Kitcha Thepsiri


Title : Dr.

Position :  Lecturer

Department : Language Studies

Educational background :

Year Degree earned Institution
2006 PhD (Educational & Applied Linguistics) Newcastle University, UK
2002 MEd (TESOL) Newcastle University, UK
1992 Graduate Diploma (Translation) Thammasart University
1988 MA (Applied Linguistics) King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi
1979 BEd (Teaching English) Srinakarintharawirote University

Professional experience :

Lecturer, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

External Relations Officer, Department of Vocational Education

Teacher, Chumphon Technical College

Research interests :

Socio-cultural Perspectives including Task-based and Project-based Learning, Attribution and Motivation, Teaching and Learning Strategies

Publications :


  • Thepsiri, K. & Boonkhaos, K. (2014). How Collaborative is Collaborative Group Work? A Case Study of Thai Undergraduate University Students Group Task. The New English Teacher, 8.1, January, 102-120.
  • กิจจา  เทพศิริ และ ปัญจพร พจนปัญญา. (2555). Thai University Students’ Causal Attributions for Success and Failure in English Language Learning. วารสารมนุษยศาสตร์และสังคมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยมหาสารคาม, 31(5),  ตุลาคม – ธันวาคม, 7-19.
  • Kulavichain, I. & Thepsiri, K. (2012). Teacher’s Journals as a Means to Record Teachers’ Problems and Solutions. The New English Teacher, 6.2, August, 100-122.
  • Thepsiri, K. & Pojanapunya, P. (2555). Remedial Students’ Attitudes towards English Language Learning and their Causal Attributions for Success and Failure. วารสารมนุษยศาสตร์และสังคมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น, 29(1), มกราคม – เมษายน, 25-50.
  • Thepsiri, K. & Pojanapunya, P. (2010). Science and Engineering Students’ Attributions for Success and Failure in the EFL Classroom. Journal of Asia TEFL, 7(3), Autumn, 29-57.
  • Mori, S., Gobel, P., Thepsiri, K., & Pojanapunya, P. (2010). Attributions for Performance : A Comparative Study of Japanese and Thai University Students. JALT Journal, 32(1), May, 5-28.


  • Singhjasiri, W. & Thepsiri, K. (2015). Teachers’ Beliefs about Task-Based Language Teaching for Science and Engineering Students. In Darasawang, P. & Reinders, H. (eds.), Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning: The Case of Thailand (pp. 89-108). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Conference proceedings

  • Peerphayak, K. & Thepsiri, K. (2016). Student Teachers’ Perception of Co-teaching through Reflections. Proceedings from ICELS2016: the 1st International Conference on English Language Studies (pp. 214-233). 29 – 30 August 2016, Thailand: Mahasarakham University, Maha Sarakham
  • Suwannatho, N. & Thepsiri, K. (2015). The Correlation between Low Proficiency Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes and Motivation. Proceedings of the 35th Thailand TESOL International Conference “English Language Education in Asia: Reflections and Directions” (pp. 81-102). 29 – 31 January, Thailand: The Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok.
  • Siripak, T. & Thepsiri, K. (2014). A Comparison of English-Thai Translation Products of a Professional Translator and Novice Translators. In H.Y.H. Lee (Ed.), Proceedings from ICLC2013: The 5th International Conference on Language and Communication “Innovative Inquiries and Emerging Paradigms in Language, Media and Communication” (pp. 442-456). 12 – 13 December 2013, Bangkok: The National Institute of Development Administration.
  • Opas, R. & Thepsiri, K. (2555). Word Selection and Attitudes towards Vocabulary Notebooks of SCiUS Students. CD Proceedings from NCAA 2012: The 3rd National Conference on Applied Arts (pp. 160-177). 14 December, Bangkok: School of Liberal Arts, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.

Presentations :

  • Pojanapunya, P. and Thepsiri, K., Thai University Students’ Attributional Beliefs of Success and Failure in the EFL Classroom, The 14th International Conference on English in Southeast Asia “English changing: Implications for policy, teaching, and research”, 26 – 28 November 2009, Manila, Philippines.
  • Thepsiri, K., A Lesson Learnt (or not Learnt) from a ‘Foreigner Interview’ Task, The 5th Thammasat University ELT Conference 2009: Expanding Visions in ELT, Thammasat University, Bangkok, 8 June 2009.
  • Thepsiri, K., A Project Record: A Means to Reflect Students’ Language Learning in Project – Based Instruction, ThaiTESOL Conference, Khon Kaen, 24 – 26 January 2008.

Contact Number : 02 470 8758

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