A brief introduction for the newcomer
A description of the courses.
Our most popular course is the Regular Course. Its a general English course focusing on the 4 basic language skills; speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Conversation is emphasized. The regular course consists of 16 levels. Each level has 30 hours of instruction over 6 weeks, though there are some accelerated classes. There are 7 terms per year.
In addition to the Regular Course, students can choose other special courses for different interests; for instance, Natural English, Basic Writing, General Writing, Pronunciation, Business Meeting & Presentations and more. For students planning to continue their study abroad we have an Academic English Program (AEP). This is an intensive program that simulates the tutorial and lecture environment of Western universities. Each course is composed of levels of 30 hours each. Please click http://www.auathailand.org to read more details about your desired course. Most special courses usually are available only at Cham Churi Square.
There are 16 AUA branches; 6 in Bangkok, 2 in Korat, and 1 in Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Phitsanuloke, Bangsaen, Pattaya, Rayong, Songkhla, and Hatyai, You can find each location by going to http://www.auathailand.org/branches.php.
In general, there are different times between branches that student can choose to study. For more details, check http://www.auathailand.org and navigate to your desired branch. You may find it easier to talk to someone at the branch, our secretaries speak English. Feel free to drop by or call the branch.
How to enroll at AUA
Generally speaking, students wanting to join AUA should be at least 15 years old and have graduated from Mathayom 3. On the day of registration please show your ID card and educational documents (for Thais) or your passport (for foreigners). Foreigners must have a visa that is valid through the entire term.
New students are required to take a placement test, though some smaller branches interview students. The placement test determines the class level for new students. This insures everyone in the class will have roughly equivalent language skills.
Below is the enrollment process for a new student:
1. Register: arrive our branch around 30 minutes prior to the start of the test, fill in the application form and pay the 350 Baht placement-test fee. Exact placement test dates and times will be announced around one week prior, often on the branchs Facebook page as well as the AUA website.
2. Take the test: the placement test is a multiple choice test consisting of 3 sections, listening, grammar & vocabulary, and reading. The test takes about an hour.
3. Wait for the results: results will be posted shortly after the test concludes, often within 15-30 minutes. Find your name on the list and see what level you got. If you think you received an inaccurate result, speak to the branch manager or supervisor.
4. Check the schedule: Find the times your level is offered and choose the one most convenient for you.
5. Pay the tuition: If you are sure you want to study, pay your tuition at this time. Generally speaking, the sooner you pay, the more likely you are to get a class. Sometimes classes get full and there are no more chairs: sometimes the minimum number of students is not met and the class is closed. If you are not sure you want to study, wait until you are, because if a class opens, we cannot refund your tuition should you change your mind.
Placement test results are valid for one year.
Students are evaluated by teachers in 2 ways. Grades are given each term based on participation and ability in class. There is a test at the end of each book, at levels 4, 8, 12, and 16.
Students also must be present in class for at least 24 of the 30 hours of each course
to pass to the next level.
Please check for more details at http://www.auathailand.org