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Master of Arts Program in Career English for International Communication

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MA in CEIC

Master of Arts Program in Career English for International Communication is a specialized graduate program designed for individuals looking to enhance their English language proficiency for intense professional communication. This program focuses on developing students’ skills in two main areas:

Why study with us

Highlights

The CEIC courses are designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge and language skills for communication in business and professional contexts. The programme is specifically tailored towards working with people in a range of business and professional roles. With a variety of pedagogic approaches, your skill set will be developed throughout the programme, enabling you to pursue a diverse array of career paths. “Reach your potential with us at LITU”

Asst. Prof. Dr. Attapol Khamkhien

Director of MA in CEIC program

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Choose what suits you

The program consists of a total of 39 credits, which are divided into two parts: coursework and either a thesis or an independent study. You can choose between two study plans.

Program courses

The courses in the curriculum are divided into two groups: required courses and elective courses. The elective courses are further divided into two categories: Professional Development Courses, and Skill Development Courses.

Various concepts relating to communication models including communication process, types of organizations and communicators, workplace’s conflict and cultural diversity, and communication obstacles; aiming at enhancing effective communication skills for problem solving, relationship building, and leadership skill development

Practice in the English writing skills necessary to handle all types of written communications in business. Writing improvement exercises and samples of typical letters and memos, including a systematic review of written grammar and the mechanics of effective writing

Theory of and practice in reading for main ideas; Text analysis; Inferences and text interpretation skills

Training and extensive practice in making clear, well-designed, and professional business presentation in English in front of an audience; Focus on developing the dynamic speaking and communication skills necessary for an effective presentation; Using realistic tasks in practicing the key elements of giving presentations, utilizing visual aids, and evaluating peers’ performances

Research methodology and various types of research with respect to career English for international communication; Designing research based on the methodologies studied; Emphasis on the preparation of a thesis or an independent study

English research proposal and report writing; Practice in writing essential parts of research reports, i.e. introduction, literature review, research methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion

CR 656 : English for the Media

Development of communication skills and specialist English language knowledge in a wide range of media-related fields such as newspapers, television, radio, and marketing in order to prepare media students and professionals to work more confidently and effectively in their field of work

CR 657 : English for Tourism and Hospitality

Development of technical knowledge and language skills for careers in tourism and hospitality, emphasizing hands-on language functions, technical vocabulary, register and grammatical structures in related fields, such as responding to enquiries, making recommendations, dealing with problems, planning tour programs, etc.

CR 658 : English for Legal Purposes

Analysis of structures, vocabulary, and expressions typically used in legal affairs; Practice in reading and discussing materials used in the legal profession; Developing the ability to write and translate various kinds of legal documents

CR 756 : English for International Business

Concepts and theories relating to international business; vocabulary and language patterns used in international business contexts

CR 757 : English for Entrepreneurship

Development of English proficiency necessary for entrepreneurship; Discussions and presentations on various entrepreneurial topics such as growth strategies, operational planning and costing, and the analysis of opportunities and competitors; Writing skill development through business plan preparation, feasibility studies, market surveys, and reports

CR 758 : Translation Principles for Careers

Translation principles and practice in translating English/Thai and Thai/English from a variety or texts commensurate with learners’ needs, emphasizing the use of appropriate and refined language

CR 759 : Theory of English Language Teaching

Theories of English language teaching, curriculum development, teaching methodologies, English language testing and assessment, and current trends in English language teaching, learning, and research

CR 616 : English Pronunciation for International Communication

Essential knowledge of English pronunciation development, e.g. phonemes, vowel and consonant sounds, stress, intonation, variation of sounds due to different factors; Emphasis on English phonological features considered problematic for learners of English as an international language, as well as on effective communication

CR 617 : Global Englishes and Intercultural Communication

Concepts of English as an International Language; Historical, socio-cultural, and political contexts of English; Study of varieties of Englishes in terms of features and structures; Global Englishes and their integration into intercultural communication

CR 716 : Sociocultural Aspects of English

The relationship between English language and society, language variation, language maintenance, language loss, and factors affecting English use, e.g. gender, age, education, social status, degree of intimacy, attitude, ideology, etc.

CR 726 : Principles of Effective English Public Speaking

Extensive practice in making speeches on a wide variety of topics to show mastery of the principles of speaking in public in an effective manner; Practice in giving prepared speeches and spontaneous speeches on assigned topics, including body language use

CR 736 : Multimodal and Creative Writing in the Digital Age

Extensive practice in composing written texts with an integration of other modes of communication (e.g., images, audios, videos, etc.) to create meaningful content for various purposes; Development of multimodal literacy, technical skills, and critical understanding of how to compose using different tools and on different digital platforms

CR 737 : Seminar in Career English for Research

Seminar in major theories and concepts in career English, applied linguistics, English communication, with an emphasis on learners’ independent research relevant to learners’ own ongoing study; Presentation of, and commenting on, research findings

CR 746 : Organizational Studies and Work Culture

A broad introduction to the field of organizational studies, focusing on an understanding of interactions in organizations according to social science perspectives; description and discussion of elements of work culture, interpersonal communication, and organizational changes that enhance collaboration in workplaces; conceptual and methodological features of research methods used in organizational studies, especially on workplace culture

What you will achieve

CEIC is like a warm, close-knit family. Our teachers are experts with diverse research experience, and they’re always approachable and eager to listen to students. The courses are a mix of theoretical and practical, directly applicable to real-world scenarios. There’s a wide variety of elective courses, and you can even opt to take courses from the ELT program. Additionally, there’s an option to attend short summer courses in the UK.”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Supakorn Phoocharoensil

Faculty for the MA in CEIC Program
Editor-in-Chief of LEARN Journal

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Tuition and Fees

Thai Student

206,420 Baht

  • Credit Fee
  • New Student Registration Fee
  • Library Usage Fee
  • University Maintenance Fee
  • Internet Fee
  • Special Fees
  • Accident Insurance

International Student

273,920 Baht

  • Credit Fee
  • New Student Registration Fee
  • Library Usage Fee
  • University Maintenance Fee
  • Internet Fee
  • Special Fees
  • Accident Insurance

What our students say

I would like to recommend that those who want to study English should go for the English program right away because studying in English exclusively is both challenging and supportive. It helps us develop English comprehensively. After completing the program, I have significantly improved my English skills.

Aoey / MA in CEIC #21

Communication skills are crucial in today’s world, especially presentation skills. Those interested in enhancing their English language communication skills will find the CEIC program very fulfilling. What you learn here can be put into practical use, and I can confidently confirm that.

Jam / MA in CEIC #21

Getting into the CEIC program opens up opportunities for self-improvement in English language communication skills and structured thinking processes. This results in increased confidence and professionalism in your work. Plus, the teachers and staff’s care makes learning enjoyable throughout the program.

Wut / MA in CEIC #23

FAQs

1. Prepare all required documents
Applicants should gather all required documents and convert them into PDF files, naming them as instructed in the application form. Refer to the “Required Documents” section for a complete list of documents.

2. Fill in an online application form
Pay the 500 THB application fee and proceed to complete the online application form. Upload the payslip and all required document files through the form.

3. Pass the interview exam
MA in CEIC program only requires an interview exam. The interview will be conducted online. Our staff will contact each applicant to provide more information about the exam after the application closes.

Once the interviews are completed, we will announce the names of the candidates accepted into the program. Our staff will then contact each accepted candidate individually to provide further details.

  • A Copy of transcript
  • A Copy of degree certificate (Optional)
  • One of the following English language proficiency test scores:
    • TU-GET (CBT): 79 points
    • TU-GET (PBT): 550 points
    • TOEFL (iBT): 79 points
    • TOEFL (ITP): 550 points
    • IELTS: 6.5
  • A copy of national ID card or passport
  • A 1.5-inch color photo

Applicants gather all required documents, save them as PDF files, naming them as specified in the application form, and then upload these files through the form.

Yes, you can apply for an interview even if you don’t have English scores or if your scores have not yet reached the required level. The admissions committee will review your application based on your intent and educational goals. You can submit English scores later.

This program is taught at the Language Institute building of Thammasat University, Tha Phrachan Campus, on Saturdays and Sundays, full-time.

The program is offered in person.

LITU does not offer scholarships for this program. However, if you are international student, you may be eligible for scholarships from the Thammasat International Student Recruitment Program (TISR).

For more information, please contact Office of International Affairs here.

Contact us

If you have any questions or need further information, you can reach the MA in CEIC program on the 1st floor of the Language Institute, Tha Phrachan, every Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (except on public holidays and institute announcements).

Phone: 081-583-7391
Email: ma.ceic@litu.tu.ac.th