UP CED Participates in TalkTogether Virtual Round Table Discussion on Child-Directed Language Corpora

The UP College of Education participates in the TalkTogether Virtual Round Table Discussion on Child-Directed Language Corpora entitled “Child-Directed Print Corpora: Understanding the Resource.”

Held last June 30 to July 2, 2021, the three-day virtual round table was chaired by esteemed scholars on language and literacy. The objective of the virtual round table was to understand the promise of child-directed print corpora for experimental studies and child language assessment as well as its implications for researchers, practitioners, and curriculum developers.  The first round table was on “Child Language Print Corpora and Child Language Assessment,” which was chaired by TalkTogether’s Principal Investigator, Sonali Nag  of the University of Oxford. The second, on the topic “Child Language Print Corpora and Experimental Research,” was chaired by Jelena Mirkovic of the York St. John University.  The third day on “Children Language Print Corpora and Children’s Materials”  was chaired by UP College of Education Professor and TalkTogether Co-Investigator, Dina Ocampo.  

TalkTogether is a multi-country project made possible by an award from the UK Research & Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund (UKRI-GCRF Collective Fund). The wider aim of the project is to develop contextualized early years interventions to support oral language development, and thereby boost children’s literacy learning trajectories.

The Philippine team of TalkTogether is composed of faculty and researchers from the UP College of Education Reading, Early Grades, Art, and Language Education (REGALE) cluster, UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Department of Linguistics, UP College of Arts and Letters Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, UP College of Allied Medical Professions, and UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies-Education Research Program. They co-authored and presented papers on child-directed corpora as bases for analyzing cross-linguistic lexical properties, morphological analysis, age-of-acquisition ratings, as well as book levelling and text complexity in Filipino and Kannada. Paper authors were Portia Padilla, Leonor Diaz, Marie Yvette Concepcion-Alcazar, Maria Hazelle Preclaro-Ongtengco, Marie Grace Reoperez, Crizel Sicat-De Laza, Eva Haydee Alipustain, Margaret Mary Rosary Carmel Fua, Mary Ann Bacolod, Jem Javier, April Perez, Francisco Rosario Jr, Jocelyn Marzan, Junette Fatima Gonzales, Kathrina Lorraine Lucasan, and Dina Ocampo.

Researchers from the University of Oxford, The Promise Foundation, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Sains Malaysia, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics – Netherlands, University of Toronto-Ontario, Macquarie University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and University of Manchester also presented their research and facilitated discussions that followed each paper presentation.

The TalkTogether team released a public video playlist of the round table discussions through the official website of the project

Presenters, co-chairs and discussants at the TalkTogether Virtual Round Table Event held last June 30 – July 2, 2021. (From top L-R) Dr. Portia Padilla of the College of Education, UP Diliman, Dr. Mary Ann Bacolod of the Department of Linguistics, UP DIliman, Dr. Jocelyn Marzan of the Department of Speech Pathology, UP Manila, Dr. Jelena Mirkovic of York St John University, Dr. Sonali Nag of the University of Oxford, Dr. Dina Ocampo of ERP – UPCIDS and College of Education, UP Diliman, Dr. Shelley Stagg Peterson of the University of Toronto-Ontario, Dr. Rauno Parrila of the Macquarie University, and Dr. Elena Lieven of the University of Manchester.

ASEAN University Startup Bootcamp

Chulalongkorn University and the AUN University Innovation and Enterprise (AUN-UIE) are glad to invite the AUN Member Universities to join an international startup network! ASEAN University Startup Bootcamp.
📣ASEAN University Startup Bootcamp is a project that brings together a group of creative and passionate undergraduates from all over the ASEAN +3 region who are interested in starting startups and aspired to become new-gen entrepreneurs. Through intensive 3 weeks of FREE online training and workshops, participants will have the opportunity to practice and learn all about startup essentials. Mentors and experts are provided here to share experiences and give consultations.

Furthermore, participants may get inspiration and a new point of view from the startup networking activities with ASEAN international students.

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Infographics on Remote Learning for Students Set 1

Here are some infographics on remote learning that may help our students imagine what the incoming first semester will look like. The infographics aim to clarify to students what remote learning is and assure them that our preparations are inclusive and have their best interests in mind.

This is the first of at least 3 sets of resources that the UPD Committee on Remote Learning is preparing.

ATCPDE’s A Healthy Lifestyle Amid COVID-19

Dear Friends,

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major stressor that disrupted our way of life and challenged us to adapt to a new normal. In response, some people may resort to unhealthful ways of coping such as smoking, drinking alcohol, or worse, using illicit substances. This practice can put people more at risk. Thus, abstaining from substance use becomes more important than ever.

In this regard, the ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education (ATCPDE) based in the University of the Philippines College of Education developed an infographic to encourage people to choose a healthy lifestyle amid COVID-19, a major stressor for many people across the globe. It aims to present healthful alternatives to smoking, drinking, alcohol, or using other dangerous substances.

Recognizing that COVID-19 is particularly challenging for those who are recovering from substance use disorder, the Center has also developed an infographic to support relapse prevention. Please feel free to share these advocacy materials in both their English and Filipino versions.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to safeguard the well-being of our fellow Filipinos.

Faithfully yours,
Francis Grace H. Duka-Pante

Ang Pag-Unawa Sa COVID-19: Mga Gabay Sa Pagkatuto

Ikinalulugod naming ihandog sa inyo ang Gabay sa Pagkatuto sa Pag-unawa sa COVID-19 (Pangkat A, B at C). Ang mga gabay na ito ay binuo upang matulungan ang mga mag-aaral na harapin ang mga hamong dala ng pandemik. Sa pamamagitan ng mga kagamitan sa pagkatuto, inaasahan namin na maunawaan ng mga bata ang krisis na kinahaharap ng mundo at malaman ang mga pamamaran upang mapangalagaan ang kanilang sarili at mga mahal sa buhay.

Para sa kopya ng mga Gabay sa Pagkatuto:

Maaari ring bisitahin ang FB page na ito:

Para magamit bilang isang flipbook ang mga Gabay sa Pagkatuto, maaaring pumunta dito:




Understanding COVID-19 Through Learning Guides

We are pleased to present to you the Learning Guides for Understanding COVID-19 (Sets A, B, and C). These guides were developed to help children navigate the challenges posed by this pandemic. Through these learning materials, we hope that children may better understand this crisis that the world is facing and find ways to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

For a copy of the Learning Guides, please visit:

You can also visit this FB page:

To access flipbook versions of the Learning Guides, Here are the links:




COVID-19 Diksyunaryong Bikol Para sa Mga Aki

An Diksyunaryong COVID-19 para sa Kaakian na Pilipino regalo kan Reading, Early Grades, Art and Language Education (REGALE) cluster kan Kolehiyo kan Edukasyon, Unibersidad kan Pilipinas sa mga aki asin sa saindang mga pamilya. Piglalauman mi na an diskyunaryong ini matatabangan an mga aking nag-aadal na masabutan an mga importanteng tataramon na katakud kan nag-aaging pandemya. Hinimo mi an diksyunaryo sa English saka Filipino tanganing mas dakul na aking Pilipino an maabot. Nakipagtabangan man kami sa mga aki, mga magurang asin mga paratukdo sa komunidad kan mga Pula para sa paghimo nin videos kan mga senyas o Filipino Signs para sa mga tataramon sa diskyunaryo. An mga link para sa videos na ini makukua sa laog kan diskyunaryo. An ibang laog pigbago susog sa mga komento asin suhestiyon kan mga inot na nakahiling asin naggamit kaini. Makukua an kopya kan diksyunaryo sa

Kapampangang Talabaldugang COVID-19 Para Karing Anak a Pilipinu

Daun ne karing anak at karelang pamilya ning Reading, Early Grades, Art at Language Education (REGALE) cluster ning UP College of Education ing Kapampangang Talabaldugang COVID19 Para Karing Anak a Pilipinu. Asahan ming makasaup ya ining talabaldugang ini bang aintindian do ring anak ding salitang konektadu king pandemyang araranasan tamu. Gewa miya ing talabaldugan king Filipino, English, Kapampangan at karing aliwa pang amanu king Pilipinas bang mas marakal anak a Pilipinu ing ayabut nini. Misaup saup kami rin ding anak, pengari at talaturung ibat king Deaf community bang makagawang videos da ring Filipino Signs para karing salita king talabaldugan. Akit la ring links kareting FSL videos king talabaldugan