Limited English Proficiency of Chiang Mai University Students As Evidence of English Language Education in Thailand


This paper presents a review of recent research that investigates the problem and the practice of English language teaching and learning in Thailand. A review of these studies identifies four major causes that contribute to the failure of English language education in Thailand: national identity, teacher development, education system, and exposure opportunities. The focus of the study is the development of English language proficiency among students at Chiang Mai University. Our finding indicates that students show no significant development during English acquisition while at Chiang Mai University. In order to facilitate marked English language improvement, adaptation of new instructional models for practical application in students' lives is recommended.

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Sakorn Ruanklai, College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Pitipong Yodmongkol, College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2017
Stream: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis

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