Accomplishments

Organized and co-hosted the `Second International Conference on Filipino as a Global Language',with the theme "Transformation Through Empowerment in Filipino Language and Culture", held in San Diego on January 15 – 18, 2010 with the Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) of SDSU, the Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education, Alliant International University, and the Filipino and Philippine Literature Program, Department of Ind-Pacific languages, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

  • Campaigned and lobbied for AB 420 to have a CSET for Filipino Language in 2006.
  • Conducts twice-yearly review for prospective examinees of the California Subject Matter Examination for Teachers (CSET:Filipino).
  • Collaborates with local universities on seminal  language projects such as:
    • Developed an On-line Filipino Placement Test at Language Acquisition Research Center (LARC), SDSU
    • Developed Computer Assisted Screening Tool (CAST) for Filipino at LARC, SDSU.
    • Developed an On-line Review on the CSET for Filipino Language at LARC, SDSU.
    • Organized and conducted a Conference on `How to Become a Filipino Language Teacher in California' in collaboration with the Graduate School of Education of Alliant International University in January 2009.
    • Conitnues to collaborate with the Filipino American Development Initiatives (FADI), Council of Philippine-American Organizations of San Diego (COPAO), and the Kalusugan Community Services (KCS) on various Filipino language projects.
  • Organized the First Conference on Recruitment of Teachers of Filipino Language in California  held at SDSU in January 2008.
  • Entered into Partnership with the 2010 Census of the U.S. Federal Government to assist in increasing awareness for the need to be counted by developing lessons and incorporating them in classes.
  • One member helped students produce a video, in collaboration with the San Diego Registrar of Voters, Morse High School, and the Media Arts Center of San Diego's Teen Production Project, to encourage Filipino Americans to register and vote.
  • Granted scholarhsips to members to attend 2010 CLTA Conference.
  • Participates in the annual  Filipino community’s Festival of Festivals in June and the annual Filipino Heritage Fair (Fil-Am Fest) in October.
  • Conducts monthly meetings that includes sharing of best teaching practices and lessons.
  • Mentors  beginning Filipino language teachers to be highly effective and successful in the profession.
  • A majority of CTFLC members are Fellows of the California Foreign Language Project of the State Legislature based at Stanford University for having completed the 3 years of professional language teacher training with the Souther Area International Languages Network (SALIN).