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    Korean and English, language development within the context of a Korean community and international schools in Bangkok, Thailand 

    Kim, Yun Kyong (Assumption University Press, 2016-08)

    The main purpose of this study was to identify the functional use of Korean and English, and language development within the context of a Korean Community and international schools in Bangkok from the perspective of six Korean International students in Thailand. Through the analysis of the qualitative data from the six Korean students, such as observation, measuring the number of clauses, the complexity of nominal groups in English writing and the complexity of modifiers in Korean, the findings revealed that the six students learned their L1 (...
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    An analysis of business discourse strategies used in email transactions: a case study of Nissan Motor Thailand 

    Pailin Kekhua (Assumption University Press, 2016-08)

    Nissan Motor Thailand (NMT) is one of the companies that are engaged in daily operation with diverse customers especially the Parts Logistics Department. This department corresponds with customers by using email transaction. In this context, understanding different communication strategies and interpersonal devices when dealing with overseas customers can be very important to understand different kinds of attitudes and communication strategies that are negotiated in the emails. The result of the study shows that there are various communicati...
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    English for oral transactional communication: a case study of financial office personnel 

    Kanog-On Pradaphon (Assumption University Press, 2016-08)

    Since the 20th century, English had spread through many countries used as an international language which is frequently used for a wide range purpose in public and personal needs. This case study aimed to identify the use of language(s) for communication between staff and student and to assess possible solutions to help staff improve their English communication skills as the use of English for oral transactional communication, a case study of financial office personnel. The conversation transcriptions were collected as the data for analyzing;...
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    A study of reading genres and questions in Thai and English textbooks for O-NET examinations 

    Tanut Jivavorranum (Assumption University Press, 2016-08)

    Reading is one of English skills that students have to learn since in primary school until university. However, the result of the national examination in Thailand for English subjects seems unsatisfied, which reading part occupies the largest portion. This study aims to find out the differences and similarities in reading sections of English textbooks and O-NET and GAT examinations in terms of genre and type of questions. Reading passages and questions were analyzed based on Derewianka's linguistic features of genres and Nuttall's taxonomy o...
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    A study of motivation and strategies in learning of English by middle-aged and elderly in China 

    Fu, Yezhi (Assumption University Press, 2016-08)

    With the development of globalization, English has become a global language. More and more Chinese want to learn English which includes middle-aged and elderly people. However, in recent research, most are focusing on children, teenagers and college students. There is little research that focuses on middle-aged and elderly and there is also a lack of comparison of study of learning motivation, learning strategies and learning barriers of middle-aged and elderly. Thus, the research objective of this study is to analyze the differences in lea...
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    A critical discourse analysis of the news articles and reports about Diaoyu/Senkadu issues 

    Yujie, Tan (Assumption University Press, 2016-08)

    The critical discourse analysis (CDA) is now a major tool for analyzing the news articles and reports. This paper uses CDA to analyze the news articles and reports concerning the Diaoyu/Senkaku issues. It aims to help English language teachers using CDA to create and improve the critical language awareness of students, and how discourse results from the social structure and power relations that serves discourse results from the social structure and power relations that serves different power groups. Through the analysis of articles of Diaoyu...
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    "It is because I love you that I have to say 'no'" 

    Jeremiah, Loretta Particia (2016-08)
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    Vitamin F 

    Aung, Khin Zin (2016-08)
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    Of simple pleasures in life 

    Mohandas, Punam (2016-08)
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    Semantics: the study of meaning 

    Ratchaporn Rattanaphumma (2016-08)
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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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    Bridging the cultural gap: re-shaping education by integrating multiculturalism in teaching and learning 

    Deocampo, Marilyn F. (Assumption University Press, 2014-10)

    In a world in which interracial conflicts and tensions seem to have become an inevitable phenomenon of daily life, one of the effective ways to teach respect for diversity is through education. Although people in society are more knowledgeable about the nature of global acceptance, the idea of equal-status situation and mutual expectations, racial discrimination proliferates. The multidimensional effects of Computer Information Technology (CIT) can have a direct effect on the role of anonymity that challenges the government and reflects issue...
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    Language and existence in Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's last life in the Universe 

    Klemm, Alexander J. (Assumption University)
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    The natural approach methodology in language learning 

    Shahnaz, L. (Assumption University)
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    A new day has come 

    Myint, Aung Moe (Assumption University)
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