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OVERVIEW

Located in Bangkok, Thailand, Thongsook College's international Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is aimed at developing qualified English language teachers at all levels. It provides new and current teachers of English the knowledge and skills needed to teach effectively and maximize language learning using the latest methods and theories.

STUDY TIMES

Our courses are taught on campus and are offered during weekdays and weekends with the flexibility of attending the college during Academic semester breaks. Students are required to meet the 45 hours face to face class attendance which involves class participation, presentations, group-work, projects, in-class research, field-trips, midterm and final exams as well as a literature review research paper.  

COURSE STRUCTURE

The full course consists of 120 credits.Students are allowed to register up to 51 credits per academic year. 

 

COURSE DURATION

 

This is a four-year program that can be completed in three years

 

COST

The total tuition is 200,000 Baht and payments are due at the start of each semester

BA TESOL 

Bachelor of Arts

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Licensed by the Ministry of Education since 2012

Program Description

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Foundation Courses

(21 credits)

0101101 Ethics and Life

This is a look at the meaning and importance of morality. This module looks at the study of the value of morality and its varying views, such as the Buddhist morality as guidance for life and solving social situations. We will look at the past and present views of morality and how it can be developed by an individual to help live a happy life.

0101102 Eastern Western Civilization

Here we take a look at the evolution and civilizations of the eastern and western worlds and the differences in the developments of politics, society and education. We will study the events that have affected ideas, arts, history, philosophy, religion, science, music and literature in order to compare how the differing cultures have influenced life in the past and present.

0102106 Law & Society

Here we will look at legal processes, law enforcement, legal obstructions toward changes and social development. We will look at the relationship between law and social factors such as political and economic matters, family, heritage, education, sport recreation, public health and the media.

0102110 The Philosphy of Suffiency Economy

This module specifically looks at the Thai economy, its development and what effects this development has had. We will look at the reasons behind the philosophy of a sufficient economy and how it can be applied to individuals, communities, institutions and the country as a whole. This also covers a study of the royal projects.

0104101 - Human and Environment

This class is designed to help students learn how to build lesson plans.   A step-by-step guide to complete this course can be found in the Mini-Library -> 1st year -> Human and Environment

0104102 Introduction to Statistics

The principles and basic concepts of using statistics as an analysis tool for data, trends, probability, and parameters, as well as hypothetical tests for means, variable and ratios.

0104103 Introduction to Information Technology

This module covers basic knowledge of computers and information technology. This covers components and functions of hardware, software and multimedia technology. The functions of the internet how it is used for information research, as well as e-mail and word processing programs.

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Linguistics

(9 Credits)

Major Required Courses

(33 credits)

0701205 Teaching Reading

This module looks at the principles, procedures and required materials for teaching English reading skill to learners of English as a second language.

0701206 Teaching Writing

Here we will look at the principles, procedures and required materials for teaching English writing skills to learners of English as a second language.

0701207 Teaching Listening and Speaking

Here we will look at the principles, procedures and required materials for teaching English listening and speaking skills to learners of English as a second language.

TESOL Internship 1

The TESOL Internship 1 project is designed to give students a solid foundation on which they can develop their skills as reflective practitioners. Internship one has five stages which include an Induction, Short-field experience, Mid-assessment, Long-field experience and the Final-assessment stage.The TESOL Internship 1 project consists of 300 hour which provides students with 30 hours of introductory information and support, and involves focused workshops, training and reflection, and 270 hours of field experience teaching with guidance from a cooperating mentor and an adviser from Thongsook College.

0701306 TESOL Internship 2

0701401 Student Teaching (Reflective Journals)

The TESOL Internship 1 project is designed to give students a solid foundation on which they can develop their skills as reflective practitioners. Internship one has five stages which include an Induction, Short-field experience, Mid-assessment, Long-field experience and the Final-assessment stage.The TESOL Internship 1 project consists of 300 hour which provides students with 30 hours of introductory information and support, and involves focused workshops, training and reflection, and 270 hours of field experience teaching with guidance from a cooperating mentor and an adviser from Thongsook College.

0701304 Language Acquisition / Phonology, Morphology and Syntax / Methodolgy Research Paper

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Major Elective Courses (Min 18 credits)

0103101 Thai for Communication

This module will give an overview of the principles of communication and the skills required for reading, listening, speaking and writing Thai efficiently. We will also look at the principle of ideas, conversations and discussion and lecturing with discretion. This also includes the analysis and understanding of ideas, how to summarise them and the principles of writing business letter and reports, training methods and giving seminars effectively.

0702101 English I

This module looks at English language skills in terms of listening, speaking, and reading and writing, pronunciation, English in daily life and the use of dictionaries. We will also look at English grammar and idiom within paragraphs and understanding main ideas for listening and reading.

0702102 English II

An introduction to the study of language. This covers its structure, history, acquisitions, variability and neurological basis.

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Core Courses

(33 Credits)

0701401 Intro to LInguistics

An introduction to the study of language. This covers its structure, history, acquisitions, variability and neurological basis.

0701102 Introduction to TESOL

This provides a fundamental is the teaching of English as a second language. This includes teaching skills, the challenges facing ESL learners and its on-going professional development. Education students with a desire to teach in the US public school system will also find this module highly beneficial.

0701103 Phonology

​All aspects of phonetics and phonology are examined in this module. This includes pronunciation and the way sounds are formed, stress, rhythm and intonation. All of which will be applied in learning and teaching situations.

0701201 TESOL Vocabulary

​Here we will look at the principles, procedures and required materials for teaching English vocabulary to learners of English as a second language.

0701104 English Grammar

This is a historical review of the approach and specific role of the English grammar system in the ESL classroom. We will also look at the major syntactic patterns of English and how they affect the way we form sentences. We will also look at the major syntactic patterns of English and how they affect the we form sentences.

0701202 Sociolinguistics

​This module coves how language relates to society. We will look at the relationship between communities and language (such as bilingualism and language shift) and the political and cultural impact of English language teaching worldwide.rite a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

0701203 Second Language Testing and Research Materials

  This covers the theories and techniques of how to measure and evaluate within second language learning. This includes the selection, interpretation, and preparation of testing and evaluating, as well as the development of fundamental statistical processes. This module also explores the basic principle of research design and methodology in TESOL and linguistics.

0701204 Language Acquisition

This is an examination of sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics aspects of first and second language learning and specific research into the acquisition of second languages.

0701301 TESOL Methods and Materials

Here we will provide an overview of teaching techniques, activities and materials. This includes a survey of language-teaching trends, approaches and methods, with a particular emphasis on the communicative approach.

0701302 Classroom Management

Our in-depth study of effective classroom management practices will help our students gain an understanding of the specific applications required in order to control and manage a classroom successfully. This is a prerequisite for formal admission to the Department of Education.

0701403 Materials Development

This course promotes systematic, analytical approaches to curricular and instructional planning. Surveys contemporary theories of learning, instruction, and instructional design, and requires application of these theories to the preparation of educational materials. Although planning for classroom activities and presentations is discussed, primary focus is on design of materials that support independent learning.

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