Thai Student’s Socioeconomic Status and English Language Learning: A Critical Study

Tarin Pintong, Suban Keowkanya


This qualitative study explores the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and English language learning of Thai undergraduate students in a state university in the northeastern region.A total of 14 participants were selected from the regular and international programs. The data was collected by in-class observations and semi-structured interviews; theoretical frameworks were used as a lens to analyze the data and explain the findings of the study which shows that socioeconomic status (SES) correlates with identity and English language learning. However, some cases demonstrate conflicting results due to other factors that affect the learners themselves and their English learning

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