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How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« on: September 26, 2010, 07:58:22 PM »
help!!!

i've never hired a tutor since day one in preschool.   i know the lessons well, but how can i inculcate these to my daughter who's in Grade 1 now?  she's been raised in English language; she only learned some our dialect (Ilonggo) at preschool; she also know some tagalog words when they had a filipino subject in Prep.

i just needed more tips on effective teaching.

TIA!
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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 10:36:50 PM »
the child needs to learn by experience. it would be hard for the child kung puro salita lang ang pag eexplain ng filipino words. make it concrete by providing the object or the act itself.

for example, lapis then show a pencil. then, nagsusulat gamit ang lapis, write on a paper using the pencil. as in, you have to act it out.

you could also use cut-out pictures from magazines. from time to time, try to converse with your child in filipino. kahit simpleng kamusta ka or anong ginawa mo sa school. at least the child could express himself/herself in filipino

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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 11:20:34 PM »
I once shared the same problem at Daddy Jojo's SP Yahoo Group. My daughter also can't speak straight tagalog and she's in grade 2 so here's what I did.



Teaching my daugher Filipino with her textbook is hard for us both. Even I do not know meanings to old tagalog words used. I want to go easy on her by introducing common tagalog words and fun reads so I thought of Funny Komiks kasi maraming drawing and word balloons so hindi siya malulunod sa dami ng tagalog words in 1 page. Wala na yung mga dating characters na kilala natin. Of course, after all these years, everyone needs to move on.


 
This Unggutero I picked up isnt bad at all. Of all the funny strips, only 2 are not age appropriate for her so I just lined the words with a marker. I explained to her that it's a grown-up joke and she shouldn't say those words again. She understands naman and still happy with her new read.



 
Here are the strips I didn't find funny, before shading the words with a marker.
 


 
Unggutero is still a good choice because my daughter enjoyed it more than the Funny Komiks. I don't know why. Now she asks me for meaning of tagalog words: Holdaper, Tanod, Promdi, Embalsamador, Siga and other common words not common in Filipino school books. At least now I know she reads and is interested. Unlike when I read to her stories from her school book, I doubt if she even listens.

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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 12:44:54 AM »
Problem ko rin yan sa daughter ko, she is now in Kinder at may Filipino subject na sila. Hindi naman siya straight english magsalita, pero most of the basic words mas alam niya sa english than in tagalog. Nung pinag aaralan nila yung mga colors in tagalog dun ko lang na-realize na kaylangan pala alam din niya in tagalog kasi nahirapan ako magturo sa kanya. Mas alam pa nga niya yung colors in spanish because of Dora the explorer eh kaya natatawa ako.
 
She is just starting to read. Pag pinag-babasa ko siya ng tagalog ang dami nyang tanong like... ano yung bahaghari, sapatos, kabibe.... kaya minsan ayaw niya na mag-read, kasi niya she don't understand the words she's reading.
 
Sa ngayon pinapa-memorize ko siya ng mga tagalog poems/rhymes, para na rin pati tongue niya ma-straight kasi bulol din siya sa tagalog eh, minsan nakakatuwa pakinggan, like her manika is mikaka, pangalan is palangan. pero dapat pa rin i-correct. Eto po sample ng poem niya...
 
     *Ako ay may alaga, asong mataba.
       Buntot niya ay mahaba, makinis ang mukha.
       Mahal niya ako, at mahal ko rin siya.
       Kaya kaming dalawa ay laging magkasama.
 
     *May isang batang mataba
       na nanghuli ng isda sa tabi ng sapa.
       Nang dahil sa tuwa, isda ay nakawala.
       Kaya ang batang mataba
       ngayon ay lumuluha sa tabi ng sapa.
 
Meron din ako binili na mga tagalog books from Adarna House like.... Si kaliwa at si Kanan, Tiktaktok at Pikpakbum. Share ko lang yung link...
http://adarna.com.ph/new-titles-and-bestsellers
 

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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 11:37:13 AM »
ganyan din ako, nasanay kasi sa english anak ko, plus puro english ang napapanood niya sa tv. but when he entered school, he learned to talk tagalog (kahit konti) thru his classmates. i also buy books that are bilingual from adarna like mommy phie para masanay din siya magbasa ng tagalog.

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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 12:13:28 PM »
One mommy at the SP yahoo group said that she bought adarna and other talgalog story books to teach her kids tagalog. Her kids end up reading the english translation instead. So it's best if you sit with them to read. That's what parents are for :)

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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 03:47:12 AM »
very helpful talaga dito. again, a new lesson learned from your tips.
I too have the same concern with my 4yo boy. He's now in Kinder 1. Hirap sya sa Filipino subject nila. even if I ask him simple questions, ano pangalan mo? sino magulang mo? tumatawa lang sya at minimimic ako. But in fairness, he knows how to say PO and OPO. Kwento lang, sa school nila nung Linggo ng Wika, homework nila is imemorize ba naman yung Ako'y Pinoy na song. Kumakanta sya "akoy pinoy, pinoy, pinooy, pinoy" yun lang talaga napick up niya. kahit anong turo ko , di magregister yung ibang words...
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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2010, 03:16:38 AM »
hi sisses! we have the same dillema. My daughter too was raised knowing only the english language. they don't have Pilipino Subject yet in school but I know sooner or later she needs to deal with this. Her school strictly implements EOP and/or chinese. I have not heard her speak any tagalog words but "opo". But thanks to this forum. I know it will not be hard to teach her the language soon.  :)

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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2010, 07:01:03 AM »
After I read this yesterday, order ako agad from Adarna House. I can't wait to get the books I ordered. Hope this will help my kid to learn more tagalog words :)
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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2010, 11:42:24 AM »
hi mga sis ... i have the same dilemma ... my kids are 7 and 4 years old.  There was a time I was teaching them tagalog my eldest replied "mommy, i'm english".  Simula palang niresist na.  I still teach them tagalog words especially si kuya kasi ang hirap ng Filipino subjects niya.  I bought adarna books also and read to them the tagalog interpretation then I expound from there.    Good thing lang at naaappreciate nila.  I bought educational posters din like anyong tubig at anyong lupa para they can visualize kung ano ang batis, lambak, etc.  Mas nakakatuwa ang youngest ko kasi mas open siya to learn tagalog kesa kay kuya.  She can speak straight tagalog already kaya confident nako when she turns prep :) ... I'm happy with my eldest din kasi improving na ang grades niya sa Filipino and Sibika :)

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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 03:21:17 PM »
Since baby pa daughter namin, we talk to her in english na. Madali naman kasi matutunan tagalog. Sa mga kapitbahay, kalaro, sa media, school at sa bahay, tagalog ang language (except when we talk to her). Ang nangyari, english speaking din mga kalaro niya, language sa school and her schoolmates, english din shows na pinapanood niya, wala siyang naging opportunity na matuto ng tagalog. She understands kasi naririnig niya tagalog kami mag usap sa bahay. I felt sorry for her when she doesn't want to join sunday school anymore, mailap sa kaniya mga bata kasi english speaking siya.
Ngayon, para lang gumanda grades niya sa Filipino, we study at home everyday at ina-advance ko pa home lesson namin. It would at least improve her grades.
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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2011, 02:42:12 PM »
Anyone knows where I can buy orig videos of batibot and Jollibee awit bilang at hugis? What educational tagalog videos can you recommend? I intend to give it as a gift.

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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 06:16:11 AM »
        Noong college ako,nagtutor ako ng 3 mgkakapatid na english speaking...sobrang hirap talaga sila
sa tagalog subject nila..minsan bagsak pa sila sa test nila..kaya tinututukan namin lagi ang tagalog subject.
advantage lang kasi sa kanila,kung nasa ofis parents nila,kinakausap sila ng 3 kasambahay nila ng tagalog kaya
sa bahay pa lang may alam na sila...basta habang lumalaki sila,naging ok din performance nila sa tagalog.
mga bata madali din naman matuto eh,kagaya din yan sa mga di ngsasalita ng english sa haws pero pgdating
sa english subject sa school,average naman.tyaga lang talaga sa pag explain at sa pagtuturo..
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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2012, 03:07:48 PM »
I finally got my kid a tutor in Pilipino while I also teach him at home. I posted my kwento here:
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parentchat/index.php/topic,48905.msg842988.html#msg842988

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Re: How to teach an English-speaking child her Filipino subjects?
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2012, 03:23:57 PM »
style ko naman translation. mas matatas kasi anak ko sa english than filipino. so what i do pag may hindi siya alam na tagalog word is translate it to english. prep na din sila nung nagkaroon ng filipino subject. nakaka get along naman siya sa classmates niya kahit hindi siya masyado nagtatagalog. sabi ko din sa teacher niya na kausapin siya ng tagalog out of class para masanay siya. nakaka-cope naman and walang bagsak. :)

 

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