Attitudes and Motivation of Thai Undergraduate Students towards Learning English Language

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Meena Laiphrakpam
Sayam Aroonsrimorakot


English language learning and teaching is a complex process; its success depends on factors like attitude, the in their efforts and ability to learn the English language. motivation that influences learning and teaching conditions, the role of teachers, and teaching strategies. The present study was classroom action research conducted by the teacher with a sample of 129 Engineering students of Technical English Classrooms in a Private University in Thailand. These students were selected to find ways for improving motivation in a Thai EFL classroom. This article presents the attitudes and the motivating factors (intrinsic or extrinsic) for English language learning and the classroom activities that can support students’ interest in learning English. The result found that teaching speaking practice with activities as ‘Job Interview’, either in pair or small group activity and ‘Role-Play’ was met with lots of enthusiasm among the Thai students, and these activities are important to increase student’s motivation in learning English language and to have lively English class. The study concluded that this research report provides the teacher an opportunity to obtain an in-depth insight into what type of assigned activities increases students’ interest in learning English. The result will help in improving the teaching methodology, with the causality that is, generating a favorable attitude increases students’ motivation


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Laiphrakpam, M., & Aroonsrimorakot, S. (2021). Attitudes and Motivation of Thai Undergraduate Students towards Learning English Language. Asia Social Issues, 14(6), Article 248270 (13 pages). Retrieved from
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Sayam Aroonsrimorakot, Center for Research Assessment and Certification of Environmental Management, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand

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Faculty of environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand


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