ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC ACADEMIC PURPOSES (ESAP)

Improve English language skills to continue your university level study effectively.

Who is ESAP for?

The course aims to improve the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as having a low level of English attainment, so that by the end of the course, they can actively participate in mainstream university courses to an international standard.

Successfully demonstrate
English language
and study skills

  1. Academic Skills: summarizing, paraphrasing, making predictions, identifying gist, and using graphs to aid comprehension
  2. Critical thinking skills: analyzing, synthesizing, making inferences, understanding organization, and drawing conclusions
  3. Understanding and answering questions
  4. Skimming reading and listening texts
  5. Scanning reading and listening texts
  6. Writing paragraphs.
The English for Specific Academic Purpose 1 and 2
(ESAP 1 & 2) Test Results of
KKUIC students in the semester 1/2021
The English for Specific Academic Purpose 1 and 2
(ESAP 1 & 2) Test Results of
Non-ID students in the semester 1/2021

Class Schedule & Enrollment for ESAP Students

for the 2nd semester of the academic year 2021

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English for Specific
Academic Purposes (ESAP)

Application Timeline for ESAP 1

Activity

Date

Application opens 8 November 2021
Deadline of Application 1 December 2021
Class starts 7 December 2021

Qualifications

  1. Completed Mattayom 6, grade 12 or equivalent
  2. ESAP students are people from outside the college or grade 8-12 students who wish to study in the English Preparation program to improve their English skills only.

Application Methods

  1. Walk-in Application: Receive application form at Khon Kaen University International College, 2nd floor, Academic and Fundsmental Learning Building.
  2. Application Online: Please upload the application with supporting documents including the money transfer slip via https://applyic.kku.ac.th/login
  3. ESAP applicants must take the KKUIC English examination.

Required Documents

  1. Completed application form
  2. One photo sized 3×4 cm with neither hat or sunglasses and taken no longer than 6 months. Clearly state names and schools on the back side of each photo. Stickers or scanned photos are not allowed.
  3. A copy of ID card or Alien certificate or Passport
  4. A copy of Housing registration (Thai applicants only)
  5. A copy of High school transcript or course comparison certificate from a secondary education institution
  6. A copy of High school diploma or graduation certificate
  7. A copy of legalizing name change certificate (if any)

1. Students who finish ESAP in the summer and have an Exit Test score from 0% - 49%, will study ESAP1 course for 135 hours during the first semester. (The class schedule will be announced later on www.ic.kku.ac.th)
2. This course provides General English for the first 70 hours and the proceeding 65 hours is Academic English. All four skills will be covered in each class, as following the Communicative Language Teaching style.
3. After the 135 hours of study, the students will take the ESAP1 Exit test, and the criteria of the test results are:

Criteria

Result

0% – 49%

Study ESAP1 course in the next semester and register for three KKUIC General Education courses, which will be suggested in the announcement of the exit test results.

50% – 79%

Study ESAP2 course in the next semester and register for three KKUIC General Education courses, which will be suggested in the announcement of the exit test results.

80% – 100%

Exit ESAP and register for the regular courses of the next semester listed in their programs.

4. In case students cannot pass the ESAP courses in a special semester (summer), they need to continually enroll the courses in regular semesters (the first or second semesters). 

1. Students who finish ESAP2 in the summer and have an Exit Test score from 50% – 79%, will study ESAP2 course in the first semester. (The class schedule will be announced later on www.ic.kku.ac.th).
2. This course will provide General English for the first 70 hours and the proceeding 65 hours will be Academic English. All four skills will be covered in each class, as following the Communicative Language Teaching style.
3. After the 135 hours of study, the students will take the ESAP2 Exit test, and the criteria of the test results are:

CriteriaResult
0% – 49%Study ESAP1 course in the next semester and register for three KKUIC General Education courses, which will be suggested in the announcement of the exit test results.
50% – 79%Study ESAP2 course in the next semester and register for three KKUIC General Education courses, which will be suggested in the announcement of the exit test results.
80% – 100%Exit ESAP and register for the regular courses listed in their programs.

4. In case students cannot pass the ESAP courses in a special semester (summer), they need to continually enroll the courses in regular semesters (the first or second semesters). 

  1. Students who study an ESAP course and have the Exit Test score from 80% - 100%, will exit the ESAP course.
  2. Students who do not pass the exit test of the last ESAP course in each academic year, they need to contact KKUIC staff, where each student will be considered on an individual basis, and given suggestions on the options and what courses they may study next.

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