The Use of Communicative Language Teaching to Enhance the Willingness to Speak and the English Presentation Skills of Undergraduates at Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon

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Jentaa Kaewlai

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This experimental research aimed to (1) study the effectiveness of the use of CLT in promoting college students’ willingness to speak and English presentation skills; and (2) compare the willingness to speak English and English presentation skills of students in an experimental group taught by CLT and those in a control group taught by a regular teaching method. 66 samples were from 3rd year English major students at Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon. They were randomized into both experimental and control groups equally based on their speaking ability. The research instruments were the CLT lesson plans, the Willingness to Speak English Test (WSET), and an English presentation scoring rubric. The statistics used were mean, percentage, standard deviation, and MANOVA. The results found that (1) students in the experimental group taught by CLT had greater mean scores of their willingness to speak English and English presentation skills after the treatment, and (2) those in the experimental group taught by CLT had greater mean scores of their willingness to speak English and English presentation skills than those in a control group taught by a regular teaching method at .05 significant level.

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Kaewlai เ. (2022). The Use of Communicative Language Teaching to Enhance the Willingness to Speak and the English Presentation Skills of Undergraduates at Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon. Rajapark Journal, 16(45), 184–196. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RJPJ/article/view/254641
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