Author: Mr. Chanthakone SILAPHET

Advisor: Mr. Ian Keller

Academic Year: 2019-2020

Publisher: Lao-Top College



This thesis part of higher diploma degree at Lao-Top College with the topic:   

“The Difficulties in Learning English as a Second language Case Study at Buddhist monk high school” As we know well there are many countries in around the world use English as international language and speaking is very important part of English   

The objectives of this research are:   

To find out the difficulties of monks learning English.   

To find out the ways that the monks are improve their English skill.   

To find out the reason that attracts them to study English.   

Questionnaire was the main tool to collect the information and data. The questionnaires have 4 parts. The first part was personal information that consists of five question such as: gender, age, status, respondent’s Education and how long you have been learning English. Second part was what difficulties in learning English are and consists of 21 questions. Third part, it was the ways how to improve English skill, it consists of 11 questions and finally part was the reason that why do students decide to study English.    

The research including five chapters such as chapter 1 was introduction, chapter 2 was literature review, chapter 3 was methodology, chapter 4 was result and chapter 5 was conclusion. The questionnaire was distributed on June, 2020 to the students who were studying at Buddhist monk high school  

The finding of this research, as the collect data was analyzed, we known the factors and reasons that make the students decide to study English, know the difficulties in learning English of them and know how to improve their English skill.  

As I research has been working on this research for three months. However, there might have some mistakes in grammatically. Here, I apologize for that fault and also, I hope that this research would be very useful information to students who are interested in similar topic.  

ngs of the questionnaire showed that these students appeared to have a p

The result of the problems and difficulties of student in learning English. The greatest number of students got an average of 3.33 or agree level which chooses don’t know which level to start learning English. Or 3.27 or agree level which chooses the house is far from the city center. Next, with an average of 3.13 or Neutral agree with the level which chooses don’t have enough money to study English. And English learning tools are not enough. The smallest number of students got an average of 2.95 or Neutral agree level which chooses to Study at many school.

ositive attitude towards learning the English language whereby the results demonstrated that they enjoyed as well as had the interest and desire to excel in their English classes. Environmental support factors such as teacher, parent and peer support also showed favorable responses towards these students learning the English language but students had a low level of self-efficacy and lacked the effort to do well in learning the English language.

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