Teachers’ Training for Schools with Pilot Multilingual Education (MLE) Programs

There will be a teachers training for mother tongue-based multilingual education (MLE) on May 31 – June 10, 2010 at the Translators Association of the Philippines (TAP) Center at #1 Don Doroteo St., Don Enrique Heights, Commonwealth, Quezon City.

The program will enable the participants to understand more clearly the theories, programs and practices, policies, orthography development and MLE bridging strategies. They will also study the newly developed MLE curriculum guides for grade one developed by Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) and other MLE experts and begin making corresponding instructional materials (stories, primers and other teaching devices) that correspond with the learning outcomes defined in the PELC (Philippine Elementary Learning Competencies).

Participants should come from schools with an ongoing MLE program or have at least conducted MLE advocacy activities in the past. They are to agree to field test the newly developed MLE curriculum guides for grade 1.

Participants from certain areas are to be selected in consultation with their MLE Project Partners like Translators Association of the Philippines (Talakag District in Bukidnon, Sibuco and Sindangan Districts in Zamboanga del Norte); 170+ Talaytayan MLE (Valenzuela City Division and Paranaque City Division) and Save the Children (Region 12).

The training fee for each in-house participant is P10,000 (inclusive of materials, meals, snacks and lodging).   The training fee for participants with outside lodging arrangements is P7,000 (materials, snacks and lunch).  Participants coming from outside of Metro Manila are to report to the venue the evening of May 30, 2010. Training time is from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information, please call Lucy Cruz (9818500 loc 2294/09163944870) ; Mel Awid  (9313087/9317651/ 09293659589) ; Ched Arzadon (3477468/0922909081 2). You may also email mlephilippines@ gmail.com or check www.mlephilippines. org.

A DepEd memo for this particular event is to follow soon.

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