An Investigation of Subject Teachers’ Perceptions and Needs of Using English as a Medium of Instruction in order to Improve Students’ English Language Profciency

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Wantanee Boonla

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           This study aimed to explore the subject teachers’ perceptions and needs of
using English as a medium to strengthen their students’ English language profciency.
This research study was conducted at Roi Et Rajabhat University in Thailand with 99
subject teachers who used English in their classrooms. The data was collected through
a set of questionnaires in order to gather the subject teachers’ perceptions and needs.
The results showed that the majority of the subject teachers had positive opinions
toward using English as a medium of instruction. Over 90% of the subject teachers
agreed that English skills helped their students to improve their subject knowledge.
Moreover, over 85% of the subject teachers believed that using English in their
classroomscouldabundantlybeneftfortheirstudents.Thefndingsalsoindicatedthat
the subject teachers concerned about their students’ English problems and they tried
to contribute positive classroom environment. Finally, the subject teachers expressed
that they needed to co-ordinate with English language teachers in order to use English
as a medium in their classrooms effectively to improve students’ English language
profciency.

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