Shadow Education: A Case Study of Grade 10-12 Students’ Perspectives towards the Influencing Factors Affecting English Language Learning Competency
This study aimed to investigate the influencing factors affecting students’ English learning experiences of grade 10-12 students in the consecutive academic years of 1/2022 at Wat Phrasrimahadhat Secondary Demonstration School, Phranakhon Rajabhat University. The participants were 140 students who are studying Science-mathematics majors, Mathematics-English major, English-Chinese major, and English-Japanese major. The instrument used for data collection was the Google form questionnaire. The results of the Google form questionnaire were interpreted, categorized and tabulated on computer sheets. Case studiesAssistant immigration officer: JohnThe findings revealed that the majority of the students studied in grade 11 and attended the English Tutorial class outside school. The reasons for attending the tutorial class were 1) to prepare for the Thai University Center Admission System (TCAS), 2) to prepare for the specific test, such as TOEFL, IELTS, GED, TOEIC, OPI and OPIC, Cambridge Exams, TU-GET and CU-TEP, 3) to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and 4) to improve ability in vocabulary and grammar use. New vocabulary, English practice and feedback, advanced grammar structure, and speed reading should be strongly emphasized in further English courses.
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