Since November 2004

Thai language courses at University of Hawai'i at Manoa are offered by the Department of Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literatures. Courses relating to various aspects of Thailand such as History, Anthropology, Economics are offered in various departments at the university, and are coordinated by the Center of Southeast Asian studies, School of Hawaian and Indo-Pacific Studies.

Facutly Feature
Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong is an assistant professor of Thai who coordinates the Thai program drawing upon her 20-year experience teaching Thai as a foreign language. She has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is no stranger to the University of Hawai‘i where she received her Master’s degree in Linguistics. Before coming to Hawai‘i, she taught Linguistics at Thammasat University in Thailand. In accord with the University’s mission of positioning itself as a distinguished resource and leading institution in Asia-Pacific affairs, Hoonchamlong hopes that the Thai program will gain international recognition for its language instruction, as well as for its cultural teachings, which are invaluable for communicative proficiency. To achieve this goal, she is determined to develop effective instructional materials and employ innovative instructional methodology; attract more students and increase community access to the Thai program; strengthen the relationship between students and the local Thai communities/businesses; and increase collaboration between other relevant departments and schools at UH.

Contact Address:
Dr. Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong
Department of Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Lang and Lit.
Spalding 255, 2540 Maile Way
University of Hawaii'i-Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Chintana Y. Takahashi has taught Thai at UHM since August 2000. She has experience teaching Thai language for Japan-Thai Cultural Association, and Japanese language for NHK in Japan. She also taught the first Japanese language course ever offered at Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus, and continued teaching there until the program became established. She keeps current with innovative approaches to language acquisition by attending workshops regularly, and applies the acquired techniques to her knowledge to maximize the efficacy of Thai language instruction. She attended Mahidol University, Tokyo University of Education, University of Tsukuba, Princeton University, and Rutgers University (New Brunswick).


This page produced by: Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong (ยุพาพรรณ หุ่นจำลอง) (), Thai Language Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Technical/ programming by: Yudthaphon Vichianin (ยุทธพล วิเชียรอินทร์) ().