Effectiveness in Using the Learning Package on “How to Make Questions in English” for Improving Speaking Skills of Degree Students

Abstract

The objectives of this study were (1) to study the effectiveness in using the learning package on how to make questions in English of degree students; (2) to study the achievement between before and after using the package of Engineering and Business Administration students; (3) to compare the achievement between two groups of degree students: the first, 4 year-students full time students and the second, 2 year transferred program students and (4) to compare the difference between means of the students in both faculties. Samples were 124 degree students selected by using purposive sampling. Instruments were the learning package on how to make questions in English and pre-post-test composed of 3 parts:(1) 20 items of multiple choices;(2) 20 items of word completion and (3) 20 items of making questions. The samples did pretest, studied the learning package and did post-test. Data was analyzed by using mean, minimum and maximum scores, standard deviation, paired t-test and independent t-test. The findings indicated as followed: 1. The effectiveness in using the learning package on how to make questions in English improved degree students' achievement positively. 2. The mean, minimum and maximum scores of both groups after using the package were higher than before using the package. 3. The students from Electrical Engineering 2 year transferred program got the highest mean scores while IT System in Business 4 year-students got the lowest mean scores. 4. There were no significant difference between means before using the package,but there was significant difference after using the package.



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Tassanee Kirisri, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand
Thanomsi Jenwitheesuk, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand
Nattana Boontong, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand

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Conference: ACLL2015
Stream: Language education

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