Achievement of Thai EFL Students Through the English Science Textbooks Word Lists (ESTWL) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) (73289)

Session Information: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)
Session Chair: Virginia Yip

Thursday, 23 November 2023 11:45
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The creation of subject-specific word lists to assist EFL learners is becoming popular, as is the utilization of CLIL to teach English across science academic areas. The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of the integration of English Science Textbooks Word Lists (ESTWL) and CLIL approach on Science Technical Vocabulary Knowledge and Science Content Learning Achievement of Thai EFL students. There are two phases regarding the methodology, (1) the development of ESTWL and (2) the implementation of the ESTWL and CLIL in the classroom settings. During this pre-experimental research, a pretest-posttest design was adopted. The target groups were three levels of secondary schools(Grade 7-9), studying at a large secondary school in Bangkok. The research instruments included lesson plans and vocabulary knowledge and science achievement tests. All research instruments were validated by both content and language experts. The data was analyzed using a dependent sample t-test. The research findings were as follows: 1) the mean of the student in three groups increased by a statistical significance of 0.05. in both vocabulary knowledge and science achievements scores after the implementation of the intervention, and 2) the qualitative results indicated that all students held positive attitude toward the integration of ESTWL and CLIL approach. The ESTWL aims to assist lower secondary school students in their preparation for the learning in science classrooms. Additionally, ESTWL can be applied in vocabulary pedagogy for science and language teachers in selecting appropriate vocabulary to teach in their CLIL environments.

Thana Kruawong, Thammasat University, Thailand
Supakorn Phoocharoensil, Thammasat University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Thana Kruawong is a University Doctoral Student at Thammasat University in Thailand

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00