International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Navigating Tongues: Exploring the Internal Factors Affecting English Verbal Communication of Filipino Students
Ericka Joy D. Gutierrez

Inactive participation, low performance in class, shy students and having the curiosity in our minds why do students don’t speak up? These are what push me to conduct this study, to know why students act like that. Specifically, the researcher aims to answer what are the observed difficulties of grade 7 students in English Verbal Communication. In my research, I use semi-structured interview guide questions, I also use thematic analysis to come up with several themes. For my recommendations, I suggest the following: For the school administration and teacher to practice a conducive atmosphere to students so that students will not hesitate to talk. Students are recommended to actively participate in every classroom activity. In that way the student will get used to present in front of the class. Students are recommended to try using the PSEPS (Practical Spoken English Program). This will help the students with their verbal skills and will boost their confidence.

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