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The effects of authentic materials using role-playing activities on oral proficiency : a case study of Thai undergraduate students

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dc.contributor.advisor Shandu, T. P.
dc.contributor.author Samaranayake, Sarath Withanarachchi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-12T11:07:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-12T11:07:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6029
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the effects of authentic materials and contextually-developed role-playing activities on the oral proficiency of Thai undergraduate students. The study was conducted at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand during the first semester (June to September) of 2010. The study consisted of four research instruments and the data were analyzed using Independent Samples t-test to determine whether the authentic materials and contextually-developed role-playing activities had improved the students’ oral fluency and accuracy in the target language. The findings indicated statistically significant differences between the two groups wherein the experimental group performed better on both fluency and accuracy than the control group. Therefore, based on the findings of the current study, it can be concluded that authentic materials and contextually-developed role-playing activities involving a series of sequential events are effective in enhancing learners’ oral proficiency in programs of English as a foreign language in the context of Thailand English education. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 292 leaves) : ill. (some col.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Language proficiency en
dc.subject Authentic materials en
dc.subject Real-world tasks en
dc.subject Role-playing activities en
dc.subject Language input en
dc.subject Fluency
dc.subject Accuracy
dc.subject Sequential events
dc.subject Recycle of language
dc.subject Language input
dc.subject Interaction
dc.subject.ddc 428.00711593
dc.subject.lcsh Mahawitthayalai Songkhlanakharin -- Undergraduates -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Thailand -- Foreign speakers -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Role playing -- Case studies
dc.title The effects of authentic materials using role-playing activities on oral proficiency : a case study of Thai undergraduate students en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department English Studies
dc.description.degree M.A. (TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages))


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