HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 4 no. 1 (2013)

Memory Strategies as Predictor of Communication Skills of Fast Intermediate Learners

Cherryl T. Gabatilla | Luningning A. Tecson



English language is considered the most common medium of communication around the world however, it has been observed that English language proficiency among students is rapidly declining. The decline in English proficiency is also prevalent even among students who were said to excellent in grammar form and structure. This study was conducted to ascertain the relationship between the language learning strategies (LLS) and communication skills of the fast intermediate learners in Southern Philippines involving 76 respondents. The respondents were the entire population of the intermediate group in the Special Education (SPEd) Fast Learners program. Further, the study aimed to describe whether the LLS has significant predictive value on the students’ communication skills. In this study, two types of questionnaires were utilized. The first was the Strategy Inventory of Language Learning (SILL) questionnaire. The second part of the questionnaire dealt with communication skills. Employing non-experimental descriptive quantitative research design using correlational technique and utilizing Pearson-r and regression as statistical tools, result showed a significant relationship between language learning strategies and communication skills. The study concludes that only memory strategies indicator had a significant predictive value on students’ communication skills.