THE IMPACT OF EVERYDAY TECHNOLOGY ON THAI SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS' CONFIDENCE IN ENGLISH COMMUNICATION
1 Chulalongkorn University (THAILAND)
2 Sitthinan Co., Ltd. Head Office (THAILAND)
3 Faculty of Agricultural Technology, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (THAILAND)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2022
Location: Palma, Spain
Abstract:Students learning English as a second language frequently believe that communicating in English with others is difficult to learn. Previous research has shown that a variety of teaching and learning techniques are available to assist these students in developing and reducing negative concepts. (Lubis, Asnawi, & Pinem, 2020) Thailand recognizes the significance of the issue. By viewing English as a global language, it becomes a means of sharing information and news in a variety of disciplines. As a result, we must consider how we can assist Thai children in developing and improving their ability to speak English independently, particularly now that we have the opportunity to use various forms of technology to enhance students' learning during the pandemic (COVID-19). (Habiburrahim, Risdaneva, Putri, Dahliana, & Muluk, 2020; Lubis et al., 2020; Pattanpichet, 2011; Rao, 2019). The purpose of this study is to study the impact of everyday technology on Thai secondary school students' confidence in English communication. This study includes 346 secondary school students. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics to determine gender, level, frequency of English speaking and listening activity, and a correlation between everyday technology that enhances confidence in English communication and the confidence in English communication score. According to the regression analysis, everyday technology including Youtube, Netflix, Joox, Spotify, and TikTok have an effect on English communication. Particularly in the listening and speaking sections (Sig=.002, B=0.967, R2=.028). According to the findings of this study, administration should encourage teachers to provide activities that help students develop their confidence and communication skills in a multicultural society. As a result, students all over the world must improve their language abilities in order to communicate with native speakers.
Keywords: Everyday technology, confidence in English communication, English as a Foreign Language, English as a Second Language.