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The present study investigates how Thai university students believe about English language teaching and learning and to what extent they are aware of English variation or Global Englishes (GE). The data from different rounds of semi-structured interviews informed that the students’ beliefs about English language are the core beliefs influencing other types of beliefs in the belief system. Nonetheless, such beliefs are dynamic and can change over a period of their exposure to English communication outside the classroom. Also, the results presented that the students’ awareness of GE found in this study was only at the implicit level because they could neither express explicitly about GE nor explain it in detail. These results imply that Thailand’s English classrooms should make English as a subject matter more related to English as a sociolinguistic phenomenon and include GE-informed instruction in the curriculum to raise the students’ awareness of English variation nowadays.
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