The Pronunciation and Sound Production Drills to Improve Thai Speech of Chinese Students at Huachiew Chalermprakiet University

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Wilai Thamvaja

Abstract

   This research aims to construct exercises on pronunciation and sound production to improve Thai speech of Chinese students, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University based on the 80/80 standard and to compare achievement gained the pronunciation and sound production in Thai speech of Chinese students, both before and after the application. The sample consisted of 30 undergraduate Chinese students studying Thai major, chosen by purposive sampling. The instruments used were exercises and test. The method of educational research was experimental research by giving a pre-test and post-test after students were given an exercise. The data were analyzed by finding out the efficiency of E1/E2 and the dependent t-test.


   The results of this study revealed that 1) exercises on pronunciation and sound production to improve Thai speech of Chinese students at Huachiew Chalermprakiet University had an efficiency of about 91.17/80.83 which means that the exercises are efficient and students can improve the skill and 2) achievement gained of the pronunciation and sound production in Thai speech of Chinese students had statistically higher scores than before using the 0.01 level of significance.

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