The Participatory Development of Taxi Drivers’ English-Speaking Guidebook for Cultural Tourism

  • Duangkamol Thitivesa, Anchalee Hiranphaet, Tommanee Sooksai, Wanwimon Mekwimon

Abstract

The objective of this study is to examine the effect of pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, task performance, grammar and comprehensive on communication skills and English speaking. The current study examined the relationship between pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, task performance, grammar, comprehensive, communication skills and English speaking. This study is an attempt to provide various key elements of English-speaking guidebook for the taxi drivers in Thailand. The current study followed questionnaire approach in which cross-sectional research design was preferred. Thus, by using a survey questionnaire, data were collected from the taxi drivers from Thailand. By using area cluster sampling, 650 questionnaires were distributed among the Thai taxi drivers. After data analysis through Smart PLS 3, it was found that pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, grammar, comprehensive and communication skills has significant positive effect on English speaking. However, task performance has insignificant effect on English language. Additionally, it is found that communication skills are the mediating variable between comprehension and English language. Moreover, communication skills are also having mediating role between fluency and English language.

Published
2020-08-01
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