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Montkhongtham, Napanant – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
Medicine is a science dealing with uncertainty and the art of judging probability. For effective communication, doctors, researchers, or health sciences writers, need to master the use of modality whereby unreal situations can be discussed. How modal verbs -- the most commonly used type of modality applied in the writing of health and medical…
Descriptors: Medicine, Medical Research, Periodicals, Documentation
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Arroba, Juan; Acosta, Hazel – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
The research study intends to determine the effectiveness of authentic digital storytelling as an alternative strategy to improve speaking in EFL classes at the university level. The research follows a quantitative paradigm, and a survey was first administered to capture participants' perceptions of the everyday speaking activities employed in…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Kanoksilapatham, Budsaba; Khamkhien, Attapol; Kitkha, Pensinee; Na Nongkhai, Angsu-orn – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
The increasing global and local demands to improve citizens' English proficiency have augmented the significance of English education across the entire paradigm. Meanwhile, motivation has been endorsed as one of the pivotal driving forces that propels the success of language learning. This study represents a large-scale motivational study,…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Humanities
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Young, David – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
Despite the numerous reforms that Thailand's educational system has undergone, test scores show that a majority of the population still lacks the ability to use English with the skill required to compete in the international community. While many reasons have been proposed for Thailand's poor ranking, only a small number have looked beyond…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Social Differences, Second Language Learning
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Semchuchot, Narudol; Soontornnaruerangsee, Wannana; Bodhisuwan, Winai – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
Besides English proficiency, intercultural communicative competence is a desirable qualification for flight attendants. An under-researched cultural group of Muslim passengers was the focus of this mixed-method study which investigated Thai flight attendants' intercultural sensitivity and related biographical details. Topics in intercultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Air Transportation, Professional Personnel, Cultural Awareness
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Chumworatayee, Tipamas – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
This study investigated effective English teacher attributes perceived by 125 Thai undergraduates and graduates in terms of five categories, namely rapport, delivery, fairness, knowledge and credibility, and organization and preparation. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to rate and compare the responses of the undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Wang, Yang; Pongpairoj, Nattama – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
This research investigated avoidance behaviour, one of the strategies L2 learners may resort to because of L1-L2 differences, or the non-existence of L2 structures for L1 learners, i.e. the Avoidance Behaviour Hypothesis (Schachter 1974). However, based on the Factors of L2 Non-Avoidance Hypothesis (FNAH) (Thiamtawan & Pongpairoj, 2013, 2019),…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Form Classes (Languages)
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Yu, Min; Renandya, Willy A. – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
The study investigates the vocabulary profile of a set of English textbooks "New Senior English for China," which is widely used for senior secondary education in China. It examines how the words required by the 2017 National English Curriculum Standard for General Senior Secondary Education in China are covered, repeated and distributed…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, Secondary School Curriculum, National Curriculum
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Thongwichit, Napapat; Buripakdi, Adcharawan – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
An integration of metacognitive reading strategies into the classroom has been discussed including its crucial role for enhancing students' reading comprehension (Talebi, 2012; Zhang & Seepho, 2013; Singh, 2019). Nonetheless, problems in reading are not only limited to English reading classes but also encountered in English for Specific…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
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Laosrirattanachai, Piyapong; Ruangjaroon, Sugunya – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
A lack of technical vocabulary is a major problem for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) learners in a foreign setting. In this paper, we argue for using word lists to help learners expand their technical lexis repertoire. Therefore, we propose English word lists in three disciplines constructed from compiled corpora--the Tourism Business Word…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Saengprang, Suriya; Gadavanij, Savitri – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
Cyberbullying has become a serious global issue. Previous studies focusing on the prevalence and the consequences of cyberbullying have paid little attention to its linguistic features, especially in celebrity cases. This current study fills this gap by investigating the language that constitutes cyberbully toward celebrities from different…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Incidence, Social Media
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Wallace, Matthew P.; Qin, Coral Yiwei – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
This study investigated second language learners' fairness perceptions of a classroom-based language test and whether those perceptions were predictive of justice judgments of their language program. Classroom test fairness was conceptualized as a multidimensional construct, consisting of distributive fairness (how fairly test scores represent…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Culture Fair Tests
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Chorrojprasert, Linchong – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
Focusing on the perceptions of learners on their peer assessment experiences, this study -- a case study in nature -- was conducted with mixed methods approach with the aim to shed light on how peer assessment, a prominent characteristic of team-based learning classroom, could enhance the learners' performance and learning skills, in particular…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Peer Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Srisang, Pawadee; Everatt, John – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
The study examined the relationships between reading comprehension and measures of lower level comprehension skills (vocabulary, grammar, and word processing) and a higher level comprehension skill (inference making), to determine if these measures of higher and lower level comprehension skills predicted different levels of variance in reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Coxhead, Averil – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
Knowledge of vocabulary is essential for learners of any language, and unfortunately, it has become clear recently the learners of English in a variety of contexts have not scored well on vocabulary tests. Low scores are problematic for language use and success in general, but they cause particular problems when it comes to the vocabulary needed…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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