Level of English Proficiency and its Effects on the Employability of BSHRM Graduates

by Cenby Eppie G. Gaytos, Ivon L. Lavilla, Lenny L. Elairon, Trisca May N. Biong, Rhea Charisse A. Rosaldo, Melanie A. Salem

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.21013/978819406928704


The English language is considered nowadays as an international language. In the hospitality industry, it is a fact that we will be dealing with international guests, so the English language will be a great help in giving great service to our guests. This study used a descriptive correlational method in order to determine the relationship between English proficiency and the employability of the graduates. The studies have 60 respondents. Findings of the study revealed that English Proficiency of the graduate of BSHRM working in hospitality establishment here in Guiuan Eastern Samar got an overall mean of 11.23 with the interpretation of moderately proficient while the Likert Scale tells that employers‘ perception on English Proficiency and Employability relationship got an overall mean of 3.62 that has a scale of neither agree or disagree and interpreted as moderately employable. The study has a correlation value of 0.444566 which is interpreted as a present but slightly. It implies that English proficiency is needed or present in employment here in the different establishments in Guiuan Eastern Samar. Although some employers do not acknowledge that a high English Proficiency is needed for employment on their establishments because of their location, size of establishment and applicants, the result of this study still encourages future graduates of BSHRM to develop and acquire English Proficiency skills for better employment.

Keywords: English Language, Language Proficiency, Employability, Descriptive-Correlation

This chapter is a part of: The Economics of Skills: Pathways to Employability (Eds. Sunil Sharma, FCS & MSS El Namaki, PhD)

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