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The effect of computer assisted pronunciation learning program on Thai college students' pronunciation performance and autonomous learning capacity (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014);
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the computer assisted pronunciation learning (CAPL) program on Thai college students’ English pronunciation performance and autonomous learning capacity. Some quantitative and qualitative techniques were applied. Forty nine Srinakharinwirot university students who enrolled in English Phonetics were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. Students in the experimental group studied pronunciation by the integration of the traditional teaching style and the CAPL program, ...
An investigation into the perceptions of Thai international tertiary students towards the outward ethnic looking appearance of their EFL teachers in Thailand (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016);
English Language Teaching is a field of research with a vast body of knowledge which has cultivated a plethora of related subjects of interest such as: ELF, World Englishes, Native-ness, ESL/EFLetc… However one topic which can still benefit from more research in ELT is the perception of the language students about their teachers and how it pertains to their outward appearance, ethnicity and teachers’ competency. The thesis will explore these attitudes in the context of Thailand in order to confirm to debunk their accuracy.
Interactional Patterns of Thai politicians' answers during broadcast tv interviews (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016);
Though a number of studies reveal different discursive techniques used by politicians during live interviews, few has been conducted in Thai political contexts. This study examines patterns of answering developed by the Thai politicians to respond to different types of questions in broadcast news interviews during an electoral campaign for Bangkok governor in 2013. With an application of conversation analysis (CA), this study also reveals the relationship between the interviewer (IR) and the interviewees’ (IEs) discursive and cooperative ...
Dialectic of friendship: discourse analysis of communication and relationship between superman and batman in superhero comics (National Institute of Development Administration, 2020);
This study conducted a 2-stage analysis of dialectics in a discourse of a seemingly antagonistic superhero partnership between Superman (Clark Kent) and Batman (Bruce Wayne) while aiming to expand upon our understanding of dialectical relationships, American friendship, masculine-heroism ethics, and the evolution of society. Firstly, the study used Quantitative Content Analysis (CA) in corroboration with William Rawlins’s Dialectical theory of Friendship (DTF), to extract themes and patterns shown in communications between the protagonists. Then, ...
Thai EFL teachers' beliefs and practices in CLT in a Thai university context: a study of Rajabhat universities in lower Northeastern area (National Institute of Development Administration, 2020);
This study investigates Thai EFL teachers’ beliefs regarding the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach and the use of the CLT approach in a Thai university context. It aims to identify difficulties that Thai EFL teachers encounter when applying the CLT approach, and to explore Thai EFL teachers’ beliefs about CLT in relation to their teaching practices in the development of students’ communicative skills. The research tools consisted of survey questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, classroom observations, and fieldnotes. The ...
The roles of indirect asynchronous electronic feedback versus direct corrective feedback in improving students' l2 writing: a multiple-case study of Thai undergraduate students (National Institute of Development Administration, 2020);
This qualitative multiple-case study investigated the roles of indirect asynchronous electronic feedback and direct feedback on lexical errors (calques and collocations) produced by Thai undergraduate students. The study consisted of two phases: 1) a pilot study and 2) the main study. Data collection was carried out through text analysis, interviews, and observations. The pilot study was conducted with university students who shared more or less the same characteristics as those in the main study. More specifically, six typical cases were divided ...
Thai elf learners' and teachers' perceptions toward intercultural communicative competence: its roles and possibilities for integration into Thai elf classrooms (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017);
In light of the growing volume of communication between people from different cultural backgrounds around the globe at present, this mixed methods study aims to investigate how Thai learners and teachers of English understand and perceive the role of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in their English language learning and teaching, respectively.
A comparative corpus-based study of nursing and language teaching research articles: a multidimensional analysis (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016);
This paper presents the results of multidimensional analyses investigating patterns of linguistic features in Nursing Research Article Corpus (NURAC) and Language Teaching Research Article Corpus (LTRAC). The findings showed the nursing research articles contained four stylistic patterns and communicative functions. They are Evaluative Stance Focused, Established Knowledge Focused, Claim Focused, and Intention Focused. The language teaching research articles contained six stylistic patterns and communicative functions. They are Persuasion Focused, ...
Development discourses in the context of mekong hydropower development: a critical discourse analysis (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017);
The study investigates the notions of “development” in the context of Mekong Hydropower Development. Through the lens of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), the study aims to examine 1) What are the notions of Development constituted in the context of Mekong hydropower dams found in the news articles? 2) What are the discursive strategies employed to establish the notions of development in such context? 3) What are contending discourses generated under development discourses in such context? 108 extracts of news related to Mekong hydropower ...
Contentious identities of the mekong karaoke girls: a nexus analysis of social actions and a critical discourse analysis of ideologies (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017);
This dissertation examines the social actions and discourses of the Mekong karaoke girls focusing on contentious Identity construction and ideologies within the liminality of the Mekong border karaoke bars and Khong Chiam community settings. The study triangulates Critical Discourse Analysis and Nexus Analysis. The first trajectory of nexus analysis, historical body is supported with bodily capital concept; the second trajectory of interaction order is relied on Goffman concept of situated activity system, and the third trajectory is analyzed ...
Using metacognition training in improving business writing: a case study of efl tertiary students in Thailand (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018);
This study applied a mixed research approach to investigate the extent to which metacognition training could develop students’ writing skills. The student participants were a group of third-year university students majoring in Business English, Faculty of Arts who enrolled in the Business Communication in English II course. They were grouped into experimental and control groups. For the experimental group, the metacognition training was conducted as an intervention in teaching business writing. The pretest and posttest writing scores of ...
Interactional metadiscourse markers in applied linguistics research articles: a cross-cultural and cross-sectional analysis (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017);
This study examines how interactional metadiscourse markers, written by native and non-native English writers in English applied linguistics research articles, are cross-culturally and cross-sectionally used. The selection of five leading journals, Journal of Second Language Writing, Language Learning, English for Specific Purposes, Studies in Second Language Acquisition and Reading and Writing, was based on SCImago Journal Rank 2014. A total number of 60 research articles were randomly selected. The model of analysis was suggested by Hyland’s ...
An exploration of the effectiveness of the use of multimedia computer-assisted english writing (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017);
This study aims to investigate the effects of multimedia computer-assisted English writing (MCAEW) on English writing performance and to explore motivational factors together with perceptions towards the use of MCAEW. Both quantitative and qualitative research techniques were employed. The quantitative method was used to investigate the difference in overall English writing performance of students before and after the integration of MCAEW by comparing pretest and posttest mean scores. The quantitative technique was also applied to discover ...