A Comparative Study of Thai Adult Learners’ Attitudes Toward Learning Chinese Culture in Chinese as a Foreign Language Class Among Three Levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced at a Chinese Learning Center in Bangkok, Thailand


  • Ching Lin Feng Assumption University, Thailand
  • Suwattana Eamoraphan


Attitude, Adult Learner, Attitude Toward Learning Chinese Culture, Foreign Language, Chinese Learning Center


The aim of this study was to determine Thai adult learners’ attitude toward learning Chinese culture among beginner, intermediate and advanced level, in order to identify whether there was a significant difference among the levels. This study was conducted at a Chinese learning center in Bangkok, Thailand. The study focused on 210 Thai adult learners in a Chinese learning center. They were 100 learners at beginner level, 60 at intermediate level and 50 at advanced level. The researcher used the descriptive statistics and one-way ANOVA to analyze the data. Thai adult learners had positive attitudes toward learning Chinese culture in Chinese as a foreign language class. The result of a one-way analysis of variance showed that there was no significant difference among the three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced, as the significance was higher than .05 (p > .05). Based on these findings, the researcher gives some suggestions to learners, teachers, school administrators, curriculum developers, and future researchers.

Author Biography

Suwattana Eamoraphan

Ph.D. Associate Professor, Dean, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Assumption University, Thailand.


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How to Cite

Feng, C. L., & Eamoraphan, S. (2021). A Comparative Study of Thai Adult Learners’ Attitudes Toward Learning Chinese Culture in Chinese as a Foreign Language Class Among Three Levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced at a Chinese Learning Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Scholar: Human Sciences, 12(2), 265-283. Retrieved from http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/Scholar/article/view/4103

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