Hi mommyjean0512: I was just curious kasi you mentioned na English teacher ka 'at hindi masyado magaling sa Filipino
'... Were you also raised in the States by any chance or were you raised na English din ang primary means of communication? Kasi I'm thinking, if you really want to teach your kids to speak the vernacular, hindi naman kailangan maging super galing sa Filipino.
If you can still speak Tagalog, then I'm pretty sure you can still teach your children the most basic aspects of the language para makapag-communicate sila mabuti pag nandito sila sa Pilipinas.
If you plan to live here with your kids na permanently, then it's best na they know how to speak Tagalog kahit papaano.
@ sis twelvth_goddess: I agree with you on this "I dont believe na mahihirapan magsalita ang bata kapag 2 languages na-expose."
In my opinion, mas importante na ma-reinforce ang tamang paggamit ng language, like pronunciation and such, and grammar especially pag school age na. I noticed kasi, no offense to English teachers ha, pero minsan medyo may lapses din sa itinuturo sa school. Hindi pa nag-school ang baby ko, pero na-experience ko dun sa mga pamangkin ni hubby, so whenever I notice na may mali, I correct them agad para alam nila. And definitely, magiging batayan ko yan sa paghanap ng school for my daughter pag ready na sya to go to school. Meron actually malapit sa amin na school, kaya lang I read their tarp ang nakalagay 'Enroll your child's now!' Ayun, dun pa lang turn-off na.