Datapoint Ternate Chabacano/Domains of use: school

Some local teachers use Ternate Chabacano as an auxiliary language in the first grades. The bilingual educational model currently used in the Philippines defines Filipino and English as the media of instruction. Each language is assigned to a distinct set of subject areas. The Policy on Bilingual education (1987) states that the regional languages can be used as auxiliary media of instruction and as initial languages for literacy where needed, especially in grades I and II.