Opinions on English Teaching Large Classes as Perceived by English Teachers at Burapha University

Abstract

Thai students need to improve their weak English proficiency for the completion of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. The drawback of the improving is that there are not enough English teachers for increased students. The way to solve this problem is teaching in large class containing more than 60 students. Therefore, the objective of the study is to study English teachers; perception of teaching large classes in Burapha University to improve English teaching in Burapha Univesity. The subjects were 35 English teachers teaching English with more than 60 students in the class. The research was conducted using a questionnaire. The data was analyzed by using frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation. The results of the research were as follows: 1. English teachers teaching in large classes didn't worry about teaching preparation.
2. It was difficult for teachers to get to know their students well in large classes. 3. Teaching large classes causes difficulty in class management. 4. Teaching large classes affected teaching techniques because of limited time and a large number of students in each class.
5. Teaching large classes caused difficulty in assessment.



Author Information
Budsabong Saejew, Burapha University, Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: ACLL2013
Stream: Language Learning

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