PC WELCOMES NEW STUDENTS TO THE THIRD TERM

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) carried out its orientation day for 183 new MP and PC students of the Quarter 3/2017. Held at the MUIC Auditorium 1318, MUIC Building 1, students and parents stepped in to hear what they are going to experience at PC.

Reaching over 400 active students in the third quarter, PC has recently recruited a new batch of PC and MP students to the school where they will be provided with not only courses for language and mathematical skills, but also a wide range of welfare, student activities, and academic support as they go through the program.

PC WELCOMES NEW STUDENTS TO THE THIRD TERM

PC also handed out various awards to their exceptional students. Presented by PC’s Program Director, Dr. Alexander Nanni, the Best PC2 Term Project Award went to Ms. Kornrawee Kanchanavera, who brought forward an excellent news video regarding a social issue in an ASEAN country.

For posting the highest recorded average grade in Quarter 2, 2017, four students received the Outstanding Academic Achievement awards. They were:
1.) Ms. Asamaporn Charoenthamanont (PC1);
2.) Ms. Taya Tongnual (PC2);
3.) Ms. Pichamon Wongkrit (PC3);
4.) Mr. Kriangsak Thuiprakhon (PC4).

Meanwhile, four other students were given Outstanding Contribution awards for acting as “a role model for other students because of their maturity, cooperation, and efforts to achieve academic and personal goals.” They were:
1.) Mr. Manunchai Chatwechsiri (PC1);
2.) Ms. Yanisa Tattaisong (PC2);
3.) Ms. Boonyisa Sutthayarak (PC3);
4.) Ms. Radathip Poltanapaisan (PC4).

Moreover, three students also received special awards for their exemplary academic achievement and activity participation during Quarter 2/2017. They were:
1.) Ms. Asamaporn Charoenthamanont;
2.) Mr. Phutanet Ukris, both awarded a level skip from PC1 to PC3; and
3.) Ms. Parnnichar Phothitantimongkon (MP), awarded for the “Non-Smoking Campaign Advert Contest”, a Non-Smoking Day activity engaging students in creating an advert to campaign against smoking.

The orientation also brought back two former PC students who are now MUIC students, Mr. Yuan Yo WANG and Ms. Sarocha Acharyakul, to deliver memorable life-at-PC speeches and inspire all of PC’s new pupils.


PC2 Term Project Showcase Q1/2017

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) held its PC2 Project Showcase for Quarter 1/2017, welcoming a number of PC teachers and students into the MUIC’s Seminar Room 1210 to view PC2 students’ ASEAN-based news videos.

PC2 Term Project Showcase Q1/2017

It was a big day for 53 students from PC2 who were assigned, as a part of the curriculum, to produce a news video based on an ASEAN country. By creating 6-minute videos, the students developed their creativity and critical thinking skills as well as reinforcing their awareness of current events in the ASEAN community. The best news clips had been voted on and put forward by the teachers of each class before the students in the audience got to vote for the winner, who will officially be announced and receive an award at PC’s next orientation in Q2/2017.

PC2 Term Project Showcase Q1/2017

PC would like to thank Mr. Gary Waddell, PC2 instructor and level coordinator, for being the guest of honor and granting the certificates to 6 students from PC2 who had presented their masterpieces.

Click here to watch a news clip sample from a PC2 student.

March 14, 2017 | by Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


PC OPENS DOORS TO NEWCOMERS OF Q1/2017

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) carried out its orientation day for 63 new MP and PC students of the Quarter 1/2017. Held at the Seminar Room 1210, MUIC Building 1, students and parents stepped in to hear what they are going to experience at PC.

The new academic year begins with gratifying remarks for PC, not only the energy saving campaign it is promoting but also the fact that it has welcomed more students to its Mathematical Foundations Program (MP) this quarter.

PC OPENS DOORS TO NEWCOMERS OF Q1/2017

This fast-paced program offers reinforcement of mathematical skills for MP students before they can begin their studies at MUIC.

During the orientation, PC also handed out various awards to their exceptional students. Presented by PC’s Program Director, Dr. Alexander Nanni, the Best PC2 Term Project award went to Ms. Thamonwan Luangdomrong, who brought forward an excellent news video regarding a social issue in an ASEAN country.

PC OPENS DOORS TO NEWCOMERS OF Q1/2017

For posting the highest recorded average grade in Quarter 4, 2016, four students received the Outstanding Academic Achievement awards. They were:
1.) Mr. Sasirom Kongnuket (PC1);

2.) Ms. Pitchaya Muangprom (PC2);

3.) Mr. Pitipat Chairojkulawat (PC3); and

4.) Mr. Pongsapak Kongsupapsiri (PC4).

Meanwhile, four other students were given Outstanding Contribution awards for acting as “a role model for other students because of their maturity, cooperation, and efforts to achieve academic and personal goals.” They were:

1.) Ms. Sadanan Tongprasong (PC1);

2.) Ms. Chananchida Thatpakornsakul (PC2);

3.) Mr. Pitipat Chairojkulawat (PC3); and

4.) Ms. Nicha Tamthong (PC4).

Moreover, two students also received special awards for their outstanding performance and activity participation during Quarter 4/2016:
1.) Mr. Sasirom Kongnuket, awarded a level skip from PC1 to PC3; and

2.) Mr. Nontarat Siamratanakij, awarded a winner of “We Love Mahidol” photo contest for Mahidol Day

The orientation also brought back two former PC students who are now MUIC students, Mr. Thanin Jiarakul and Ms. Pansaya Akarapan, to deliver memorable life-at-PC speeches and inspire all of PC’s new pupils.


MUIC-PC Offers Congratulation to New Director of RILCA

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) joined the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA) to congratulate the new Director of RILCA.

On behalf of MUIC, Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, the Dean of Mahidol University International College, led executives and staff of MUIC and the Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) to offer congratulation to the newly appointed director of the RILCA: Assoc. Prof. Kwanchit Sasiwongsaroj, Ph.D.

MUIC-PC Offers Congratulation to New Director of RILCA

With over ten years of experience in the field of cross-cultural studies, MUIC and PC hope that Assoc. Prof. Kwanchit Sasiwongsaroj will apply her determined vision and professionalism to directing RILCA, yielding continued success for RILCA as well as Mahidol University.

By Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


PC2 Term Project Showcase Q4/2016

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) held its PC2 Project Showcase for Quarter 4/2016, welcoming a number of PC teachers and students into the MUIC Auditorium to view PC2 students’ ASEAN-based news videos.

Together with approximately 94 students from PC2, this quarter’s event brought in another 32 students from PC1. It was a big day for PC2 students who were assigned, as a part of the curriculum, to produce a news video based on an ASEAN country.

PC2 Term Project Showcase Q4/2016

By creating 6-minute videos, the students developed their creativity and critical thinking skills as well as reinforcing their awareness of current events in the ASEAN community. The best news clips had been voted on and put forward by the teachers of each class before the students in the audience got to vote for the winner, who will officially be announced and receive an award at PC’s next orientation in Q1/2017.

PC would like to thank Mr. Gary Waddell, PC2 instructor and level coordinator, for being the guest of honor and granting the certificates to the students who had presented great pieces of work: 6 students from PC2 and another one from PC1.

Click HERE to watch a news clip sample from a PC2 student.


WARM WELCOME FOR NEW STUDENTS IN PC’s Q4 ORIENTATION

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) held its orientation day for 82 new students of the Quarter 4/2016. Held at the MUIC Auditorium, students and parents came to hear what they are going to experience at PC.

Effective from Quarter 4, PC has announced a brand new academic program – Mathematical Foundations Program (MP)
– for the students whose English skills are proficient and have met the MUIC admission requirements but whose mathematical skills need reinforcement before they can begin their studies at MUIC.
During the orientation, PC also handed out various awards to their exceptional students.

WARM WELCOME FOR NEW STUDENTS IN PC’s Q4 ORIENTATION

Presented by PC’s Program Director, Dr. Alexander Nanni, the Best PC2 Term Project award went to Ms. Supanit Kongtanakarun, who submitted an excellent news video regarding a social issue in an ASEAN country.

WARM WELCOME FOR NEW STUDENTS IN PC’s Q4 ORIENTATION
For posting the highest recorded average grade in Quarter 3, 2016, four students received the Outstanding Academic Achievement awards.
They were:

1.) Ms. Panisa Sintateeyakorn (PC1);
2.) Ms. Noppawan Piriyawut (PC2);
3.) Ms. Sarocha Acharyakul (PC3); and
4.) Ms. Ji Hyun Ryu (PC4).

Meanwhile, four other students were given Outstanding Contribution awards for acting as “a role model for other students because of their maturity, cooperation, and efforts to achieve academic and personal goals.” They were:

1.) Ms. Khemisara Kittinunthana (PC1);
2.) Mr. Issaren Dejthammarong (PC2);
3.) Mr. Pongchana Kanchanapinyowong (PC3); and
4.) Ms. Sireethorn Tribunyatikul (PC4).

The orientation also brought back two former PC students who are now MUIC students, Mr. Tin Truong and Ms. Ausanisa Kaewsrigam, to deliver memorable life-at-PC speeches and inspire all of PC’s new pupils.


PC2 Term Project Showcase Q3/2016

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) held its PC2 Project Showcase for Quarter 3/2016, welcoming a number of PC teachers and students into the MUIC Auditorium to view PC2 students’ ASEAN-based news videos.

Together with approximately 150 students from PC2, this quarter’s event brought in another 54 students from PC1. It was a big day for PC2 students who were assigned, as a part of the curriculum, to produce a news video based on an ASEAN country. By creating 6-minute videos, the students developed their creativity and critical thinking skills as well as reinforcing their awareness of current events in the ASEAN community.

PC2 Term Project Showcase Q3/2016

The best news clips had been voted on and put forward by the teachers of each class before the students in the audience got to vote for the winner, who will officially be announced and receive an award at PC’s next orientation in Q4/2016.

PC2 Term Project Showcase Q3/2016

PC would like to thank Mr. Gary Waddell, PC2 instructor and level coordinator, for being the guest of honor and granting the certificates to the students who had presented great pieces of work: 7 students from PC2 and another one from PC1.

Click here to watch a news clip sample from a PC2 student.

August 18, 2016 | by Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


PC Hosts Guest Instructor, Receives Research Training

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) has been hosting a visiting instructor, Daniel Brown, a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at Arizona State University.

In addition to teaching PC3 and PC4 students, Ajarn Dan is conducting academic workshops for PC and Humanities and Languages Division (HLD) teachers. The series of workshops titled “Conducting Classroom Research” are being held at the Salaya Pavilion Hotel. In the workshops, Ajarn Dan is training instructors in how to perform classroom research for the purposes of improving instruction, developing the PC and HLD programs, and contributing to the research in the fields of language teaching and acquisition. The valuable workshops are assisting instructors in identifying, structuring, and troubleshooting specific research projects while also encouraging collaboration between instructors.

FAA Students won the LOGO Design Contest

Ajarn Dan commented on his experience at PC: “It has been an honor to to be a visiting instructor at Mahidol University at the PC as a sabbatical while I work towards my Ph.D. These last several months at PC have been quite rewarding both as an English teacher and as a researcher. The students here are a pleasure to teach because of their motivation and dedication and the teachers have been very welcoming and generous to share their ideas about teaching. Although my stay is only for five months, I look forward to returning to PC in the future to continue in research efforts with many of the teachers, who have all become friends. I also hope that my visit here can be the start of a strong relationship between Northern Arizona University and MU so that we can continue to combine efforts to do worthwhile research on language learning and teaching for the benefit of our students, universities, and our field.”

We would like to thank him and extend our appreciation for his contributions to PC.


PC Embraces New Faces into 3rd Quarter

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) carried out its orientation day for 165 new students of the Quarter 3/2016. Held at the MUIC Auditorium, students and parents stepped in to hear what they are going to experience during their study at PC.

PC Embraces New Faces into 3rd Quarter

During the orientation, PC also handed out various awards to their exceptional students. Presented by PC’s Program Director, Mr. Alexander Nanni, the Best PC2 Term Project award went to Ms. Sarocha Acharyakul, who brought forward an excellent news video regarding a social issue in an ASEAN country.

PC Embraces New Faces into 3rd Quarter

For posting the highest recorded average grade in the 2nd quarter,
four students received Outstanding Academic Achievement awards.
They were:

Ms. Patthamon Inthanu (PC1);
Ms. Wanyiwa Tangjitmungman (PC2);
Mr. Yuan Yo Wang (PC3); and
Mr. Pathanachai Sasiprayoch (PC4).

PC Embraces New Faces into 3rd Quarter

Meanwhile, four other students were given Outstanding Contribution awards for acting as “a role model for other students because of their maturity, cooperation, and efforts to achieve academic and personal goals.” They were:

Ms. Chananchida Thatpakornsakul (PC1);
Mr. Kraiphon Maneerattanaporn (PC2);
Mr. Yuan Yo Wang (PC3); and
Ms. Dusita Thaitrong (PC4).

The session also brought in two senior PC students, Mr. Nonpongsakorn Pengyhouk and Ms. Panchika Longsomboon, to present a memorable life-at-PC speech and build up inspiration for all the PC’s new members.

June 20, 2016 | by Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


PC2 Term Project Showcase Q2/2016

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) held its PC2 Project Showcase for Quarter 2/2016, welcoming a number of PC teachers and students into the MUIC Auditorium to view PC2 students’ ASEAN-based news videos. Together with approximately 135 students from PC2, this quarter’s event brought in another 76 students from PC1.

MUIC Welcomes MU Faculty of Public Health Delegates
It was a big day for PC2 students when PC carried out a term project presentation day for PC2 students who were assigned, as a part of the curriculum, to produce a news video based on an ASEAN country.

By creating 6-minute videos, the students developed their creativity and critical thinking skills as well 150_PC2_term_project_showcaseas reinforcing their awareness of current events in the ASEAN community. The best news clips had been voted on and put forward by the teachers of each class before the students in the audience got to vote for the winner, who will officially be announced and receive an award at PC’s next orientation in Q3/2016.

MUIC Welcomes MU Faculty of Public Health Delegates
PC would like to thank Mr. Gary Waddell, PC2 teacher level coordinator, as the guest of honor for granting the certificates to the students who had presented great pieces of work: 8 students from PC2 and another one from PC1.

“Click https://youtu.be/ShGoa8hSmv0 to watch a news clip sample from a PC2 student.”

June 2, 2016 | by Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


PC Environment Saving Camp 2016 @ Ruam Tawan Center, Kanchanaburi Province

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC)’s 2016 environment-saving camp
was a successful, impressive, and fulfilling environmental experience for all its participants.

PC took 26 student representatives from all levels, staff, and one of the teachers: Mr. Kal Elle on a 2-day-1-night excursion to Ruam Tawan Center, MU’s environment-oriented learning center located in Kanchanaburi province. There, the participants got engaged in various interactive activities and workshops under the “Living Low Carbon” theme arranged by the host: an environment-saving demonstration at Sri Nakarin reservoir, forest planting, eco-cooking, etc.

PC Environment Saving Camp 2016 @ Ruam Tawan Center, Kanchanaburi Province
But, all in all, the highlight of the excursion falls onto the well-known “Life without Light” activity where the participants were put into a completely dark chamber to learn how to survive when there’s no electric light.

PC Environment Saving Camp 2016 @ Ruam Tawan Center, Kanchanaburi Province
PC does expect this extracurricular activity to have reinforced its students’ environmental awareness
and created good word-of-mouth for future activities.

PC Environment Saving Camp 2016 @ Ruam Tawan Center, Kanchanaburi Province

May 27-28, 2016 | by Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


PC Student Learn About National Resilience

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) invited a guest lecturer to speak to PC4 students about country resilience on May 3rd, 2016 in room 1210 (MUIC Seminar room).

PC Student Learn About National Resilience

Over 80 PC students attended a lecture by assistant professor Nick Ferriman, an MUIC faculty member of the Humanities and Languages Division (HLD). As each PC4 student is currently researching a country based on Jared Diamond’s framework for societal collapse, Ajarn Nick spoke about geographic, economic, and political realities that affect the stability of countries. His lecture titled “Preventing Collapse: building resilience for a better world” enlightened PC students about the challenges nations face in the 21st Century and the pathways for success.

May 03, 2016 | by Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


PC Splendid Songkran 2016

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC)’s first annual Songkran Festival was successful under the concept “PC Splendid Songkran 2016”. This year, PC celebrated Songkran in a more formal and memorable way.

The event began in the latter part of the day with the “Rod Nam Dum Hua” ceremony, or the traditional Thai water pouring ceremony, where all PC students had the opportunity to pour water on their teachers’ hands as a symbol of respect.

PC Splendid Songkran 2016

PC also had to give big thanks to all the following honorable teachers who were part of the ceremony: PC’s former and senior teacher, Ms. Cindy Stewart; PC’s exchange teacher from Northern Arizona University, USA, Mr. Daniel Brown; PC’s level four coordinator, Mr. Joseph Serrani; and other current PC teachers, Mr. Douglas Black, Mr. Mark Manning, and Ms. Maria Simon.

Following the ceremony, it was time for staff and students to share a joyful moment and chase away the heat together in the “Water Pistol Fight” activity. Ice-cream and beverages were also provided for everyone at the event.

PC Splendid Songkran 2016

PC hopes that next year’s Songkran Festival will turn out to be even more joyful and crowded.

April 5, 2016 | by Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


UNDP’s Social Good Summit Held in MUIC

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) played host to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) “The Social Good Summit” held on September 28, 2015. This year’s theme is #2030 NOW and asked the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?”

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) was the College’s lead unit for the event. Instructors and staff from PC provided talent, coordination, production and logistics support. Several PC and MUIC students attended the event.

UNDP’s Social Good Summit Held in MUIC

The main panelists were Mr. Nicholas Rosellini, the UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific and Director of Bangkok Regional Hub; Dr. Ramesh Boonratana, Program Director, Natural Sciences, MUIC; and Mr. Nirmal Ghosh, Senior Correspondent and Indochina Bureau Chief for The Straits Times.

Other guest speakers included Dr. Randy Kolstad of the US Agency for International Development (USAID); and Ms. Aliza Napativaumnuayor, a social entrepreneur. Two other resource persons, Mr. Saul Mercado Deputy Educational and Cultural Officer from the Embassy of the United States in Bangkok; and Ms. Jessica Duran-Gomez of Project Everyone in Singapore participated through live video link.

This is the second time that the Social Good Summit was held in MUIC.



PC Students Learn More About Sustainability

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held an academic session for students taking up the PC4 course on January 15, 2015 at the Auditorium.

Forty MUIC students attended along with 176 students from PC. Dr. Ramesh Boonratana, (more…)


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