A Study of English Communication Strategy Use of Undergraduate Students Majoring in Science
Keywords:communication strategy, second language speaking, survey
The study of communication strategy has become an important aspect of English language teaching and learning. This paper aimed to examine communication strategy use of Thai undergraduate students majoring in science. Eighty-six first-year students at Chulalongkorn University were asked to complete a questionnaire adapted from Nakatani (2006). The participants studied in three science-related faculties: Science, Engineering, and Sports Science. The results of the study revealed that most of the participants used “nonverbal strategy.” On the contrary, “Attempt to think in English” was the least often employed strategy. It is necessary that students should be trained to use other achievement strategies such as attempt to think in English, accuracy-oriented, and fluency-oriented strategies.
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