Ariel E. San Jose, Jerome R. Vicencio


Learning speaking beyond the adolescent period can be compared hiking in a treacherous mountain. This mixed method research was conducted to uncover the speaking abilities particularly in the aspects of delivery, language use, topic development and phonetic challenges. Using the Integrated Speaking Rubrics, Extent of Use of First Language, and interviews, the researchers found that all aspects were poor. Moreover, several language challenges were identified. Thorough discussions were provided in the results, discussions and conclusions. 


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