[lg policy] Philippines: Lawmaker wants English as primary teaching language

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 25 16:02:00 UTC 2010

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Lawmaker wants English as primary teaching language

Believing that a high degree of proficiency in the English language
will help Filipino graduates get jobs easily in any country, a
lawmaker has filed a bill mandating its use as the primary medium of
communication in schools.

Rep. Rachel Marguerite Del Mar (1st District, Cebu City) has filed
House Bill 191, which seeks the use of English as the medium of
instruction in pre-schools, elementary and high schools and to
prescribe the teaching in specialized English in tertiary levels.

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