Khon Kaen University, Thailand
English is going to be a working language of ASEAN Community. Therefore, English learners in Southeast Asia are expected to realize about Englishes in this region. However, the instructional materials on this issue are still limited. As a result, self-prepared materials by the teachers can be an alternative for exposing the students to ASEAN Englishes. This study was aimed to develop supplementary materials on some Englishes of Southeast Asia for Khon Kaen University students. This study focused on making the students familiar with the pronunciation of English accents in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines because these countries were in the outer circle of Kachru’s three concentric circles of English uses. The supplementary materials were implemented as extra activities in a phonetics course. The supplementary materials consisted of 4 chapter presented the pronunciation features of Singapore English, Malaysian English, Brunei English, and Philippine English. Each chapter took 45 minutes for describing the pronunciation of each English accents, listening activities by using video materials taken for website ‘YouTube’, and discussing about the pronunciation features which the students have to pay much attention. The participants of this study were 30 English-major students who enrolled in the course in the first semester of academic year 2014. After implementing the supplementary materials in the classroom, the results from a materials evaluation revealed that the supplementary materials were at a good level. Moreover, the students had a better understanding on the pronunciations of Singapore English, Malaysian English, Brunei English, and Philippine English.
ASEAN, Listening, World Englishes, YouTube