Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Breaking the Language Barrier: DepEd Slates National Language Teaching Seminar-Workshop

The Department of Education (DepEd) slated a national seminar-workshop, entitled Language Teaching Across Cultures. Originally scheduled for Oct. 21–23 at the Teacher’s Village in Baguio City, the event finally pushed through last Dec. 7–9 at the Monte Vista Resort, Calamba City.

According to Dr. Paraluman R. Giron, Southern Tagalog-A (CALABARZON) host regional director, the seminar-workshop is geared toward gaining an understanding on multicultural education and language teaching across continents. The seminar-workshop was conducted by the Regional Language Center Alumni Association of the Philippines (RELCAAP).

The seminar included in-depth discussions in new developments in teaching language, literature, and culture; responses to cultural and language diversity and gender; electronic collaboration for English instruction across cultures; sharing of new techniques and developments on teaching different languages; teaching strategies; and designing a language program, responsive to cultural diversity and ethnicity and gender.

The event participants included DepEd regional directors, schools division superintendents, RELC grantees, English and Filipino regional and division education supervisors in 17 DepEd regions, and department heads.

For more information on the seminar-workshop, please contact Ms. Liezel Selda, DepEd Region IV-CALABARZON at (02) 682-1054 or (02) 666-5820 or send an email to or


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