This research was carried out at the Rajabhat Universities in the northeastern of Thailand to investigate problems and needs in using English language of international relations officers. The samples comprised 18 international relations officers from 11 Rajabhat Universities selected by purposive sampling technique. The data were collected by using questionnaire and the collected data were analyzed by using frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. The responses in open-ended section were analyzed by using content analysis. The findings were as follows: 1. The most problematic skill for international relations officers was writing skill, while reading was the least problematic skill. The other problematic English skills were listening, speaking and reading, respectively. 2. The findings found that listening skill was needed the most for the international relations officers in their works at the highest level, followed by writing, speaking and reading skills, respectively. The research findings provide many useful suggestions for improving international relations work of Rajabhat Universities in Thailand and this study would be useful for course designers to organize English courses for the international relations officers. The findings could also be useful to the researchers who want to study in related areas. Keywords: Problems, needs, English skills, international relations officers
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