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Asst. Prof. Dr. Pornapit Darasawang

Dean of
School of Liberal Arts


The School of Liberal Arts (SoLA) is the centre for education and research in the fields of language, applied linguistics, humanities and social sciences at KMUTT. Involving a wide range of responsibilities and challenges, much of our work in SoLA is at the cutting edge, leading at both national and international levels.

One key responsibility of SoLA is to provide English and social studies education for students at KMUTT. Using a variety of innovative approaches task-based learning, project-based learning, problem-based learning our goal is to produce KMUTT graduates with high English proficiency and humanisation skills who are versatile, effective at communication, and aware of and involved in social issues.

We also run several well-renowned postgraduate programmes. Our MA in Applied Linguistics an international programme with two specialisations, English language teaching and resource-based learning celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009. Over the years, the programme has produced effective English language educators for Thailand and neighbouring countries. In cooperation with the School of Bioresources and Technology, we offer a Master's in Community Management an innovative programme involving close cooperation with local communities on development projects. In 2007, we opened a PhD in Applied Linguistics, a programme which is quickly gaining a good reputation for research quality, together with a double degree PhD programme with Macquarie University in Australia. Looking to the future, in 2010 we will offer a new MA in English for Professional and International Communication to produce graduates who can effectively use and develop English in the workplace.

SoLA is well-known for its Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC), established in 1991 to support independent learning and learner autonomy and now widely regarded as a model centre for the country and the region. Alongside the SALC, SoLA is at the cutting edge of technology use for language learning with several innovative and successful projects and research studies in the field. Other areas where SoLA has a good reputation for strength in research include policy research, community research, and learning innovations.

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Thursday, 15 April 2021