Natjiree Jaturapitakkul


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Title : Assistant Professor Dr.

Position : Lecturer / Assistant Dean for Special Affairs

Department : Language Studies

Educational background :

Year Degree earned Institution
2008 Ph.D. in English as an International Language (EIL) Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
2001 M.A. in Applied Linguistics (EST) King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
1999 B.Ed. in English (2nd class honor) Silpakorn University, Thailand

Professional experience : 
2001-present              English lecturer for department of Language Studies (both undergraduate and graduate levels)

2013-2017                   Head, Testing Unit for Centre for Research and Services and Assistant Dean for Quality Assurance

2017-present               Assistant Dean for Special Affairs

Research Interests :

Language assessment, standardized test development, ESP testing, language learning and teaching

Achievements :

1999 – 2001 Scholarship for master study from the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education, under Cooperative Research Network (CRN) Program
2004 – 2008 Scholarship for doctoral study from the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education, under Cooperative Research Network (CRN) Program
2004-present Developing a computer-based Test of English for Thai Engineers and Technologists (TETET)
2008-2009 Developing an online English placement test under the financial support from Self-access Learning Centre, School of Liberal Arts, KMUTT.
Sept.2009-Feb.2010 Developing workplace English benchmark for personnel working in different industries in Thailand: Phase 1 under the financial support from English Language Development Centre, the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education.
Feb.-Dec.2012 Developing Support Adaptive Tests Project under the financial support from British Council Access English Research Partnership (BCAERP)
Jan.2015-June.2016 Developing Occupational Standard and Professional Qualifications for English Teachers in Thailand (in cooperation with Kasetsart University) under the financial support from Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI)
19-21 Jan 2017 Scholarship for TESOL’s ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program and annual Thailand-TESOL Conference supported by English Language Programs, the U.S. Embassy

 

Publications :

Journals

  • Vo, T. and Jaturapitakkul, N. (2016). The use of vocabulary learning strategies by Thai EFL learners studying Vietnamese as a third language. LEARN Journal 9(2), 105-121.
  • Singchai, P. and Jaturapitakkul, N. (2016). Cohesion in narrative essay writing of EFL secondary students in Thailand. The New English Teacher 10(2), 89-111.
  • Cherngchawano, W. and Jaturapitakkul, N. (2014). Lexical profiles of Thailand university admission tests.    PASAA Journal 48 (July-December), 1-28.
  • Jaturapitakkul, N. (2013).   Students’ perceptions of traditional English language testing in Thailand. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 2(3), 445-452.
  • Pathumthong, P. and Jaturapitakkul, N. (2012).  Attitudes of test takers towards the Test of English for Thai Engineers and Technologists (TETET): An innovative computer-based testing. KMUTT Research and Development Journal 35(4), 403-416.
  • Howchatturat, S., and Jaturapitakkul, N. (2011). The relationship between beliefs about English language learning and perceptions of metacognitive strategies of Thai university students. The Journal of Faculty of Applied Arts, King Mongkut’s   University of Technology North Bangkok 4(1), 2-11.
  • Jaturapitakkul, N., and Prapphal, K. (2008). Effects of language ability and engineering background knowledge on ESP reading ability of Thai graduate students. The Journal 4(1), 105-116.
  • Maneekhao, K., Jaturapitakkul, N., Watson Todd, R., and Tepsuriwong, S. (2006). Developing an innovative computer-based test. PROSPECT 21(2), 34-46.

Conference proceedings

  • Jaturapitakkul, N. and Watson Todd, R. (2012). Support Adaptive Testing: Towards a new future in language education. Proceedings of the 4th Language in the Realm of Social Dynamics International Conference. Bangkok.
  • Phumchure, A. and Jaturapitakkul, N. (2012). Customers’ perceptions towards communication competence of non-medical service providers in a Thai private hospital. Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference on Applied Arts: NCAA   2012: 120-134.

Research report

  • Jaturapitakkul, N. (2015). Research report of employers’ satisfaction towards English proficiency of KMUTT Engineering graduates, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.


Presentations :

  • Jaturapitakkul, N. (2014). Meeting the Challenge: the Development of Test of English for
    Thai Engineers and Technologists. Paper presented at ACTA International Conference 2014 (September 30 – October 3), Melbourne, Australia.
  • Jaturapitakkul, N. (2013). Students’ Perceptions of Traditional English Language Testing
    in Thailand. Paper presented at 3° International Conference on Human and Social Sciences, ICHSS 2013 (September 20-22), Rome, Italy.
  • Jaturapitakkul, N., Watson Todd, R., Keyuravong, S., Towns, S., Dehgan, A. and Quang
    Tuyen, N. (2012). Text Adaptation in Support Adaptive Tests: New Challenges and Innovations in Language Assessment. Paper presented at the Inaugural ALTAANZ Conference (November 9-10), Sydney, Australia.
  • Jaturapitakkul, N., Watson Todd, R., Keyuravong, S., Towns, S., Dehgan, A. and Quang
    Tuyen, N. (2012). Text Adaptation in Support Adaptive Tests: New Challenges and Innovations in Language Assessment. Paper presented at the Inaugural ALTAANZ Conference (November 9-10), Sydney, Australia.
  • Jaturapitakkul, N. (2011). English in the Workplace in Electrical and Electronics
    Industry: Expectation and Reality. Paper presented at the 16th English in South-East Asia Conference (December 8-10), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Jaturapitakkul, N. (2009). An Alternative Path for an ESP Reading Test Construction.
    Paper presented at the 5th Thammasat University ELT conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Jaturapitakkul, N. (2003). Conflicting Needs: A Case Study in ESP Test Design.  Paper presented at the 23rd Thailand TESOL International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Maneekhao, K., and Jaturapitakkul, N. (2003). Piloting and Developing a Computer-based Test. Paper presented at the 38th RELC Seminar, Singapore, Republic of Singapore.

Contact Number : 02 470 8752

E-mail : natjiree.jat@kmutt.ac.th