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ItemA comparative study of Grades 8 and 9 students' beliefs towards task-based approach and teacher-centered approach in teaching Chinese as a foreign language class at a private school in Bangkok, ThailandThe purpose of this studywas to investigate the levels of Grades 8 and 9 students'beliefs and determine whether there were significant differences between task-based and teacher-centered approachesin teaching Chinese as a foreignlanguageclass at a private school in Bangkok, Thailand. This study had 92 Grade 8 and 90 Grade 9 participants as a population sample in the 2020-2021 academic year. This research was designed as a quantitative comparativestudy. The students'beliefs towards teaching approaches questionnaire from Zhang and Liu (2014)was usedas the research instrumentin this study. Descriptive statistic was utilized to analyze the levels of Grade 8 and Grade 9 students'beliefs towards task-based and teacher-centered approaches in teaching Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) classes. Dependent samples t-test was used to compare whether there weresignificant differences between task-based and teacher-centered approachesin teaching CFL classes. The findings revealed that Grades 8 and 9 students expressed their positive beliefs towards a task-based approach in teaching CFL class butshowed their neutral belief toward a teacher-centered approach. There was a significant difference in Grade 8and Grade9 students'beliefs towards task-based and teacher-centered approaches in teaching CFL classes. According to these findings, the researcher provided recommendations for students, Chinese teachers, school administrators, and future researchers.
ItemThe correlational of Chinese junior hight school students’ motivation, attitudes toward the learning situation with English as a foreign language academic achievementThe purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine whether there was a significant relationship between Grade 9 students’ motivation and attitudes toward the learning situation for learning English as a foreign language with English academic achievement at a private school in China. A total of 110 Grade 9 students participated in this study. Students’ motivation and attitudes toward the learning situation for learning English as a Foreign Language Questionnaire which was adapted from Gardner’s (2004) international version of Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (Gardner, 2010) was used in this study consisting of 50 items (Gardner 2004, 2010) under five subscales. The researcher collected data from Grade 9 students studying in the 2021-2022 academic year at a private school in China. For the analysis of the collected data, descriptive statistics, and correlational analysis (using multiple correlation coefficient) was used. The findings of the research indicated that there was a weak correlation among the students’ motivation and attitudes toward the learning situation for learning EFL with English academic achievement. Based on the findings, the researcher provides recommendations for students, teachers, school administrators, future researchers.
ItemA correlational study of Grade 9 students' motivation for learning English as a foreign language and their attitudes toward the learning situation with English as a foreign language academic achievement at a private school in China