Program Details

A typical week: - About 18-20 hours of Thai language classes, 8-10 hours of Thai culture classes - About 2 hours of typical Thai arts classes, e.g. cooking, Muay Thai, or similar - One local cultural trip each Saturday (e.g. Buddhist meditation centre) -
Location:
Chon Buri, Thailand
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Language:
Thai

Program Overview

Program Description:
You want to dig deeper into Thailand by learning Thai language and understanding Thai culture? Welcome to a new concept in learning Thai language and culture in the beautiful and academically stimulated environment of an international university. The courses will be offered in four-week modules with residential and non-residential programmes available. Three levels of instruction are available: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

A typical week: - About 18-20 hours of Thai language classes, 8-10 hours of Thai culture classes - About 2 hours of typical Thai arts classes, e.g. cooking, Muay Thai, or similar - One local cultural trip each Saturday (e.g. Buddhist meditation centre) - Mingling and socializing with Asian University’s Thai students Overview of Thai language classes Introduction to the Thai Language Understanding Thai as a tonal language and learning how the Thais speak The ability to have conversations according to social and cultural requirements Introduction to the Thai alphabet and parts of speech Understanding the Thai writing system Introduction to the Thai reading system consisting of consonants vowels etc. Integrating the four skills for overall comprehension of the Thai language Overview of cross-culture contents A persons place in the family and society How foreigners see the Thais and how the Thais see foreigners Understanding Thai patience in the Thai environment (??????) Thai time vs Western time Thai cuisine vs Western cuisine Dealing with embarrassing situations and losing face The culture of the Thai smiles

Although large in campus size, Asian University is small in student numbers. In classes of less than 20 students, interaction is intense and studying is based on projects and cases. No chance to get a good grade for memorizing the textbook - our lecturers aim to make you understand as they do.
Setting Description:
You want to study in fresh air, surrounded by plenty of nature, in a relaxed and quiet environment, and in close interaction with your fellow students and lecturers within small groups? Welcome to Asian University! Established in 1997, Asian University is the first fully international university in Thailand. The university is located in Chon Buri province approximately 150 km from Bangkok, and a short 25 minutes drive from the beach resorts of Jomtien and Pattaya. In small classes with intense teacher-student interaction, innovative educational approaches like active learning, peer-to-peer instruction, and minimally invasive education are the rule, rather than the exception. The courses are taught in English. All lecturers were educated at western universities; about 80 percent are native speakers of English. Beyond their academic qualification, all lecturers draw from extensive practical experience. The university has all the facilities of a modern university, including dormitorie

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