Saturday 4:45 - 5:35 PM
Ability to Give Opinions of Thai First-year University Students
Walailik University, Thailand
Critical thinking is always one of the main goals of our teaching. This
coincides with the essence of Thailand's Seventh Development Plan which
aims at developing our human resources to the extent that thinkers must
be produced through our educational system. For teachers of English, the
best to hope for is that students are able to give their opinions in English.
This classroom-based research investigated into the approaches and the
language students used in forming opinions. In this presentation, an analysis
of Thai students' use of language in terms of effectiveness and grammar
will be revealed and discussed. The data collected and the analysis made
will be used in the production of the teaching and learning materials geared
towards opinion giving at Walailak University.