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Thailand University English Programs

Student searches of Thailand University English Programs often focus attention on the large well-known universities of Bangkok, such as Chulalongkorn, Thammasat, Mahidol, and Silpakorn University. However, these Thai universities are extremely competitive, attracting excellent English students from across the country, most of whom have studied in English Language Programs at the Mattayom 4-6 (High School) level. This leaves many thousands of Thai students searching for University English Programs at other colleges.

Many Thai English students in the Northeast of Thailand (Isaan) look toward Bangkok’s 2nd tier universities, as they believe the quality of education there will be higher, and the likelihood of getting a good internship be better. What many of these students don’t realize is that Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University has 3 excellent English language programs: Business English, Academic English, and English Education (for Teachers).


Maha Vajiralongkorn Auditorium Thailand
The Maha Vajiralongkorn Auditorium is where Thailand’s SNRU Business English students have graduation.


The Business English program is an especially popular one with Thai students, attracting students not only from Sakon Nakhon, but other Northeastern Thai provinces like Udon Thai, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Nong Khai, Maha Sarakham, and Kalasin, as well as students from Vietnam. The diverse university staff includes Thai teachers with both academic and business experience (including Hotel & Tourism), and some have studied and lived abroad. Its foreign English teachers also have both business and teaching experience, including one instructor who has been a consultant to top Thai advertising and marketing agencies, such as Dentsu Thailand and Young & Rubicam (Y&R Thailand).

Students who study in the English for Business Communications (EBC) program can also study Japanese or Chinese. Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University has on its staff talented instructors from both Japan and China. Vietnamese is also offered as a supplementary language, and taught by a native speaker.


Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University English Program
A Christmas Party (2022) for the SNRU English for Business Communication Students


Another benefit of studying in the SNRU Business English program is the smaller class sizes compared to a large university in Bangkok. There is often more opportunity for highly motivated students to get one-on-one training from their EBC English instructors. And Thai students who are struggling with their English can expect patient and kind teachers who will assist them in any way they can.

The English for Business Communication program is very involved in helping the local Thai community, always looking for ways that they can assist local businesses better market their products to Thailand at large, as well as the international community. So the program’s English students can expect to take part in interesting field trips and other activities outside of the classroom.

And when it comes to internships, Business English students are often placed at Bangkok hotels and airlines (if that is your desire), or there is more local opportunities, including ones that will help students who want to start their own business learn practical skills such as: building a website, how to do SEO (search engine optimization), how to run a social media campaign, and more.


Apply to the SNRU English for Business Communication Program

Would you like to study in the EBC University English Program in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand? Applications are now being accepted until May 23rd. Go to:  Learn about the requirements for admission at:


If you are not familiar with Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University, it has a gorgeous 240 acre campus which is located about 10 minutes from downtown Sakon Nakhon. The university is well-known throughout Thailand for the Maha Vajiralongkorn Auditorium (หอประชุมมหาวชิราลงกรณ), which holds the graduation ceremony for Northeastern Thailand rajabhat students. Check out some recent campus photos from last year’s graduation at: Thai Graduation Ceremony.



David Alan