The Benefits of Oral English Communication on the Academic Performance of Foreign MSBS Students


  • Nguyen Thi Hong Thuy St. Mary's College Quezon City


Communication, Academic performance, Academic promotion


This paper investigated the benefits and effects of oral English communication in the student's professional life and academic endeavors. It also tackled problems encountered by the respondents, composed of international students from the Missionary Servant of the Blessed Sacrament (MSBS) Congregation. The data collected was statistically analyzed. The findings reveal that the respondents' significant problems in oral English Communication relate to low income, environment, and psychological factors that affect confidence in English communication. The need for language support after admission and the selection and delivery of course materials are discussed in conjunction with the research findings. This leads to recommendations for institutions whose primary goal in using English is to increase proficiency.