CORRELATION BETWEEN THE STUDENTS’ ENGLIGH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AND THEIR EXPOSURE TO ENGLISH LANGUAGEJournal: APCORE JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS (Vol.1, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2019-12-01
Authors : Precious C. Domingo;
Page : 11-14
Keywords : English language proficiency; language exposure; speaking; reading; listening; writing;
The aim of this paper was to determine the correlation between language exposure and the English language proficiency of Senior High School students of Visayas State University. Instruments used were questionnaires and proficiency tests. For language exposure, an English language exposure questionnaire was adapted from Magno, et. al. For English language proficiency, instruments were adopted from IELTS. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive method and Pearson r statistical analysis to determine the correlation between the variable. Findings indicated that there was a significant relationship between language exposure and the language proficiency of the students. Language exposure has a positive correlation to language proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Language exposure is necessary for second language learning and language proficiency. High exposure to the target language provides more opportunities for the learners to practice and be proficient to the target language. It is recommended that teachers would maximize opportunities to expose students to English through reading, speaking, and writing activities since language exposure has a significant relation to these areas at school.
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