Master of Arts Program in Thai

Program Specification

Master of Arts Program in Thai

Campus/Faculty/Department Srinakharinwirot University,  Faculty of Humanities
Language Thai
Degrees offered to the graduates Master of Arts (Thai)
Cooperation with other universities Guangxi University, the Republic of China
Guangxi Teachers Education University, the Republic of China
Yunnan Normal University, the Republic of China
Busan University of Foreign Studies , Korea
Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies , India
Qualifications for Admission 1.Thai Language and Literature Major
1.1 Applicants must have BA’s degree in Thai or any major relevant to Thai language and literature (not less than 18 credits).
1.2 Applicants must submit approximately 10 pages research proposal in Thai Language and Literature for A4 10 page.
2.Thai as a foreign language Major
2.1 Applicants must have BA’s degree in Thai or any major relevant to Thai language and literature (not less than 18 credits).
2.2 Applicants must submit approximately 10 pages research proposal in Thai Language and Literature for A4 10 page.
Entrance Requirements 1) English Proficiency Test
2) Written Exam
3) Interview
Tuition fee 160,000 baht
Philosophy
Constructing the Knowledge of Thai Language and Contributing it to Thai Society and the World.
Objectives
1. Students will gain knowledge in Thai literature as well as are able to communicate Thai pragmatically and appropriately with regard to Thai culture.
2. Students will be professionally trained to conduct research.
3. Students will be able to synthesize knowledge and apply into their research and integrate into their career efficiently.
4. Students will be capable of publishing their works in both well-known local and international journals.

 

Educational Management System, Curriculum Implementation and Structure

System Semester System, 15 weeks per semester
Teaching schedule First Year : First  semester
: Second semesterSecond Year : First  semester
: Second semester
Qualifications of prospective students
Applicants must have BA’s degree in Thai or any major relevant to Thai and GPA not less than 2.75 and must comply with University and Graduate School regulations.

 

Curriculum structure

Courses Credits
Core Courses 6
Obligatory Courses 9
Elective Courses 9
Dissertation 12
Total 36

 

Courses
1 ) Core Courses (3 credits) 3 Credits
THT 500 Research  Methodology  in  Thai  Language 3
THT 501 Seminar  in  Thai  Language Research  Study 3
2 ) Obligatory Courses 9 Credits
2.1. Thai Language and Literature Major (9 credits)
THL 511 Paradigm in Linguistic 3
THL 512 Paradigm in Literary 3
THL 513 Paradigm in Folklore 3
2.2 Thai as a foreign language Major (9 credits)
TFL 521 Theory of Language Learning and Teaching 3
TFL 522 Curriculum Development Thai Language for Foreigners 3
TFL 621 Teaching Practicum 3
Both Thai and international students whose Majors are not Thai are required to take these 3 subjects following courses as follows:
TFL 523 Language and Cultural Context 3
TFL 524 Linguistics for Teaching Thai as a Foreign Language 3
TFL 622 Thai Literary Works for Foreigners 3
Elective Courses 6 Credits
Thai Language and Literature Major  (6 credits)
THL 531 Thai Language and Cross-Cultural Communication 3
THL 532 Stylistics  in  Literary  Works 3
THL 533 Literature  and  Buddhist  Concepts 3
THL 534 Seminar in Thai Wisdom 3
THL 631 Pragmatics 3
THL 632 Discourse Analysis 3
THL 633 Seminar in Thai Literature 3
THL 634 Seminar in Modern Thai Literature 3
THL 635 Seminar in Thai Folklore Research 3
THL 636 Believes and Ritual 3
THL 637 Knowledge Management of Thai Language for Foreigners 3
Thai as a foreign language Major 6 credits
TFL 524 Linguistics for Teaching Thai as a Foreign Language 3
TFL 541 Knowledge Management of Thai Language for Cross-Cultural Communication 3
TFL 542 Way of Life in Thai Society 3
TFL 543 Thai Structures 3
TFL 641 Seminar in Research on Thai Teaching for Foreigners 3
TFL 642 Methodos of Thai Language Skill Development for Foreigners 3
TFL 643 Innovation Knowledge Design on Thai Language for Foreigners 3
TFL 644 Thai Literature for Tourism 3
3) Thesis/Project 12 Credits
GRD 691 Master’s Thesis 12

 

Study Plan
1. Thai Language and Literature Major
Semester 1 9 Credits
Core Courses
THT 500 Research  Methodology  in  Thai  Language 3
Obligatory Courses
THL 511 Paradigm in Linguistics 3
THL 512 Paradigm in Literary 3
Semester 2 9 Credits
Core Courses
THT 501 Seminar  in  Thai  Language Research  Study 3
Obligatory Courses
THL 513 Paradigm in Folklore 3
Elective Courses  (select only one course)
xxx (A Elective Course) 3
Semester 3 6 Credits
Elective Courses (select only one course)
xxx (A Elective Course) 6
Semester 4 4 Credits
Core Courses
GRD 691 Master’s Thesis 4

Note : Students are required to register Thesis courses in 3 semesters. Each course has 4 credits.

 

Study Plan
1. Thai as a foreign language Major

A. Thai major students are required to take the following courses

Semester 1 9 Credits
Core Courses
THT 500 Research  Methodology  in  Thai  Language 3
Obligatory Courses
TFL 521 Theory of Language Learning and Teaching 3
TFL 522 Curriculum Development Thai Language for Foreigners 3
Semester 2 9 Credits
Core Courses
THT 501 Seminar  in  Thai  Language Research  Study 3
Elective Courses (select two courses)
xxx (A Elective Course) 6
Semester 3 6 Credits
Obligatory Courses
TFL 621 Teaching Practicum 3
Elective Courses (select only one course)
xxx (A Elective Course) 3
Semester 4 4 Credits
Core Courses
GRD 691 Master’s Thesis 4

Note : Students are required to register Thesis courses in 3 semesters. Each course has 4 credits.

Study Plan
1. Thai as a foreign language Major
B. Student have not graduated in Thai language major and foreigner student
Semester 1 9 Credits
Core Courses
THT 500 Research  Methodology  in  Thai  Language 3
Obligatory Courses
TFL 521 Theory of Language Learning and Teaching 3
TFL 522 Curriculum Development Thai Language for Foreigners 3
Semester 2 12 Credits
Core Courses
THT 501 Seminar  in  Thai  Language Research  Study 3
Obligatory Courses
TFL 523 Language and Cultural Context 3
TFL 524 Linguistics for Teaching Thai as a Foreign Language 3
Elective Courses (select only one course)
xxx (A Elective Course) 3
Semester 3 12 Credits
Obligatory Courses
TFL 621 Teaching Practicum 3
TFL 622 Thai Literary Works for Foreigners 3
Elective Courses (select two courses)
xxx (A Elective Course) 6
Semester 4 4 Credits
Core Courses
GRD 691 Master’s Thesis 4

Note : Students are required to register Thesis courses in 3 semesters. Each course has 4 credits.