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    The use of English as a lingua franca in translation 

    Foley, J. A.; Deocampo, M. F. (2016-01)
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    The Portrait of a City: Lawrence Osborne’s Bangkok Days 

    Klemm, Alexander J. (2012-07)

    The novel Bangkok Days (2009) by Lawrence Osborne offers reflections on the identity of Thailand’s capital and its expatriate residents. The novel taps into Westerners’ imagination and misconceptions of Asia and their fascination with Bangkok. Through a semi-fictional narrative where personal experiences of a wandering narrator, subjective impressions and historical facts merge, the novel attempts to disentangle many of Bang-kok’s apparent complexities and enigmas. This paper seeks to analyze Bangkok Days ’ portrayal of the city and its ...
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    Literature in the Web of Language Teaching 

    Rajeevnath Ramnath (2012-12)
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    TEACHING TO WRITE RIGHT : LOOKING AT THE "PROCESS" 

    Foley, Joseph (2012)

    This study investigated the language choices in the writing of freshmen students at an English medium university in Thailand in response to visual stimuli. The study involved identifying the genres and the lexico-grammatical features associated with such genres. 600 samples of writing were collected but only 72 were randomly selected from 12 students in order to compare their progress over a period of 14 weeks (one semester). The framework for the analysis of the students writing was based on a detailed approach to these texts as semantic...
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    Developing Academic Writing in a Business Oriented University 

    Foley, Joseph (2013-01)

    This research investigated the development of language choices in the Academic writing of students at an English-medium university in Thailand. The first part involved looking at the writing in the first semester of their English program at the university, representing the level of the students’ writing on entry into the university. Seventy two samples of first year students’ writing were collected, but only 12 were randomly selected for this study in order to compare their progress over a period of 14 weeks (first semester). The secon...
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    The visual discourse of comics in English language teaching 

    Radan, Razvan (Bangkok : Assumption University, 2016-12)
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    An investigation on effects of reading strategies: primary 6 students of Mahachai Christian Wittaya School 

    Gerada, Bethel Garcia (Bangkok : Assumption University, 2017-06)
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    A study of undergraduate students' ideal L 2 self and ought to L2 self based on the L2 motivational self system 

    Ratchapom Rattanaphumma (Assumption University, 2016)

    The study of motivation has been one of main interesting areas in second language teaching and learning. The integrative and instrumental motivation proposed by Gardner and Lambert (1972) has been challenged by the rise of global English and the changing purposes of English language teaching, learning, and using worldwide. In this study, the recent theory of L2 Motivational Self System (Dornyei, 2005) has been used as the framework. The objectives of the study were to: 1) study students...
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    An analysis of Thai learners' writing of recounts and information reports 

    Nichtawan Sutinwong (Assumption University Press, 2017-01)

    This small scale study looks at some of the major strengths and issues of genre writing of a group of Thai high school students. The study was limited to recount and information reports genres as these are considered to be among the prototypical genres in educational settings. The findings indicate that many of these high school students were able to construct text at the level of the basic linguistic features of the genres but needed to develop the nominal groups for elaboration and expansion. However there were issues in organizing and contex...
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    The effects of self-directed learning on the English reading comprehension ability of MBA students 

    Rosukhon Swatevacharkul (Assumption University Press, 2017-01)

    In this study, self-directed learning (SDL) refers to practices for English reading comprehension ability of individual students outside of a classroom for 7 consecutive weeks. The objectives were to investigate the effect of SDL on English reading comprehension ability and its effect size; and to explore how SDL improves English reading comprehension ability of the 33 MBA students of Dhurakij Pundit University in Bangkok, Thailand. This research project took the form of an embedded mixed methods design with a variant of the embedded experiment...
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    Developing Thai learners' CIC through translanguaging in one-on-one English tutorial sessions 

    Tassanee Kampittayakul (Assumption University Press, 2017-01)

    This article presents a conceptual paper, which proposes a concept of employing translanguaging as a pedagogical tool to promote the learners’ CIC – Classroom Interactional Competence, which lies at the heart of learning. The aim of the concept is to bridge two practices of monolingualism between Thai teachers who teach English through Thai only and native speakers who use English only. Translanguaging reflects reality in terms of using both languages to interact to improve the interactional competence of the learners. When both the teachers an...
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    A study of reading questions in high school English textbooks and national tests 

    Supatcha Klanawong (Assumption University Press, 2017-01)

    The lack of English language proficiency of Thai students has been acknowledged for years, and this is reflected in the national test scores i.e. O-NET, GAT, and GET, all of which fall below 50%. The question of concurrence between testing and teaching was raised when the revision of national curriculum (B.E. 2551) was implemented in prototype schools in 2009. Reading comprehension skills, in particular, were given attention as it contributes to other skills and overall learning. The aim of this study is to seek the connection between reading q...
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    A study of group learning among ELT practicum students through an analysis of their teaching practicum journals in a MA-ELT program at Assumption University 

    Vu, Hoang Oanh (Assumption University Press, 2017-01)

    Teaching Practicum (TP) is important for trainee teachers and many studies have been conducted to help improve the quality of TP recently. This research aims to analyze ten journals written by ten trainee teachers during their practicum in a MA – ELT program at Assumption University. These trainee teachers came from three different countries: seven of Chinese, one British, one Burmese and one Vietnamese. They all had different backgrounds in terms of culture, perception and education. The procedure to analyze these journals was done by finding ...
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    Uber for more benefits 

    Jun, Chae Yeong (Assumption University, 2017-05)
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    The most embarrassing day of my life 

    Oranuch Supajanyawalt (Assumption University, 2017-05)
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