How does the BA TESOL Course work?

We have 3 different kinds of courses that you, as a registered student, can sign up and take. In each given semester you can take to the maximum of 21 credits. In general a course is 3 credits, so that would be 7 courses.

The different kinds of courses available for you to take are the following:

Weekly Classes - Siam Technology College BA TESOL program’s main in class semesters are every week during the months of March, April, and October. Each class during these semester months run for one week, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. By the end of that week the class is finished. If you have schedule a class for the following week, you would then go to that one.

Weekend Classes - In addition to weekly classes during the months of March, April, and October, Siam Technology College also has regular weekend courses available in May-September and November-February. These weekend courses are generally starting on a Saturday and running for 2.5 weekends, e.g. Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend, Saturday and Sunday of the second weekend, finishing on Saturday of the third weekend. Also, they can start on a Sunday, and then it would be 4 weekend days following that first day.

Evening courses - these run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. for 7 weeks. There are probably 3 or 4 of these courses run in a year.

Is the degree internationally recognized?

UNESCO recognizes all institutions that are accredited by national Ministries of Education. And, therefore, institutions worldwide will generally accept transfer credit from these institutions. So this program is recognized by UNESCO, as Siam Technology College is an accredited college by the Ministries of Education.

This degree will fulfill the requirements to obtain a full work permit in Thailand to work as an English teacher, as well as working abroad in other countries. We also contacted UCLA and Harvard University to enquire as to whether the Siam BA TESOL degree would be acceptable for admission to graduate school. Both schools confirmed to us that it would be accepted as a legitimate degree.

You will proudly be able to confirm to anybody who asks that you have earned a degree.

What is the minimum number of classes I need to take to qualify for an Education Visa?

You need to take a minimum of 15 credits (five classes or some other combination of 15 credits) per semester to qualify for an Education degree. The semesters are the following dates:

January - June is the first semester of the year. You need to take somewhere around 3-5 courses at least during this time and pay for the courses at the beginning of the semester in January if you need an ed visa. (5 courses is usually 15000 baht)

August - December is the second semester. You need to take somewhere around 3-5 courses at least during this time and pay for the courses at the beginning of the semester in July. (5 courses is usually 15000 baht)

So in total with these two semesters it is possible to take up to 42 credits in a given year. If you do that for 3 years, you will be finished!

Where is Siam Technology College?

Siam Technology College is located at 46 Jarunsanitwong 10 Road Tha Pra, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, 10600, THAILAND

How can I get there?

What should I wear?

Guys - Collared shirt (tie recommended), slacks, leather shoes, all in good repair. No shorts, sweats, torn jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes.

Gals - Smart Casual. No shorts, sweats, torn jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes.

Remember that university students in Thailand are required to wear uniforms and appearances in general are of the utmost importance. You are not just representing yourself here, you are also representing the International Program. Please be aware that failure to comply with the minimum dress code requirements may result in you being asked to leave campus and change into something more appropriate.

What are the maximum number of classes I am able to take each semester?

The maximum number of credits you allowed to take per semester is 21. Generally each class is worth 3 credits, so by taking 7 of the usual in class face to face classes per semester you will reach 21 credits. If you take the maximum amount of credits each semester than in a given year it is possible to reach 42 credits, making it possible to finish your degree in 3 years.

What if I miss a day?

Our classes are intensive; each class is one semester of course work condensed into a 5 day course. Therefore, if you miss a day, you will lose a letter grade. For example, if your final mark for all completed work is a B+ and you missed one day that week, your final grade will be a C+. More than one day absent results in failing the class and having to retake it at a future time (you will also have to pay for this retake).

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