A recent international webinar organized by Central Mindanao Colleges through the Graduate School Education saw the participation of over 370 students from non-English speaking countries.
Dubbed as PAGTUDLO: with its theme: “Leading Towards Global Competitiveness through the Enhancement of Communicative Competence”, was held on February 4, 2023 via Zoom Cloud Meeting.
Students, Student Leaders, Faculty members and School Administrators, from Central Mindanao Colleges, Philippines and Kanarasdornbumroong Yala School, English Program and Intensive English Program Department, Thailand, the International Language Exchange Program have participated in the said webinar.
The goal of the webinar was to transfer knowledge and develop English macro skills, with a focus on speaking and communicative competence.
Resource Speaker Ms. Eden Stephanie B. Bolido, MA Ed- English Language Teaching has covered the importance of effective expression in standard English phonology, as well as coordination of various processes for appropriate speech production.
Mr. Punnatorn Muendech of IEP M.5/12 class has also shared their Thai language and culture to the students and members of the CMCian faculty which brought impact for a better globalization.
The participants have developed their communication skills through practice, reflection, and experience, including speech choir activities that demonstrated strategies for improving speech production.
Dr. Gemma N. Kintanar, Dean of the Graduate School Education shared during her opening message, “Today’s webinar aligns with the CMCs commitment to the call for globalization and internationalization, responding to the demands for language teaching and language exchange programs. Specifically, it is also aimed to help non-English speaking students worldwide develop their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. In today’s webinar, CMC would like to emphasize the significance of speaking and communicative competence in language production and aim to enhance speech production through various techniques and methods demonstrated in speech choir activities.”
Communicative competence is crucial in today’s globalized world as it enables individuals to effectively communicate and interact with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Having this competence enhances one’s ability to understand and appreciate cultural differences and build cross-cultural relationships. It also opens up opportunities for international education, business, and professional development.
Additionally, communicative competence can foster mutual understanding and cooperation between nations and contribute to global peace and stability. Overall, possessing this competence can greatly enhance an individual’s personal and professional growth.
By Erolle Linus T. Miranda,
Institutional Marketing and Communications Officer
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