Why the Filipino subject matter shouldn’t be taken off from college curriculum

It is typical for this technology to not know the Filipino language though they are born and raised here in the Philippines. Speaking from own practical experience, a whole lot of my classmates are not fluent or don’t realize or talk the language effectively, therefore them receiving small grades in Filipino. I am the only or just one of couple individuals in the class who is fluent in talking Tagalog, which saddens me as the splendor of our language is not appreciated enough.

The Supreme Court upheld as constitutional the order of the Commission of Higher Education and learning to remove necessary Filipino subjects from the higher education curriculum. Tagalog is not a dying language, but eradicating mandatory Filipino subjects in college can be a element in killing the language. It could also lead to what they contact “cultural genocide.” An element of cultural genocide is the eradication of all dialects.

Mandatory Filipino topics should really be introduced again. Even young individuals are informed of the consequences of our language not being taught by mom and dad, so why even clear away it from the curriculum?

A lot of say that Filipino is a useless subject in higher education. They say that speaking in English appears very good in the eyes of a foreigner. But we also have to take into thought our roots. The Filipino topic tackles not only the language but also our lifestyle. If we start off to forget our language let alone our lifestyle, how will it influence our perception of nationalism? Nationalism unites Filipinos.

Persons say that we’re very pleased of our country. But how can that nationalism be preserved if the ones that are proud of our country really do not even know how to talk our language? Understanding our earlier is being familiar with how the existing was shaped. History and tradition give us id. A part of our lifestyle is language.

As a boy or girl, I often frequented my grandparents during the weekends. Both of those my grandmother and grandfather would discuss to me in Filipino so that I would be able to learn it. When I was about three or 4 yrs aged, I knew how to say whole sentences in Tagalog. By the time I was in kindergarten, I got a 100-percent regular for Filipino on my report card. I am now in sixth quality and I have retained my fantastic scores in Filipino. My classmates would frequently talk to me to translate text for them and I was supplied the nickname “English to Filipino dictionary.”

Previous calendar year, I joined a Filipino essay crafting contest and gained very first spot. From then, my classmates would ask me for assistance with Filipino. I concluded that possibly most of my classmates weren’t spoken to in Tagalog as a baby so they weren’t equipped to master it.

Our language embodies our ideals and aspirations. Our language could consist of phrases that have come from the Spanish language, but what about those words and phrases in our language that do not exist in any other language? Some say that Filipino is ineffective as a topic and must be replaced with a subject that’s more “important,” but that is irrelevant as most created international locations enjoy and retain their culture, their roots, and their heritage.

Are we suggesting that the English language is outstanding to our own? Do we review English to provide or worship some other nation and not Filipino, not even pondering about conserving our patrimony to provide, regard, and honor our nation?

MARIA DEANNA BATOON TONG
Colegio San Agustin Makati

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