English @ Work:An impact of Grammar upon TOEIC Scores

Authors

ผศ.ดร.สุเทพ ทองงาม, ผศ.ดร.เกศกานดา จตุรงคโชค, นางศุภมิตร จันทร์เสี้ยวรัศมี

Published

International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change

Abstract

With the propensity to highlight the importance of communicative approach, the grammatical one seems to be derogated. This 2 year study thus aimed to investigate how research participants developed and demonstrated their English proficiency via a grammar-translation approach. The 15 participants were immersed in four grammar textbooks during the 450 hour course. The data was garnered both quantitatively and qualitatively. The quantitative data was based on the participants’ standard Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) scores at the English Testing Service (ETS) Centre and their in-class grammar test, while the qualitative ones on their resolution and assessment questionnaire. The major finding revealed a positive correlation between grammar knowledge and TOEIC points. Around 70% of the participants obtained a TOEIC score of 500+ at the end of the course. Students who had some development in the TOEIC test achieved an approximately 6% increase on average. Based on the four course lecturer assessment questionnaires, all learners felt satisfied with the course at 4.97/5.00 overall.

(2020). English @ Work:An impact of Grammar upon TOEIC Scores. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 2020(4), 712-727.