The English Program at Mahidol University’s College of Music Young Artist Music Program prepares students for their musical future at Mahidol University and beyond, placing particular emphasis on 21st century learning ideals, specifically within the context of communication and creative thought. Students studying English in the pre-college will build on the fundamentals of speaking and listening as well as reading and writing, allowing them to communicate with visitors to the college and providing them with the necessary tools to learn from international mentors, whether personally in private lessons at the college or through a variety of written and recorded media. Using a standards-based curriculum, students at the college will be assessed on their demonstrated understanding of the knowledge and skills explored in class. During their first year in the pre-college, Mathayom 4 students will focus on honing the basics of the language in discussions of the origins of humanity and Thai culture, as well as what it means to be a good citizen in their home country.
In Mathayom 5, students will begin to explore their independence and responsibilities as an individual through discussions and activities centered around understanding the world around them, picking up the basics of academic writing, research, and avoiding plagiarism along the way. In their last year at the college, Mathayom 6 students will learn to assert their own opinion about future communities, using their research skills to build upon previous knowledge and develop a comprehensive research project in the form of a recital program to accompany their senior recital.