English Communication Problems in the Philippines and the Consciousness of Today's Youth

Essay by aninelUniversity, Bachelor's May 2004

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction

A. Statement of the Problem

B. Significance of the Study

C. Scope and Delimitation

II. Theoretical Framework

A. Review of Related Literature

i. Summary of Common Language Problems

ii. Attitude Towards the English Language

B. Hypothesis

C. Definition of Terms

III. Methodology

A. Research Design

B. Sample Questionnaire

C. Data

i. Survey Results

ii. Participatory Observations

D. Statistical Analysis

E. Analysis

IV. Conclusion



English has been one of the main languages used here in the Philippines for a long time now, since the American Regime. Although Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, Biko and Waray are the main local languages, while Filipino is the indigenous national language, English remains an important official language (Platt, Weber, Lian 20). It is mainly used in education and "reigns supreme in the econo-technical area (Platt, Weber, Lian 21)." This is the reason why we Filipinos are very familiar with the language.

But we also have our own problems with it due to that fact that everyone learns the language at a different rate and environment. Thus, we mainly have mistakes when speaking it.

This study strives to recognize the common problems we encounter when speaking in English or hearing someone else speak in English, the different attitudes towards the variety of the said language, our consciousness of the language errors we make, and what we do to improve our education of the language.

A. Statement of the Problem

The researcher aims to identify the common problems of Filipinos with the English language, and what actions the people involved can take to correct these faults.

B. Significance of the Study

It is well known that many Filipinos are fluent in English. But unfortunately, our knowledge in English is depreciating, due to different ways of acquiring the language. As a...