Comparing the Effects of Face-to-face and Online English Lounges on Students’ Speaking Ability and Attitude Toward Foreign Teacher

ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to determine to what extent the English Café Program affected the students’ speaking ability and their attitude toward foreign teachers as well as the significant differences in the effects between the program carried out face-to-face and online as perceived by the participants in this study. This is a descriptive comparative survey research. Frequency analysis, mean comparison analysis, t-test, and correlation analysis were performed. Mean values show that as perceived by the respondents, the program, implemented face-to-face and online, improve the students’ speaking ability and attitude towards foreign teachers to a great extent. Computations for significant difference show that there is no significant difference in the perceptions of the respondents. In the correlation analyses, in both face-to-face English Cafe and online English Café programs, students’ speaking ability came out to be significantly positively correlated to their attitude towards foreign teachers. The results also reveal that there is a significant negative correlation between students’ speaking ability and teachers’ length of service only in the face-to-face English Café program. There was no correlation between students’ speaking ability and their attitude towards foreign teachers and teachers’ educational qualifications in both face-to-face and online English Café programs.

Key words: English lounges, speaking ability, attitude towards foreign teachers, teachers’ educational qualification, teachers’ length of service

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About M.A.D. LIGAYA

Teacher-Writer-Advocate for Self-improvement M, A, and D are the initials of my two first names (Massuline and Antonio) and my mother's family name (Dupaya). Ligaya (a Filipino word which means happiness in English) is my family name. MAD is actually one of my nicknames aside from Tony and Ching. My full name is Massuline Antonio Dupaya Ligaya. Many times I was asked the question "Why do you write?" I don't write for material rewards nor adulation. When I write poems, stories, and essays, when I do research, the process of creating them gives me immense joy and seeing them completed brings me great satisfaction. I don't write for cash incentives, "likes," and "praises." I would be thankful should I get those but the happiness and sense of fulfillment I get while doing them and completing my works are my real rewards. Is teaching difficult? No! When I teach, I don't work but I play. My educational philosophy - "The classroom is my playground, the students are my playmates, and the subject is our toy." I am a lifelong learner too. My daily goal is to be better than I was yesterday. It's difficult, but it's worth the try. It's not for what I get from doing it but for what I become. Proud to be me! Proud to be a FILIPINO! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on February 1, 2022, in Conversation Lounge, English Lounge, Students' Speaking Ability, Students' Attitude Toward Foreign Teachers and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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