Arab World English Journal ( Septemper 2021) Theses ID 275 Pp. 1- 293
The Effects of Authentic Materials Using Role-playing Activities on Oral Proficiency: A
Case Study of Thai Undergraduate Students
Sarath Withanarachchi Samaranayake
Department of International Language Teaching
Faculty of Education, Sanam Chandra Campus, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Author : Sarath Withanarachchi Samaranayake
Thesis Title: The Effects of Authentic Materials Using Role-playing Activities on Oral Proficiency: A Case Study of Thai Undergraduate Students
Institution: Department of English Studies, College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa
Major: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Year of award: 2010
Supervisor: Ms T. Shandu
Keywords: Language proficiency, fluency, accuracy, authentic materials, role-playing activities, real-world tasks, sequential events, recycle of language, language input, interaction
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 Songkhla 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.
Cite as: Samaranayake, S. W. (2010). The Effects of Authentic Materials Using Role-playing Activities on Oral Proficiency: A Case Study of Thai Undergraduate Students. Department of English Studies, College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa. (M.A.Thesis). Retrieved from Arab World English Journal (ID Number:275(September, 2021) 1- 293.
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