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Improvement needed in U-NET design
The National Institute of Educational Testing Service plans to launch the University National Educational Test (U-NET) this year to gauge new graduates' proficiency in different areas. It will be a big waste if this is aimed at ensuring the quality of workers.
 

 
Asean countries to boost vocational programmes
Three ASEAN countries including Thailand have embarked on a plan to develop a vocational-education programme that will prepare graduates for work in any of their territories.
 

 
Exercise 'boosts academic performance' of teenagers
Intensive exercise improves the academic performance of teenagers, according to new research. The study found links between exercise and exam success in English, maths and science.
 

 
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Master's degree students join the Travel and Learn in Sydney, Australia.
   
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Dr. Wilaichitra Nilsawaddi, director of PLACE, took Master's degree students to Sydney, Australia for the Travel and Learn program. They attended the research workshop organized by the Univ. of Technology-Sydney.
Students from the College of Teacher Education join hands with Standard Chartered Bank in the annual Bangkok Marathon in Sanam Luang. The marathon is a project of the National Jogging Association of Thailand.
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3-day / 20-hour Thai Culture Training
The Teacher's Council of Thailand now offers 3-day / 20-hour Thai Culture Training to foreigners wishing to teach in Thailand. For more information, please call 02-282-1308, 02-282-3157, 02-280-6366.
 

 
 
Language Training for Community Development Personnel
Directors and administrators from different provinces join the week-long language training at Community Development Center at Nakorn Nayok.
 

 
 
English Summer Camp for PEA Kids 2014
Bachelor of Education - English Program (BEE) organize English Camp for kids of staff and employees of Provincial Electric Authority (PEA).
 

 
 

English Summer Camp for Math Teachers
Bachelor of Education - Mathematics and English programs organize a summer camp for Math student-teachers.

 

 
 
English Summer Camp for Prachapibal School, Bangkok
Students from the Bachelor of Education - English program (BEE) organize a 10-day English Summer Camp for Prachapiban School in Bangkok.
 

 
 
Beauty Workshop by Shisheido
Students from the Bachelor of Education - English (BEE) attend the professional skincare and makeup workshop organized by Shiseido.
 

 
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PLACE and College of Teacher Education students organize Christmas Party 2013.
 

 
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Bangkok Marathon 2013
Students from the College of Teacher Education join hands with Standard Chartered Bank in the annual Bangkok Marathon in Sanam Luang. The marathon is a project of the National Jogging Association of Thailand.
 

 
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Education: Hong Kong and Australia
Dr. Harry John Pearson, the visiting assistant professor from the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, presents the overview of Hong Kong and Australian education. 
 

 
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English Language Teaching: from Theory to Practice
Students from the Collge of Teacher of Teacher Education organized a seminar entitled "English Language Teaching: from Theory to Practice". It was a whole-day presentations of students taking Practicum and Internship programs.
 

 
 
The English Instruction in the 21st Century
Seminar on the English Instruction in the 21st Century by Dr. Prathuangsook Youngsathien (Bachelor of Elementary Education, PNRU College of Teacher Education). It is organized by 4th year students (Sec.1), English Education Program, College of Teacher Education, Phranakhon Rajabhat University.
 

 
 
English and the Application of Technology in the Classroom
Seminar on the Use of English and the Application of Technology in the Classroom by Dr. Waraporn Temkeaw (Airport Management Program of the CIVIL AVIATION TRAINING CENTER). It is organized by 4th year students (Sec.2), English Education Program, College of Teacher Education, Phranakhon Rajabhat University.
 

 
 
The Use of English in the 21st Century Classroom
Seminar on the Use of English in the 21st Century Classroom by Dr. Udomluk Koolsriroj (Faculty of Education, Kasetsart University). It is organized by 4th year students (Sec.3), English Education Program, College of Teacher Education, Phranakhon Rajabhat University.
 

 
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Travel and Learn: Australia
Dr. Wilaichitra Nilsawaddi, director of PLACE, took Master's degree students to Sydney, Australia for the Travel and Learn program. They attended the research workshop organized by the University of Technology-Sydney.
 

 
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Travel and Learn: Philippines
Students joined the Travel and Learn Camp that was organized in Pangasinan and Benguet provinces in the Republic of the Philippines. Students visited Pangasinan State University and Saint Louis University.
 

 
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Microsoft Office Workshop
Dr. Supot from Microsoft Regional Office, Thailand organizes a workshop for 3rd and 4th year students from the College of Teacher Education.
 

 
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PNRU - University of Technology Sydney-Kuring-Gai
Teachers and Students from University of Technology Sydney - Kuring Gai visited Phranakhon Rajabhat University for a 2-week teaching practicum. The pre-service teachers were assigned to different schools around the university.
 

 
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Community English Camp
PLACE organized a 3-day English camp for Bangkaen communities. The camp were participated in by goverment employees/ staff and teachers/ students from Prachapibal and Bangbua schools.
 

 
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Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC 2)
Phranakhon Rajabhat University Language and ASEAN Centre (PLACE) organizes 30-hour TOEIC training. The traning involves test preparations activities with various exercises to improve test-taking, reading and listening skills.
 

 
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Creating an Internationalization Framework
Dr. Karen Anne McBride, a Fulbright Specialist, visits Phranakhon Rajabhat Univesity to present the results of her research work and mini-case studies on Thai perspectives on internationalization of higher education.
 

 
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English for Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) Kids 2013
PLACE and PEA organize English Summer Camp for kids of staff and employees of Provincial Electric Authority (PEA). The 2-week camp involves interesting class activities and a study trip to Chokchai Farm in Pakchong, Nakorn Ratchasima.
 

 
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Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC 1)
Phranakhon Rajabhat University Language and ASEAN Centre (PLACE) organizes TOEIC training for students, teachers and staff. The 15-hour test preparation involves various exercises to improve test-taking, reading and listening skills.
 

 
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English for National Housing Authority (NHA) Staff
PLACE conducts English language training for staff and employees of the National Housing Authority. The training is conducted regularly as part of professional development program.
 

 
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pong Horadal appointed as the new PNRU president
Dr. Wilaichitra Nilsawaddi, PLACE director, joined the university administrators, lecturers, and staff in congratulating Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pong Horadal on his appointment as the new president of Phranakhon Rajabhat University (PNRU).
 

 
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Study Tour in Malaysia and Singapore
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, in cooperation with PLACE, takes a group of government officers to Federal Administrative State of Putrajaya, Malaysia and National University of Singapore.
 

 
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English Education Program-ELT Conference 2
Students from the College of Teacher Education organize a seminar focussing on the development of teachers' abilities and personalities. The seminar gives students opportunities to share their experiences in both Practicum and Internship courses.
 

 
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English language training for the Faculty of Industrial Technology 2
Students from different programs of the Faculty of Industrial Technology join the 2-week Summer English Refreshment Course at PLACE.
 

 
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Travel and Learn: Singapore
PLACE takes students to Singapore for travelling and learning program. The 3-day-2-night camp will give participating students an exciting trip and a wonderful learning experience abroad.
 

 
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ASEAN Youth Camp 2013
Phranakhon Language and ASEAN Center organizes ASEAN Youth Camp 2013. University students from different countries in ASEAN participate in this event. The 5-day camp is held in Bangkok and Chonburi.
 

 
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Rajabhat Teachers' Training
The Centre for English Language Communication of National University of Singapore (CELC-NUS) organizes an 18-month programme to train English language lecturers from 15 Rajabhat universities. The project is funded by Temasek Foundation.
 

 
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Reading for Life
General Education Pragram, in cooperation with PLACE, invites Dr. Kriengsak Chareonwongsak (Dr. Dan Can Do) to give a lecture to promote books and reading. This program responds to the objective of UNESCO's World Book Capital project that highlights the importance of literary creativity.
 

 
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English Education Program - ELT Conference 1
Students from the College of Teacher Education organize ELT Conference to share their experiences in both Practicum and Internship. 4th year students present the results of their 1-week Practicum 1 classroom observation and 5th year students present their teaching experience from Internship 1.
 

 
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Study Tour at Can Tho University
Dr. Wilaichitra Nilsawaddi visits Can Tho University in Can Tho, Vietnam with PNRU executives, administrators and other heads of the programs from the College of Teacher Education to strenghen the academic collaboration between PNRU and Can Tho universities.
 

 
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MOU with The University of Udayana
Phranakhon Rajabhat University and The University of Udayana (Bali, Indonesia) signs the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote culture and develop academic cooperation.
 

 
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English Breakfast @ PNRU
P'Tae of Thai PBS' English Breakfast talks about the importance of English in the coming ASEAN 2015. The event is organized by the General Education Department in cooperation with Phranakhon Language and ASEAN Center.
 

 
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Developing Materials
Dr. Warisiree and Aj. Chanoi from King Mongkut University of Technology Self Access Learning Center (KMUT, Bangmod) conduct a seminar and a workshop on developing learning materials to students from the College of Teacher Education.
 

 
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ASEAN-English Day Camp
PLACE, in partnership with the College of Teacher Education, organize ASEAN-English Day camp at Wat Bangkobua School. Primary and Secondary school students join the day camp activities prepared by 4th year CTE students.
 

 
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Workshop on Language Proficiency
Dr. Pochanat Samermit, president of the University of Inter-Disciplinary Studies, USA, gives a workshop on English Language Proficiency to students from the College of Teachers Education and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
 

 
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Huahin English Camp
3rd Year students from the College of Teachers Education participate in the 3-day English Camp at Huahin aims to develop language skills through various learning activities.
 

 
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ASEAN Culture Exhibition by CTE Students
U-Channel (an inter-university TV network) visits PLACE to cover the ASEAN Cultural exhibition of students from the College of Teacher Education.
 

 
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English language training for Immigration officers
A group of Immigration officers from the Royal Thai Police join the training course to improve their language skills in dealing with foreigners at airports, seaports and border checkpoints.
 

 
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English language training for the Faculty of Industrial Technology 1
Teachers and students from different programs of the Faculty of Industrial Technology join the 2-week English Refreshment Course at PLACE.
 

 
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English Day Camp
Students participate in a 2-day English Day Camp. The camp is a part of the basic English Communication courses aims to give students ample opportunities to practice English outside the classroom.
 

 
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English and Computer for Young Learners
Young kids enjoy their summer break at PLACE by taking a back-to-back course in English and Computer. This course gives opportunity to students to practice their English language and computer skills.
 

 
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Workshop on Educational Games for Children
College of Teacher Education (CTE), in coordination with PLACE, gives a 2-week workshop in classroom games and educational activities to 4th year and 5th year CTE students.
 

 
 
Listening and Speaking Course
PNRU teachers, students and staff participate in the 30-hour weekend-course to improve their fluency and confidence in using English.
 

 
 
English Proficiency Assessment (PNRU-EPA)
PNRU Language and ASEAN Center (PLACE) conducts English Proficiency Assessment (PNRU-EPA) to goverment employees coming from different regions of Thailand.
 

 
 
Seminar on Classroom Activities
Mr. David Bohlke gives a seminar on activities for developing fluency. He is one of the authors of the Four Corners course book produced by Cambridge University Press.
 

 
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