EFL Students’ Perspective and Models for Optimizing their English Pronunciation through Online Social Medias During Covid 19 Global Pandemic

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Pattaraporn Thampradit

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Optimizing EFL students’ pronunciation ability has been more and more essential, especially during the COVID-19 global pandemic that students must study online at home. However, to strive for high-quality online social medias suitable for the students must be in serious consideration. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore students’ perspectives and examine models for optimizing EFL students’ pronunciation through online social medias during the COVID-19 global pandemic. A mixed methods research design was designated for data collecting, including one group pretest-posttest design, formative assessment, lesson plan and questionnaire for exploring students’ perspective toward using online social medias. The samples were 30 young EFL students in Grade 1, studying English subject one hour per weekdays during the 2020 academic year. All of them were voluntary. Various skills and setting methods, such as how to access the online technology when attending virtual class online were trained. Students’ perspectives and models for optimizing EFL students’ pronunciation through online social medias during the COVID-19 global pandemic were identified. Surprising findings were revealed and discussed. Finally, the suggestions for best practice were provided.


 

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