Language Institute

  • Description
  • History

    The Lan­guage Insti­tute of Tham­masat Uni­ver­sity (LITU) was offi­cially estab­lished as a uni­ver­sity fac­ulty in 1985 to serve the ever-​growing need for Eng­lish lan­guage train­ing for stu­dents in all fac­ul­ties at Tham­masat Uni­ver­sity. LITU con­ducts courses at all three of Tham­masat University’s aca­d­e­mic cam­puses (Tha Prachan, Rangsit and Lam­pang in north­ern Thai­land), as well as pro­vid­ing diverse lan­guage ser­vices to the gen­eral pub­lic and pri­vate, aca­d­e­mic and gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions in Bangkok and through­out the nation. For over two decades, LITU has been com­mit­ted to devel­op­ing the qual­ity of its teach­ing con­sis­tent with inter­na­tional stan­dards of excel­lence while ded­i­cated to Tham­masat University’s mis­sion of serv­ing the nation.

    Aca­d­e­mic and Grad­u­ate Degree Programs

    Adher­ing to the prin­ci­ples of learner-​centered teach­ing, devel­op­ing stu­dent auton­omy, and encour­ag­ing inde­pen­dent, cre­ative and crit­i­cal think­ing among the stu­dents, LITU is respon­si­ble for English-​language instruc­tion for stu­dents first enter­ing the uni­ver­sity (Foun­da­tion courses), through­out their four years of aca­d­e­mic stud­ies (ESP-​English for Spe­cific Pur­poses), and for grad­u­ate stu­dents who must achieve min­i­mum stan­dards of Eng­lish lan­guage pro­fi­ciency. In addi­tion, the Lan­guage Insti­tute offers grad­u­ate degree pro­grams in Teach­ing Eng­lish as a For­eign Lan­guage (MA-​TEFL) and Eng­lish for Careers (MEC).

    Com­mu­nity Out­reach Ser­vices and Training

    To share its teach­ing and research expe­ri­ence with aca­d­e­mic com­mu­ni­ties nation­wide, LITU pro­vides com­ple­men­tary out­reach pro­grams for pub­lic school teach­ers who have no for­mal train­ing in Eng­lish lan­guage teach­ing or whose lan­guage skills need improve­ment. As well, LITU offers tuition-​free Eng­lish courses for Bud­dhist monks, inten­sive teacher train­ing pro­grams for Eng­lish teach­ers from the south of Thai­land, an Eng­lish Camp for provin­cial sec­ondary school stu­dents, and teacher train­ing in Self-​Access Learn­ing and the use of instruc­tional media in lan­guage teaching.

    Test­ing Services

    LITU is respon­si­ble for devel­op­ing and admin­is­ter­ing the Tham­masat Uni­ver­sity Grad­u­ate Eng­lish Test (TU-​GET), required of all appli­cants seek­ing admis­sion to or grad­u­at­ing from the Tham­masat Uni­ver­sity Grad­u­ate School. It is a nation­wide test admin­is­tered ten times a year. LITU also pro­vides lan­guage test­ing ser­vices for other fac­ul­ties at the uni­ver­sity (e.g. for direct fac­ulty entry exams), as well as for gov­ern­ment, com­mer­cial and pri­vate agen­cies, upon request.

    Pub­li­ca­tions and Research

    LITU fac­ulty have authored a num­ber of pop­u­lar Eng­lish text­books and receive sub­stan­tial sup­port to pur­sue research inter­ests. Fac­ulty research arti­cles have appeared in inter­na­tional and domes­tic pro­fes­sional jour­nals. LITU also pub­lishes its annualLan­guage Insti­tute Jour­nal, a peer-​reviewed aca­d­e­mic forum for Eng­lish teach­ers and researchers to share their teach­ing expe­ri­ence and research find­ings in lin­guis­tics, applied lin­guis­tics, ELT, com­mu­ni­ca­tion stud­ies and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary area studies.

    Details

    Phone +66.261.331-013
    Location ,
    Address Soi Prachan

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