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Watanapokakul, Satita – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
This study focuses on the role of edutainment at the tertiary level. The context is the teaching and learning of "English for Veterinary Profession I" (ENG VET PROF I) for second-year university students in Bangkok, Thailand. This course focuses on improving students' listening and speaking skills in the veterinary field. In order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Games
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Kimura, Julia – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
If you are reading this, as a child, you probably went to school to learn. However, as we enter adulthood, we do a great deal of learning informally after we have completed compulsory and formal schooling. Although early theories of learning fell under the quantitative paradigm, new qualitative and social theories of learning have now been…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Learning Theories, Second Language Learning, Social Theories
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Teklesellassie, Yinager; Boersma, Emily – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of content subject teachers and their freshman students towards the use of a local language in English-medium content subjects given at Bahir Dar University (BDU), Ethiopia. This study examined whether attitudes towards the use of a local language in English-medium content subjects could…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language of Instruction, Student Attitudes, Native Language
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Özkan, Yonca – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
This study, focusing on reflectivity in language teacher education, was conducted with the participation of 35 preservice teachers studying at the ELT Department of Cukurova University, Turkey, in 2017-2018 academic year. The study examined the effects of jargon books (JBs) on preservice language teachers by delving into levels of reflectivity.…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Uicheng, Kanokrat; Crabtree, Michael – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
This study investigated the macro discourse markers used by TED speakers to signal ideas to listeners. 150 TED transcripts from six talk genres: technology, entertainment, design, business, science, and global issues were compiled to identify the frequency and distribution of macro discourse markers. This investigation was conducted to confirm the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Speeches, Technology, Design
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Joyce, Paul – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
This article investigates the relative effectiveness of online and paper-based formative assessment in the learning of English as a second language. For this study, 74 Japanese university second language (L2) students took online quizzes, while 71 were given paper-based quizzes to complete. The quiz content was drawn from learning material found…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Homework, Language Proficiency
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Tanaka, Jay; Pathrakorn, Patharaorn – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
This study investigates the impact of sharing research findings on lexical coverage and vocabulary size with L2 English students. This practical knowledge can be applied toward reading books and other materials. Research has suggested that knowing approximately 98% of the words in a text can lead to adequate reading comprehension (Hu & Nation,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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Waiprakhon, Thanaporn; Jaturapitakkul, Natjiree – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
This study aims to investigate test takers' strategies for the reading section of the Test of English for Thai Engineers and Technologists, or TETET, which is an innovative computer-based English for Specific Purposes (ESP) proficiency test. Five fourthyear undergraduate students who obtained overall high scores, particularly in the reading…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Engineering Education
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Kartal, Galip; Yangineksi, Gonca – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
This study investigated the effects of utilizing corpus tools on university EFL student teachers' learning and production of verb-noun collocations. The participants were 60 first-year student teachers in an English Language Teaching Department of a state university in Turkey. The research followed a pre and post-test quasi-experimental research…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Nouns, Verbs, English (Second Language)
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Thirakunkovit, Suthathip – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
This study is a literature review on the findings of different studies on the dimensionality of language proficiency. It aims to particularly analyze the assumptions and the statistical findings of relevant research since it has always been an endless debate among linguists and language teachers about whether language proficiency is organized as a…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Han, Turgay; Huang, Jinyan – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2017
Using generalizability (G-) theory and rater interviews as both quantitative and qualitative approaches, this study examined the impact of scoring methods (i.e., holistic versus analytic scoring) on the scoring variability and reliability of an EFL institutional writing assessment at a Turkish university. Ten raters were invited to rate 36…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Scoring
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Sheridan, Robert; Markslag, Laura – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2017
Despite the vast extent of the English vocabulary, it has been estimated that only around 2400 high frequency word families, which are found on Browne, Culligan, and Phillips' (2013) "New General Service List" (NGSL), make up over 92% of most general English texts. Several studies have shown that a word must be encountered anywhere from…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary
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Hasan, Md Kamrul; Shabdin, Ahmad Affendi – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2017
The purposes of the present research work are to investigate which aspects of depth of vocabulary knowledge have strong and significant correlation with academic reading comprehension and examine to what extent different dimensions of depth of vocabulary knowledge have predicted to academic reading success in an EFL context. A total sample of 175…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Correlation
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Dincer, Ali; Yesilyurt, Savas – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2017
Based on a modern motivation theory of learning, self-determination theory (SDT), this study aimed to investigate the relationships between English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' motivation to speak, autonomous regulation, autonomy support from teachers, and classroom engagement, with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Determination
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Kilickaya, Ferit – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2017
This study used a post-test-only control group experimental design to determine the effects of prelecture online quizzes on the students' perceived preparation and academic performance. The participants included 54 pre-service Turkish teachers of English enrolled at a state university in Turkey. The participants were randomly selected from a list…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Testing, Research Design, Control Groups
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