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Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting the Quality of English Language Learners.

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SOCIO-CULTURAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE QUALITY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING AMONG SELECTED FIRST YEAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION STUDENTS AT ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

By

Celis, Marjorie
Han, Pureum
Narciso, Kris
Nuqui, Janella

B.S.E English III
January 4, 2011

CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM

INTRODUCTION
The English language is said to be the global lingua franca that is used by several countries so as to communicate with other countries. That is why we need to be proficient in speaking it. One of the few countries which made English as their official second language is the Philippines. The need for knowing the English language increases because of globalization and our connections, relations and transactions with other countries. Because of this great need, schools from all over the world require the study of the English language. Students even tend to study English outside of their country so as to suffice their need of the language. Nowadays, majority of classroom environments are culturally diverse. In the Philippines, an English language classroom is not limited to only Filipino students but also to other nationalities such as Koreans, Indians, Timorese and the like. This scenario is evident in universities catering other nationalities, such as Angeles University Foundation. Aside from having a bachelor degree in any field of their choice, foreign students also aim to learn the English language. Guided by the university with its teaching personnel, foreign students are given opportunities to enhance their English communication through interactive language learning activities. These activities are applicable not only to foreign students but also Filipino students. Although the university has the capability of providing opportunities to students, there are still other factors that could affect the quality of the English language learning. One of which is the socio-cultural foundation of the students....

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