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Academic Centers for Excellence LLC
546 West 162nd Street
Suite 7-10
New York, NY 10032
(212) 923-2947

ACE-TESOL, LLC is a New York State chartered supplementary education provider. As such, we design and produce courses of study for the tutorial markets in the United States, train tutors in the most current educational methodologies, and assist in the academic development of the programs of our cliental. Our personnel are familiar with Thailand.  They have visited the country nine times in the past six years and have given lectures and have held classes in a Thai public university.  Our lectures have encompassed the following topics: “English as a Global Language in a Knowledge Based Society”; “Adult Education and Social Change”; “No Child Left Behind; the Initiative and the Implications”; and “Adult Education in International Cooperation.”  During this past summer we designed and implemented the three-week “Intensive English Language Program for Graduate Students” at Silpakorn University.  The key personnel who will be working directly with Siam University on the program will be;

  1. Dr. Joyce I .Humber-Faison.  Dr. Faison holds a Doctor of Education degree and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University; a Master of Management degree from Regent University; a Master of Science in Education degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York.  In addition, she has a TESOL Certificate from Teachers College Columbia University and is certified to teach English and common branch subjects by New York State. She has taught and designed English language learning programs for a number of years in both the United States and in Thailand.  Dr, Faison has implemented and taught ESL courses in a variety of academic settings. The main focus of her research is the incorporation of web based and other technologies in EFL education. She has taught in K-12 and in institutions of higher learning.

  2. Dr. Soonhyang Kim.  Dr, Kim holds a doctorate in Foreign and Second Language Education from Ohio State University.  Her main interest focuses on issues related to NNES teaching professionals and international students’ oral capabilities. She has incorporated technology into her teaching and research by using on-line discussion boards and hybrid formats, including on-line course software, to develop and implement courses. Dr. Kim is currently co-developing a course in CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) in distance learning and face-to-face formats.  Another of her research areas is the integration of technology into teaching and learning for ESL students and teacher education programs. She has also conducted survey research utilizing web-based survey programs and statistical data analysis programs. She has teaching experience in both K-12 and higher education settings.
  3. Robert R. Faison, Jr.  Mr. Faison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Studies with a minor in Japanese from the City College of New York and a Master of Science degree in educational psychology from Touro University. He holds a TESOL Certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University and is certified to teach social studies by New York State.  He has taught computer software and social science classes for the New York City Department of Education.  His research interest is in technology and its applications in education.  He will reside in and be the South East Asian contact person for this project;

  4. Usa Ungsunan.  Ms. Usa has three master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University: Communication, Computing and Technology in Education with specialization in Media Specialist; International Educational Development with specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language; and Higher and Adult Education with specialization in Curriculum Planning and Adult Education Administration. Miss Usa has taught English at the Community English Program, Teachers College; worked at the Academic Affairs Division, Research and Textbook Promotion Department, Mahidol University, Thailand; worked with American consultants as a translator and interpreter for the USAID Project, Ministry of Agriculture, Thailand; and has taught English at the high school level at Vajiravudh College, Thailand. She currently works as a librarian in the Acquisitions and Serials and Periodicals Unit at Teachers College.

Language Skill

1. Reading
2. Listening
3. Writing
4. Speaking


Program Design

I.A two week on-site Intensive English Language Learning and Orientation;
II.On-line Intensive English Language Learning Program;
III.Four to five month on-site assessment of student English reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills.

An applicant should have a PC with internet access, a webcam, and a mic.