Text language is not allowed in schools – DepEd

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm 

ILOILO CITY, May 25 – The Department of Education (DepEd) finds text language a challenge, citing it as one factor that could cause the deterioration of language acquisition.

DepEd regional director Mildred L. Garay conceded that sometimes they too are being carried away by the texting language but she stressed that they will never encourage its use in schools.

“It is a challenge on the part of DepEd to discourage them in resorting to text language,” she said.

She added that they will be very strict especially on formal or technical writing.

Text language includes the use of short-cut words in lieu of the correct spelling to make texting faster and easier.

It can also be a scapegoat for those who are not familiar with the correct spelling of words.

Garay likewise cited that even the mix use of English and Tagalog can impede the correct development of language. (PNA)

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