011

Filipino or English

I am posting one of the topics in our Socio-Cultural subject and that is the issue whether knowledge in English makes us competitive and it is just right to set aside our native language for this particular pursuit to globalization.
And my take on this is....

Filipinos have been regarded as one of the few nationalities who can fluently speak English thus, the emergence of the call center industry in the country. I believe that such impression about Filipinos can be attributed on how students are molded in school since most schools in the Philippines use English as a medium of instruction. Based on an informal survey from colleagues, 4 out of 5 agreed that being able to speak in English definitely makes one globally competitive because you can communicate effectively with other English speakers. On the other hand, this should not be the reason to disregard our native tongue --- Filipino. In fact, DepEd has implemented the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE)…