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Korean University Students' Attitude toward a Task Recording Activity : Based on the TOEIC Speaking Test

한국대학생의 과업녹음활동에 대한 태도연구 : 토익스피킹 시험을 기반으로

  • 임희주 (단국대학교 교양기초교육원)
  • Received : 2014.05.19
  • Accepted : 2014.06.20
  • Published : 2014.07.28

Abstract

The purposes of the study are to introduce and apply an activity that can help improve student-initiated learning on the TOEIC Speaking Test (TOEICST) performance and to see students' attitude toward the activity. Twenty-eight university students in Chungcheong province engaged in learning based on this activity. In the present study, the activity proposed by McCormick and Vercellotti (2013) and Stillwell, Curabba, Alexander, Kidd, Kim, Stone, & Wyle (2010) was modified and adapted[14][19]. The outline of the Task Recording Activity (TRA) consisted of three steps: preparation step, Task Recording Activity step, and evaluation step. As data collection of the study, a survey and students' journal were utilized and qualitatively analyzed. The results showed that student-initiated learning activity could be applied positively not only in communicative lessons, but in TOEICST specific lessons as well. Additionally, participants showed positive attitudes toward self-transcription and self-correction. Some implications of the study are that the TRA can be applied to generate autonomous learners studying for the TOEIC Speaking Test, that the guideline for different proficiency can be developed to help them improve their self-reflection, and that students need to have an active attitude to lead their own learning.

Keywords

Self-transcription;Self-correction;TOEIC Speaking Test (TOEICST);Task Recording Activity (TRA)

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