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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 new theory of L2 Motivational Self System (Dornyei, 2005) has been used as the framework. The objectives of the study were to: 1) explore how students view themselves as L2 users; and 2) explore ...
This paper addresses some of the major issues related to the teaching of literature as a specialist subject and as a language teaching resource. The discussion includes an overview of the term literature, the possible reasons for using literature in language teaching and what it means to go beyond the traditional term of literature in the context of language education. Finally, some of the approaches to the teaching of literature have been discussed.
This paper is a study of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) features of English text books used in the high schools of Thailand. In the first part of the paper, the author will provide an overview of the study in terms of background and rationale before explaining the theoretical concept of ELF. In the second part, the author will discuss ELF features in terms of characters, contexts of use and varieties of English found in the materials selected for the study. The findings are meant to create awareness among teachers and language educators ...
Over the last 60 years, the teaching of writing has gone through multiple metamorphoses, from being simply a way to reinforce grammar learning, to encouraging self-expression and the writer's composing process, to focusing on writing the genres of academia and the professions (Silva, 1990). Developed by teacher-researchers in the Hallidayan Systemic-Functional school of linguistics, a multi-step cycle-the 'Teaching-Learning' (Hammond, 1990) or 'Curriculum' (Rose, 2006) Cycle-provides a principled and practical way to teach school-age or adult ...
Western Travelogue Films Set in Siam during the Silent Film Era: A Case Study of In Siamese Society (USA 1919) (2014-08)
Thailand’s great variety of panoramas, its thriving domestic film industry and the country’s well-developed infrastructure, have been attracting western filmmakers for over one hundred years. Hence, the number of western-produced films in Thailand in the 20th century is substantial. However, only little research about selected films made after the Second World War has been conducted. And studies of relevant films made prior, when Thailand was still named Siam, are virtually non-existent. This apparent lack of academic interest in these ...