The Application of Task-based Language Teaching to the English Training Course for One Tambon (Village) One Product (OTOP) Entrepreneurs in Thailand
Keywords:Task-based language teaching, Entrepreneurs, English training course, One Tambon (Village) One Product (OTOP)
The purpose of this research was to compare English listening-speaking abilities of One Tambon (Village) One Product (OTOP) entrepreneurs before and after learning through task-based language teaching. The target group was 20 OTOP entrepreneurs in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Thailand volunteered in English training course for OTOP entrepreneurs. The research instruments were English listening-speaking lesson plan used task-based language teaching and listening-speaking abilities test which was implemented before and after using task-based language teaching. The obtained data were analyzed by using means and standard deviation and t-test dependent sample group. The results revealed that the English listening-speaking abilities of OTOP entrepreneurs were increased after learning through task-based language teaching at the significant level of 0.05.
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