Tagalog set to be taught in New Zealand

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 12:53:42 UTC 2008

Forwarded From: edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

ABS CBN News Online

Tagalog set to be taught in New Zealand

New Zealand has expressed interest in studying the Filipino language
as a second language in their schools as a way to forge a broader and
deeper cultural exchange with the Philippines. Presidential adviser on
education Dr. Mona Valisno and New Zealand's Minister of Education
Chris Carter at the 4th Asia Pacific Economic Conference Education
Ministerial Meeting met in Lima, Peru last June 11 to 13 and both had
agreed to adopt the Filipino language as the chosen foreign language
to be taught in New Zealand's schools. The 4th APEC education summit
focused on international exchange in education and culture. "This is a
major accomplishment for us. If we can push this through, maybe we can
have other countries do the same. This will be very great for the
Philippines' international relations and our image abroad," Valisno

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