Self-perception of English Proficiency of Thai Lower Secondary EFL Teachers

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Donlaya Kaewwichian
Natjiree Jaturapitakkul


This study aims to examine self-perception of English proficiency of Thai teachers who teach English as a foreign language at the lower secondary level under the framework of the Common European Framework of References (CEFR). Moreover, the relationship between the teachers’ self-perception and their actual English proficiency was investigated. The respondents of the study were 123 Thai lower secondary teachers from 27 schools around Thailand. The design of this study was quantitative in nature. Thus, questionnaires were used as the key research instrument. The questionnaire items were designed based on the CEFR
framework and focused on descriptors of the A1 to B1 levels. The findings showed that Thai Lower Secondary EFL teachers had positive selfperception
towards their English proficiency. Moreover, there was a slight relationship between their self-perception and their English proficiency using the CEFR levels.


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Kaewwichian, D., & Jaturapitakkul, N. (2018). Self-perception of English Proficiency of Thai Lower Secondary EFL Teachers. REFLections, 25(2), 21–41. Retrieved from
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