Thursday, March 3, 2016


In support of the institutionalized Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE), the Department of Education (DepEd) Region 1 further strengthens the MTB-MLE through the Project Read, Enjoy, Adopted Language (REAL).

Project REAL is tailored from United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s BASA Pilipinas. It aims to inculcate in the minds of the students the value of using their mother tongue, develops among pupils the enjoyment and love of reading using their mother tongue, hones the skills and talents of teachers to compose poems, rhymes, jingles, and stories in MTB-MLE to be used as supplementary reading materials for K-Grades III.

The components of Project R.E.A.L include training-workshop for teachers of early grades to localize, conceptualize and indigenize supplementary materials; Division Festival of Talents for teachers and pupils of Kindergarten to Grade III to challenge teachers in composing poems and stories in mother-tongue. The winning compositions are the official materials to be used during the conduct of the Division Festival of Talents.

Launched in November 11, 2015, Project R.E.A.L was conceptualized and initiated by Dr. Aleta C. Begonia, former Education Program Supervisor of Alternative Learning System and presently the Education Program Supervisor of Kindergarten and Mother Tongue-Based-Multilingual Language Education.

Project R.E.A.L is a proposed intervention to address the problem in reading, specifically in fluency and comprehension.   Since it will be a division-wide implementation, the project serves as a positive tool for the development of Beginning Reading and Fluency from early graders. # Source –

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