Thai Students’ Perspective on Native and Non-Native Teachers’ Pronunciations and Accents

Thai Students’ Perspective on Native and Non-Native Teachers’ Pronunciations and Accents


  • ลลนา ปฐมชัยวัฒน์ มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏนครปฐม


Key words: World Englishes, pronunciation and accent, native and non-native English teachers, students’ perspectives


Thailand is one of the non-colonized countries with fully endeavor to educate and improve students’ English proficiency at all levels. However, the English communicative skills among Thai learners are obviously considers limited. And one of the crucial questions is if the teachers’ pronunciation and accent affect Thai learners’ success. For the effect of teachers’ intonation and accent of the Expanding Circle learner particularly in Thailand seem scattered. The research aimed to investigate how the native and non-native English instructors’ pronunciations and accents affected students’ English perspectives. The study has precious prove and benefit for the teaching professional education development as well as andragogy improvement. The primary consideration points to the intonations and accents as the immense influence of English learners’ development. The insufficient knowledge of language pronunciation turns remarkably cause of deficient communicative production. In addition, the finding remarkably expressed learners’ prospect on communicative difficulty which is worthwhile for further exploration.
Key words: World Englishes, pronunciation and accent, native and non-native English teachers, students’ perspectives


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