KSU- Office of the Department of Languages conducts Seminar- Workshop on Kalinga Linguistics and Multi-lingual Education

Through the initiative of the University Language Department chaired by Ms. Lourdes Adeline Nicole Y. Cosmiano, with her members, Dr. Mary Joyce Wangiwang, the Director for Students Services and Placement Service and Ms. Marie Joy Garming, a seminar- workshop on Kalinga Linguistics and Multi-lingual Education was conducted among the Language professors yesterday at the Research and Development Conference Hall.

The event aimed to explore the linguistic intricacies of the Kalinga language, addressing contemporary challenges while recognizing its evolving landscape. Additionally, it sought to propose research topics and solutions to engage in Kalinga language studies effectively. Furthermore, the seminar introduced a multilingual, multicultural, and multidisciplinary approach to mother-tongue based multilingual education.

Dr. Elizabeth Calinawagan, a distinguished figure in linguistic exploration, served as the resource speaker for the seminar. With an extensive academic background, including a BA, MA, and PhD in Linguistics from UP Diliman, Dr. Calinawagan's expertise spans Philippine languages, with a particular focus on Filipino and Ilokano. Beyond her academic achievements, Dr. Calinawagan is renowned for her advocacy of Ilokano culture and language education, notably through the MTB MLE approach.

In the afternoon session, the seminar extended its reach to BSED majors in English and Filipino, offering invaluable insights into language studies and multilingual education.