Special Filipino Curriculum (SFC): A Technology Oriented Curriculum for Foreign Language Students

Abstract

The technology-oriented curriculum aims to develop a program for foreign language speaking students of Filipino. Its objective is to look into their needs; enumerate the competencies that shall be developed by the curriculum; and evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum of Special Filipino Class (SFC) to the students. Teachers and students of SFC in Saint Pedro Poveda College were used in the Focused Group Discussion (FGD) in order to identify topics to be developed in the curriculum while three experts in the field of curriculum and language evaluated the created course. Results of the evaluation revealed that the foreign students who are studying the Filipino language give much importance in sharing their ideas and understanding to people around them, thus making them more practical in choosing the lessons and activities to do. On the other hand, the second language teachers focus on the teaching of Filipino values and culture embedded in their lessons. With these results, the infusion of technology was made to the strategies in teaching Filipino language to create meaningful activities for the students that will cultivate not just their knowledge and skills about the topics they need to learn but also the underlying cultural values in using the language. The study further recommends that there shall be a tracer study for the students who underwent the program to know the impact of what they have learned in the course on the field they chose after high school.



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Rosalie Tangonan, Saint Pedro Poveda College, The Philippines
Nina Christina Lazaro-Zamora, Philippine Normal University, The Philippines
Voltaire Villanueva, Philippine Normal University, The Philippines

Paper Information
Conference: ACLL2017
Stream: Innovative language teaching and learning methodologies

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