National English Proficiency Program
The National English Proficiency Program (NEPP) is a nationwide program implemented by the Department of Education which trains English proficient teachers to become mentors to less proficient teachers in their respective schools.
NEPP was created in response to the need to raise the quality of English proficiency of Filipino teachers, particularly Reading/English, Math and Science teachers, to improve the competencies of their students. It also aims to conduct intensive courses to improve the English proficiency of the faculty in areas targeted for call center operations.
The program includes English proficiency testing of Math, Science and English teachers, orientation of principals and supervisors and training of master mentors. Around 7,300 teachers already underwent intensive, hands-on training on English proficiency. These teachers in turn, applied what they learned to a total of 95,600 teachers in their respective schools under the Teachers Mentoring Teachers program.
- Philippine Information Agency (accessed on June 10, 2009)