TRAINING CAMPS: LEVEL OF SATISFACTION
The rapid changing in globalization nowadays showed that it is vital to improve human capitals to be both more effectiveness and high value. Because of the fast moving towards learning organization and learning society, the Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University needs to improve the human capitals of students who will be the most important capital in future. Therefore, it is imperative to develop and improve students’ potential in English communication skills in the training camps. Training camps is one of the best ways to improve students’ ability in English communication as well as social skills and academic experiences. The objective of this study was to investigate the ability of students’ English potential development. This was a case study of Suan Sunandha Rajabht University. The population of this study included all students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University who participated in training camps. This study was a mixed method of both quantitative and qualitative study method, therefore, a total of 200 students were used as sample group for quantitative method and a total of 15 students was selected to be in a focus group for qualitative method. The findings of the study showed that the overall training camps provided the proper methods of learning and students had showed their improvement of their English and high interests in further studying in the future. The majority of students had reported high level of satisfaction of the training programs as well as knowledge and skills gained from the camps. Many suggestions from the students included there should be a pre-test and post-test to measure the English ability of students rather than the old fashion method of selection. Due to limited time at the camps, the focus of training camp should be on both speaking and listening rather than reading and gramma.