An Analysis of Generic Structure Potential (GSP) of Thai Undergraduate Students' Oral English Presentation: A Genre Perspective

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อุดมกฤษฏิ์ ศรีนนท์
สุพัตรา สุจริตรักษ์


This study reports on the analysis of generic structure development of students' oral English presentation in the course of Project Presentation Skills in English at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, Kasetsart University, in the 2019 academic year. The study analyses how students develop the generic structures of their presentation and how they construe their positions at the end of the talks. The findings of the analysis indicate that all students can construct their generic structures of presentations explicitly and effectively, mostly conforming to the generic structures identified in the coursebook and the Sydney genre-based school. They can construe their positions at the end of presentations more convincingly but are still required to expose their arguments more fully in terms of extensive discussion and dialogic expansion on the topics they address to the audience. The study recommends that in order to develop students' English presentation skills more systemically and convincingly, the issue of generic structures and the Sydney genre-based approach, which focuses on the teaching and learning cycle, should be applied to the course for further research.

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