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Kongcharoen, Pong-ampai; Thummanuruk, Wannasiri – THAITESOL Journal, 2023
This research investigated three synonymous adjectives "perfect," "flawless," and "impeccable" in terms of meaning, degree of formality, collocations, and grammatical patterns. The three synonymous adjectives were scrutinized through the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA). The findings suggested that these…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Phrase Structure, Form Classes (Languages), Morphemes
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Hsu, Wenhua – THAITESOL Journal, 2023
This research was inspired by the phenomenon of binge-watching Korean television drama series (K-dramas) among Taiwanese university students. K-drama fever may provide an impetus for sustained English-subtitled K-dramas viewing, which may serve as an alternative to extensive reading of graded readers that English teachers often encourage their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Television Viewing, Captions
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Nakagawa, Hiroshi – THAITESOL Journal, 2023
While several studies on study abroad have examined the impact of personal factors (e.g., gender, age, and family environment) on the decision to study abroad, a factor analysis has not yet been conducted on the reasons why some students choose not to study abroad. This paper highlights the role of academic study abroad programs in promoting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Study Abroad
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Taladngoen, Unaree; Pratumtone, Kannika; Thong-ngamkham, Tonghathai; Palawatwichai, Naruporn; Rakprang, Kwankamon; Thapkrathok, Maypreeya – THAITESOL Journal, 2023
Needs analysis is a critical step to undertake when executing the design and development of a course. This quantitative research aimed to investigate the engineering students' reasons for taking the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test and their needs for English language preparation for taking the test. The participants were 83 voluntary and…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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Napat Kaewkascholkul; Natjiree Jaturapitakkul – THAITESOL Journal, 2023
The purpose of the study is to investigate the types of corrective feedback used by a Thai teacher with adult learners of different proficiency levels in speaking classes in order to facilitate students' language development, as it is an aspect language teachers need to be aware of when teaching speaking. Three different levels of speaking classes…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Adult Students, Language Proficiency
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Jamyang Lhamo; Nipaporn Sakulwongs – THAITESOL Journal, 2023
The research aimed to assess the English reading comprehension skills of fifth-grade Bhutanese students through a comparison before and after implementing the audio-assisted reading strategy. Additionally, it aimed to investigate the extent of their learning satisfaction towards the use of this strategy. The research was carried out in one of the…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Audiovisual Aids, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills
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Krittaya Phattisiri; Kirana Laongchinda; Nuttamon Prakot; Piyapong Laosrirattanachai – THAITESOL Journal, 2023
This study investigated the move structure utilised in hotel recruitment posters. To achieve this, a collection of hotel recruitment posters was obtained from groups on Facebook seeking hotel jobs, as this social media service boasts the highest number of members. Three groups were selected for data collection. In total, 525 hotel recruitment…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Recruitment, Housing, Industry
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Kitjanat Tangjitnusorn; Theerawut Pingyod – THAITESOL Journal, 2023
This study's objectives were to develop the English vocabulary manual for football enthusiasts, evaluate the characteristics, qualities, and usability factors contributing to users' satisfaction with the developed manual, and investigate its effectiveness in improving their football skills and overall performance on the field. The data was…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Guides, Language Proficiency, English
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Eugenio Jr. Sta. Romana De Luna – THAITESOL Journal, 2023
This mixed-method study aimed to determine Thai teachers' attitudes towards the emerging local variety of English in Thailand tentatively called Thailish (Thai English). Results of online surveys and semi-structured interviews with 60 Thai high school teachers in Bangkok revealed that they are highly aware of Thailand's emerging local variety of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Language Usage, English (Second Language)
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Salarvand, Leila; Guimaraes, Nathalia; Balagholi, Zahra – THAITESOL Journal, 2022
Reading fluency is a skill, which is closely linked to reading comprehension. Learners' struggle with fluency in reading can be a significant hurdle to proficiency in their overall reading comprehension and competency. This paper, based on the thematic analysis approach, presents some theoretically pedagogical strategies discovered for developing…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Language Proficiency, Rhyme
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Rungrueang, Thanawan; Boonprasert, Pitchapha; Poempongsajaroen, Sitanan; Laosrirattanachai, Piyapong – THAITESOL Journal, 2022
Learners preparing to work in the food service industry should be equipped with food service terminology to enhance their communicative potential. The purpose of this study was to create a Food Service Word List (FSWL) to assist L2 learners of English in English for Specific Purposes classrooms. The Food Service Corpus (FSC) with a size of…
Descriptors: Word Lists, Food Service, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Dhami, Binod – THAITESOL Journal, 2022
In response to the calls to incorporate Global Englishes Language Teaching (GELT), this study explores university English language teachers' perceptions towards Global Englishes (GEs) in Bangladesh. Despite being one of the biggest English learning populations on the globe, a dearth of attention has been paid to studying English language teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Varaporn, Savika – THAITESOL Journal, 2022
This paper aims to investigate English target language required in the operation of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) business in Thailand. Data were gathered from 30 employees and executives who have at least 3-year experiences of working in MICE sectors. The questionnaire, supplemented by a semi-structured interview, was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Watanapokakul, Sasa – THAITESOL Journal, 2022
English for Specific Purposes plays an important role at the tertiary education level. As the event industry is expanding in many countries around the world, including Thailand, study programs which help prepare young people specifically for a career in the event industry are becoming more sought after. An important component of any such program…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Hospitality Occupations, Needs Assessment, Curriculum Design
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Thongsongsee, Juthamas – THAITESOL Journal, 2022
This case study is aimed at exploring EFL teachers' perceptions of their roles and practices in promoting student engagement in both conventional and online classes in the Thai context. Qualitative data were collected through in-depth semi-structured interviews with a total of eight EFL teachers (four Thai, and four non-Thai) working at a language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
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