At a glance

Program Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies
Duration 4 Years
College College of Arts and Sciences
Department Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences
Campus VSU Main Campus, Baybay City, Leyte

About the Program

Global communication in the twenty-first century is made possible by the use of language understood by all. That language is English, the medium used in the pursuit of knowledge, the advancement of science and technology, and development of business and industry. It gives humankind access to the infinite resources of the Internet and thus enables countries to work together to achieve their common goals. New information and research findings are efficiently shared in this international lingua franca.

As an official language in the Philippines, English is used in government and law, education, media, business and industry. As such, there is a demand for graduates who not only have adequate facility of English but can competently and effectively use the language in different contexts and for various purposes.

The courses in the program are designed to integrate theory and practice to prepare the students for effective communication in English in diverse contexts and situations.


Program highlights

  • Activities
    • English Month Celebration
    • ABELS Acquaintance Party
    • Essay Writing Competition
    • Ink-read-ble (Reading) Program
    • Poetry Exposition
    • Spoken Poetry Competition
    • Debate Expo
  • Organization
    • ABELS Society
    • VSU Debate Society
  • CHED Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC)
  • PSV AACCP Accreditation
  • Academe Linkage: UPTITUDE Training Corporation
  • VSU AB English Literature Career Opportunity
  • VSU AB English Literature Notable Alumni
  • VSU AB English Literature Contact

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program can be

  • College Professor
  • Digital Copywriter- produce the written content for webpages, either working in an employed position or as a freelancer.
  • Book Editor- read manuscripts and determine what the book needs, both suggesting and applying edits to the written word.
  • Online English Language teacher
  • Lexicographer-writing, compiling and editing dictionaries or monographs for print and online publication
  • Magazine journalist
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Private English tutor
  • Publishing copy-editor/proofreader- person who ensure that reading materials are clear, consistent, complete and credible, and that the text is well written, grammatically correct and accessible
  • Writer- creation and development of works of fiction and non-fiction. Ex. JK Rowling
  • An English Language degree is a very good preparatory program for the study of Law.

Notable Alumni

The following Viscans who graduated in this program have made a name in their field:

  • Daniel Joseph Tan - Student leader, College Instructor, Researcher
  • Jennifer T. Malanguis - Student Leader Awardee, College Instructor
  • Jade Barachiel D. Bantasan - College Instructor
  • Kay Tepait Juanillo - College Instructor
  • Euginn A. Buletin - College Instructor
  • Elenita Mae D. Fernandez - Private tutor and Reading Coordinator


Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Visayas State University
Visca, Baybay City, Leyte
Philippines 6521
Phone: (053) 565 0600 local 1028
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