“First time po namin ito,” explains DepEd on grammatical errors in test broadcast

It was more focused on the technical aspects of the presentation, the Department of Education (DepEd) explained on Wednesday when netizens criticized grammatical errors in its test broadcasts of initial episodes.

DepEd Undersecretary Alain Pascua said in a statement that they did the test run to gauge and try the agency’s current capacity to broadcast educational episodes this coming school year.

“First time po namin itong gagawin, kaya may mga test runs,” Pascua said.

“Mas nakatutok ito sa teknikal na aspeto ng broadcasting, mula recording, file conversion, ingestion, mapping, hanggang actual broadcasting.”

“It’s true that there are mistakes on its accuracy, and even with [the material’s] grammar and typography,” he added.

The criticized question states, “Tagaytay City is known for wonderful picturesque of the majestic Mount Taal. What does picturesque mean?”

The word “picturesque” was underlined to highlight the new word in question.

The choices are as follows: A) charming; B) running; C) ruined; and D) perhaps.

Meanwhile, DepEd said it will ensure the accuracy of the teaching materials through its Quality Assurance Team.

“Ang test broadcast ay isang pagkakataon para lalong busisiin pa ng aming Quality Assurance Teams na ang bawat ipalalabas ay napapaloob dito ang Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs), tama ang pagkakagawa, at angkop ito sa mga manonood,” said the undersecretary.

Learners under the distance learning module will be able to watch the instruction materials on DepEd TV at IBC-13, listen to DepEd radio, and download the materials from a designated DepEd site, starting on August 24.


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