73 Rajadamnern Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200
Tel.053 278 407, 053 277 951, 053 211 377
Fax.053 211 973
American University Alumni Language Center (AUALC or AUA), often simply referred to as AUA, was established as a bi-national center in 1952 to “promote further mutual understanding between the people of Thailand and the United States through instruction in their respective languages, customs and traditions.” Both English and Thai are taught at the main center, located in the heart of Bangkok on Ratchadamri Road. The Language Center is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization, governed by a board of Thai and American members. The real history of the AUA goes back to 1924. At that time, Thai students returning from their studies in the US and their American friends in Thailand started the American University Alumni Association (AUAA) as a purely social organization. In 1940, AUAA was registered as an Association under the patronage of H. M. the King for the purpose of promoting friendship, education, culture, charity, sports and entertainment. Today, AUAA has over 2,000 members and continues to make an important contribution to Thailand through educational and charitable works.
As well as the main campus at Chamchuri Square, AUA has 17 branches throughout Thailand; from the beaches in the south, to city life in Bangkok, through the rice fields of the central plains and up to the mountainous north – the choice is yours.
What qualifications do I need?
native-like command of English
120 Hour TEFL certificate (SIT, CELTA or equivalent) from a face to face course
Qualified applicants need to have a face-to-face interview
What does AUA offer?
end-of-year completion payment(conditions apply)
one year work permit and visa
one week off after each six-week term
mobility within country-wide branches
50% discount on Thai classes (where taught)