Employment Profile and Program Relevance: Bases for Quality Measures Towards Language Curriculum

Review And Enhancement



  • Jhordan Cuilan Benguet State University
  • Cynthia Lubiton Benguet State University


English as a Second Language


This research involved a comprehensive review of a graduate program’s competence for enhancements responsive and relevant to the standards of the new educational landscape and of the employment agencies’ growing needs and demands. Descriptive survey method embedding interview was used to address the objectives. Employing total enumeration, 70% retrieval rate of the instrument administered was recorded. Statistical and thematic analyses revealed that the MA- ESL degree, as similarly concluded, is contributory to the professional advancement of the graduates as supported by the high employment rating obtained consistent with the graduates’ regular status in professional occupational classifications and business lines. Significantly, the school- related factors were generally found very relevant- giving premium to curriculum, goals and objectives, and faculty and instruction. The work- related values on the other hand were rated highly useful- assessing perseverance and hard work of utmost importance. Of the general competencies, communication, knowledge and technical, and research were primarily found useful. Meanwhile, the feedback derived from the graduates, crosschecked with the above results, provided quality and timely enhancement measures. It is then forwarded that the proposed plan highlighting specific measures in the areas of curriculum and faculty and instruction may be adopted and accorded periodic evaluation.


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Author Biographies

Jhordan Cuilan, Benguet State University

Jhordan Tino Cuilan, PhD, Associate Professor I, is a faculty member of the Department of Humanities and, to research writing, the Director of the Benguet State University- International Language Center. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Language Education in the same institution where he is affiliated. (j.cuilan@bsu.edu.ph)

Cynthia Lubiton, Benguet State University

Cynthia Tinoy-an Lubiton, PhD, Associate Professor II, is a faculty member and former Chairperson of the CAS- Department of Humanities, Benguet State University. She earned her MAT in English Language Arts at the Philippine Normal University (PNU- Manila) and her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Language Education at the University of the Cordilleras. (c.lubiton@bsu.edu.ph)



How to Cite

Cuilan, J., & Lubiton, C. (2021). Employment Profile and Program Relevance: Bases for Quality Measures Towards Language Curriculum : Review And Enhancement. International Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 3(4), 219–236. https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlls.v3i4.773