Usapang Pinoy: Filipino Students and ESL

By on March 29, 2014

Concerned members of the Filipino community organized a community forum on March 14 at the Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School to discuss Filipino high school students’ experiences as English Language Learners and their less-than-expected educational achievements. Speakers were May Farrales, PhD Student, Geography, UBC (Holding spaces: Filipino high school students’ experiences with English as a Second Language); Joy Jose, Multicultural Liaison Worker, Vancouver School Board (Challenges that Filipino high school students are facing in the Vancouver School System); Rene John Nicolas, Lawyer, Founding Member of Kababayan UBC (KAMP Mentorship Program history and vision) and Bryan Antes, BCIT student (Testimony from a former English Language Learner).

Photos courtesy of Mary Tecson.

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