HomeUE Research Bulletinvol. 15 no. 1 (2013)

Contextualizing the Teaching of English Grammar in UE-Caloocan

Ma. Victoria Z. Godinez

Discipline: English, Languages



The primary objective of this study is to draw a holistic language profile of college freshmen in UE-Caloocan. It identifies language needs of the students by measuring their reading ability, levels of grammatical competence and language anxiety, and describing their attitude towards e-Learning. This is both a quantitative and a qualitative study as instruments include a Ctest, a grammar test, the FLCAS, and reflection journals. Findings reveal that across disciplines, students have low levels of grammatical competence, moderate levels of language anxiety and moderate levels of proficiency in reading. A moderately significant positive correlation between grammatical competence and general reading ability was

obtained while a low negative correlation between language anxiety and grammatical competence was noted. Results also indicate a highly favorable perception of the e-Learning program used by the University.