DEVELOPMENT OF TOEIC TEST-TAKING SKILLS BY APPLYING KAHOOT! AS A REMEDIAL TEACHING TOOL
The purpose of this study is to investigate and compare TOEIC scores before and after applying Kahoot! as a remedial teaching tool on the sample of 180 (6 groups, 30 students each group) first-year students enrolled on the Airline Business Program in the International College, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. The research instruments in this study were TOEIC test and all questions on Kahoot! to improve students’ skills in TOEIC test reading section. The researcher applied Kahoot! at the end of 15 classes, 15-20 minutes each class. The researcher analyzed students’ TOEIC scores before and after applying Kahoot! as a remedial teaching tool by calculating TOEIC scores and percentage.
The findings show that all average scores in the semester 1/2018 were higher than the score in semester 3/2017 which the score in listening section was more than the one in the reading section. Similarly, in each group, the average score in semester 1/2018 was higher than the score in semester 3/2017 while the score in listening section was more than the one in reading section. Generally, students’ TOEIC scores before applying Kahoot! were higher than after applying Kahoot!. The percentage of difference score before and after employing Kahoot! in the reading section was more than in the listening section. The group that obtained the highest percentage of difference score was group 6, followed by groups 5, 2, 4, 3 and 1, respectively. In part of the listening section, the group that obtained the highest percentage of difference score was group 4, followed by groups 6, 2, 5, 3 and 1, respectively. In part of the reading section, the group that obtained the highest percentage of difference score was group 5, followed by groups 6, 3, 2, 4 and 1, respectively.
From Kahoot! score results, the researcher found that the average score, including the percentage of correct answers on Kahoot! tends to get higher. Therefore, lecturers should promote and develop students’ TOEIC test-taking skills in part of its listening and reading sections by means of integrating Kahoot! or other active learning strategies in the everyday classroom.
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International College Suan Sunandha
Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand