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Pathanasin, Saranya; Eschstruth, Ian – rEFLections, 2022
The aim of this study is twofold: to analyze politeness strategies in the online conversations of Thai students, and to suggest how this analysis can be applicable to pedagogical practice. A corpus of a 21-month instant online conversation among students and teachers has been analyzed. Throughout the time of data collection, the teachers…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Undergraduate Students, Language Usage, Second Language Learning
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Watanapokakul, Sasa – rEFLections, 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, in which social distancing has become the norm, blended online learning, which consists of two main components: namely synchronous online instruction through a virtual conferencing platform, or live virtual classroom (LVC), and asynchronous online learning through a learning management system (LMS), has largely…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Integrated Learning Systems, COVID-19
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Lertcharoenwanich, Pallapa; Phoocharoensil, Supakorn – rEFLections, 2022
Synonyms can be problematic for EFL learners since each synonym has distinct meanings to be used in different context. The purposes of this corpus-based study are to investigate distinctions of the synonymous nouns purpose, goal and objective based on the distribution across genres in which the degree of formality is determined and to examine…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Limgomolvilas, Sasithorn; Wudthayagorn, Jirada – rEFLections, 2022
Although the ethnography of speaking is one of the approaches used to analyze discourse (Schiffrin, 1994; Cameron, 2012), its benefits and uses can be applied in the field of language assessment when designing a drug-dispensing, classroom-based test task. In this article, pharmacy specialists and students functioning as members of the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis, Language Tests
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Jacobs, George M.; Chau, Meng Huat; Hamzah, Nurul Huda – rEFLections, 2022
This article argues that language students and teachers are changemakers and that, in keeping with progressivist philosophy and the bottom-up social paradigm, they can play a powerful role in creating a better world. As our understanding of the world continues to increase, both students and teachers can use this increased understanding to initiate…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Pinphet, Pichai; Wasanasomsithi, Punchalee – rEFLections, 2022
Thai undergraduate engineering students seem to have difficulty mastering English oral communication ability. This study investigated the effects of project-based blended learning with communication strategy instruction to develop English oral communication ability of undergraduate engineering students. Four communication strategies, namely asking…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Speech Communication, Communication Strategies
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Palayon, Raymund T.; Todd, Richard Watson; Vungthong, Sompatu – rEFLections, 2022
The language of religious leaders expressed in their sermons characterizes the social characteristics of their groups. Over the past decades, most studies into cults specifically destructive cults and mainstream religion have mainly focused on their social-psychological characteristics with limited applicability to other religious groups. In this…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Factors, Computational Linguistics
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Viriya, Chayata – rEFLections, 2022
The aim of this mixed method study was to investigate the influences of synchronous, asynchronous, and bichronous learning modes on students' self-regulated and perceived learning in learning English language online. The influential differences among modes were also explored. Three intact groups of first year non-majored undergraduate university…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Asynchronous Communication, Synchronous Communication, English (Second Language)
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Phanthaphoommee, Narongdej – rEFLections, 2022
The existing literature concerning the translation of political discourse in Thailand remains limited. To encourage more research in this area, this paper proposes a model for analysing the translation of political texts in the Thai context. Drawing upon Munday's (2012, 2018) appraisal approach to translation and Schäffner's (2004, 2012) analysis…
Descriptors: Translation, Political Attitudes, Speeches, Presidents
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Wattananukij, Wattana; Pongpairoj, Nattama – rEFLections, 2022
The research investigated pragmatic transfer in responses to English tag questions by L1 Thai learners based on Interlanguage Pragmatics, specifically pragmatic transfer (Kasper & Blum-Kulka, 1993). The L1 Thai learners were categorized into two groups according to their English proficiency levels: advanced and intermediate. Oral and written…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ozer, Omer; Popp, Cecile – rEFLections, 2022
This article reports on a series of carefully curated professional development (PD) activities with the secondary purpose of building and maintaining a positive school culture. The study took place in a school of foreign languages (SFL) at a state university in Turkey. Twenty-five Turkish and international teachers participated. The researchers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Continuing Education
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Ping, Huang – rEFLections, 2022
By ethnographic research, this study intends to explore the ways and influencing factors of college English teachers' learning through eight cases by means of qualitative multi-case study so as to identify how they achieve professional development. The results show that lack of time management, heavy administration work, over ambition and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Professional Development
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Dhammarungruang, Benjamas; Wudthayagorn, Jirada – rEFLections, 2021
The concept of human agency has received increasing attention in the field of education in the past decade. Yet, education researchers, those in the area of English language teaching included, still have much to grapple with in exploring and conceptualizing agency of teachers--or teacher agency. The current study thus aims to contribute to greater…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Puripunyavanich, Mintra – rEFLections, 2021
This study explores undergraduates' attitudes toward extensive reading (ER) and reading graded readers online via Xreading.com in a large-scale ER program (ERP) involving over 5,000 students. Data were obtained from 356 students via an online questionnaire and 13 students in three focus groups. The quantitative findings showed that the students…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Positive Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wijitsopon, Raksangob – rEFLections, 2021
The present study investigates the Thai quantifier 'laay' ([Thai characters omitted]) and its two major English lexical equivalents: 'several' and 'many', using data from an English-Thai parallel corpus, the Thai and British National Corpora. An examination of the parallel corpus reveals that the quantifier 'laay' has a broad semantic property as…
Descriptors: Thai, Contrastive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, English
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