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ERIC Number: ED025382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-26
Pages: 14
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A Comparative Structural Analysis of the Oral Language Materials and the Basic Readers Used in Philippine Schools.
Maminta, Rosario E.
Reading in English as a second language for Filipino students presents the Philippine schools with special problems. The sounds, rhythm, and intonation of English differ from the native Filipino language and so deeply ingrained language habits interfere with learning. The teacher is usually a second language speaker of English. And, there exists an inadequate oral language background which consists only of the language patterns taught in grades 1 and 2. The major problems of a Filipino pupil learning to read English arise from his inadequate control of the sounds and structures of the language, so the reading of English is not started until grade 3 when it is based on oral English skills taught in grades 1 and 2. Because of the need for using the student's oral language as a basis for developing reading materials, the Philippine Center for Language Study offers editorial and technical assistance to curriculum writers which will enable them to develop reading materials in English that are counterparts of the oral language lessons. A comparative analysis of the language structures in the basal readers and oral language materials will provide useful guidelines for evolving materials which will be more effective teaching the Filipino pupil to read English. References are included. (WB)
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Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.