Comparative analysis of metacognitive strategies used in the internet-integrated test to enhance English speaking ability in Thai tourism context
by Malinee Phaiboonnugulkij
International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies (IJEPEE), Vol. 10, No. 1, 2017

Abstract: This study aimed to compare the use of metacognitive strategies between the high- and low-proficiency students in attempting three tourism situational test task types via internet-integrated speaking test, and to explore the strategies that can facilitate low-proficiency students to develop their speaking ability. The total of 120 university students participated in this study, and 18 were randomly selected in the data collection process through the stimulated recall verbal interview. The research instruments included the web-based speaking test in English for tourism and the coding scheme. The results indicated that the most differently reported total metacognitive strategies between the two groups were in dos and don'ts in Thai culture task (H = 20.77%, L = 5.18%). The most differently reported sub-strategies between the two group were planning in presenting tourism information task (H = 9.09%, L = 2.59%). As a result, low-proficiency students should be trained to effectively use these strategies to improve their speaking ability.

Online publication date: Wed, 26-Apr-2017

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