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The purposes of this study were to compare students’ English reading ability and vocabulary retention before and after they had learned through experiential language learning. The sample group was 30 Mathayomsuksa 1 students taking the fundamental English Course (E 21101) at Samoengpittayakhom School, Samoeng, Chiang Mai. The research instruments were 7 experiential language learning lesson plans, an English reading ability test, and an English vocabulary knowledge test. The obtained data were analyzed for mean, standard deviation, and percentage. The results were as follows: 1) the students’ English reading ability increased after learning through experiential language learning, and 2) the students had English vocabulary retention after learning through experiential language learning.
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