Guidelines for Teaching Thai Literature to Non-native Speakers: Learning of Thai Lifestyle, Society, and Culture through the Valuable Cultural Heritage. (80931)

Session Information: Comparative Cultural Studies
Session Chair: Dasim Budimansyah

Sunday, 26 May 2024 10:20
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 705
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This research aims to find efficient guidelines for teaching Thai literature to non-native speakers. The research methodology is focus groups, including ten lecturers teaching Thai to non-native learners over five years discussing and sharing ideas of teaching Thai literature to non-native speakers. Research device is five guideline questions discussed in the focus groups. The researchers gather lessons learned from the focus groups and report them as a descriptive analysis.
Research findings are as the following. 1) Teaching Thai literature to non-native speakers aims to convey Thai lives; society; and culture to learners, so choosing titles to teach is important. It is suggested that Thai classic literature with interesting plots and characters, like Sung-tong; Pra-ar-pai-ma-nee; Khun-Chang-Khun-pan, for example are recommended. 2) For efficient learning, multi-media like cartoons; dramas; films; photos; pictures; and so on should be applied. 3) Teaching materials of exercises focusing on enhancing critical thinking about Thai lives in the stories studied are useful and recommended in order to encourage learners to associate the learned contents to their lives, which is the core of learning literature. In conclusion, the three guidelines would effectively guide non-native speakers to comprehend Thai ways of life better.

Kittipong Phumpuang, Naresuan University, Thailand
Patcharin Buranakorn, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Kittipong Phumpuang is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Naresuan University in Thailand

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