The main objective of this research is to evaluate the first batch of Language Practicum (LP) trainees among the AB English majors of Bicol University College of Arts and Letters, from the point of view of sponsoring organizations. It consists of the second part of a research project titled “The AB English Language Practicum 2013 and Beyond”. It particularly determined the level of attainment of objectives of the practicum; the level of knowledge, skills and attitude (KSA) development of the trainees; and the over-all assessment of the language practicum learning experience. This research is anchored on the quasi-evaluation approaches/model of program evaluation. It uses survey-questionnaires deriving information from employer evaluations on the attainment of objectives. It is also qualitative in nature as descriptions of learning experience and job performance are also derived from feedback forms filled out by sponsoring organizations. Results show that sponsoring agencies found the Language Practicum 2013 to have achieved its objectives, giving it a superior rating. The development of KSA is rated outstanding, with knowledge, skills, and attitudes placed at the superior level. Some respondents, however, found a few problems with regard to trainees’ job performance, particularly in listening to instructions; suitability to the task; using computers and applications; and writing skills. Overall, sponsoring agencies found the implementation of LP 2013 to be remarkably successful. Guidelines to be crafted can profit from a few practices that can be deduced from this implementation and carried over to the next batch of trainees.
Ma. Celina Eladia G. Meneses, Bicol University, Philippines
Stream: Higher education
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