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The Listening and Speaking Abilities of First Year Students Enrolled in the English for Communications Class Using the B-SLIM Model


Sirikorn Rochanasak,


Abstract

The objectives of this research were: (1) to study the English speaking capability of first year Early Childhood Education students enrolled in the English for Communication course (2) to find out about their listening/speaking abilities using the B – Slim model as part of an in – class application (3) to compare their listening/speaking competencies before and after applying this method to the course. The population samples were: (1) 72 first year Early Childhood Education students enrolled in the English for Communication course in the first semester of 2013, the tools applied (Pre-Post) consisted of the B – Slim model application, Mor Kor Or3 lesson plans and speaking/listening tests. In conclusion, the results indicated significantly higher scores for students exposed to the B – Slim model relative to those exposed to Mor Kor Or 3 (p<0.01).

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Key words: B-slim Model, listening and speaking abilities, research outcome,
     
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