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ERIC Number: EJ1068848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Pragmatic Oral Proficiency in English of the Entering Freshmen at the College of Education
Barrido, Evelyn L.; Romero, Loreto M.
Journal of Educational Technology, v2 n2 p74-89 Jul-Sep 2005
This study is guided by the following objectives: (1) Assess entering freshmen's pragmatic oral skills in English second semester SY 2004 2005; (2) Describe the learner language respondents in terms of variability of the inter language; (3) Determine the relationship of their language performance "vis-à-vis" high school grade, high school grade in English, CMUCAT score, or CMUCAT score in English; (4) Personality factors such as age, sec, course etc.; and (5) Develop a language intervention program for preservice teachers based on the findings of this study. Growing concerns among parents and students, educators, and everyone in the community on the need for quality and relevant education make the authors pose this question: Do schools provide quality learning to help today's children face the new challenges of the next century? The main object of the study was to gather baseline data on language background and oral proficiency in English of the entering freshmen of the College of Education (Central Mindano University, Philippines) of school year 2004-2005. A bibliography is provided.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Oral Language, Language Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Interlanguage, Educational Quality, Language Proficiency, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grades (Scholastic), Student Characteristics, Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Tagalog, Communication Skills, College Entrance Examinations, Vocabulary, Grammar, Language Fluency, Scores, Statistical Analysis, Pragmatics, Code Switching (Language)
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines