DepEd chooses two Davao schools to teach Spanish language PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:56

DAVAO CITY -- Two public schools from Davao City have been chosen by the Department of Education (DepEd) to be among 54 schools all over the country to teach Spanish language.

DepEd Regional Director Susana Estigoy said the Davao City Special School has been chosen as one of the pilot areas while the Davao City National High School is among the expansion schools.

Recently, Education Secretary Armin Luistro announced the Education department's tie-up with the Government of Spain, wherein public school teachers from 54 schools will receive training from Spanish professors on the Spanish language.

"This is part of the continuing partnership between the Philippine Government and the Government of Spain. This time, they will learn about advance methodological content and strategies in teaching the language," Luistro said.

Luistro also said schools are selected based on their achievement levels in English from the National Achievement Test. One or two teachers from each identified school are sent for training.

Luistro said 102 teachers are currently being trained by professors from Universidad de Salamanca provided for by the Ministry of Education of Spain. Training is being conducted at Instituto Cervantes in Manila and at the Ecotech Center in Cebu.

Of the number of teacher-trainees, 27 teachers from the pilot schools are taking the advance methodological content and strategy at the Instituto Cervantes with another 44 from expansion schools in Luzon taking the methodology course.

Thirty-one teachers from Visayas and Mindanao will take the methodology course in Cebu.

Grants will also be provided later on to allow teachers to attend intensive summer training and professional development courses organized by Spanish universities.

The pilot areas are Ilocos Norte National High School (NHS), Lemu NHS in Cagayan, Honorato Perez Memorial Science High School (SHS) in Cabanatuan City, Cavite SHS, Dolores NHS in Marinduque, Naga City SHS, Capiz NHS, Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial HS, Regional SHS of Region 10, Tupi NHS, Agusan NHS, Ifugao Provincial SHS, Quezon City SHS, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) SHS and Davao City Special School.

On the other hand, aside from the Davao City NHS, the rest expansion schools are Civil Aeronautics Administration NHS in Pasay City, Ramon Magsaysay HS in Manila, Amparo HS in Caloocan City, Carlos P. Albert HS and Tandang Sora Integrated in Caloocan City, Paranaque NHS, Tinejeros HS in Malabon City, Mangatarem NHS in Pangasinan, Don Eulogio de Guzman Memorial NHS in La Union, Santiago City NHS, Cagayan NHS, Dipaculao NHS in Aurora, Juan R. Liwanag MHS in Gapan City, Pampanga HS in San Fernando City, Bayorbor NHS in Batangas, Lumbang NHS in Batangas City, Bernardo Lirio Memorial NHS in Tanauan City, Domingo Yu Chu NHS in Oriental Mindoro.

More expansion schools included are Looc NHS in Romblon, Palawan NHS and Palawan State University in Puerto Princesa City, Camarines Sur NHS in Naga City, Catanduanes NHS, La Castellana NHS in Negros Occidental, Lourdes Ledesma del Prado MNHS in Tanjay City, Cebu City NSHS, Quinapundan NHS in Eastern Samar, Hinunangan NHS in Southern Leyte, Balua NHS in Cagayan de Oro City, Tagoloan NHS in Misamis Oriental, Alae NHS in Bukidnon, Tagum City NHS, Digos City NHS, Esperanza NHS in Sultan Kudarat, Irineo Santiago NHS in General Santos City, Jagupit NHS in Agusan del Norte, Mainit NHS in Surigao del Norte, Lapinigan NHS in Agusan del Sur.