ORASA ROYKHAEW (KMITL)

KMITL STUDENTS AND LEARNING AIR TRAVEL VOCABULARY WITH TUNA MODEL : ELT INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY

The purpose of this research was to study students’ learning air travel vocabulary and doing activities with Tuna Model. Tuna Model is a model of knowledge management which strongly supports the students’ learning activities. The samples were the students of faculty of engineering and faculty of agricultural technology at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang Bangkok Thailand. They studied English for Tourism and Travelling as an elective course. The research had been done according to their interests because they would like to find the future jobs in terms of travelling, aviation and cabin crews. They learnt more vocabulary which would be useful to their expected careers. The materials were adapted from the websites, textbooks, newspapers, magazines and dictionaries. Statistics used in this study were percentages, means and standard deviation. The results of this research will be beneficial to teaching English for Tourism and Travelling and other related fields.

Assistant Professor Orasa Roykhaew is currently a lecturer in English at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang Bangkok Thailand. She has widely experience in teaching English as a foreign language to Thai and foreign students of faculties of engineering, industrial education, architecture, sciences, agricultural technology, information technology and liberal arts. Her research interests include English for Tourism and Travelling and Writing in English etc.