Master of Arts Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Department was founded in 1995 when a need for an English-speaking graduate program in the north of Thailand was realized. Today, the program attracts both local and international students who wish to enrich their professional skills. A high standard of spoken and written English is expected from students. The program’s small size affords students the opportunity to receive a high level of attention and support within a genial learning environment.

Seminar

4 April 2018

Teaching English as an International Language: Challenges and Pdagogical Implications for Teachers of English in Thailand

Invited Guest Speaker Asst. Prof. Phongsakorn Methitham, Ph.D.

Naresuan University

Admission Requirements

The applicants are required to have the following qualifications:

  1. A bachelor’s degree, preferably in English or another language-related subject.
  2. Specific qualifications are:
    • One of the following requirements:
      • Have language teaching experience of at least one year, or
      • Received certificate in TESOL (at least 120 hours) or a related field, or
      • Have at least 6 credits (or the equivalent) of undergraduate course credits in teaching or related to teaching.
    • For non-native speakers, one of the following is expected:
      • Passed the TOEFL with the score (internet) of at least 79 or a TOEFL score (computer) of at least 211 taken no longer than two years prior to application, or
      • Passed the IELTS with a score of at least 6.5 or greater (or an equivalent score on another recognized test) taken not longer than two years prior to application, or
      • Passed the CEFR at the level of C1 or higher.

Download the International graduate application form and begin the application process.

Curriculum Structure

To fulfill the graduation requirements, students must write a Thesis (Plan A2), or an Independent Study paper (Plan B).

  • Students who choose Plan A2 will write and defend a Thesis for a total of twelve (12) credits.
  • Students who choose Plan B will write and defend an Independent Study paper for a total of six (6) credits. Students who choose this option must first take a comprehensive examination

Plan A 2: Coursework and Thesis

Core Courses 18 Credits
TE601 Teaching the Language System 3 (3-0-9)
TE603 Teaching Language Skills 3 (3-0-9)
TE605 Language Acquisition and Learning 3 (3-0-9)
TE607 Assessment and Evaluation 3 (3-0-9)
TE702 Research Methods 3 (3-0-9)
TE704 Curriculum Development 3 (3-0-9)
Elective Courses 6 Credits
TE 724 Teaching English for Intercultural Communication 2 (2-0-6)
TE725 English for Specific Purposes 2 (2-0-6)
TE728 Materials Development 2 (2-0-6)
TE733 Professional Development 1 (1-0-3)
TE736 Service Learning in TESOL 1 (0-2-3)
TE737 Selected Topics in TESOL 1 (1-0-3)
TE738 Language Instruction for Thinking Process 3 (3-0-9)
TE739 Innovations, Multimedia and Information Technology for Language Learning and Teaching 3 (3-0-9)
TE740 Young Language Learners 3 (3-0-9)
TE741 Language Learning Through Literature 2 (2-0-6)
TE742 Content and Language Integrated Learning 2 (2-0-6)
TE799 Thesis 12 Credits
Total Number of Credits 36 Credits

Plan B: Coursework and Independent Study

Core Courses 18 Credits
TE601 Teaching the Language System 3 (3-0-9)
TE603 Teaching Language Skills 3 (3-0-9)
TE605 Language Acquisition and Learning 3 (3-0-9)
TE607 Assessment and Evaluation 3 (3-0-9)
TE702 Research Methods 3 (3-0-9)
TE704 Curriculum Development 3 (3-0-9)
Elective Courses 12 Credits
TE 724 Teaching English for Intercultural Communication 2 (2-0-6)
TE725 English for Specific Purposes 2 (2-0-6)
TE728 Materials Development 2 (2-0-6)
TE733 Professional Development 1 (1-0-3)
TE736 Service Learning in TESOL 1 (0-2-3)
TE737 Selected Topics in TESOL 1 (1-0-3)
TE738 Language Instruction for Thinking Process 3 (3-0-9)
TE739 Innovations, Multimedia and Information Technology for Language Learning and Teaching 3 (3-0-9)
TE740 Young Language Learners 3 (3-0-9)
TE741 Language Learning Through Literature 2 (2-0-6)
TE742 Content and Language Integrated Learning 2 (2-0-6)
TE797 Independent Study 6 Credits
Total Number of Credits 36 Credits

Faculty

  Dr. Sonporn Sirikhan
Head of Department

  • Ph.D, English as an International Language (EIL), Chulalongkron University, Thailand, 2010.
  • Master of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Languages (TESOL), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 2001.
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Payap University, Thailand, 1996.
  Dr. Pearl Wattanakul
Instructor

  • Ph.D, Linguistics, University of the Philippines, Philippines, 1990.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching English, Kasetsart University, Thailand, 1980.
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Payap University, Thailand, 1978.
Dr. Pachara Boontherarak
Instructor

  • Ph.D, Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language, Northern Illinois University, USA, 2014.
  • Master of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TESOL), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 2001.
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 1997.
Dr. Seyed Saber Alavi Hosseini

Instructor

  • Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, University Science Malaysia, Malaysia, 2016.
  • Master in English Language Teaching, Azerbaijan University of Tarbiat Moallem, Iran, 2010.
  • Bachelor Program in English Language Teaching, Maragheh University Branch,, Islamic Azad University, Iran, 2007

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