First Language and Second Language Proficiency: A Case of Bisaya Learners
3 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020
Date Written: 2019
This study purported to determine the L1 and L2 proficiency of the respondents and to determine if a significant relationship can be drawn between proficiencies in the two languages. The study employed a descriptive-quantitative-correlational design using respondents’ ratings for the two subjects. The 113 respondents are third graders, nearly half are males and more than half are females with age means of 8.56 and 8.63 respectively. The analysis of the data showed that the respondents’ level of proficiency in the L1 and L2 are relatively similar and both characterized as ‘approaching proficiency’. Moreover, the data exposed a strong positive significant correlation between the respondents L1 and L2 proficiencies.
Keywords: Bisaya, Mother Tongue, L1, L2, English
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