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Conrad, Charles James Harding, II – THAITESOL Journal, 2020
Developing a sufficient level of writing proficiency takes time. It is also a complex skill difficult to measure. The history of writing assessments reveals changing views of construct validity, reliability and interpretation of results. This study used a binary logistic regression model with seven years of grades 3 to 12 annual direct writing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Writing (Composition)
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Yusuk, Surachai – THAITESOL Journal, 2020
Thai students study English as a compulsory subject for twelve years in primary and secondary school, yet their English language competency is generally lower than other ASEAN countries. This might have been attributed to the teacher-centred approach in EFL classrooms. Active learning has been suggested as a better approach for English learning in…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Implementation
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Wongsothorn, Achara; Yordchim, Suwaree – THAITESOL Journal, 2020
Reading Thai and English is an essential skill for students in rural areas. This R&D research studies three levels of reading enhancement of upper elementary, junior high school, and vocational certificate students in rural areas of Nakhon Phanom. The sample group consisted of 108 students. Quantitative and qualitative research methods were…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Reading Skills
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Towns, Stuart G. – THAITESOL Journal, 2020
Choosing which vocabulary to teach in an English classroom can be difficult, as many variables such as textbook content and student needs factor into the decision. To aid English instructors in this task, various word lists such as frequency bands from large corpora, research-based word lists, and proficiency levels can be consulted. However, it…
Descriptors: Word Lists, Vocabulary, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Instruction
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Vu, Tien Thinh; Bui, Diem Bich Huyen – THAITESOL Journal, 2020
In the era of developing technology, especially the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the field of education is witnessing heavy implementation of emerging technologies for teaching and learning, including applications, software, and online courses. However, any piece of technology would bring both advantages and drawbacks. Therefore, blended learning…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Kampookaew, Parima – THAITESOL Journal, 2020
Although there is an abundance of quantitative studies on teachers' technology acceptance, qualitative research on this topic is sparse, especially in the Thai context. This study thus set out to explore the acceptance of technology among Thai EFL university teachers. The study adopted the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as the basis for its…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, College Faculty, Public Colleges, English for Academic Purposes
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Thongprayoon, Thanakorn; Wangphasit, Ladda; Yamrung, Rungtiwa; Langka, Wilailak – THAITESOL Journal, 2020
The importance of understanding other cultures and intercultural communication is highlighted in today's globalized world due to the proliferation of internationalization, increasing multinational cooperation, and mobility of world population. Therefore, intercultural communication is a required competence. In this study, intercultural…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Brazenas, Adam Jeffrey – THAITESOL Journal, 2019
This six-week action research study explored the use of a media-based adaptation of a popular student-centered, extensive reading-based activity known as Literature Circles (LCs). Twenty Chinese students decided upon groups and assigned themselves specific roles before viewing episodes of a selected television series for homework. The prepared…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, English (Second Language), Television Viewing, Foreign Countries
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Stephens, Orpheus Sebastian; Sanderson, Ian James – THAITESOL Journal, 2019
This research investigates the types, frequency and effectiveness of various methods of corrective feedback used by English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in their communicative language classes. A review of prior research in the area of corrective feedback, along with a focus on the various types or methods of corrective feedback that…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Duyen, Ho Thi Phung – THAITESOL Journal, 2019
This is a case study of the College of Foreign Economic Relations (COFER) (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) with six Business English teachers as participants. The study was done to explore the teachers' perceptions of teaching Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) to the Business English students through their understanding of ICC and ICC…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Business English
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Small, Lyndon – THAITESOL Journal, 2019
This non-experimental study gauged the English lexical preferences of 545 native Japanese university students. Specifically, this univariate design collated the frequency of English loanword selection in preference to non-borrowed lexical items. A major focus of the study design was instrument validity, addressing the flaws of two previous studies…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Linguistic Borrowing
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Wuttisrisiriporn, Niwat; Usaha, Siriluck – THAITESOL Journal, 2019
In language teaching and learning, a textbook is one of the key resources/materials that helps language teachers and learners to achieve particular teaching and learning outcomes. Evaluating a textbook using an appropriate evaluation checklist will assist teachers in choosing the most suitable textbook for their students. This paper, therefore,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Textbook Evaluation
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Wattanavorakijkul, Nitchaya – THAITESOL Journal, 2019
This study reports preliminary findings from an ongoing investigation which aims to identify the challenges Thai university teachers face in designing and delivering foundation English courses. It also aims to explore Thai teachers' perceptions of the concept of 21st century skills: (1) how they perceive their readiness as teachers of the 21st…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Todd, Richard Watson – THAITESOL Journal, 2019
In the test-centric Thai education system, results on national exams are often viewed as indicators of educational success. These exams use multiple-choice which can have detrimental effects on students' attitudes and learning. If school assessments also rely on multiple-choice exams, the situation would be worrying, yet there is little data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Seely, Mike – THAITESOL Journal, 2019
Task-based communication is an inescapable fact of university life, both inside and outside the classroom. The research of this study is interested in how international university students perform closed oral tasks by exploring the communication strategies used to complete such "transactions." This study used a task-based…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Communication Strategies
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