English and bilingual TV programs vis-a-vis high school students’ oral English language proficiency

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Author: Artajo,Neocesar G.

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Copyright Year: 2007

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This study investigated the relationship of oral language proficiency and TV programs viewed (English or Bilingual) by high school students. Unlike existing English language correlation researches, this paper focused on the oral language subskill using students’ spoken responses to speaking tests which were realized through oral language enrichment activities. The participants of this study were the sixty-eight (65) randomly selected third year high school students of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology Laboratory School for the school year 2006-2007. The variables involved in this study were: TV Programs (Independent), Frequency of TV Viewing, and Oral language proficiency (Dependent). This study used speaking tests adapted from Madsen’s Techniques in Testing. The results of which were evaluated through an adaptation of the American Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) scales for measuring the oral language sub-skill. The oral enrichment activities were: Discussion with Picture Cues, Reading Aloud, Paraphrasing, Explanation, and Interview. Five oral language subcomponents were rated, namely: Accent, Comprehension, Fluency, Grammar, and Vocabulary. A researcher-made, jury-validated survey form on TV programs viewed was used to gather students’ viewing choice of TV programs. Means, t-tests, and ANOVA were the statistical tools used in this study. Significance is set at .05 alpha level. The results of the study showed that there was no significant difference in the level of oral English language proficiency of respondents when grouped according to the language used in the TV programs viewed. However, as to accent, there was a significant difference in the level of oral English language proficiency of the respondents when grouped according to language used in the TV programs viewed. Furthermore, it also showed that there was no significant difference in the level of oral English language proficiency of respondents when grouped according to frequency of TV viewing.


Keywords: English TV programs, Bilingual TV programs, Oral English language proficiency

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