Jane Ra is a lecturer in Language Teaching at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA), Mahidol University, Thailand. She teaches, conducts research and supervises graduate students as part of the Language and Intercultural Communication Program at this institution.
She obtained her PhD degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southampton, UK. She examined the linguistic and social practices of an international student community at a Korean international university for her PhD project. She currently teaches English as an international language (EIL), Foreign Language Pedagogy, Qualitative Research Methods, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Her research interests include Global Englishes, ELT, EMI, Intercultural Communication, Internationalization of Higher Education, Intercultural Citizenship, Interculturality and Translanguaging.
What I'm Working On
I am currently working on a research project, with Dr. Tomokazu Ishikawa at Tamagawa University in Japan, examining Chinese, Japanese and Thai university students’ development of English language learning and communicative practices in a multilingual setting.
I am also collaborating with Dr. Will Baker at Southampton University, UK on a project that explores the development of intercultural citizenship among Thai international students in higher education in anglophone countries.