• ISSN: 2010-3646
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Social. Scienc. Humanit.
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IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(12): 289-294 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V9.977

Problems and Obstacles in Learning English as a Foreign Language

Choosri Banditvilai and Robert Cullen
Abstract—The purpose of this study is to identify the main problems and difficulties of non-English major students at Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus, and to make subsequent recommendations. The approach has been to provide a questionnaire to 520 students from a broad range of disciplines at Kasetsart University to gain details of their main difficulties in learning English. The findings indicate that, writing was generally thought to the biggest problem area followed by listening. Results also indicate that the great majority of students do not study or practice English on a daily basis. This study concludes with recommendations for ‘Writing’ courses, focusing on basic grammar structures to be introduced and for a comprehensive ‘Listening’ course to be added to the curriculum. The question of student motivation is considered as pivotal in this discussion and the study ends with a call for further research to be conducted in this field.

Index Terms—Problems, English as a foreign language, English competence, motivation.

Choosri Banditvilai and Robert Cullen are with the Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus, Nakhon Pathom 73140, Thailand (e-mail: cbanditvtlai@yahoo.com, Cullen.bob@gmail.com)

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Cite: Choosri Banditvilai and Robert Cullen, "Problems and Obstacles in Learning English as a Foreign Language," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 页码, 2018.

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