Master of Arts Program

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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.

Master of Arts Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (International Program)
M.A. (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

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Revised Curriculum 2022
Received approval to implement the curriculum on 12/2/2022

The qualifications for applicants to the Master of Arts Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL):

1. General Qualifications: Must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution recognized by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC).

2. Specific Qualifications:

     2.1. Must have one of the following qualifications:

    • At least 1 year of teaching experience
    • Certification in TESOL or related field
    • Passed relevant undergraduate courses related to teaching, totaling at least 6 credits

     2.2. In case the applicant’s native language is not English, they must have one of the following English proficiency scores:

    • TOEFL (IBT) score of at least 79 or TOEFL (CBI) score of at least 211
    • IELTS score of at least 6.5
    • CEFR score of at least C1

Note on Specific Qualifications:
1. In cases where applicants lack qualifications in 2.1 and/or 2.2, the department may admit them as probationary students based on the discretion of the program’s management committee.
2. English proficiency test scores must be no more than 2 years old from the date of the test result document to the application date.

The curriculum structure is divided into two plans, namely Plan A and Plan B, as follows:

Plan A (Thesis)

  • Thesis: not less than 12 credits
  • Coursework: not less than 25 credits, consisting of:
  • Compulsory courses: not less than 19 credits
  • Elective courses: not less than 6 credits

Plan B (Independent Study)

  • Independent study: not less than 6 credits
  • Coursework: not less than 31 credits, consisting of:
  • Compulsory courses: not less than 19 credits
  • Elective courses: not less than 12 credits

The Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for students in the Master of Arts Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL):

PLO 1: Students can apply knowledge from theories of English language teaching in designing and planning lessons, courses, English language teaching, production of teaching materials, and assessment methods that are appropriate to the diverse status and roles of English language.
PLO 2: Students can utilize research skills to generate new knowledge for solving teaching and learning problems in diverse contexts effectively.
PLO 3: Students can demonstrate leadership in academic and professional activities and can work collaboratively with others, accepting the diversity of people from different cultures efficiently.
PLO 4: Students are aware of the importance of professional ethics and ethical standards in their profession.

  • Teachers
  • Educators
  • Curriculum developers and designers
  • Training and education management consultants
  • Educational planners
  • Educational consultants
  • Researchers

Total expenses

For the entire 2 years course or 4 semesters:

Total: 263,700 baht. 

*Fees for thesis proposal and final defense are not included.

Study Plan

Thesis Plan  (36 Credits)  

Year 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
TE 601 LINGUISTICS FOR TESOL TEACHERS
3 (3-0-9)
TE 703 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS
2 (2-0-6)
TE 602 CURRENT APPROACHES AND METHODS OF SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGAUGE TEACHING
3 (3-0-9)
TE 705 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS
2 (2-0-6)
TE 605 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LEARNING
3 (3-0-9)
TE 706 ADVANCED ACADEMIC WRITING
2 (2-0-6)
TE 607 TESTING AND ASSESSMENT IN TESOL
3 (3-0-9)
TE… ELECTIVE COURSES
6 (x-x-x)
Total
12
Total
12
Year 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
TE 799 THESIS
12 (0-0-36)
TE 799 THESIS (continuing)
0 (0-0-36)
Total
12
Total
12

Non-thesis plan (Independent Study Plan – IS) (36 credits)

Year 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
TE 601 LINGUISTICS FOR TESOL TEACHERS
3 (3-0-9)
TE 703 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS
2 (2-0-6)
TE 602 CURRENT APPROACHES AND METHODS OF SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGAUGE TEACHING
3 (3-0-9)
TE 705 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS
2 (2-0-6)
TE 605 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LEARNING
3 (3-0-9)
TE 706 ADVANCED ACADEMIC WRITING
2 (2-0-6)
TE 607 TESTING AND ASSESSMENT IN TESOL
3 (3-0-9)
TE… ELECTIVE COURSES
6 (x-x-x)
Total
12
Total
12
Year 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
TE 797 INDEPENDENT STUDY *Comprehensive Examination*
6 (0-0-18)
TE 797 INDEPENDENT STUDY (continuing)
0 (0-0-18)
ELECTIVE COURSES
6 (x-x-x)
Total
12
Total
12

Instructors

Asst.Prof.Dr.Sonporn Sirikan

Ph.D. in English as an International Language, Chulalongkorn University

Asst.Prof.Dr.Patchara Boonteerarak

Ed.D. Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in ESL, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois, USA

Dr.Seyed Saber Alavi

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Contact us

Phone: 053 851 478 – 86, 053 241 255 Ext. 7233