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    Peer feedback Facebook approach on English writing skills of Grade 7 students, Samutprakarn 

    Satjawat Prasobdee (2021)

    This study aimed to; 1) investigate the effects of peer feedback roles on English writing in a Thai context, 2) examine whether peer feedback can enhance writing skills on writing organization, using appropriate words, and using appropriate tenses, and 3) investigate the students’ attitude towards peer feedback roles on writing in a Thai context. Twenty-four students were picked with simple sampling from 450 students in grade 7 at Rajpracha Samasai Rachadabhisek School, Samutprakarn Province, Thailand. ...
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    Second language writing strategies: a case study with EFL senior students at an inernational university 

    Korakote Natiladdanon (2020)

    The study aimed to investigate the English language writing strategies used by Business English major students in Academic Writing course at an international university in Thailand. There were two major areas of concern, which were hoped to be addressed in the course of the research. The study applied a mixed-method approach; it combined the quantitative analysis of the Likert scale statements in the writing strategy questionnaires and the students' writing samples with the qualitative analysis of the open-ended questions in the questionn...
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    Student engagement and their equity in their engagement in the Thai context 

    Mohandas, Punam; Adisorn Vinitwatanakhun (Assumption University Press, 2020)

    This study measured the level of engagement shown by Thai undergraduate students taking the upper intermediate English course at a private international university and ascertained what teachers can do to enrich the student engagement. It is the researchers’ intention to present this information as being relevant in the Thai context, as currently, there is not much research available in this regard. The study also explored the premise that students have an equity in their own learning and engagement. The researchers conducted a questionnai...
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    A study of teachers’ awareness of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and an analysis of ELF features of primary school students’ writings at an international school in Bangkok 

    Shetabi, Yasaman; Ratchaporn Rattanaphumma (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    This study conducted interviews with three English teachers from an international school in Bangkok in order to examine their awareness of English as Lingua Franca (ELF). The writings of 33 primary international students of the same school from grade 2 to grade 6 were also analysed in order to identify the dominant features of spoken English as a Lingua Franca (as demonstrated in the study of Kirkpatrick, 2010) finding its way into written forms.
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    A linguistic analysis of Chinese patients’ attitudes using appraisal theory as reflected through translation 

    Tian, Xin; Deocampo, Marilyn Fernandez (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    Since 2013, the Chinese government has allowed couples to have a second child. This alleviation of the one child policy has encouraged many Chinese to come to Thailand to undergo an In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program.
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    Adapting CEFR for English language education in ASEAN, Japan and China 

    Foley, Joseph A. (Assumption University Press, 2019)

    This paper will first outline and discuss the revised version of the Common European Framework of Reference Languages: Learning, teaching and assessment (CEFR) [ 2018] together with the Frameworks of Reference for English Language Education in Thailand Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan and China which are based on the CEFR. The indications are of potentially several issues that need to be addressed, including the fact that the local versions of CEFR were mainly based on the 2001 framework and not the 2018 which came later. Other issues such as usi...
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    Say what?: Filipino ESL learners’ semantic formula in expressing complaints 

    Caturay, Warlito Jr. Sanchez (Assumption University Press, 2019)

    Complaining is one of the difficult tasks one has to do because when one complains, one does not only express some displeasure but also expects some form of repair. Hence, it is important for language learners to be taught how to effectively do so. Despite this, the teaching of the speech act of complaint has been taken for granted: either very little is included or it is absent in the language classroom instruction. This study attempts to examine how Filipino ESL learners structure their complaints. Featuring 18 situations calibrated on ...
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    Teaching English Stress: Can Song-Lyric Reading Combined with Mobile Learning Be Beneficial to Non-English Majors? 

    Di, Wu (Assumption University Press, 2018)

    Although stress patterns in English and Chinese are strikingly different, most English learners in China have overlooked or ignored this difference, resulting in poor speaking performance. In an attempt to approach this issue, this study designs the mobile assisted language learning (MALL) based instruction by integrating stress lessons on the mobile application and adopting song lyric-reading as stress pattern training, aiming to help college students improve their speaking performance in terms of English stress. Two groups of Chin...
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    Current Debates in the Theory and Teaching of English L2 Pronunciation 

    Danka, Sandor (Assumption University Press, 2018)

    Ironically, the single concept that appears to be universal in the field of English pronunciation research and instruction, its common denominator as it were, is diversity. Research theory and classroom practice have both convincingly proven that explicit training may indeed lead to improvements in a learner’s clarity of speech, but it seems that everything else is open for debate. Variability in opinions begins with different interpretations of basic concepts, of individual speech sounds, syllables, phrases and utterances. Correctl...
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    An analysis of Thai learners' writing of recounts and information reports 

    Nichtawan Sutinwong (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    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)

    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)

    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 Khanawong (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    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)

    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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    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)

    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)

    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)

    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 Jivavorranun (Assumption University Press, 2016)

    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)

    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)

    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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