Improving Students’ Speaking Proficiency through Teaching Critical Thinking Skills: A Case Study of English Major Students at Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima

  • Teerawat Arjpru Rajamangala University of Technology Isan
Keywords: Speaking Proficiency, Critical Thinking Skills, EFL Students


This research was intended to examine students’ speaking proficiency through teaching critical thinking skills and to explore students’ satisfaction toward this teaching technique to English as a Foreign Language students at Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima. The sample comprised 38 third-year English major students who studied in a seminar in English language subject, in 2017 academic year. The research instruments were lesson plans, speaking tests, and questionnaires. The data were analyzed by mean, standard deviation, and t-test dependent. The findings indicated that students’ speaking proficiency was significantly higher than before teaching at 0.05 level. Also, the students’ satisfaction toward teaching critical thinking skills was at a high level.


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Arjpru, T. (2020). Improving Students’ Speaking Proficiency through Teaching Critical Thinking Skills: A Case Study of English Major Students at Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima. RMUTI JOURNAL Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(1), 1-15. Retrieved from
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