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    An evaluation of cultural contents and activities in the general English textbook 

    Zar, Ei Thin; Ramnath, Rajeevnath (Assumption University Press, 2016-01)

    This is an evaluation of cultural contents and activities in the textbook, General English, published by the Curriculum Project, Thabyay Education Foundation, used in the migrant learning centers in the Thailand-Myanmar border. The evaluation was done to support Thabyay Education Foundation, a non-profit organization. General English has been adapted from Language in Use (1991) and developed for the post-secondary who are between the age of 16 to 25. This research was conducted to find out whether the materials were appropriate with regard t...
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    A critical discourse analysis of news reports on "occupy central" campaign from China daily and the New York times 

    Kai, Liu (Assumption University Press, 2016-01)

    News language is not value-free reflection of the facts and news discourse is always endowed with ideological power. This study involves a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the news reports on "Occupy Central" Campaign from China Daily and The New York Times, employing Fairclough's Three-dimensional model as framework and Haliidya's Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG), the Theory of Appraisal of Martin and Rose as analytical tools in the analysis. The analysis found various attitudes through language use. In addition, language use in news d...
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    Students' reactions to teacher written feedback in their compositions at an Giang University, Vietnam 

    Hanh, Nguyen Duc; Ramnath, Rajeevnath (Assumption University Press, 2016-01)

    This research looks at students' reactions to teacher written feedback in their writing at writing classes of the second year, in the School of Education, An Giang University, Vietnam. Interview and questionnaires were used to collect data. The findings indicate that the teachers' written feedback is legible, understandable and useful. In addition, most of the students desire their teachers to resort to correction codes because they are able to understand them. The students also have some preferences for feedback regarding the types of feed...
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    What do they think of me? a semi-ethnographic investigation into student stereotypes and biases towards teachers 

    Wilkinson, Matthew Thomas (Assumption University Press, 2016)

    This study investigates the stereotypes and biases held by students at an international university in Thailand towards teachers in terms of race, accent and native speakerness within the context of the internationalization of higher education. It takes a semi-ethnographic approach, interviewing and staying in contact with the participants over a period of about three months. The data were transcribed, coded and organized into themes as they emerged. The findings showed that native and non-native English speaking teachers were stereotyped dif...
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    Being an English language teacher: a narrative analysis of ten foreign teachers in Thailand 

    Saengthip Methanopphakhun; Deocampo, Marilyn Fernandez (Assumption University Press, 2016-01)

    This study reflects upon the common narratives of ten foreign teachers relating their teaching experiences in Thailand. Thailand is often admired for its culture, people, environment and many can regard it as their second home. However, there are issues and challenges which they have to face such as, racial discrimination and prejudice, foreign teachers' high expectation toward students, teaching materials and the long teaching hours and the remunerations that they encounter. Although foreign teachers can settle happily in Thailand, there ar...

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