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Satienchayakorn, Natakorn; Sanpatchayapong, Ubon – THAITESOL Journal, 2021
Assigned by Mars Bureau (pseudonym) to develop and implement the first mega training project in Thailand to prepare tourism professionals for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) job market, we conducted English for Specific Purposes (ESP) literature review to run this mega project. However, in a tourism context, we encountered several challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Instructional Design, Tourism
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Konchiab, Supornphan; Munpanya, Phatchara – THAITESOL Journal, 2021
This study aimed to (1) measure and identify students' strengths and weaknesses in oral presentation skills, (2) examine students' perceptions of rating their presentation performances, and (3) investigate students' attitudes towards their oral presentation experiences. The participants were 47 Thai third-year undergraduate students in the English…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Puangpunsi, Nualpen – THAITESOL Journal, 2021
Meaningful learning should bring learners to meet their entire goals--both an achievement in academic skills and everyday life skills. This current study focused on the implementation of project-based learning (PBL) in an EFL classroom for young adult learners at a university level. The study aimed at the development of students' performance in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
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Magnussen, Ernst Suni; Sukying, Apisak – THAITESOL Journal, 2021
Vocabulary knowledge is essential for successful language learning. However, little is known about young learners' vocabulary learning in a Thai EFL context and the teaching methods that facilitate vocabulary learning. The current study examined whether songs and total physical response (TPR) can facilitate preschoolers' vocabulary acquisition in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Preschool Children, English (Second Language)
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Stephens, Orpheus Sebastian; Sanderson, Ian James – THAITESOL Journal, 2021
The aim of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of teaching English grammar tense based on the concept of two English grammar tenses, past and present. The focus group is EFL/ESL learners of English. Prior research in the area of EFL/ESL teaching reveals that a number of teachers, linguists, and publishers of EFL/ESL texts claim that…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Morphemes
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Kurakan, Panisa – THAITESOL Journal, 2021
Anxiety in the language classroom affects EFL students, particularly Thai learners. Students become nervous with high tension when performing oral presentations in front of the classroom. Throughout presentations, a significant number of students also worry about the performance evaluation. This study aimed to investigate the overall anxiety level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Public Speaking
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Hsu, Wenhua – THAITESOL Journal, 2021
In recent years, higher education programs with English as a medium of instruction (EMI) have been expanding at a swift pace in Taiwan, where Taiwanese Mandarin is the official language. Behind this rapid growth is the widespread belief that EMI provides immersion in English, which facilitates incidental learning of the target language. In this…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Accounting, Undergraduate Students
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Poonpon, Kornwipa – THAITESOL Journal, 2021
This study, conducted on behalf of Thailand TESOL, investigated English language school teachers' professional development needs. The participants were 4,220 English language teachers in Thailand. An online questionnaire was randomly distributed via e-mails, a website, personal contacts, and Line groups. The four Likert-scale questionnaires asked…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Thirakunkovit, Suthathip; Rhee, Seongha – THAITESOL Journal, 2021
This study explores the extent to which the difficulty levels of grammar items in an English test can be predicted by the complexity of grammatical structures. The researchers carried out two sets of analyses. In the first analysis, the item facility and item discrimination indices of 175 multiple-choice items were examined. In the second…
Descriptors: Grammar, Test Items, Difficulty Level, English (Second Language)
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Bunmak, Nitinath – THAITESOL Journal, 2021
This research aims to: a) explore how university students learn English vocabulary through multimedia; b) examine the improvement in vocabulary knowledge and vocabulary retention of university students through the use of multimedia; c) explore university students' perceptions towards learning English vocabulary through multimedia. First, 250…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Vocabulary Development
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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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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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