DEVELOPMENT OF THE ONLINE RESOURCE DATABANK ENHANCING FRENCH READING AT THE BEGINNER LEVEL (A1)

  • Hataimada Dithaprawat Department of Education, Kasetsart University, Bangkok
  • Maturos Chongchaikit Department of Education, Kasetsart University, Bangkok
Keywords: Online Resource, French Reading Databank, French Reading Skills

Abstract

The objectives of this research were to 1) design and develop the Online Resource Databank Enhancing French Reading Skills at the Beginner Level (A1) and 2) study the opinions and satisfaction of French language teachers on the usage of the Online Resource Databank Enhancing French Reading Skill at the Beginner Level (A1). The sample used in this research were 40 French language teachers selected from the Educational Service Area Office1 and Office 2 of Bangkok Metropolitan, using the multistage sampling method, composing of the cluster sampling, the stratified sampling and the simple random sampling. The research instruments were the opinion and satisfaction questionnaires and the website of the Online Resource Databank. The data were analyzed through percentage, descriptive analysis and narration. The research findings were as follows: 1) the website of the Online Resource Databank Enhancing French Reading Skills at the Beginner Level (A1), comprising 5 main menus: Knowledge - Culture - Activity - Media - About, is located at the following URL: http://french4read.wix.com/ beginner ; 2) the 40 respondents were mostly agreed with the usage of the Online Resource Databank at 96.93 %. Few of them were uncertain about the usage of some online resources. Most of the 40 respondents were highly satisfied with the website of the Online Resource Databank at 4.49 for the data presentation and technology used and at 4.58 for the utility and utilization. The sample indicates that this innovative media can be helpful for both teachers and students. Most of the resources are appropriate to be adjusted for the preparation of the lesson plans and learning activities that can be used in class, outside the class and for personal use.

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