Linguistic competence and academic performance in English of grade 11 students in Sta. Teresa College

2020 IJRSE – Volume 9 Issue 2
Special Issue on Educational Studies and Action Researches

Available Online: 13 July 2020


Lozano, Jhomar B.*
Our Lady of Caysasay Academy, Philippines (

Ilagan, Allyssa
St. Mary’s Educational Institute, Philippines (

Maluluyon, Laiza Jaka A.
Philippines (


Linguistic Competence also known as Language Performance is the subconscious knowledge possessed by the native speakers in order to apprehend and unfold the sounds, meaning, language, and pattern in constructing words, phrases and sentences that could relate to the academic performance of an individual. In the field of education, it focused on how the learners apply their learning, specifically in English subjects, that enhance the macro skills of the students. With that, they need to assess in order to develop the process of teaching and learning. In line with that, the authors conducted a study that aims to determine the relationship of linguistic competence and academic performance in English subjects of Grade 11 students. The type of research being utilized in the study was descriptive since analyzing and interpreting the results were needed. In terms of identifying students’ linguistic competence dealing with phonology, morphology, semantic and syntax, Linguistic Competence Test was administered. The scores of each learner were transmuted through and by the use of DepEd Order no.8, s. 2015, or the Grade Transmutation Table for K-12 Basic Education Department Program. The students’ permanent record was used to determine students’ performance in English subjects. Based on the gathered data, the findings states that linguistic competence has a significant relationship with the students’ academic performance in English subjects. So, as to improve their level of linguistic competence, enhancement activities were proposed.

Keywords: linguistic competence; phonology; morphology; semantics; syntax; oral communication; reading and writing skills; enhancement activities



Cite this article:
Lozano, J. B., Ilagan, A., & Maluluyon, L. J. A. (2020). Linguistic competence and academic performance in English of grade 11 students in Sta. Teresa College. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 9(2), 121-134.

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