English is the Medium of Instruction at AIT
AIT is an international institute with a mission to serve as a platform for international students from the full spectrum of highly developed to less developed countries. Its residential campus is today a small replica of the world without borders. English language is therefore its official media, not only in the classroom but for everyday life, in the interaction among all members of the AIT Community.
Although AIT has an expectation for a level of English language proficiency for students to be admitted, we realize that there are some very good students from non-native English speaking countries, whom we would not want to miss. Thus, AIT encourages all students who are academically qualified to apply to AIT, despite their shortcomings in English. AIT offers to assist these students by helping them develop their English language proficiency either before or during their enrolment at AIT. Before graduation, AIT wants to ensure that our graduates will be competent not only in their specialized areas but also in English communication so they can comfortably advance to become future global leaders in the globalization age.
Tests to Take
All students who are not native English speakers have following options for testing. We have no preference between these options. It is your choice, and you should take the set of tests with which you feel the most comfortable.
✔ Equivalency in English Proficiency Tests
Applicants who wish to apply for scholarships must submit a valid official English language proficiency test score, in order to meet the specific requirements of the scholarships.
|TABLE OF EQUIVALENCY IN ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTS|
Applicants who are citizens of and have been educated in an English- speaking country (e.g., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA) are exempted. Proof of citizenship and studies must be submitted.
✔ Certificate of English Medium Instruction
Applicants who have earned a degree at a university at which English is the sole medium of instruction, may submit a document signed by the university Registrar attesting to English medium instruction. Applicants who submit a certificate are requested to sit the AIT Academic Writing Test upon arrival to determine their level of proficiency on the AIT scale.
✔ AIT English Language Testing
The AIT Language Center conducts two types of tests: the AIT English Entry Test (AIT EET) for applicants to AIT, and the AIT Writing Placement Test (AWPT) for enrolled students to update and validate their English writing proficiency scores.
For information on the AIT-EET kindly click http://www.languages.ait.asia/
Interested test-takers can call +662-524-6623 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
AIT English Entry Test (EET)
AIT is committed to investing in our students’ English multi-literacy proficiency and success. The institute has a human development mandate and works with students to ensure professional competency. Thus, we provide courses in academic English literacy development to assist students who are offered admission with a condition to improve their English skills while studying at AIT. All required academic English literacy courses throughout the duration of study (focusing on oral expression, academic text analysis and academic writing) are included in the 5,000 Baht one-time flat fee that students are required to pay at entry.
|IELTS (Writing Band) OR AIT English Entry Test (AIT–EET)||Required Courses||Remarks|
|4.5||Bridging Program (6 or 8 weeks before the start of the program)
Click here for BP course description page
|On the assumption that upon completing the Bridging Program, applicants can
attain an entry score of 5 or higher prior to the start of their study program at AIT.In case the donors of the students are not able to cover the full Bridging Program fee and for applicant who are academically qualified for admission except for the English proficiency, the related schools will provide 50% of the Bridging Program fee, and the individual applicants will pay for the rest.
|5.0||EL 15||*Minimum entry requirements with conditions for Master’s applicants|
|5.5||EL 19||*Minimum entry requirements with conditions for doctoral applicants|
|6 or higher||–||English requirements – satisfied|
Note:** All required English courses through the duration of study (focusing on all 4 skills of English) are included in the 5,000 Baht one-time flat fee which students are required to pay at entry.