This paper examines the attitudes of EFL learners towards native and non-native English speaking teachers in the EFL context by reviewing some research findings as reported by educators in the field of English language teaching. Three main sections are presented. The first section looks into learners’ attitudes towards EFL teachers. This is followed by a focus on how students’ attitudes are towards native and non-native English speaking teachers. The second part sheds light on qualities of native and non-native English teachers, which are...
This paper addresses some active listening strategies which EFL learners can employ to facilitate, monitor and evaluate their own English listening skills. Listening today is classified as an interpretive process. The role of the listener as an active partaker in the listening process is thus emphasized. The paper sheds light on the impact that active listening may have on students’ overall language output, academic success, and enhanced performance on listening assessments with relevant, practical examples.
This study aimed to investigate Thai university students’ language awareness of metalinguistic knowledge of English, which focuses on learners’ ability to detect and give explanation for errors in English. A verbal protocol of learner introspection was used with 15 participants studying in the Business English Major in a Thai university. The specific investigation was on errors with verbs which encompass those of tense, aspect, and verb complementation. It was found that most participants identified mistakes inaccurately and in particular they ...
This paper looks into some interactive, proposed ways in helping an EFL learner to develop an identity as an EFL learner in learning English to achieve language learning goals. First, vision theory is discussed, reflecting on the increased importance of envisioning oneself to create a self-image for the EFL learner in order to enable, acknowledge and enjoy his/her EFL identity. The second part presents the use of how conscious role-plays can make a difference in terms of shaping one identity. The next part supports the interlinking of image as ...
This study examines challenges faced by Thai university lecturers with regards to publishing their academic works in English. 18 academics from two university settings in Thailand were involved in this investigation. The interviews were used to understand the lecturers’ perceptions of the issues in writing for scholarly publication in the English language. Particularly, the aim of the research sought to discover what hindrances Thai university academics experienced and how they handled them. In addition, their needs for successful publishing we...
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