Certificate Programs

Thai Language for Communication for Foreigners course: Beginner – Intermediate level 

Total of 315 in-class hours
Only 47,500 Baht
classes start 24 June 2024 – 30 March 2025

Apply now – 24 June ​2024‼️

  • Listen and speak Thai language at the beginner – intermediate level
  • Read and write Thai language at the beginner – intermediate level
  • Practice pronouncing Thai language
  • Study with us, you’ll be able to communicate in Thai for sure, 100​%

For enquiries, please contact:
AJ. Saowanee Damrongrojsakul
Phone: 053 -​ 851478 Ext. 473, 475
Mobile: 0899528877
E-mail: saowanee_d@payap.ac.th


Certificate in Foundational Linguistics

  • Certificate courses typically start mid-May and meet until the last week of July.
  • Classes are five days a week.
  • For 2024, classes start on May 27 and finish on August 2.

The Linguistics Department offers certificate courses in Articulatory Phonetics, Grammar, and Introductory Linguistics. These courses are designed to give participants the foundational tools in linguistic analysis. For participants wishing to enroll in the M.A. program in Linguistics at Payap University, these courses meet the prerequisite requirement.


  • Articulatory Phonetics. Introductory level study of human speech sounds, including recognition, production, and transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
  • Introductory Linguistics. Introductory level study of the basic concepts and subfields related to the study of language.
  • Introductory level study of basic linguistic analysis of the structure of words and sentences in various languages

Application Form and Fee

  • Email a completed application along with a copy of your passport face page to the address on the application. (Applicants with undergraduate college degrees are considered first.)
  • The fee is 7,500 THB (2,500 THB per course) which covers tuition and in-class materials. Please apply by February 10, 2024.


Office hours:
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

+66 (0)53 851 478, ext. 7210

Mailing Address:
Linguistics Department
International College Payap University
Chiang Mai 50000

Minimun Qualifications for application

  • Demonstration of fluency in English via a 500 TOEFL score or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or understanding field or academic background in Peace Studies.

The Methods of selection are as follows:

  • Completed application form
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • Personal/telephone interview


The tuition fee is 8,500 Baht per seminar/course. A full semester’s load of courses (three seminars) is 25,500 Baht.


CPS 1 Foundation of Peace Studies
CPS 2 Religion and Peacebuilding
CPS 3 Human Rights and Peacebuilding

CPS 4 Cultural Dimensions of Peacebuilding
CPS 5 Peacebuilding as a Philosophical Enterprise
CPS 6 Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Peacebuilding


Student can select to study one to three courses. If a student has completed all 6 courses in both semesters, that student will be awarded with a Certificate in Peace Studies and official transcripts. If a student completes fewer than 6 courses, the student will receive only the transcripts for the courses taken.

For international students who need a Thai visa, they have to register for all 3 courses per semester to fulfill the required number, of course, hours by the Thai immigration regulation. The Certificate Program is a non-credit program. The maximum time for completing the program is two years.

Certificate students will also benefit taking part for free in various student development activities, training workshops, interreligious and intercultural field trips, conferences, and others.

*This Certificate Program is not for continuation into the two-year PhD Program in Peacebuilding.


Aj. Dr. Le Ngoc Bich Ly

Working Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am.– 5:00 pm.
Phone: 053851478 (ext.) 7881
Fax: 053241983