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Written English Proficiency: The Case of Filipino Second Year Technology Students
Proficiency in writing is an indispensable skill a student needs to develop. This study aimed to determine the written English proficiency level of the Filipino Second Year Technology students of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College – Alijis, Bacolod City, Philippines, for the Second Semester, Academic Year 2015-2016. Descriptive correlational method of research was used in this study. A written test using narration and persuasion as modes of writing were administered to 144 respondents. The written English proficiency level in each area in narration and persuasion was determined using the mean and was interpreted as excellent to very good, good to average, fair to poor, and very poor based on ESL Composition Profile. The significant difference between the level of written English Proficiency and the profile of the respondents such as gender, major, type of high school graduated from, parent’s educational attainment, economic status, and exposure to mass media such as books, newspaper, magazines/journals, television, radio, internet, and motion pictures was determined using t-test and ANOVA. The result revealed that the written English proficiency level of the Second Year Technology students as a whole is fair to poor and there is no significant difference between the level of written English Proficiency and the profile of the respondents. Exposure to mass media, therefore, has no significant effect on the student’s writing proficiency. Keywords: Written English Proficiency, Writing Skills, Technology Students.
ENNA S. BODOSO 586-597 Download(188)
Organizational Performance of Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines
The study aimed to look into the organizational performance of Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines particularly in Zamboanga del Norte. The descriptive method of research was used. There were 95 respondents to the survey. Frequency count, percentage, and Mean were used as a statistical tool. The investigation revealed that organizational performance of the Higher Education Institutions involved was found to be very good along the areas of VMGO, faculty, curriculum and instruction, support to students, research, extension, library, physical plant and facilities, laboratories and administration. The Higher Education Institutions met the standards of quality over and above the minimum requirement of government under Article XIV Accreditation, Section 60. There were areas need to focus such as congruent to the needs of the people in the community, monitoring of faculty adequacy and loading, sourcing out funds and other resources, and maintaining safety and security inside the campuses, even though all areas in organizational performance found very good, Further, the administration continuously requires planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Keywords: Faculty, Curriculum and Instruction, Research, Extension, Library, Physical Plant and Facilities.
JENNIFER B. CABARON 598-610 Download(181)
Factors Affecting the Listening Comprehension Skills of the Foreign Students
The Philippines has been accepting foreign students who took degrees with the students of the host university. This study investigated the listening comprehension levels of the learners who were enrolled in one of the private universities in Cebu, Philippines, as well as, the factors which affected their listening comprehension skills. It involved fifty (50) foreign students who have stayed in the university for about 1 ½ to 2 years, and they were from ten (10) different nationalities. In getting the result, the researcher used a mixed qualitative and quantitative research design, employing instruments and conducting focus group discussion. The data analysis of the study included getting the mean and analyzing the recorded conversations to further explain the factors based on the quantitative instrument. After intensive interpretation, it came out that majority of the respondents’ listening comprehension was only good, which was two levels lower than the excellent level. It was found further, that the variation in accent, the speaker’s delivery speed when talking, the listening comprehension proficiency level of the respondents, the differences in linguistic background between the listener and the speaker, the use of jargons, the inappropriate difficulty level of the listening materials and the personal concerns of the listener before and while listening were among the factors that had hurdled their listening comprehension skills. It was recommended that foreign students expose themselves to varied listening activities either academically or casually in daily conversations. Keywords: foreign students, listening ability, spoken text, listening test and comprehension skills.
GINO G. SUMALINOG 611-617 Download(190)

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