Essay On Mother Tongue Language

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The K to 12 program of the DepEd has acquainted another modification to the country’s education framework – utilizing the mother tongue language as the medium of teaching. The new framework expresses that the Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education likewise termed as (MTB-MLE) will be enacted starting from the kindergarten to Grade 3 in all schools. Whether government funded schools or private schools. The 12 dialects that will be used as mediums of instruction are: Kapampangan, Tagalog, Ilokano, Bikolano, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Pangasinense, Waray, Maguindanaoan, Maranao, Tausug, and Chabacano. The local language initially learned by the child will be chosen as the language for their medium of instruction at school.

In line with this, Butzkamm, W. (2011) quoted that the mother tongue places the cognitive foundations for
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It has been part of the vision of the DepEd that the MTB-MLE will serve as the outset of the children to acquire new things. UNESCO (2007a) emphasizes the role of early childhood care and development programs in placing the groundwork for learning and setting the stage for successful employment in formal education. During childhood, information are of great accessibility since it is a period when a child is triggered by his/her curiosity regarding the things surrounding him/her. As what Yazıcı, Zeliha , İlter, Binnur Genç, & Glover, Philip (2010) stated, that the mother tongue enacts a key role in a child 's social and personal development, it may be in education and in second-language learning. Using mother tongue language develops the social life of a child by being confident in engaging interaction with the others and by being confident in communicating with the others, he/she develops
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