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.

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 A2: Coursework and Thesis

Core Courses 18 Credits
Elective Courses 6 Credits
TE799 Thesis 12 Credits
Total Number of Credits 36 Credits

Plan B: Coursework and Independent Study

Core Courses 18 Credits
Elective Courses 12 Credits
TE797 Independent Study 6 Credits
Total Number of Credits 36 Credits

Faculty

  Asst. Prof. Sonporn Sirikhan, Ph.D.
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 (TEFL), 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

Seminar, Activities

23 August 2019

Fostering students’ critical thinking skills and intercultural
communication competence through the use of literature

By invited guest speaker Pawin Malaiwong, Ph.D., Thammasat University

20 February 2019

Empowering the Use of Technology in English Language Classroom

By invited guest speaker Asst. Prof. Sarinya Khattiya, Ph.D., Chiang Mai University

7 February 2019

School visit to Montfort College, Chiang Mai

7-8 December 2018

The 5th International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (FLLT2018)

Duangtawan Hotel, Chiangmai