Sunday, September 11, 2016

AEC students receive letters from Asia

In response to the letters they sent early this month, AEC students recently received friendly letters from Asia. Each student was happy and excited receiving more than one reply. It's a very historic event to start AEC students' collaboration with Asian friends.

One Alternative Education student commented, "Do Asians really write in English?" The question was a great cultural teaching moment for the teacher and a great cultural learning moment for the students. The answer to the question was "yes" although not all Asians speak English. For Philippines alone, according to Census 2010, 63.71% of 66.7 million Filipinos, aged 5 years or more, could speak English. More likely, these Filipinos surveyed were those who had gone to school because the medium of instruction in the Philippines has been English since the country was conquered by the Americans.