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Nattawut Nakkaew


The global workforce has faced the COVID-19 pandemic, demographic shift, and technological disruption, all of which are catalysts of tremendous change in people’s way of life, labor markets and companies’ demands (United Nations, 2020). To keep up with these changes, English education in Thai universities, especially English teaching and learning, must be reformed to equip students with not only English proficiency but also up-to-date knowledge and work skills in accordance with market requirements—the ability to compete with others in a competitive world. This article discusses reforms to English education at the university level in Thailand through crucial aspects of education: curriculum, teachers, instruction, assessment, students, activities for students, academic and dministrative committees, research, and student internships. This article argues that English education must be seriously reformed to enable students to have work after graduation, especially during economic crises, and to enable teachers and universities to survive in a world of disruption.


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Nakkaew, N. (2021). REFORMING UNIVERSITY LEVEL ENGLISH EDUCATION IN THAILAND TO KEEP PACE WITH WORLD CHANGE. anyapiwat ournal, 13(2), 354-367. etrieved from
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