Readiness in English Speaking Skills of Engineering Student at Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya before Entering the ASEAN Community

Abstract

The main purposes of this study was to investigate engineering students’ readiness in speaking skills concerning three aspects: 1. fundamental grammar knowledge, 2. patterns and functions of language for communicating in certain situations, and 3. socio-culture of native speakers before entering the ASEAN Community. Participants were 142 fourth year Engineering students studying in eight departments of the Faculty of Engineering in. The instrument was a 60-item multiple choices test of three aspects. Data was analyzed for mean, minimum, maximum, standard deviation, percentage, t- test, F-test (One-Way ANOVA) and Multiple Comparison. The results indicated that 1. The total minimum and maximum scores of 142 engineering students are 10 and 41 respectively. While the overall mean scores is 23.57 which is equivalent to 39.29 % and the readiness for ASEAN Community is at the poor level (31% - 40%). 2. Among eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering, the students from Computer Engineering Department got the highest minimum and maximum scores with 25 and 41 scores respectively. Computer Engineering students got the highest readiness level with the mean of 32.31(53.85%), however, the level is at the moderate level(51% - 60%).3.There is no statistically significant difference in the achievement in doing the test about the readiness of English speaking between male and female students.4. There is a statistically significant difference of means of the achievement in doing the test among the eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering at the .05 level with other seven departments, except students in Computer Engineering Department.



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

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Conference: ECLL2016
Stream: Language education

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