2nd Philippine Conference-Workshop on Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education


Guidelines for the submission of abstracts:

  1. An author is limited to one individual abstract and one joint abstract;
  2. The first page of the submission should contain the name of the author /authors, affiliations, e-mail address; postal address and the designated topic of the parallel sessions;
  3. The second page should contain the abstract not exceeding 250 words, including the bibliography, but should not contain any marks identifiable to the author or authors.
  4. The submission should be written in any of the Philippine languages, in Filipino or in English. If written in Filipino or in a Philippine language, we will require an English version of the abstract for the evaluators.
  5. The abstract should be submitted to mlephilippines@gmail.com and shall be duly acknowledged.


  • Integrating MTBMLE in the Curriculum of Pre-Service Teacher Education
  • MTBMLE Curriculum for kindergarten and early grades
  • Teaching Filipino and English through the L1
  • Reading comprehension and writing in the L1 across disciplines
  • Teaching science, math and social studies in a multicultural/multilingual framework
  • Developing quality and culturally sensitive MLE materials
  • How do Philippine languages work and its implications in language education
  • Language documentation and data preservation
  • Vocabulary development and intellectualization
  • Case studies in mother tongue instruction in the Philippines and in other countries
  • Sign languages in the Philippines-education of the differently-abled
  • Community-based education and Alternative Learning Systems



SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPER:   January 20, 2012

All paper readers shall be entitled to 30 minutes presentation. The presentation can be rendered in any Philippine language, in Filipino or in English, or in a bilingual fashion, provided the author shall be responsible for providing the translation(s). NO FULL PAPER, NO PRESENTATION.


  • A tribute to Dr. Jose V. Aguilar (Proponent of 1948 Iloilo Experiments on the Vernacular)
  • MTBMLE Teaching Demonstration Festival
  • Seminar-Workshops
  • Paper Presentations

BOOTHS DISPLAY OF REGIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS   We will designate a booth for every region for display of big/small books, busy posters, primer lessons, lesson plans, assessment tools and other instructional materials.   FEES  Regular conference fee is P4,500.  Early bird registration is P4,200- for those who register on or before December 16, 2011. The registration fee will cover:

For Iloilo residents and those who will find their own lodging – P3,500 (early bird: 3,200)   Distribution of conference kit will be on February 15, 2012  at 3:00pm at  Punta Villa Resort.  First session starts 8:00 am, February 16. Program will last until 12:00 noon of February 18, 2012.

HOW TO PAY   Cash payment? 170+ Talaytayan MLE office – Rm. 2115 Faculty Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City   Bank transfer payable to: 170+ Talaytayan MLE Incorporated BANK: BDO SM Manila Branch Current Account Number: 0470506288. Email deposit slip to mlephilippines@gmail.com or fax to 632-9269887  

For queries  call 632-9818500 local 2294 /  09163944870 (Lucy Cruz)   Facebook group: MTBMLE Events   email mlephilippines@gmail.com   DEPED / CHED MEMO TO FOLLOW SOON   ORGANIZERS: 170+Talaytayan MLE; SIL; TAP; PNU

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