The Testing of Nama (Mind) – Rupa (Body) Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition

ผู้แต่ง

  • Pattama Yimsakul English as a Global Language Program, Burapha University
  • Punwalai Kewara Teaching English as a Global Language Program, Burapha University
  • Chalong Tubsree Burapha University

คำสำคัญ:

Nama – Rupa Hypothesis, second language acquisition, Guided Meditative Techniques of Teaching

บทคัดย่อ

This research investigated the effect of Buddhist meditation hypothesis: Nama (mind) – Rupa (body) Hypothesis (NRH) in second language acquisition on students’ academic performance and opinions. An experimental group and a control group were students who enrolled for the subject of English Language for (Thai) Student Teachers in the second semester of academic year 2017 at a Rajabhat University in Bangkok, selected through simple random sampling technique, and each group had 18 members. The instruments used in this research were the pre-test, post-test, and the survey for the students’ opinion. The result showed that meditation practice had positive impact on the student’s ability to learn language at the statistical significant level of 0.01 and the overall opinion of the students in practicing meditation prior to English lesson was high.

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