Factors Affecting English Learning Language Among the Students of St. Mary's Academy

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgement

Chapter 1: The Problem and its Setting
1.1 Introduction............................................................ 1 1.2 Background of the Study......................................... 2 1.3 Theoretical Framework........................................... 3 1.4 Statement of the Problem........................................ 4 1.5 Hypothesis.............................................................. 5 1.6 Significance of the Study.......................................... 6 1.7 Scope and Limitation of the Study............................ 7 1.8 Definition of Terms................................................... 8

Chapter 2: Related Literature
2.1 Foreign Literature..................................................... 9 2.2 Local Literature........................................................ 10

Chapter 3: Research Methodology
3.1 Research Method to Be Used................................... 11 3.2 Respondents............................................................. 12 3.3 Procedure................................................................. 13

Chapter 4: Presentation, Interpretation and Analysis of Data 4.1 Presentation.............................................................. 14 4.2 Interpretation............................................................ 15 4.3 Analysis of Data....................................................... 16

Chapter 5: Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation
5.1 Summary.................................................................. 17 5.2 Conclusion................................................................ 18 5.3 Recommendation...................................................... 19 5.4 Bibliography............................................................. 20 5.5 Curriculum Vitae....................................................... 21

Chapter 1: The Problem and its Setting

Introduction

"Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Linguists believe that language is a living soul to a community, a source of dignity and prestige for all people. It stands as the mine of a local community for the outsiders. But some experts added an interesting ingredient to this credence. It is essential for a person to have a good working knowledge of English skills because it will not only make him appear intelligent and educated but it will also give him credibility. Moreover, if he is looking for a job,with great command of the English language and great grammar proficiency, he will have a clear advantage over someone whose grammar skills are below average.

Learning English aims at helping students use the language effectively for real life purposes. Students need to use English to become functional in professional, academic and social settings. In the Philippines, English proficiency is found out to be declining. A recent language test result showed that the Philippines is no longer the top one English-speaking country in Asia. This brought up an alarming impact towards job-providing industries in and out of the country, and is currently driving the Department of Education to intensify the effort of providing an educational system that will improve student’s mastery in English. However, programs and projects conducted by schools are not enough to promote the development of English language proficiency among Filipino students. Teachers have to be competitive enough in using the language to effectively teach students in becoming critical and analytical in communicating with the the use of English. Learning experiences that will help students reach the optimum level of their communicative ability must be provided.

This study strives to recognize the common factors the Filipinos, particularly the 4th year students of St. Mary's Academy encounter when learning English, the common problems when hearing someone else speak in English,...
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