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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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    A walk in the park 

    Teresita J. Bunyakarte (Assumption University, 2017-05)
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    What I think about politics 

    Thonnaya Anopas (Assumption University, 2017-05)
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    Latin Christian poetry 

    Tirone, Sara (Assumption University, 2017-05)
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    Making grammar fun 

    Aung, Khine Zin (Assumption University, 2017-05)
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    Pragmatic awareness and its role in both teaching and learning English 

    Tassev, Valentin Valentinov (Assumption University, 2017-05)

    Broadly speaking, the following research study will examine critically the impact of local socio-cultural factors on the process of second language acquisition (SLA) among Thai learners of English. In particular, it will highlight that when learning a second/foreign language (L2), people often respond to certain expressions in the new language more engagingly if these expressions somehow represent a concept or an idea that people are familiar with or can easily identify with from the perspective of their own cultures. Throughout this research...
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    News sharing 

    Parreno, Arlan (Assumption University, 2017-05)
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    The representation of Kathoey Characters in Thai Commercial Films 

    Punnakorn Taweewuttichai (Bangkok : Assumption University, 2016)
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