Payap University

English Language Enhancement Center

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The English Language Enhancement Center (ELEC) is a brand new institution, set up by Payap University, which offers English Language courses that will help develop Payap students’ communication skills in the international language. The center also has a self-access / study center, where students who would like to improve their English in a fun, relaxed, and non-threatening environment can do so under the supervision of teachers who will also tutor them according to their needs.


Teacher Training

Special Offers for TESOL Certificate Courses

We are now offering 120-hour TESOL Certificate courses for only 35,000 Thai baht. This offer is available for anyone signing up for a course before August. For more details, click here.

TESOL Certificate Course Dates

  • 1 May - 30 May 2014
  • 2 June - 27 June 2014
  • 7 July - 1 August 2014

Available Courses

Intensive English Program (IEP)

This program is for students who need to improve their English to study at Payap International College. There are three levels, elementary, intermediate and advanced, and it takes one semester to complete each level. Students graduating from the advanced level will have learned the skills necessary to take a course at the International College. Read more


IELTS/TOEFL preparation

For students who want to study abroad, and need to prepare for either an IELTS or a TOEFL exam, we offer various courses designed to give you the best possible chance to do well in these exams. Read more


General English (GE)

We also offer General English courses. These courses are generally more flexible and can provide you with more choice about what you learn. Read more


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

For teachers of English, and those who want to teach English, to nonnative speakers, we offer a course that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence that you need. Upon graduation from this course, you will receive a TESOL Certificate, which is an internationally recognized teaching certificate. Read more

Courses for 2013-2014

There are no fixed start dates for the General English Conversation, IELTS/TOEFL Preparation, and Business English courses. Please contact us for details.

We are offering two Intensive English Program (IEP) courses (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels) during the summer break in 2014 - from 24th March to 26th May and from 2nd June to 23rd July.


Intensive English Program Summer Courses


Summer 1

Summer 2

Registration and payment:

Last day for late registration and payment:

First day of classes:

Midterm examination:

Songkran Break:

Last day of classes:

Final examination:

Grade announcement:

1st Nov 2013 - 21st March 2014

28th March 2014

24th March 2014

21st April 2014

14th-18th April 2014

26th May 2014

22nd May 2014

30th May 2014

1st Nov 2013 - 30th May

6th June 2014

2nd June 2014

16th June 2014


23rd July 2014

22nd July 2014

31st July 2014


Course details


Course Length


Cost (Payap Students/Staff)

Intensive English Program (IEP)

180 hours

47,500 Baht

47,500 Baht

General English Conversation

30 hours

4,950 Baht

3,465 Baht

Business English

30 hours

4,950 Baht

3,465 Baht

IELTS / TOEFL (iBT only) Preparation

40 hours

6,950 Baht

4,865 Baht

TESOL Certificate

120 hours

45,000 Baht

45,000 Baht


Contact details

By telephone:

  • 053 851 478 ext. 7419

By email:

  • Simon Allen, Academic Director: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Pinkvana Thaworn, Director's Assistant/Lecturer: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



  • All students must take an ELEC placement test (200 Baht) before entering any program.
  • Registration and payment are compulsory before any program commences.
  • The ELEC reserves the right not to open classes with an insufficient number of students. ( class size: minimum 4 students - maximum 16)
  • Book fees are not inclusive of the course fee but photocopies are.
  • The ELEC reserves the right to change course fees and dates without prior notice.
  • No refunds are given once the semester has started except in very exceptional circumstances
  • If a refund is permitted there will be a charge of 1,000 Baht to cover administration costs.