Level of Performance of Fourth Year Public Highschool Students Towards English Proficiency in Physics

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INTRODUCTION The Philippine educational setting is bilingual in nature, thus the level of performance of public high school students towards English proficiency in learning creates its possibility to be monolingual by using the considered foreign language as the standard language in teaching is impossible yet can be proven by theoretical studies to be conducted. Many accounts of constitutional laws, studies and facts regarding this issue of using the English language in teaching academic subjects such as science and technology can well explain its effective usage in the world of language education namely: the English language proficiency public students show, the legal basis it holds, the level of performance the public high school…show more content…
Using the level of performance shown by public high school students is a logical proof to be sustained in this field of analysis. Furthermore, to justify this study, another arising credential is the determined number of students passing the examinations. The fourth year public high school students passing the institute of higher learning gives a significant resolution to the argument rose upon by using English language in the field of teaching. The passing percentage of students coming from public schools provides us with enough basis. College entrance exams in prominent universities here in the Philippines are mostly presented in full English text, except for the UPCAT exam. The number of students passing entrance examinations as presented facts is further established through accumulating data, which serves as its foundation. Finally, the process of publishing books can concretize these justifications. The revision of textbooks and workbooks being used in teaching science and math is done due to the fast proliferation of concepts used, which are usually in the English language. The standard language used in any publication of science and mathematics textbooks and workbooks are English. This does make it possible of stating English as the standard language of education (Otanes, 1988, pp.84-85). In publishing books, the process of using English is but a firm stand, giving merit to English

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