Frequently Asked Questions
How does the BA TESOL Course work?
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 two full days, 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.
Is the degree internationally recognized?
It most certainly is! The degree will fulfill the requirements to obtain a full work permit in Thailand to work as an English teacher. We also contacted UCLA and Harvard University to enquire 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.
If you choose to teach English in other countries you should have no problems. The only exception to this so far is Saudi Arabia, which requires all applicants have a degree attained in their home country.
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:
August - December is the fall 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 August. (5 courses is usually 15000 baht)
January - May is the spring 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 August. (5 courses is usually 15000 baht)
May - August is the summer semester. You are not required to take any courses during this time. But you can take up to 3 courses if you want to.
If you take 14 courses per year you will finish your degree in 3 years. 10 and you will finish in 4 years. Just something to keep in mind when signing up for courses.
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).