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Ph.D. in English Language Studies and Teaching (International Program)


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Name of Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (English Language Studies and Teaching)
Ph.D. (English Language Studies and Teaching)
ปรัชญาดุษฎีบัณฑิต (ภาษาอังกฤษศึกษาและการสอนภาษาอังกฤษ)

 

Credit Requirements for Program Completion

Track 1(1.1) (M.A. Holders)     Dissertation 48 Credits
Track 2(2.1) (M.A. Holders)     Dissertation 36 Credits and Coursework 21 Credits
Track 2(2.2) (B.A. Holders)      Dissertation 48 Credits and Coursework 27 Credits

 

Program Formats

 

Graduate Employability

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

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

 

Philosophy, Significance and Objectives of the Program

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

Doctor of Philosophy in English Language Studies and Teaching (Ph.D. in ELST) is designed and developed to align with these 4 principles: interdisciplinarity, internationality, inquisitive-mind and independent learning. These principles reflect NIDA’s philosophy of creating and instilling wisdom to bring about change in society.

The program also aims to groom student to think critically, to have inquisitive mind and be intellectually curious. It intends to produce graduates who are independent learners with skills to learn and develop new things by themselves. The program also adheres to international quality assurance in terms of academic rigor and academic integrity. It also aims to broaden students’ international perspectives by exposing them to a rich diversity of international academic literature (i.e., course books, journals), topics, issues and activities that provoke students to think beyond their cultural boundaries and observe not only global differences but also commonalties within the realm of English language studies and teaching. Such international outlooks should enable them to better understand this increasingly interconnected and interdependent world full of changes yet filled with new learning opportunities.

 

Objectives

The primary objective of the program is to produce graduates equipped with strong foundation in this interdisciplinary field and equipped and with skills necessary to problematize issues and seek knowledge to address those issues independently, systematically and ethically. Graduates in ELST are expected to have the following qualities and capabilities:

  1. making appropriate choices to tackle complex ethical dilemmas in the academic and professional contexts;
  2. demonstrating an interdisciplinary knowledge and thorough understanding of important philosophies, theories and significant concepts in English language studies and English language teaching, keep abreast of academic advances;
  3. being able to apply the theories and concepts to explain issues in English language and English language teaching;
  4. possessing independent and critical thinking, and ability to create quality academic work;
  5. being able to critically analyze issues related to English language studies and English language teaching and articulate it in a systematic and logical manner to experts and non-experts, locally and internationally;
  6. being competent in conducting research to create a new body of knowledge and other innovations for the development in English language studies and English language teaching;
  7. being responsible and adaptable, and equipped with interpersonal communication skills and work cooperatively with others;
  8. 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 Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and issues to specialists and non-specialists in English language studies and teaching.
ELO3 Apply knowledge of philosophies, principles and theories to explain various issues related to English studies and teaching.
ELO4 Use appropriate information and communication technology to facilitate the process of academic and research study.
ELO5 Demonstrate adequate theoretical and methodological knowledge to design disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in English language studies and teaching.
ELO6 Analyze and critique issues related to English language studies and teaching in a theoretically and logically appropriate manner.
ELO7 Develop original and methodologically sound research, which makes theoretical and/or practical contribution to the field of English language studies and English language teaching. 

 

Program Operation

Semesters

Qualifications of Applicants

2.2.1 Thai and/or international applicants holding of a Master’s Degree, with the GPA of 3.25 or higher, in English, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or other related fields from a university or institute as required by the institution’s council (for applicants of Ph.D. program Track 1(1.1) and Track 2(2.1));

2.2.2 Thai and/or international applicants holding of a Bachelor’s Degree with first class honors in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or other related fields from a university or institute as required by the institution’s council (for applicants of M.A. continuing to Ph.D. program Track 2(2.2));

2.2.3 Obtaining a minimum TOEFL ITP score of 600, or iBT score of 94, or an IELTS (Academic) of 7.0 (Track 1(1.1));

2.2.4 Obtaining a minimum TOEFL ITP score of 580, or iBT score of 79 or an IELTS (Academic) of 6.5 (Track 2(2.1) (2.2)).

       Selection Criteria

  1. All applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose in English upon application and take an oral interview in English. 
  2. Applicants wishing to select Track 1(1.1) are required to submit a complete dissertation proposal for approval upon application and take an oral interview in English.
  3. Applicants of Track 1(1.1) must have excellent academic records. Considerations will be made based upon the applicant’s scholastic records, research background, a statement of purpose, a dissertation proposal and English language proficiency.
  4. Considerations for applicants of Track 2(2.1) and 2(2.2) will be made based upon the applicant’s scholastic records, a statement of purpose and English language proficiency.

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

Track First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year Total
Track 1(1.1) 63,000 186,000 120,000 - 369,500
Track 2(2.1) 175,000 98,500 156,000 - 429,500
Track 2(2.2) 175,000 60,000 158,500 156,000 549,500

Educational System

 Regular classroom teaching
 Others (online learning)

 

Program Structure

Courses Track 1 (1.1) * Track 2 (2.1) Track 2 (2.2)
A. Foundation Course - 3 credits 3 credits
B. Core Courses - 3 credits 6 credits
C. Research Methodology - 6 credits 6 credits
D. Seminar Courses - 3 credits 3 credits
E. Elective/Directed Studies - 6 credits 9 credits
F. Dissertation 48 credits 36 credits 48 credits
G. Qualifying Examination Required Required Required
Total 48 credits 57 credits 75 credits

       * Students may enroll for any Ph.D. elective courses, subject to the approval of the Dean or the dissertation supervisors.

 

Course List

Track 1 (1.1)

A. Dissertation (48 credits)

PLT 9900 Dissertation

Track 2(2.1)

A. Foundation Course (3 credits)

PLT 5000 Advanced Academic and Research Writing

B. Core Courses (3 credits)

PLT 6001 Theoretical Approaches to English Language Studies and Teaching

C. Research Methodology Courses (6 credits)

PLT 6002 Qualitative Research in English Language Studies and Teaching
PLT 6003 Quantitative Research in English Language Studies and Teaching

D. Elective Courses (6 credits)

The offering/opening of elective is dependent upon the determination of the program’s committee.

English Language Studies Courses​

PLT 7101 Analyzing Spoken English Language
PLT 7102 Discourse Studies and Research
PLT 7103 Intercultural and Cross-cultural Pragmatics in English
PLT 7104 Language in Society
PLT 7105 Studies in Language and Media
PLT 7106 Stylistics
PLT 7107 Theoretical Approaches to Genre Studies

English Language Teaching Courses​

PLT 7201 Second Language Acquisition
PLT 7202 English Language Teaching Theories and Practices
PLT 7203 Critical Issues in English Language Teaching
PLT 7204 Teaching English as a Global Language
PLT 7205 Language, Identity Ideology and Discourse in English Language Teaching
PLT 7206 Institutional Discourse for Language Practitioners
PLT 7207 Translation Studies in English Language Teaching

​Directed Studies

PLT 7300 Directed Studies

E. Seminar Course (3 credits)

PLT 8000 Seminar in English Language Studies and Teaching

F. Dissertation (36 credits)

PLT 9901 Dissertation (36 credits) 

Track 2(2.2)

A. Foundation Course (3 credits)

PLT 5000   Advanced Academic and Research Writing

B. Core Courses (6 credits)

PLT6000 *English Linguistics    3 (3 – 0 – 6)

PLT 6001 Theoretical Approaches to English Language Studies and Teaching

* This course is opened only for 2(2.2) students.

C. Research Methodology Courses (6 credits)

PLT 6002 Qualitative Research in English Language Studies and Teaching

PLT 6003 Quantitative Research in English Language Studies and Teaching​

D. Elective Courses (9 credits)

The offering/opening of elective is dependent upon the determination of the program’s committee.

English Language Studies Courses​

PLT 7101   Analyzing Spoken English Language
PLT 7102   Discourse Studies and Research
PLT 7103   Intercultural and Cross-cultural Pragmatics in English
PLT 7104   Language in Society
PLT 7105   Studies in Language and Media
PLT 7106   Stylistics
PLT 7107   Theoretical Approaches to Genre Studies

English Language Teaching Courses​

PLT 7201   Second Language Acquisition
PLT 7202   English Language Teaching Theories and Practices
PLT 7203   Critical Issues in English Language Teaching
PLT 7204   Teaching English as a Global Language
PLT 7205   Language, Identity, Ideology and Discourse in English Language Teaching
PLT 7206   Institutional Discourse for Language Practitioners
PLT 7207   Translation Studies in English Language Teaching

Directed Studies

PLT 7300   Directed Studies

E. Seminar Course (3 credits)

PLT 8000   Seminar in English Language Studies and Teaching

F. Dissertation (48 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation (48 credits) 

 

Study Plan

1) Study Plan for Track 1(1.1) (No summer semester)

First year, first semester

Qualifying Examination

First year, second semester (6 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation Track 1(1.1)    6 credits

Proposal Defense

Second year, third semester (12 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation Track 1(1.1)    12 credits

Second year, fourth semester (12 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation Track 1(1.1)    12 credits

Third year, fifth semester (12 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation Track 1(1.1)    12 credits

Third year, sixth semester (6 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation Track 1(1.1)    6 credits

Dissertation Defense

2) Study Plan for Track 2(2.1)

First year, first semester (9 credits)

PLT 5000   Advanced Academic and Research Writing    3 credits
PLT 6001   Theoretical Approaches to English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits
PLT 6002   Qualitative Research in English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits

First year, second semester (9 credits)

PLT 6003   Quantitative Research in English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits
PLT 7xxx   Elective course    3 credits
PLT 7xxx   Elective course    3 credits

First year, third semester (Summer) (3 credits)

PLT 8000   Seminar in English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits

Second year, fourth semester

Qualifying examination

Second year, fifth semester (6 credits)

PLT 9901   Dissertation Track 2(2.1)    6 credits 

Proposal Defense

Second year, sixth semester (Summer) (6 credits)

PLT 9901   Dissertation Track 2(2.1)     6 credits  

Third year, seventh semester (12 credits)

PLT 9901   Dissertation Track 2(2.1)    12 credits

Third year, eighth semester (12 credits) 

PLT 9901 issertation Track 2(2.1)    12 credits  

Dissertation Defense

3) Study Plan for Track 2(2.2)

First year, first semester (9 credits)

PLT 5000   Advanced Academic and Research Writing    3 credits
PLT 6000  English Linguistics *    3 credits
PLT 6001  Theoretical Approaches to English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits

First year, second semester (9 credits)

PLT 6003   Quantitative Research in English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits
PLT 7xxx   Elective course    3 credits
PLT 7xxx   Elective course    3 credits

First year, third semester (Summer) (3 credits)

PLT 8000   Seminar in English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits

Second year, fourth semester (6 credits)

PLT 6002   Qualitative Research in English Language Studies and Teaching     3 credits
PLT 7xxx   Elective course (directed study)    3 credits

Second year, fifth semester

Qualifying examination

Third year, sixth semester (6 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation Track 2(2.2)    6 credits

Proposal defense

Third year, seventh semester (12 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation Track 2(2.2)    12 credits

Third year, eighth semester (Summer) (6 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation Track 2(2.2)    6 credits

Fourth year, nineth semester (12 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation Track 2(2.2)    12 credits

Fourth year, tenth semester (12 credits)

PLT 9900   Dissertation Track 2(2.2)    12 credits

Dissertation Defense

N.B. Students Track 1(1.1) must get an “S” grade from the Qualifying Exam, and Students Tracks 2(2.1), (2.2) who have completed all the coursework must take a Qualifying Examination and only when the student gets an “S” grade, the students may enroll for dissertation. The maximum numbers of years for studying are 6 years for Students track 1(1.1) and 2(2.1), and 8 years for Students track 2(2.2).

4) Study Plan for Student of Track 2(2.2) who fail to meet the Ph.D. program’ s requirement

First year, first semester (9 credits)

PLT 5000   Advanced Academic and Research Writing    3 credits
PLT 6000  English Linguistics *    3 credits
PLT 6001  Theoretical Approaches to English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits

First year, second semester (9 credits)

PLT 6003   Quantitative Research in English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits
PLT 7xxx   Elective course    3 credits
PLT 7xxx   Elective course    3 credits

First year, third semester (Summer) (3 credits)

PLT 8000   Seminar in English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits

Second year, fourth semester (6 credits)

PLT 6002   Qualitative Research in English Language Studies and Teaching    3 credits
PLT 7xxx   Elective course (directed study)    3 credits

Second year, fifth semester

Qualifying examination

N.B. Student who is disqualified from the Ph.D. program in English Language Studies and Teaching because of the failure in passing the Qualifying Examination or Dissertation Proposal Defense/ Dissertation Defense, may register for 2 more courses to be eligible for M.A. in English Language Studies and Teaching and to meet the M.A. Program’s graduation requirements. The 2 more courses are:

PLT 7xxx Elective course    3 credits
PLT 9000 Independent Study    6 credits

 

GSLC’s Grading Rubrics

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