Conference: ACLL2016

General Education with a Purpose: Theme-Based Approaches for Academic Literacy in English

The internationalization of higher education in Thailand has necessarily seen English as a General Education (GE) requirement as it is widely accepted as the medium of academic and vocational instruction. While internationalizing education is important for preparing students for the employment opportunities that globalization has brought to Thailand, it is also about instilling cross-cultural values

A Dynamic Usage-Based Approach: Using Video Segments in Teaching Listening Skill

In order to achieve the goals of National Foreign Language 2020 Project, the Ministry of Education and Training advocates a shift from traditional Grammar-Translation Method to innovated language teaching methods in the light of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) such as Blended learning, Story – telling, Learn English by Games and Activities, etc. The CLT is

Effect of Imposition on Refusals of Requests by Vietnamese ESL Learners in Speaking and Emails

This study investigated effect of imposition on how Vietnamese learners of English at different levels of language proficiency refuse requests in speaking and emails. The comparison between two modes (speaking and writing) was also performed. The data was obtained with the support of 24 Vietnamese students in Melbourne, which comprise three groups of eight. Using

Internships in French-Speaking Environments: First Steps of a Thai University

Internships in French-speaking environments are transformational learning opportunities (TLO) that often contribute to enrich and broaden student learning and personal development. In a Thailand-centric context where the learning of French is losing momentum, it has become necessary over recent years to implement various tools to encourage our learners. Three different internships programs were implemented to

Psychosociological Predictors of Maritime Students’ English Proficiency

Due to the differing abilities of ESL students in learning a language, many language teachers are prompted to investigate the students’ proficiency in English and its relationship to some selected variables. Most of these inquiries are geared towards the uncovering of insightful facts useful in the teaching of English. This article presents a descriptive-correlation study

A Comparison of English Textbooks from the Perspectives of Reading: IB Diploma Programs and Japanese Senior High Schools

The Ministry of Education (MEXT) is promoting International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, aiming to increase the number of IB schools in Japan to 200 by 2018 (MEXT, 2012). Although IB programs are recognized as awarding an international qualification, not many educators in Japan are familiar with the programs and there have been few studies conducted to

Learning Strategies and Learner Attitudes in the Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game Cube World

The rapid progress of technology has revolutionized learning and in the field of computer assisted language learning, use of digital games has expanded significantly. One type of game that has been attracting interest is massively multiplayer online role-playing games (henceforth MMORPGs). Recent research has drawn attention to the potential of these games as arenas for

A Semantic Study on Verbs of Human Senses in English under Cognitive Linguistics (Versus Vietnamese)

Cognitive Linguistics is a recontextualizing approach. In contrast with formal semantics, the conception of meaning that lies at the basis of this approach is not restricted to a referential, truth-functional type of meaning ‘ the type of meaning that you could express in logical terms.In contrast with formal semantics, the conception of meaning that lies

The Discourse Strategy of Code Switching on SNS Texts: Focusing on the Case of Chinese-Korean and Chinese

This study aims to figure out the discourse functions of code switching which appears in the texts chatted on SNS, especially Kakaotalk(Korean Mobile Messanger) and Wechat(Chinese Mobile Messanger). In order to satisfy this purpose, this study observed and analyzed several dialogues of 10 Chinese Koreans and 10 Chinese people living in Korea. The results are