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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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    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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