Become the Master of English Language Teaching

Master of Arts Program in English Language Teaching

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Master of Arts Program in English Language Teaching is a program designed to cultivate effective knowledge, skills, and expertise in teaching English. It focuses on enhancing teaching abilities in two areas:

Why study with us


In-depth understanding of the English language as well as mastering the teaching approaches which both inspire and guide learners to their full potential are the keys to success in language teaching and learning.”

Dr. Nantikarn Simasangyaporn

Director of MA in ELT 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: ELT Theories and Practices, and Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

Principles, concepts and approaches of quantitative research methodology in English language teaching and the related statistical procedures for quantitative analysis.

Principles, concepts and approaches of qualitative research methodology in English language teaching; Qualitative research planning, procedure and evaluation.

Theories, approaches and related research in English language teaching; Principles for choosing teaching techniques and evaluation of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as grammar and vocabulary based on student-centered learning; Practice of lesson planning.

Principles of language testing and assessment; Construction of language tests for various skills and purposes; Critique and analysis of tests; Interpretation of test results; Alternative assessment and current trends in language assessment.

Theories and practices of second language acquisition and English language teaching; New theories, research and fundamental practices that highlights some of the practical issues involved in teaching English; The relationship between SLA research and second language pedagogy.

Fundamental principles of linguistics featuring phonetics and phonology, morphology, semantics and syntax that benefit English language teachers.

Training and practice in writing lesson planning, using activities for integrated language skills instruction, and evaluation of students. Peer teaching with classmates, culminating in real practice in language classrooms at different levels with feedback from teaching experts.

*For those who choose Plan B

TE 616 : Teaching English for Specific Purposes

An exploration of the broad and expanding area of English for specific purposes (ESP), featuring an introduction and definitions of vital concepts in ESP and then exploring such areas as needs analysis, course design, preparation of instructional materials as well as a critical evaluation of classroom practice.

TE 620 : Instructional Media and Materials Development for ELT

Forms, types, roles and benefits of a wide variety of media and materials in English language teaching; Application of current theoretical principles and research findings to the selection, adaptation, designing, use, and evaluation of media and materials in English language teaching suitable for curriculum and learners.

TE 621 : Teacher Professional Development in ELT Context

Teacher professional learning theory, with an emphasis on the learning environment and work culture that promote and support teachers to become learners of their own teaching and develop their expertise and professional practice. Conceptual and methodological feature of empirical research methods used in studying professional development and work culture in English Language Teaching (ELT) context.

TE 627 : ELT Curriculum Development and Evaluation

Theories and processes of curriculum development; Principles of English language teaching curriculum planning, design, analysis and evaluation.

TE 628 : Internet Technology in ELT

Exploring theory, practice, and pedagogical application of the latest Internet and computer technologies in foreign language education in view of CALL (computer-assisted language learning), CMC (computer-mediated communication), SLA (second language acquisition), digital literacies research and new literacies studies.

TE 716 : Seminar in ELT

Seminar of various topics including principles, concepts, theories, problems as well as trends in teaching English as a foreign language; discussion of ELT related research.

TE 656 : Psycholinguistics for English Language Teachers

Psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language; Macrolinguistic issues such as the philosophy of language, thought and culture; Bilingualism; The practical application of psycholinguistic knowledge to language teaching.

TE 657 : Sociolinguistics for English Language Teachers

The relationship between language and society; Language variation in relation to geographical, ethnic, socioeconomic, age, and gender differences; Application of sociolinguistic theories to English language teaching.

TE 658 : English Discourse Analysis

Different theoretical and analytical approaches employed in the discourse analysis; Genre analysis and critical discourse analysis; Pedagogical applications in EFL contexts.

TE 659 : Corpus Linguistics and English Language Analysis

Study of definitions and types of English language corpora. Application of corpus linguistics to an analysis of the English language for research purposes.

TE 667 : Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics

Fundamental theories of semantics and pragmatics; An overview of how semantic and pragmatic restrictions contribute to linguistic communication at word, sentential and discourse level; different experimental approaches that are being used to investigate how semantics and pragmatics influence how language is processed, produced and interpreted in a second language context; The integration of theoretical essence and experimental methods that offers students a new perspective on phenomena in second language acquisition; Practice of developing interdisciplinary academic investigations which lead to an improvement in language teaching.

TE 668 : Syntax for English Teachers

A fundamental background in English syntax, syntactic analyses of English constructions, determination of typical errors made by learners of English as a foreign language, and teaching suggestions to enable the learners to use English efficiently.

TE 670 : Second Language Phonology in ELT

Study and discussion on selected issues in English phonology including the critical period hypothesis, the role of the first language and individual differences concerning English phonology; relationship between phonology and the learning and teaching of languages; Application of English phonological concepts in English language research, English language teaching and classroom contexts.

What you will achieve

At the MA-ELT program, graduate students will gain practical experience and innovative skills in ELT — something you can’t find in other ELT programs. Also, the strong and long-lasting network of LITU could pave a way for them to become a global professional leader in ELT.”

Dr. Monthon Kanokpermpoon

Lecturer of MA in ELT program

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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

” Studying for an MA at LITU has significantly improved both my language skills and teaching methods. The classroom atmosphere is so enjoyable; it feels like we’re not even studying. My fellow students are all lovely and come from various professional backgrounds, so I’ve gained new perspectives and expanded my network. I made the right decision to study here. The professors are all very helpful, friendly, and highly professional. I love it. “

Rusma / MA in ELT #24

The advantage is that we have classes only on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 AM the to 4 PM, so it doesn’t interfere with work. Even if you have a shift job, you can adjust your schedule to attend classes. You need to be disciplined and allocate time for reading and preparing before the class, so you can have fun and keep up with the content. Professors are very approachable and supportive. Time flies during the two years.

Nat / MA in ELT #21

Studying at LITU has helped me develop my English language skills and gain fresh perspectives. Undoubtedly, I’ve acquired extensive knowledge from the excellent professors here. Learning here is enjoyable and stress-free. Take it step by step, and you’ll excel.

Am / MA in ELT #24


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 ELT 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.

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.

The program is offered in person.

Contact us

If you have any questions or need further information, you can reach the MA in ELT 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