Implementing the Augmented Reality Technology to Enhance English Pronunciation of Thai EFL Students

Authors

  • Nutreutai Arunsirot Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University

Keywords:

English consonant sounds, Thai students, The Augmented Reality Technology

Abstract

This research aimed at examining the effectiveness of the Augmented Reality technology to develop the students’ ability to produce English consonant sounds and exploring the students’ satisfaction with the use of AR technology. The sample was divided into two groups, one control group and one experimental group. The control group consisted of 54 first-year Business English major students whereas the experimental group comprised 52 first-year English major students. Each group was in the first section. This investigation was conducted in the second semester of the academic year 2018. They enrolled in the Introduction to Linguistics course. The control group was given a traditional method while the experimental group was implemented by using the AR technology as an additional tool. The research instruments included six instructional management plans, pre- and post- tests, a satisfaction questionnaire on the use of AR technology. The findings reveal that the posttest mean of the experimental group was higher than that of the control group. It can be concluded that using the AR technology could significantly enhance the students’ abilities to produce English consonant sounds. Furthermore, the level of students’ satisfaction with the use of AR technology was at the highest level.

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2020-12-16

How to Cite

Arunsirot, N. . (2020). Implementing the Augmented Reality Technology to Enhance English Pronunciation of Thai EFL Students. KKU Research Journal (Graduate Studies) Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(3), 142–153. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/gskkuhs/article/view/247821

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