City: Roi Et
Roi Et is a province in the northeastern region of Thailand approximately 300 miles from Bangkok. It has a population of approximately 1.3 million of which the majority work in the farming industry. The climate in the northeast is tropical with the rainy season occurring between the months of May and October. The average high is 32.1 C (90 F) while the average low is 21.2 C (70 F). Local transportation options include public songthaew (a passenger vehicle in Thailand adapted from a pick-up or larger truck), university van, and taxi. There are 6 direct flights per day from Roi Et to Bangkok; driving to Bangkok takes 6-8 hours on the highway.
Host Institution: Roi Et Rajabhat University
Roi-Et Rajabhat University (RERU) is a mid-size institute of higher education offering various programs including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. There are approximately 10,000 students on the campus which is located in the middle of agricultural areas and rural villages, about a 20-minute drive from the city center. The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences holds the graduate degree program in English Language Teaching. Student enrollment for each cohort ranges from 5-15 students. Most of the students are working as in-service teachers and possess approximately 3-8 years of experience. International students from India, Indonesia, and Cambodia represent 10-30% of the total number of students.
- The Fellow will teach undergraduate and graduate English majors. Possible courses may include Language Acquisition, Language Assessment, Research in English Language Teaching, and Language Teaching.
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Conduct one-on-one English language tutoring, professional development workshops and teacher training for teachers of English in primary or secondary schools in the provinces.
- Mentor and train Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs).
- Conduct teacher training for English Access Microscholarship Program teachers and/or interact with Thailand’s Access students.