Using Moodle In Improving Listening Abilities In English For Specific Purposes Of Vongchavalitkul University Students

Josemari V Cordova, Thawascha Dechsubha

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The objectives of this study were: 1) to investigate the effects of using Moodle in improving the ESP listening abilities of Vongchavalitkul University students; 2) to compare the students prelistening and post-listening tests results; and 3) to find out the students’ opinion towards learning English for Specific Purposes using Moodle. The samples were 16 students who are majoring in Bachelor in Occupational Safety and Health enrolled in English for Careers during the second semester of Academic Year 2017 at Vongchavalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima. The students-samples were selected by purposive sampling. The instruments used in the research procedure were six lesson plans. The instruments used for data collection were: (1) English listening pre-test and post-test; and (2) questionnaire of students’ opinion. The data was statistically analyzed by using mean ( ̅), standard deviation (S.D.), and t-test. The results showed that the students’ listening abilities in ESP post-test mean score was significantly higher than the pre-test mean score at .05 level after learning through Moodle. In addition, the students had positive opinion towards learning towards learning English for Specific Purposes using Moodle.


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