Effects of Integration of Grammar Translation Method and Audio-Lingual Method Through Facebook for Developing Taxi Drivers’ English Speaking Ability in Specific Situations
The purposes of this study were to 1) compare the speaking abilitybefore and after using Grammar translation method and Audio-Lingual Method through Facebook, and 2) investigate the satisfaction of specific situations speaking ability of the public taxi drivers after using Grammar translation method and Audio-Lingual Method through Facebook. The sampling of the study comprised four taxi drivers who usually drive in Bangkok. The instruments of the study were the lesson plans of speaking ability in specific situations and satisfaction questionnaire on English speaking ability.The data were analyzed by mean score and standard deviationand then compared with the criteria. The results revealed the scores of the taxi drivers’ English speaking ability in specific situations after learning via the integration of Grammar Translation Method and Audio-Lingual method through Facebook was higher than that of before the learning at the significance of 0.05 level.
Keywords - English speaking ability, Audio-lingual Method, Grammar Translation Method, Facebook