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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #135 on: June 15, 2011, 06:38:25 pm »

Naku, I got interested in this thread because I've been wondering what language I should use to speak to my soon to come babies.  I'm from Marikina and Filipino is our first language.  I married a Cebuano and settled here in Cebu. Although I know how to speak and understand Cebuano already, bulol bulol pa din ako upto now.  My husband and I converse in Tagalog and English.  Minsan, pag malaliman na usapan nila dito ng Bisaya, hirap na kong makasunod.  Nakaka-grasp lang ako ng unti unti.  At first, I was thinking of speaking to my soon coming babies in pure English.  Ayaw ni hubby coz he wants them to speak in the vernacular.  Naku, napaka-proud pa naman ng mga Cebuano sa language nila!  E sabi nila, the kids should learn  their mother's first language diba?

Is it really possible to teach the kids to be multilingual at such an early age? So how do I go about it? I'd want to speak to them in straight English coz I'm sure they will learn Cebuano from everyone else around here. When do I teach Tagalog? Or do you think I should just teach them Tagalog first then let them learn English when they're already in school?  Hmmm... problem with that is, bihira ang makakausap nilang Tagalog dito sa Cebu... I'm confused...  :-\
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #136 on: June 23, 2011, 12:40:16 am »

^sis, don't worry because kids can adapt well. speak to your children in english then let your husband talk to them in cebuano. they'll learn tagalog in school. my husband is worried because my baby spends a lot of time with my grandmother. ang language niya tagalog and kinaray-a (dialect in antique). we talk to our baby in english. my husband wants her to be fluent in english and we have a longstanding debate about it. i told her it's not possible at this point because she's exposed to different languages. nothing to worry about dahil matututo ang bata as long as guide ng parents and grownups around her. sasakit lang ulo niya sa kakaisip. if we live in the US, malamang slang pa magsalita yan pero nandito kami sa philippines so don't expect too much. i used myself as an example. i lived in antique for 5 years. alam ko lang dialect sa antique pagdating dito sa manila. i learned to speak in tagalog within a year. pagpasok ng kinder, english-speaking ang classmates ko. i was surprised kasi hindi naman yun kinalakihan ko but i learned quite fast. it also helped that my dad loves reading books. lagi ko nakikita nagbabasa ng books, magazines and newspapers. dun na nagstart ang interest ko to read english books kasi naencourage ako sa kanya. sa katagalan mas magaling pa ako sa english compared to my other classmates because i read more books.  lagi ako nasa library. dun na ako sinusundo ng mom ko. ;D i also studied mandarin and fookien from kinder to high school. i was able to cope well kahit walang nagsasalita ng chinese sa house.

kaya ginagawa ko ngayon, i buy books for my baby. sabi ng mom ko huwag muna kasi masisira lang but i don't really care kasi i like seeing her browsing through the pages. when i wake up in the morning and go to their room, my baby hands me a book so i can read to her. worth it ang hirap ko sa nakikita ko sa kanya. she watches a lot of tv but i make sure to read a book or two a day. talk to your baby in whatever language you choose. read books to your baby. makipagchikahan lang kayo everyday about everything under the sun. at lagi ko nga sinasabi sa husband ko, relax. he's getting stressed out about it pero ako naman ang nag-eeffort turuan baby namin.  ;D obsessed siya about speaking in english pero ako yung kahit puyat nagbabasa ng book at nagmomonitor ng tv shows na pinapanood ng baby namin.
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #137 on: June 23, 2011, 01:23:36 am »

in my case, my son speaks english, filipino and cebuano. we are here in cagayan de oro. i am from manila so me and my mom speaks to him in Filipino and also english. in school they're speak english then when he's with his playmates they speak Cebuano.
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #138 on: June 24, 2011, 03:10:36 pm »

My two children speaks English fluently. They grew up in States so they adapted the American culture ;D
We came back in the Philippines last year, so they still learning tagalog but still with American accent! Haha!
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #139 on: June 27, 2011, 10:48:13 pm »

hindi naman po ata. Siguro. pero magccatch p din naman siguro siya

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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #140 on: June 28, 2011, 03:24:12 pm »

My two children speaks English fluently. They grew up in States so they adapted the American culture ;D
We came back in the Philippines last year, so they still learning tagalog but still with American accent! Haha!


Nice! Sis as in 1st time ng mga anak mo umuwi dito sa pinas last year? Fluent nga talaga.
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #141 on: June 28, 2011, 04:55:53 pm »

@Sis Aramish:

Yup. Sa States na sila pinanganak at nagka-malay. Hirap nga turuan ng tagalog, kahit ako nahihirapan! English teacher kasi ako at hindi masyado magaling sa Filipino ;D
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #142 on: June 29, 2011, 12:53:09 am »

We speak with my daughter in english and tagalog. I dont believe na mahihirapan magsalita ang bata kapag 2 languages na-expose.
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #143 on: June 29, 2011, 09:09:53 am »

@Sis Aramish:

Yup. Sa States na sila pinanganak at nagka-malay. Hirap nga turuan ng tagalog, kahit ako nahihirapan! English teacher kasi ako at hindi masyado magaling sa Filipino ;D

Hi Mommy Jean, I remember that you mentioned in one yaya thread that you hired Filipina Nannies. Were the nannies fluent in English?
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #144 on: June 29, 2011, 12:13:49 pm »

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.  :)





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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #145 on: June 29, 2011, 12:23:25 pm »

To add po, it's better to teach our kids the neutral accent. If you'll notice reporters in foreign news like CNN they are not using american or other accents but neutral.

Just my two cents.  :)
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #146 on: June 29, 2011, 12:33:42 pm »

I agree with you sis Errych. :)

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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #147 on: June 29, 2011, 01:26:02 pm »

'Enroll your child's now!'

Hala! sis KVsmommy... natawa ako don! Parang yung natitinda ng itlog sa may palengke sa amin: Judy Egg's Stand

Naku sana wag magaya o makita ng mga bata baka ma-retain sa utak nila!
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #148 on: June 29, 2011, 02:25:09 pm »

share ko lang din mga sis, boss ko kasi super fluent sa english ang mga anak correct pronunciation talaga too think na mga nasa elementary pa lang. kwento ni sir talagang english speaking sila sa bahay pati mga kasambahay nila required to communicate with them that way  ;D before nung hindi pa namin alam dito sa office at dumalaw yung mga bata kinausap namin syempre tagalog at nakatingin lang samin yung mga bata  ;D yun pala they dont understand us kaloka hehe mas medyo nakakaintindi pa nga daw sila ng visaya dahil sa visaya yung mga kasambahay nila... and one time din na nakakwentuhan namin si maam ayun nag rereklamo kasi daw ang hirap magalit pag english kamusta naman yun  ;D unlike pag tagalog kaya in the end nag papasahan silang mag asawa pag sermon time   ;D
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Re: communicating with kids in english
« Reply #149 on: June 29, 2011, 02:51:20 pm »

share ko lang din baby ko dati d nakakarelate pag tagalog....nung nagaaral na sya..natuto syang magbasa ng tagalog pro d niya naiintindihan ibig sabihin...minsan naaawa ako kc naiiyak na sya pag tinuturuan ng filipino subject...ang kaloka  un pa ang pinakamataas nyang  grade...disadvantage pag fluent sa english minsan nahihiya syang kausapin ng ibang bata at ayaw makipaglaro sa kanya ...advantage...confident sya lagi.....
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