Bachelor of Arts Programme in Thai Language and Culture for Foreigners

Degree Academic Programme Length of Programme
B.A. Thai Language and Culture for Foreigners
(Applicants are required a statement of purpose and must pass an interview)
4 Years

Thai language is a significant tool for communication within and outside of the country. It is essential for foreigners who aim to live in Thailand, operate businesses or participate in activities related to the public and private sectors to learn Thai language as well as Thai culture in order to communicate and operate organizations effectively.

This program applies Constructivism Theory, a theory that emphasizes learners’ construction of new knowledge and understanding of the subject matter by integrating learners’ new knowledge with the existing knowledge or experience in order to enhance communicative ability, especially linguistic, socio-linguistic, and socio-cultural competence. The theory is used as the foundation for the design and development of the program, enabling the program’s graduates to obtain knowledge and skills in Thai language and to effectively communicate and conduct activities in various disciplines. In addition to language competence, the program fosters Thai cultural understanding in various contexts and inspires graduates to be creative, develop communication and teamwork skills, apply technology-related special skills, and cultivate life-long self-learning habits.

 This program produces graduates who
1)    have morals, ethics, and a positive attitude towards Thai society and culture
2)    possess knowledge and understanding about Thai language, society and culture
3)    apply knowledge to produce works related to Thai language and culture
4)    communicate across cultures correctly and appropriately in accordance with Thai social and cultural contexts
5)    work with others in different societies and cultures
6)    use technology for Thai communication appropriately

The Bachelor of Arts Programme in Thai Language and Culture for Foreigners promotes and supports graduates of the programme to communicate in Thai language effectively, to possess knowledge and understanding of Thai language, society, and culture, to develop knowledge for producing works related to Thai language and culture, including apply their knowledge to work in a wide variety of business contexts. In addition, the graduates are able to communicate and work with others in different societies and cultures.

Our programme focuses on creating foreign graduates who excel in using Thai to communicate in contexts of Thai culture, equipped with knowledge, and able to apply the knowledge of the language, culture and society, information technology, and principles of communication to their careers in various fields. Graduates from this programme will be able to pursue the following careers:
1)    Educational organizations: Teachers, Lecturers, Scholars in Thai language and culture
2)    Business and trade associations: International business entrepreneurs, Employees in multinational companies, International relations officers, Public relations officers, Secretaries
3)    Hospitality and tourism sectors: Tour guides, Flight attendants, Hotel staff, Employees in conference and exhibition management companies
4)    Language and mass communication sectors: Staff in media companies, Proofreaders, Editors, Translators, Interpreters, Online content creators
5)    International organizations: Government officials, Embassy officials, International organization officers, Officials in non-profit organizations and foundations, Missionaries

PLO 1: Discipline, honesty and positive attitude towards Thai society and culture
PLO 2: Ability to explain the principal concepts and theories concerning Thai language, society, and culture
PLO 3: Participation in creating academic works using knowledge of Thai language and culture
PLO 4: Accurate and appropriate communication across cultures in the context of Thai society and culture
PLO 5: Ability to work with others in a multicultural society 
PLO 6: Appropriate use of technology for Thai communication

  • 35,000 Baht per semester
  • 280,000 Baht per programme

                      3. Specific Requirement Course 84 credits

                                 3.1 Core Course 24 credits

                                 3.2 Major Required Course 45 credits

                                 3.3 Major Elective Course 15 credits

                      4. Free Elective Course 6 credits

(Refer to Bachelor of Arts Program in Thai Language and Culture for Foreigners Year 2022)