An OBE-designed Material of English for Specific Purpose in Nakhon Phanom

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Arnunnit Manorom
Sukhum Wasuntarasophit


This article contributes to obtaining a guideline for designing ESP pedagogy teaching material using the outcome-based education (OBE) approach. This study aimed to examine the needs of stakeholders and EFL learners using OBE-designed materials and explore whether the obtained materials are effective for the learning outcomes and target learners in the course of English for Tourism in the Nakhon Phanom context. It was discovered that the OBE-based material design can develop English-speaking skills for learners and aid them in achieving their target learning and outcomes in service and hospitality in English for tourism at Nakhon Phanom. The implication of this study obtained an OBE-designed material model for ESP and other courses taught in the context of Nakhon Phanom Province. The findings revealed that EFL Chinese major students were able to improve their speaking skills based on the designed lessons of a tour guide self-introduction and an ethnic group of people in Nakhon Phanom, the Mekong River, and Wat Prathat Phanoming, respectively. The students were able to relate knowledge and facts gained in the classroom to their experiential learning at real tourist sites. Students had opportunities to apply tourism knowledge and practice their listening, writing, and reading skills apart from speaking. For life skills, they had opportunities to develop their competency of handling a tour guide operation of problem-solving skills and teamwork which are crucial needs for serving the required characteristics of graduates.

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Manorom, A., & Wasuntarasophit , S. (2023). An OBE-designed Material of English for Specific Purpose in Nakhon Phanom . Journal of Multidisciplinary in Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(1), 207–233. Retrieved from
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Arnunnit Manorom, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Khon Kaen University, Thailand



Sukhum Wasuntarasophit , Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Khon Kaen University, Thailand




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