Is the Philippine English a standard English?
There is no such thing as Standard Philippine English. … English is one of our two official languages.
Is Philippine English good?
With two-thirds of the population fluent in English, the Philippines is regarded as one of the largest English-speaking countries in the world. In fact, in the EF English Proficiency Index 2017, the Philippines ranks 15th out of 80 countries.
Is Philippine English inferior to American English?
Grammar. Philippine English traditionally follows American English spelling and grammar while it shares some similarity to Commonwealth English. Philippine English follows the latter when it comes to punctuation as well as date notations.
How is Philippine English different from other Englishes?
Unlike in many other varieties of English, consonants cannot take on the function of vowels in Philippine English (there are no ‘syllabic consonants’). Philippine English is similar to U.S. English in retaining /r/ after vowels wherever it occurs, e.g. mar /mɑr/, unlike British /mɑː/.
Why do Filipinos have bad grammar?
ALTHOUGH most Filipinos are not native English speakers, they have little difficulty in speaking grammatically correct English. Fifty percent of the problems in English grammar are because of changes in the ending of words. This is because Filipino languages do not have words that change their endings.
What is the rank of Philippines in speaking English?
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Is Philippines a non English speaking country?
The Philippines: 90M
The Philippines has two official languages: Filipino and English. Only around 37,000 Filipinos speak it as a first language. However, a little over 92% of the population can speak it as a second language.
Why do Filipino students have difficulty speaking in English?
Discrimination as a Problem
Most Filipinos from the age of teens to middle-aged who have not been able to pursue college can speak basic English because they’ve learned it from school for many years since elementary to high school.
How did Philippine English evolve?
The Philippine English has evolved from the native speakers of the language who served as models in schools and other social organizations during colonization. Dialects that characterize Filipino cultures remained asa dominant influencing factor in dealing with linguistic mechanics.