Welcoming the Bilingual Program First Student Intake

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By the time you are reading this edition of Hua Hin Today, first yearstudents at the Hua Hin campus of Stamford International University will have commenced their first term of studyin Stamford’s brand new Bilingual Program.  On July 1st this significant addition to the University’s prospectus commences as a real contribution towards Thailand’s preparation for the ASEAN future with students being equipped with the English language skills necessary for our future leaders.

We visited Stamford to discuss with the Assistant President, Khun Ekkapong Na Ranong and Admissions Coordinator, Ms Pikul (Pam) Tasing, the benefits available to students and to get a real flavour of the Bilingual Program.   Khun Ekkapong is clearly very enthusiastic about the Program launch which he describes as a unique learning opportunity only available at Stamford.  He has his own ‘bilingual history’ with an education background from Geelong Grammar School in Australia and Clark University in Massachusetts USA!

What is The Bilingual Program?

The basic strategy for this Program is to increase the English language skills of students and their confidence to use English for study progressively each year of their degree.  At the final stages their level of competence in English will equip them for a bilingual (Thai/English) employment future on the international stage.

Initially intensive study of English is combined with other subjects taught in Thai.  However as the years progress and the student’s knowledge and confidence in using English increases, more subjectsbecome taught in English to the point that English becomes their primary study language.  The Bilingual Program becomes a separate study stream after the first year of study as an option to the usual Thai language content of mainstream programs.

 

Year One – 20% English

Year Two –  55% English

Year Three –  95% English

Year Four  – 95% English

General education courses in Thai language with intensive English Courses to improve and polish English skills.

English language skills continue to improve while beginning to use English in some core subjects.

Confident to use English in an exclusively English curriculum.

English language proficiency is at a level required to work in a multi-cultural workplace.

 

Students who can see the potential employment advantages of being fully competent in English for their participation in an ASEAN future will recognise the advantages of this program option.  Students (and parents) considering this Program may obtain the full details by visiting the Hua Hin campus.

The next intake will commence at the end of October with registrations accepted until mid-October.  We feel confident that as the word spreads the Bilingual Program will become a much sought after option for forward thinking Thai students!

Bachelor Degree Programs at Stamford Hua Hin

v  Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business Administration – Airline Business Management, International Business Management, Logistics Management (new!), Management, Marketing.

v  Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management

v  Bachelor of Accountancy

v  Bachelor of Artsin Communication- Communication Arts, Advertising, English for Business Communication

v  Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Information Technology, Business Information Management

About Stamford International University

v  The name ‘Stamford’ comes from the first campus in Singapore and relates to Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles who is famously known as the founder of modern Singapore.  Stamford International University in Thailand was established in 1996 and isindependentlyoperated. Campuses are located in Hua Hin and Bangkok.

v  Stamfordfocuses on student centred learning and conduct teaching insmall class sizes to encourage active discussions and student participation in the learning process.  Dormitory accommodation on site is available.

v  Stamford is a part of the Laureate International Universities network.Laureate International Universities is the world’s largest network with more than 70 higher education institutions worldwide and more than 780,000 students.  This means that Stamford can provide a professionally-oriented education with an international perspective helping prepare students to achieve and succeed in the global marketplace. Former US President Bill Clinton is Laureate’s Honorary Chancellor.

v  The Laureate English Program (LEP) has been adopted by Stamford as one example of what that being a part of this network means.  Students (and teachers) also have the opportunity of exchanges and being a part of the Laureate alumni network.   Check out www.laureate.net/AboutLaureate‎!

 Location and Further Information

Stamford is located within minutes of Hua Hin and Cha-Am. On the North side of the airport overpass look for the signs away from the ocean showing the way to Stamford and Palm Hills Golf Course.

 For more information visit www.stamford.edu!

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