Using Communicative Activities to Enhance English Speaking Skills of The First-Year High Vocational Students at Prachinburi Technical College

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Sirani Songsri
Krishna Kosashunhanan


          This research aimed 1) to improve speaking skills achievement of first-year high vocational students at Prachinburi Technical College using communicative language activities, and 2) to investigate students' satisfaction towards using communicative language activities. The quasi-experimental with one-group pretest-posttest to examine the students’ speaking skills was employed in this research. The participants were 34 first-year high vocational students who enrolled in English for communication course in the first semester, in the Academic year of 2022. Four research instruments were implemented: 1) pre-test and post-test, 2) seven lesson plans with 4 topics, 3) speaking evaluation form, and 4) questionnaire. The purposive sampling method was used to select the participants. The pre-test and post-test data were analyzed using mean average, standard deviation, and dependent t-test. The satisfactory questionnaire data was assessed using a 5-point Likert scale. The results were found that: 1) the difference between the pre-test and post-test after using communicative language activities, the students’ speaking skills were significantly different (sig = 0.00, p<0.05). The average mean score of students’ post-tests (13.15) was higher than the pre-test (7.88), 2) The students’ satisfactions towards using communicative language teaching was high with an overall average of 4.40 and the standard deviation was 0.49. According to the results, using communicative language activities is effective in enhancing students’ s speaking skills.


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