Date of Graduation

Spring 5-19-2023

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


School of Education


Teaching English as a Second Language

First Advisor

Dr. Luz Garcia

Second Advisor

Dr. Sedique Popal


This field project focuses on enhancing the communicative competence of Filipino immigrants in America through developing a workshop program. The Filipino immigrant community in America is diverse and they struggle to overcome language barriers and adapt to their new environment. This project aims to solve these struggles by providing valuable skills and resources for successful communication. The workshop program is a four-unit modular material that covers areas relevant to speaking and communication, such as vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, writing, speaking, and cultural competence. By enhancing their communicative competence, Filipino immigrants can engage in meaningful conversations, develop public speaking skills, and create new opportunities personally and professionally.

The need for this project is driven by the researcher's personal experiences, which include witnessing firsthand the struggles faced by immigrants in America. The project draws on literature and research on language acquisition, cultural competence, and communication to design an effective workshop program that meets the needs of Filipino immigrants. This project recommends further development, including immersions and real-life situations activities to facilitate a more interactive and engaging learning experience. Utilizing the expertise and experiences of other Filipino immigrants and experts can also contribute to the workshop's effectiveness. The program has the potential to significantly improve Filipino immigrants' lives and contribute to America's cultural and linguistic diversity.