Opening of Thai Language Course Program in Cooperation between the French Education Study Program of UNY and the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Maejo University, Thailand
The Thai Language Course Program officially opened on Tuesday (04/04/2023). This program is a collaboration between the French Education Study Program of UNY and the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Maejo University, Thailand. The meeting was held online with the host Herman, M.Pd, followed by students participating in the Thai Class, lecturers of the French Language Education Study Program, and Ajarn (Lecturers) from the Faculty of Liberal Arts Maejo Univ Thailand.
Dr. Cipto Budi Handoyo, M.Pd. as the vice-dean of the Faculty of Languages, Arts, and Culture of UNY, who gave a speech representing the Dean, said that this was a perfect opportunity because the Rector of Maejo University was pleased to provide opportunities for UNY students to learn Thai language, and hoped that this activity could strengthen the cooperative relationship between the two universities, especially FBSB UNY and MU Faculty of Liberal Arts. Hopefully, this collaboration will continue and develop.
Dr. Saran Chantalay representing the Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts, expressed his gratitude and high appreciation for the cooperation and was surprised because the number of FBSB UNY students who wanted to learn Thai was quite a lot, considering that Thai is not easy, even for Thais themselves, because the words and sounds are difficult, as well as the grammar. Therefore, he was pleased with the motivation and enthusiasm of FBSB UNY students. Head of French Education Prof. Dr. Roswita Lumbantobing, occasionally thanked for the cooperation and hoped that this activity would become a routine activity in the future.
The lecturers from the Faculty of Liberal Art MU who will teach Thai as Visiting Professors are: Asst. Prof. Siriporn Maneechukate, Ajarn Watsana Srirak, Asst. Prof. Duanghatai Luedung, Asst. Prof. Dr. Sunthorn Khamyod, Ajarn Parichat Pimon, Ajarn Apalai Suksamran, Asst. Prof. Chayutpat Kammoon, Ajarn Suwan Lianghiranthaworn, and Ajarn Krit Saranakkharin. The Thai language course has started online and will run until June 2023, every Friday. (dwiretnosa, Tj.Lak)