Students’ Self-Evaluation of English Improvement through Internet Usage for Learning Purposes

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Panitnan Iemtom

Abstract

     The aims of this study were (1) to investigate students’ activities on using the Internet in English and (2) to examine benefits of using the Internet as a tool for an effective language improvement. The subjects were 50 English-Major Students from the weekend program at Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University, Phitsanulok. The subjects participating in this study were selected by using a purposive sampling technique. The instrument used to collect the data was a questionnaire adapted from that of Wongyod (2006). The statistical devices applied for the data analysis were the percentage, means, and standard deviation. The results showed that: 1) reading online materials was an activity that the students mostly did whereas writing online dairies or essays in English on blogs was employed the least; and 2) using the Internet in English could help the students learn new vocabulary, idioms, and slang but it could not help the students practice word pronunciation. The results are expected to be useful for further studies in the field of teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language.


Keywords: Self-Evaluation, English Improvement, Using Internet for Learning Purpose

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IEMTOM, Panitnan. Students’ Self-Evaluation of English Improvement through Internet Usage for Learning Purposes. Journal of Community Development Research (Humanities and Social Sciences), [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1, p. 25-35, mar. 2019. ISSN 2539-5521. Available at: <http://www.journal.nu.ac.th/JCDR/article/view/Vol-12-No-1-2019-25-35>. Date accessed: 07 dec. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14456/jcdr-hs.2019.3.