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ERIC Number: EJ1112240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0125-2488
The Impact of Teaching Communication Strategies on English Speaking of Engineering Undergraduates
Kongsom, Tiwaporn
PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, v51 p39-69 Jan-Jun 2016
This study investigates the impact of teaching communication strategies on Thai engineering undergraduate students' communication strategy use and strategic competence. Fifty-seven engineering undergraduate students were taught ten communication strategies for ten weeks and responded to a self-report communication strategy questionnaire before and after the communication strategy instruction. In order to elicit the students' use of communication strategies, 12 of 57 students completed four speaking tasks before and after receiving the instruction. Data were collected using a self-report communication strategy questionnaire, four speaking tasks, and a rating form indicating the level of strategic competence. The findings from this questionnaire showed that the instruction in the use of the ten communication strategies had a positive influence on the students' reports of the use of those strategies. With respect to the speaking tasks, the findings showed that the students successfully transferred all ten taught communication strategies to their utterances in the four speaking tasks after receiving the 10 weeks of communication strategy instruction. In addition, the findings from the assessment of the students' level of strategic competence showed some improvement in the students' strategic competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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