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IJIET 2018 Vol.8(5): 391-395 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.5.1069

Learning Environment for Second Language Acquisition: Through the Eyes of English Teachers in Thailand

P. Kiatkheeree

Abstract—Studying about learning environment to promote students’ achievement has been widely discussed among scholars in the area of English as a second language. It is believed that suitable learning environment affects the overall academic success. This article revealed key factors affecting students’ achievement in learning English through the eyes of classroom university teachers in Thai higher education institution. The study found that learning environment was affected by three aspects, namely physical environment, academic environment, and psychological environment. In addition, the findings revealed that physical environment is regarded as the most crucial factors to promote students’ achievement. This study also provides implications for those who would like to promote and improve students’ proficiency in learning English as a second language.

Index Terms—Learning environment, second language acquisition, students’ achievement, Thai higher education institution.

Parussaya Kiatkheeree is with Suratthani Rajabhat University, Thailand (e-mail: parussaya@hotmail.com).

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Cite: P. Kiatkheeree, "Learning Environment for Second Language Acquisition: Through the Eyes of English Teachers in Thailand," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 391-395, 2018.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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