Language reflects the spirit, the particular attitudes and values of a people. It reveals how they think and view the world. It is the principal means by which culture is preserved and transmitted from one generation to another. Moreover, language is the key to access the great power of education. For the reason, the language of instruction and learning in our educational system is an urgent issue that needs to be addressed.
It is the government’s banner program for education as a salient part of the implementation of the K-12 Basic Education Program or Rep. act 10523 otherwise known as the “Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013.”
It is education, formal or non- formal, in which the learner’s mother tongue and additional languages are used in the classroom. Learners begin their education in the language they understand best – their mother tongue – and develop a strong foundation in their mother language before adding additional language. This bridge enables the learners to use both or all their language for success in school and for lifelong learning.
Use Mother Tongue (Bikol) appropriately and effectively in oral, visual and written communication in a variety of situations and for a variety of audience, contexts and purposes including learning of other content subjects and languages, demonstrate appreciation of various forms of literacy genres and take pride in one’s cultural heritage.
Learners develop their ability to gain confidence using the language meaningfully.
Contribute productivity to their community and to the large as well as Multilingual, Multiliterate, and Multi-Citizens of the country.
Gain proficiency in literacy as well as comprehend academic content and gain curriculum mastery, creative and critical thinking skills for decisive decision- making.
Sinite parvulos venire ad me. (Mk. 10:14)