The Use of Collaborative Learning Process to Promote English Speaking Ability of Seventh Grade Students.

Nattawadee Rampanniyom


This study aimed to investigate the effects of collaborative learning process on students’ English
speaking ability, to compare the English speaking ability post – test mean score with the standard score at
60% and to explore students’ opinions towards learning English through collaborative learning process.
The samples were 30 seventh grade students from Somdetprateerayanmunee School, Pak Thong Chai,
Nakhon Ratchasima by using the cluster random sampling. The research instruments were an English
speaking ability test and a questionnaire. The data was statistically analyzed using mean ( X ), standard
deviation (S.D.), and t-test. The results revealed that the students’ English speaking ability post-test mean
score after learning through collaborative learning process was significantly higher than the pre-test mean
score at the .05 level and it was also significantly higher than the standard score of 60% at the .05 level.
Furthermore, the students had positive opinion towards learning English through collaborative learning


collaborative learning process; speaking ability

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