Strategic Model of English Language Learning Activities to Enhance Tour Guide Skills of Thai Youth: Case Study in Cultural Tourism Community at Thakha, Amphawa, Samuthsongkram, Thailand

Abstract

This study is conducted in order to survey learning conditions and availability for being tour guides including to study language learning styles and to design strategic model of English language learning activities to enhance tour guide skills of Thai youth in cultural tourism community at Thakha, Amphawa, Samuthsongkram, Thailand. Population and Samples used in this study are 88 children who are studying in Tepsuvarnachanvitthaya Secondary School in Thakha, Amphawa, Samuthsongkram, Thailand. The research instruments used consist of learning conditions and availability for being tour guides assessment, language learning styles assessment, and strategic model of English language learning activities to enhance tour guide skills which are designed after analyzing learning conditions and availability and language learning styles of children. The strategic model of English language learning activities are implemented with 34 children who are studying in Grade 8 Secondary School by simple sampling from Grade 7-9 Secondary School in Thakha, Amphawa. The study represents that the children in Thakha, Amphawa are not ready for being volunteer tour guides. Most of them are V-K-A learners who prefer learning language from practicing a particular skill, questioning, and team working. Thus, Grade 8 Secondary School students are able to learn most from pictures, charts, maps, storytelling, and acting. The implementation of strategic model of English language learning activities show that the activity approaches are appropriate and directly promote children’s learning styles. Moreover, those activities could enhance tour guide skills of children in Thakha, Amphawa, Samuthsongkram, Thailand.



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Nunthawadee Wongsathian, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, Thailand

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Conference: ECLL2019
Stream: Learning Environments

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