The main purpose of this study was to create the English speaking course through strategy-based instruction for local tour guides. The sample of this study included 20 informants which were divided into three subgroups. Six staff working for Tourism Authority of Thailand in Prachinburi province, five teachers teaching in the Department of Tourism and Hotel Industrial Management (TH), and nine English teachers with experiences related to English for Tourism and Hotel. The instruments used in this study were 1) questionnaire asking about the needs of local tour guides regarding tourism in Prachinburi province and 2) questionnaire asking about the needs of local tour guides regarding English speaking skills. The findings of this study may be able to improve the speaking skills of the third year students who study Tourism and Hotel Industrial Management to perform as local tour guides. Furthermore, it may encourage the students to use English language in their daily life. Regarding teaching, it may be beneficial to teachers to explore an efficient way to improve speaking ability of general students and students studying Tourism and Hotel Industry.
Strategy-based instruction, English speaking, local tour guides