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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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Laohajaratsang, Thanomporn – THAITESOL Journal, 2018
This research examines a selection of academic articles, existing evidence, and early indications of newly-designed Learning Management System (LMS) tools/functions, and then analyzes and synthesizes the concepts to form a thorough description of the components within the concept of next-generation LMS. The comparison of conventional LMS and…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication
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Triwittayayon, Thanatchaporn; Sarobol, Nopporn – THAITESOL Journal, 2018
Regarding the English language skills, speaking seems to be the most crucial skill in terms of communication or interaction in daily lives (Ur, 1996). This present study aimed to investigate factors enhancing English speaking ability, also the most influential factor affecting speaking ability. The participants were 5 high school students who had…
Descriptors: High School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Quyen, Vo Phuong – THAITESOL Journal, 2018
The integration of cross-cultural communication in Vietnam has constantly increased since this nation officially became a member of regional and international organizations such as ASEAN and WTO. This has driven Vietnam to integrating with many worldwide nations in various areas of science, technology, economics, and cultures. English language,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Competence, English (Second Language)
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Patterson, Donald – THAITESOL Journal, 2018
This paper discusses the complexity of developing a powerful international learning environment. As a case study, it examines an "American-style" English-language university department in Japan and the challenges it faces from demographics and internationalization. It analyzes the institution at a local level by identifying issues…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Lien, Nguyen Hong – THAITESOL Journal, 2018
This research is embedded in the context of tertiary education in Vietnam where the instruction giving stage is assessed. Drawing on a Conversation Analysis perspective, the study aims to reveal teachers' instructional patterns in three EFL classes of freshmen, thus not only maximizing the interactional structures that can enhance classroom…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Discourse Analysis
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Yenphech, Chaleomkiet – THAITESOL Journal, 2018
The purposes of this research were to investigate the trends and approaches of the English language teaching that may emerge in the next decade (2017-2027) in a number of dimensions. These include internal and external factors of education, teaching methods, contents, activities, teaching materials, recommendations, new bodies of knowledge and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Zhiying, Wang – THAITESOL Journal, 2018
This article investigates the effect of different accents on high- and low-proficiency second language (L2) learners. It begins with testing the English listening proficiency of Chinese students and then compares the influence of three accented English (a British accent, an Australian accent and an Indian accent) on their listening scores.…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Language Proficiency, Preferences, Indians