A CORRELATION BETWEEN THAI TONE PERCEPTION AND WRITING SKILL IN LEARNERS USING THE “THAI TON APPLICATION”

  • Phanintra Teeranon University of Phayao
Keywords: Tones, Thai, Perception, Application

Abstract

The use of education applications in language learning is rapidly growing. This research aims to analyze the relationship between the tonal perception ability and writing ability of low Thai language proficiency students using the Thai Tone Application. The study participants were 100 Chinese students studying Thai language in Rajabhat Nakhon Ratchasrima Thailand and in Kaohsiung University in Taiwan. The participants were divided equally into two groups: 50 students were placed in the experimental group (Group 1) who studied in class using the application and 50 students were placed in the control group (Group 2) who studied in class without using the application. One-syllable words were used to examine the participants’ tonal perception and writing skill. The findings showed a positive moderate correlation between tonal perception and writing skill after using the application in the experimental group. In contrast, the correlation between tonal perception and writing skill in the control group who learned without using the application was negative, indicating that having good tonal perception did result in a moderate writing skill level. The results of the present study further indicate that instructors play a significant role in students’ language learning and that use of the application as a supplemental material may enhance learning outcomes. The significance of minimal pair approach is also discussed.

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2021-03-18
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Teeranon, P. (2021). A CORRELATION BETWEEN THAI TONE PERCEPTION AND WRITING SKILL IN LEARNERS USING THE “THAI TON APPLICATION”. Social Science Asia, 7(2), 1-20. Retrieved from https://socialscienceasia.nrct.go.th/index.php/SSAsia/article/view/236
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