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.
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.
The full course consists of 120 credits. Students are allowed to register up to 51 credits per academic year.
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 the understanding of main ideas for listening and reading.
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 summarize them and the principles of writing business letter and reports, training methods and giving seminars effectively.
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.
The Philosophy of Sufficiency 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.
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 different cultures have influenced life in the past and present.
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.
This module covers 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.
Understanding Learning and Teaching
This course is an introduction to what it means to observe, see, and make sense out of learning in educational environments. It asks participants to analyze what happens in these environments (learning and teaching, student interactions, teacher-student relationships, etc.) and takes concrete action based on that analysis.
Concepts of research methodologies and educational research area, identification of research problem, research process, research design, research analysis, interpretation, summarizing results and drawing conclusions, research report and research evaluation, including research proposal practicum.
This is an examination of sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of first and second language learning and specific research into the acquisition of second languages.
Research Paper: Language Acquisition
This is an academic research paper, approximately 8-15 pages in length, which must cover the essential aspects of language acquisition. This should a look back at the recent history of second language acquisition theory and currently recognized theory and methodology.
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.
This module will extend and develop the theories posed in the English I
Law and 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.
Introduction to Linguistics
An introduction to the study of language. This covers its structure, history, acquisitions, variability and neurological basis.
Human Growth and Learning
This course examines the full lifespan of facts, principles and concepts related to the sequential development of human learning; types and principles of learning; and instructional design.
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 way we form sentences.
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.
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.
This module looks at the principles, procedures and required materials for teaching English reading skill to learners of English as a second language.
Here we will look at the principles, procedures and required materials for teaching English writing skills to learners of English as a second language.
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.
Here we will look at the principles, procedures and required materials for teaching English vocabulary to learners of English as a second language.
Student Teaching (Reflective Journals)
Students are asked to complete journals of their teaching experience for several weeks. Each week feedback will be provided and is expected to be implemented into their following weeks teaching.
About the School
Over the years, since it's foundation, Thongsook College has been engaged in providing quality education and services to it's stakeholders and to maintain high quality academic standards.