While teachers at DepEd are tested on their English proficiency, behind this test is the question of the teachers’ readiness to use the communicative tool in teaching the students. Reciprocal to the issue of teachers’ English proficiency and readiness in communicating is the product of their English instruction which is the English Language Proficiency of secondary students. Only by testing, that levels of proficiency are measured. It is therefore appropriate to test the high school graduates’ level of English proficiency in order to find out what has to be improved in the English language instruction of the secondary schools. There had been observations in school regarding the difficulty of many students to use English language fluently. This is especially observed in the way students speak and often times, in their essay type answers of the test. Many papers read by the teacher after an essay type of test are disorganized. Coherence and cohesion are most often observed.
Dr. ALAN SANTIC COMPE has a Bachelor degree of Arts, major in English at PHILSCA, Master of Arts in English Language Teaching and Doctor of Education in Educational Management at SDSSU main Tandag City, Surigao del Sur. Presently connected at SDSSU San Miguel Campus, San Miguel, Surigao del Sur, designated as Assistant Dean.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
English Proficiency in Writing, secondary students
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy