About Us

The English department has been part of the Faculty of Arts and Chulalongkorn University since its founding in 1917. Over the past century, we have been steadfast in our determination to provide students with an education in the field of the English language and literature. We have attempted to train students in the mastery of English language skills and the comprehension of English linguistics and literature.

In the rapidly changing world of the 21st century, we remain fully aware of our mission to help students improve their English skills and their understanding of English-speaking cultures with the aim of preparing them to be global citizens who are capable of employing language to effectively communicate in a cross-cultural society. With our B.A. program which consists of a blend of various courses in language skills, English linguistics and literature, we hope to enable students to engage in language with a firm grasp of its logical and aesthetic aspects. Our approach strives to cultivate students’ critical thinking, foster their imaginations, and stimulate them to reflect upon social concerns and nurture their tolerance at the same time.

In addition to the B.A. program, the English department offers an M.A. program in English. Our faculty members also contribute to the M.A. program in Translation and Interpretation and the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in English as an International Language.

The English department takes pride in the accomplishments of our students and alumni who work, both in Thailand and abroad, in areas such as education, diplomacy, international relations, communication, artistic performance and entertainment, and also marketing, finance and business administration.