Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology
The purpose of this research were 1) to study needs of TNI students towards English reading instruction based on task-based learning in four aspects: Instruction, English Reading, Teaching Materials, and Task-Based Teaching 2) to compare students’ needs on the four aspects according to students’ gender, faculty and academic year 3) to gather supplemental suggestions. Research samples were 306 TNI students in the second semester of 2015 academic year, derived through simple random sampling technique. The instruments used for gathering the data were the rating-scale and open-ended questionnaire. The statistics used for analyzing the data were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, f-test, and content analysis. The research findings were as follows: 1. Needs of TNI students towards English reading instruction based on task-based learning as a whole was at high level ( = 4.04). When considered in each aspect, it was found that their needs were at high level on Instruction ( = 4.12), English Reading ( = 3.92), Teaching Materials ( = 4.05), and Task-Based Teaching ( = 4.07) respectively. 2. The students with different genders showed no significant differences in overall and each aspect. 3. The students with different faculty showed no significant differences in overall and each aspect. 4. The students with different academic year showed statistically significant differences in overall at .05. When considered in each aspect, it was found that there were statistically significant differences at .05 level on Instruction, English Reading, and Task-Based Teaching. For the rest aspect, it was found that there were no significant differences.5. TNI students had supplemental suggestions as following: 5.1 Teachers should use social networks in both inside and outside classroom.5.2 Teachers should apply games in English reading instruction. 5.3 Teachers should use various teaching materials in English reading teaching.
Needs on English Reading Instruction, Task-Based Learning