Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology
The purposes of this research were 1) to study problems, needs and language skills of Thai-Nichi Toastmasters Club members in three aspects: problems, needs and language skills 2) to compare the club members’ problems, needs and language skills according to the club members’ gender, age and career, and 3) to gather supplemental suggestions. Research samples were 180 club members 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. Problems, needs and language skills of Thai-Nichi Toastmasters Club as a whole was at high level (x ̅ = 3.62). When considered in each aspect, it was found that their needs and language skills were at high level (x ̅ = 3.82, x ̅ = 3.56) respectively. For the rest aspect, it was founded that their problems were at moderate level (x ̅ = 3.49). 2. The club members with different genders showed no significant differences in overall and in each aspect. 3. The students with different ages showed no significant differences in overall. When considered in each aspect, it was found that there were statistically significant differences at .05 level on languages skills. 4. The students with different careers 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 needs and language skills. 5. Thai-Nichi Toastmasters Club members had supplemental suggestion: public relation should be informed to enhance more club members, the club should have more various activities to motivate the new members, and the club members should participate in the club meeting regularly.
Problems, Needs, Language Skills, Thai-Nichi Toastmasters Club