The Language Institute of Thammasat University (LITU) was officially established as a university faculty in 1985 to serve the ever-growing need for English language training for students in all faculties at Thammasat University. LITU conducts courses at all three of Thammasat University’s academic campuses (Tha Prachan, Rangsit and Lampang in northern Thailand), as well as providing diverse language services to the general public and private, academic and governmental organizations in Bangkok and throughout the nation. For over two decades, LITU has been committed to developing the quality of its teaching consistent with international standards of excellence while dedicated to Thammasat University’s mission of serving the nation.
Adhering to the principles of learner-centered teaching, developing student autonomy, and encouraging independent, creative and critical thinking among the students, LITU is responsible for English-language instruction for students first entering the university (Foundation courses), throughout their four years of academic studies (ESP-English for Specific Purposes), and for graduate students who must achieve minimum standards of English language proficiency. In addition, the Language Institute offers international graduate degree programs in English Language Teaching (MA-ELT, previously known as MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and Career English for International Communication (MA-CEIC, previously known as MA English for Careers), and a graduate diploma program in Professional English (DPE, previously known as GradDip in English for Careers). Also, to serve the needs of English teachers in the ASEAN community and international settings, LITU offers an international Ph.D. program in English Language Teaching (PhD-ELT). Students in these graduate programs also have research opportunities in presenting their studies at the LITU International Graduate Conferences (LITU Conference) and in publishing their research papers in the LITU Graduate Conference Proceedings (ISSN 2286-881X).