Using Content-Based Instruction to Improve Students’ English Writing

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Patra Kaewpradit, 6852279
Pittayathom Kaewkong, 6852279
Sirirak Sinprajakpol, 6852279

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The objectives of this research were : 1) to study the use of Content-Based Instruction (CBI) to improve students’ English writing skills, and 2) to examine the students’ motivational aspects towards the use of CBI to improve their English writing skills. The population of the study was Matthayomsuksa 4 students who were studying Fundamental English (ENG 31101) in the first semester of the Academic Year 2014 at Hatyai                                   wittayalai School, Hatyai, Songkhla. The researcher selected fifty students as the sample group by using a cluster sampling technique. The research instruments used for data collection were : 1) a test of writing was used both as pre-test and post-test. 2) Writing tasks for CBI. 3) Writing skills Assessment was used to evaluate students’ writing tasks.  4) Lesson plans were designed for the use of CBI to improve their English writing skills. 5) The Motivation Questionnaires. The total time of class was 20 hours, 10 weeks.


The results of the study were as follows : The use of CBI to improve students’ English writing skills was higher efficiency than the standard criterion set of 80/80 with 81.76/81.35 at the statistical significance at level .05. The overall of students’ motivation towards the use of CBI to improve students’ English writing skills was at high degree.

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