Assessing the Level of English Language Exposure of Taiwanese College Students in Taiwan and the Philippines

| March 25, 2009
Title
Assessing the Level of English Language Exposure of Taiwanese College Students in Taiwan and the Philippines

Keywords: English language exposure, English exposure scale

Authors
Carlo Magno, Moisies Kirk de Carvalho Filho, Jennifer Ann Lajom, Joanne Rashel Regodon and Katrine S. Bunagan
Massey University, New Zealand

Bio Data
The principal author, Dr. Carlo Magno, is presently an assistant professor at the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department of De La Salle University-Manila. He obtained his PhD in Educational Psychology major in measurement and evaluation. He teaches courses on methods of research, advance statistics, educational psychology, and measurement and evaluation. His research interests are in line with psycholinguistics, language learning, self-regulation, teacher performance, and parenting.

Dr. Moises Kirk de Carvalho is presently a professor at Kyoto University, Japan. Jennifer Ann Lajom is presently a faculty member in the Psychology Department also in De La Salle University-Manila. Joanne Rashel Regodon and Kay Bunagan are graduate students in Psychology major in Human Development at the Psychology Department of De La Salle University-Manila. This study was part of a larger research agenda on psycholinguistics and language development.

Abstract
This study examines the differences in English language exposure among Taiwanese college students living in Taiwan and in the Philippines. One-hundred and eighty participants completed an English language exposure questionnaire. The results revealed that the Taiwanese in the Philippines significantly showed higher levels of English language exposure than their counterpart in Taiwan t(180)=8.99, p<.05. A large effect size on exposure (d=1.34) was observed for that difference. English learners within an English-speaking context are more exposed to the language, which enables them to imbibe and internalize the English language through communication.

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Category: Quarterly Journal, Volume 11 Issue 1