Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology
The purposes of this research were 1) to study English writing ability of Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology students; 2) to compare TNI students’ English writing achievement before and after task-based learning activities; and 3) to investigate TNI students’ satisfaction with this type of instruction. The subjects were 38 undergraduate students at Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology during third semester of 2013 academic year which derived through simple random sampling technique. The instruments used in this experiment were the pre-post English writing test, the task-based learning lesson plans, the English writing ability evaluation form, the learning log and the questionnaire on students’ satisfaction towards task-based learning. The experimental process and data collection were conducted as follows: The subjects were given an English writing ability pretest. Then, the six task-based learning lesson plans were used 22 hours in summer semester. After the completion of each lesson, the English writing ability evaluation form, the learning log and the satisfaction questionnaire were used for surveying the subjects’ satisfaction on task-based learning. The data were statistically analyzed by mean scores, standard deviation, percentage and t-test for dependent samples. The results were as follows; 1. English writing ability of Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology students was at good level. 2. The students’ writing achievement after the task-based learning was significantly higher than before, with instruction constructed at 0.01 level. 3. The students’ satisfaction towards task-based learning activities was at high level.
Task-Based Learning Activities, English Writing Ability through Task-Based Learning