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M.A. in English Language Studies and Teaching (International Program)


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Name of Degree

Master of Arts (English Language Studies and Teaching) 
M.A. (English Language Studies and Teaching)
ศิลปศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต (ภาษาอังกฤษศึกษาและการสอนภาษาอังกฤษ)
ศศ.ม. (ภาษาอังกฤษศึกษาและการสอนภาษาอังกฤษ)

 

Credit Requirements for Program Completion

Track A(2)    Coursework 24 credits and Thesis 12 credits
Track B    Coursework 30 credits and Independent Study 6 credits

 

Program Formats

 

Graduate Employability

Graduates of this program will find employment in a number of professional careers such as:

  1. English language policy makers
  2. Researchers in English Language Studies and Teaching
  3. School/university administrators
  4. English lecturers, school teachers or tutors
  5. Other careers related to English language studies and teaching

 

Philosophy and Significance of the Program

“Developing interdisciplinarity, internationality, and inquisitive-mind and independent learning in the field of English Language Studies and Teaching”

Master of Arts in English Language Studies and Teaching (M.A. in ELST) is designed and developed around the following 4 principles: interdisciplinarity, internationality, inquisitive-mind and independent learner. These principles are the key characteristics enabling graduates to achieve NIDA’s philosophy: to be the Wisdom for Change.

This program is unique in that it equips students with both theoretical and practical knowledge in English Language Studies and Teachings. Graduates of this program will be equipped with knowledge and skills to excel in their academic and professional endeavors; they will be thoroughly trained for advanced studies, should they wish to pursue higher education or for higher responsibility position, should they wish to seek professional success.

 

Objectives

Graduates in M.A. in English language studies and teaching are expected to have the following qualities and capabilities:

  1. making appropriate choices to tackle ethical dilemmas in the academic and professional contexts;
  2. demonstrating an interdisciplinary knowledge of theories, approaches and significant concepts in English language studies and English language teaching;
  3. being able to apply the theories and concepts to explain issues in English language and English language teaching;
  4. possessing the ability to analyze issues related to English language studies and English language teaching and articulate facts and opinions to experts and non-experts in English language studies and English language teaching, locally and internationally;
  5. possessing independent and creative thinking;
  6. being responsible, adaptable and equipped with interpersonal communication skills and work cooperatively with others;
  7. aptly and appropriately using information technologies, computer programs and social media technologies to complement/ reinforce their academic endeavor such as research conduct, facilitate classroom instruction and academic presentations, individually or as a group.

 

Program’s Expected Learning Outcomes

ELO1 Demonstrate awareness of moral and professional ethics in both personal and professional conduct.
ELO2 Apply knowledge of theories, principles and techniques related to English language studies and teaching to develop communication competence.
ELO3 Demonstrate knowledge of disciplinary and interdisciplinary theories and/or research methodologies in English language studies and teaching.
ELO4 Use appropriate information and communication technology to facilitate the process of academic and research study.
ELO5 Analyze and discuss various issues related to English language studies and teaching in a clear and logical manner.
ELO6 Critique issues related to English language studies and teaching and/or produce methodologically sound research.

 

Program Operation

Semesters

Teaching Hours

Qualifications of Applicants

  1. Thai and/or international applicants holding a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in any field of study, or having equivalent academic qualifications as required by the Institution council; and
  2. qualified according to the institution's criteria by taking a written exam and / or interview
  3. Regular-program applicants are required to study full-time;
  4. weekend-program applicants must have at least 1 year of work experience, based to the institute’s regulation related to qualification of week-end program applicants.

Selection Criteria

  1. Regular-program applicants are required to take a NIDA English admission test;
  2. applicants must submit English test result, a minimum NIDA TEAP score of 660 or a minimum TOEFL ITP score of 550, or a minimum iBT score of 60 or IELTS (Academic) of 6.0;
  3. those who pass this examination will be interviewed in English;
  4. weekend-program applicants are required to be interviewed in English.

Budget The tuition and academic fees per person/per year.

Regular Program
Track First Year Second Year Total
Track A(2) 54,600 37,600 92,200
Track B 54,600 39,600 94,200
Special Program
Track First Year Second Year Total
Track B 104,100 74,600 179,700

Educational System

 Regular classroom teaching
 Others (online learning)

 

Program Structure

Track A(2) Track B
A. Pre-foundation Courses (non-credits) * A. Pre-foundation Courses (non-credits) *
B. Foundation Courses(3 credits) B. Foundation Courses(3 credits)
C. Core Courses(9 credits) C. Core Courses(9 credits)
D. Seminar Course(3 credits) D. Seminar Course(3 credits)
E. Elective Courses(9 credits**) E. Elective Courses(15 credits**)
F. Thesis(12 credits) F. Independent Study(6 credits)
  G. Comprehensive Examination

* All regular-program Thai students of NIDA are required to take ND 4000 course as stipulated by NIDA regulations. ND 4000 is a non-credit, pre-foundation course offered by the Institute. It is organized prior to the beginning of semester.

**Students may enroll for elective courses offered by other Graduate School of NIDA, no more than 6 credits, subject to the approval of the Dean or the student’s supervisor. The course should have a subject related to this program of studies.

 

Course List 

Track A(2) and Track B

A. Pre-foundation Courses (non-credits)

ND 4000    Foundation for Graduate Studies

B. Foundation Courses (3 credits)

MLT 5000  Academic and Research Writing

C. Core Courses (9 credits)

MLT 6000  English Linguistics
MLT 6001  Principles of English Language Studies and Teaching
MLT 6002  Research Methods for English Language Studies and Teaching

D. Elective Courses (The offering/opening of elective is dependent upon the determination of GSLC)

Track A(2)   9 credits         Track B  15 credits

MLT 7101  English Phonetics and Phonology
MLT 7102  Sociolinguistics
MLT 7103  Discourse Analysis and Applications
MLT 7104  Media and English Language
MLT 7105    Intercultural and Cross-cultural Communication in English
MLT 7201  Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
MLT 7202  English Language Teaching Methodology and Assessment
MLT 7203  English Language Teaching in Professional Contexts
MLT 7204  Translation for English Language Studies and Teaching
MLT 7300  Directed Studies

E. Seminar Course (3 credits)

MLT 8000   Seminar in English Language Studies and Teaching

F. Track A(2)  MLT 9004 Thesis                                                                        

G. Track B  MLT 9000 Independent Study                                                       

H. Track B Comprehensive Examination

 

Study Plan

Study Plan for the Regular Program Track A(2)

First year, first semester

ND 4000    Foundation for Graduate Studies    3 credits (non-credits)
MLT 5000   Academic and Research Writing    3 credits
MLT 6000   English Linguistics    3 credits
MLT 6001   Principles of English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits

First year, second semester   

MLT 6002   Research Methods for    3 credits
MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits
MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits

First year, third semester (Summer)

MLT 8000   Seminar in English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits

Second year, fourth semester

MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits
MLT 9004   Thesis    3 credits
Proposal Defense Exam

Second year, fifth semester  

MLT 9004   Thesis    9 credits
Thesis Defense Exam

Study Plan for the Regular Program Track B

First year, first semester  

ND 4000    Foundation for Graduate Studies    3 credits (non-credits)
MLT 5000   Academic and Research Writing    3 credits
MLT 6000   English Linguistics   3 credits
MLT 6001   Principles of English Language Studies and Teaching 3 credits

First year, second semester

MLT 6002   Research Methods for English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits
MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits
MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits

First year, third semester (Summer)

MLT 8000   Seminar in English Language Studies and Teaching                 3 credits

Second year, fourth semester 

MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits
MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits
MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits

Second year, fifth semester  

MLT 9000   Independent Study    6 credits
Comprehensive Exam

Study Plan for the Special Program Track B

First year, first semester  

MLT 5000   Academic and Research Writing    3 credits
MLT 6000   English Linguistics    3 credits
MLT 6001   Principles of English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits

First year, second semester   

MLT 6002   Research Methods for English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits
MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits
MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits

First year, third semester (Summer)

MLT 8000   Seminar in English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits

Second year, fourth semester 

MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits
MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits
MLT 7xxx   ……    3 credits

Second year, fifth semester 

MLT 9000   Independent Study    6 credits
Comprehensive Exam

 

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