|Dr. Ricardo Ma. Duran Nolasco of the UP Department of Linguistics will speak on Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) at a forum for educators and scholars on February 4, 2011, at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU).
The event will be held in commemoration of the International Mother Language Day, an observance held annually on 21 February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.
ADZU School of Liberal Arts and 170+ Talaytayan MLE, organizers of the forum, invite language teachers, scholars, school heads, and agencies to attend and help promote MLE in Western Mindanao.
Interested parties may call the organizers through telephone number 9910871 local 2240.