We can tolerate a girl who says “ip” instead of “if”; “fepol” instead of “people”. “Red” is easy to pronounce but should no be confused with “rid”. Fuchsia pink is difficult to spell.
“English is my favorite subject sir but it’s difficult”, says a 13-year old girl in an English remediation class. Another one added: “Mga brayt man mi sir pero ma-wrong ispeling man gyod”
“English Rules!” was the motto of the Department of Languages and Literature of Blancia Carreon College where I used to serve as instructor.The striking line emerged when the “Speak to me in English” campaign was launched, making the entire campus an English speaking zone. The campaign was inspired by the government’s, as well as the institution’s concern on the deterioration of the use of English language.
I personally believe the great advantages of graduates who are proficient in English. But of course, skills are on top.
After I left my teaching profession, I haven’t heard much about the program. However, I am sure that the program sustained.
As classes start, I always recall the good old days when I was serving as moulder of the young minds.
Jerry G. Gervacio|Mandaue City|Contact: Send Mail
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