Professionals’ Fluency in the Philippines

Speech Coach has always aimed to help professionals improve their fluency and confidence in speaking in the English language, by serving thousands of clients in the professional field.

6 Interesting Facts about Adult English Fluency in the Philippines

We have gathered some important and interesting data on their level of fluency. The research and development team has been able to gather information that may provide an insight to any company or organization. It is to be noted that the respondents are adults who earned 4-year degree courses and are all currently working in the Philippines.

Presenting Summarily:​

  1. According to our data, one of the most common speech disturbances that professionals encountered was the use of fillers, specifically "uhms" or "ahs." Through surveys and assessments of 100 professionals who eventually studied in our center, the filler "uhm" has been the most frequent speech disturbance that manifested.​
  2. The same respondents scored a rate of 55% fluency. By measuring the number of mistakes that people commit,the tests resulted in a 55% test score. It can be said that they make 45%speech mistakes most of the time! Just imagine speaking for 1 minute and the 20 or 25 seconds are composed of speech mistakes like uhms, ahs and grammatical errors.
  3. Based on data, the most common sign of low level self-confidence for the professionals came out to be having a "weak" body language. A "weak" or  "closed" body language is one of the main indicators of shyness. Most of the participants that showed closed body language had awkward posture and hand positions.
  4. Surprisingly, pronunciation and grammar challenges did not emerge as one of the biggest issues for professionals! When interviewed, most of the students believed that their main issue was grammar and pronunciation, however, the data show that those 2 mistakes were only committed 5 to 10 percent of the time! The biggest issues were fillers and unnecessary pauses.
  5. The data also showed that the most commonly mispronounced sound in English by the respondents is the aspirated "th" sound! Yes, the air sound used in the word three,thousand and think. It came out to be the most mispronounced sound by professionals.
  6. Also, as a final note, the most commonly mispronounced word by the professionals (based on our test category) is the word ATTACHE case! Yes. Only 3 percent out of the 100 professionals knew how to say that sound!

We hope that you have gained valuable information from our short report. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at jcspeechcoach@gmail.com, or you can visit our site at www.speechcoachtraning.com and we would love to help you with any of your questions! Also if you have interest in developing your speech level we would like to invite you to participate in our events this upcoming quarter:

  1. Speech Master Class (Classes will start in August & November)
  2. Private Coaching (1-on1 Training)
  3. Executive Coaching (for CEOs and Managers)
  4. In-House Training Programs​

We will teach you ALL THE RIGHT TOOLS from the most expert speaker in the Philippines, so you can improve your level of confidence and speech. For more information, just log on our website www.speeechcoachtraining.com.

Thank you,

Speech Coach Research and Development Team

About the Author Juan Carlo

JC Santos is one of the youngest and most charismatic entreprenuers, public speakers, trainers, consultants, and coaches for English communication, confidence, success, personality development and business. At his late 20's, JC is the founder and CEO of the Speech Coach International English & Confidence Center.

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