Odette Campos Pannogan
The study investigated the common communicative strategies used by the third year BSED students of Kalinga State University. Moreover, it also studied the students’ level of linguistic competence. It also sought to study whether there is significant relationship between the scores of the students’ communicative strategies and their level of linguistic competence. The respondents of the study were the third year BSED students of Kalinga State University majoring in Mathematics, Social Science, Biological Science, Filipino and English. There were 39 respondents in the study. Data were drawn through the use of questionnaire and a standardized test. The data were analyzed through mean, frequency count t-test and Pearson Product moment correlation coefficient. Based on the analysis of the data, it was revealed that common communicative strategies were used by the students from different course majors. Moreover, the respondents frequently used communicative strategies. It was also discovered that there are differences on the communicative strategies used by the students. Furthermore, findings also revealed that the level of linguistic competence of the students is described as very incompetent and that there is a significant relationship between the communicative strategies used by the students and their level of linguistic competence.
Keywords: common, communicative strategies, linguistic competence, language learners, Kalinga State University