Possible L2 Selves: A Case Study of the Thai Context


This qualitative case study aims to study factors affecting the scores of English for communication course and possible L2 selves of non-English major. The possible L2 selves include ideal L2 self, ought-to self, motivational intensity, English learning experience, and linguistic self-confidence. The participants were collecting from the scores of midterm test of English communication course. The first group gained higher test scores. They were 58 students from the faculties of Accountant, Thai study, Chemistry and, Bio-Technology (aged from 19-21). Another group is the weak learners, they did not pass mid-term examination. There were 32 students from Business Computer and General Management major (aged from 19-21). In data collection, the statistic package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyses the data from questionnaires: Multiple Linear Regression and interview (descriptive). The findings showed that motivational intensity (.510) and English learning experience (.413) affected the scores of English for communication course between both groups positively; however; there were no significant correlations.

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Thiratchapon Kamsa-ard, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Conference: ECLL2018
Stream: Motivation

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