Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology
The purposes of this research were 1) to study satisfaction with pair teaching method in Japanese instruction for Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology students in five aspects: Instruction, Japanese Instructors, Teaching Materials, Evaluation, Supportive Factors 2) to compare students’ satisfaction on the five aspects according to students’ gender, academic year and faculty, and 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. Satisfaction with pair teaching method in Japanese instruction for Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology students as a whole was at high level (x ̅= 4.15). When considered in each aspect, it was found that their satisfaction was at high level on Instruction (x ̅ = 4.10), Japanese Instructors (x ̅ = 4.40), Teaching Materials (x ̅ = 4.02), Evaluation (x ̅ = 4.20), and Supportive Factors (x ̅ = 4.01) respectively. 2. The students with different genders showed no significant differences in overall and in each aspect.3. 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 Supportive Factors. For the rest aspects, it was found that there were no significant differences.4. The students with different faculty showed no significant differences in overall and in each aspect.5. TNI students had supplemental suggestions: speaking teaching should be taught in the classroom to enhance students’ speaking ability, Thai teachers should teach grammar and native teachers should teach conversation, and pair teaching should be applied in another subjects.
Pair Teaching Method, Japanese Teaching, Satisfaction with Pair Teaching