Thai Culture Course Into Figures

In 2015, out of 183 qualified applicants and candidates who attended the Thai Culture Course held at Burapha University, 75% were Asians, 20% were Africans, and 5% were Americans, Europeans, Australians and South-Africans. Most of Asian teachers present at the Foreign Teacher Training were Filipinos. African teachers were mostly Cameroonians or Ugandans. “Farang” teachers were

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Thai Culture Course: Baloney at a Thai University!

Here is a story from a teacher working in Thailand: “I am a qualified educator from the State of California but since I have been working in Thailand as a teacher I have been asked to apply for a teaching waiver due to the simple reason that my California teaching permit was not “beautiful” enough

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Education Recruitment in Thailand: Who to Trust?

Due to severe defamation laws it is forbidden to write negative comments or reviews in Thailand. Therefore, a collective of teachers have decided to create a list of trustful recruiters, agencies, and schools. Here are the known data regarding schools that can be trusted and do hire you when they say they will hire you,

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A Children Book: The Story of Tongdaeng or the Allegory of a Nation

The French students have “The Little Prince” written by St-Exupery and the Thais have “The Story of TongDaeng” written by His Majesty the King of Thailand. It is both a unique and interesting book; unique as this is the biography of a stray dog that the King took home and took good care of all

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Thai Monk Teachers

Why are Thai monks and teachers oftentimes killed in Thailand’s Deep South?

An old article written by Nithi Iaosiwong: “Protect Teachers and Monks” – Matichon on Friday August 26, 2011 provides reasons behind the killing of teachers in the South. Of course it is necessary and appropriate to protect teachers with military and police forces. Of course the arrangement of forces providing protection must be improved for

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Is the Thai education system really a failure?

The first thing that people misunderstand is the intention set by the education system: is it the same everywhere around the world or does it depend of each country? To foreigners and westerners in general, a good education system is an education system that provides and creates a scaffold for self-discipline tools to elaborate critical

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The National Education Act of 1999 ends in 2016: what next?

The Ministry of Education is aware of these issues and is acting on it according to the National Education Act of 1999, which stems from the 1997 Constitution. The reform is outlined in the National Education Plan, which covers the period 2002 – 2016. Many academics believe that the National Education Plan is a good

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Why are English teachers so important to Thailand?

The answer is rather simple: Thailand’s economy depends on trade and to do so Thailand needs English proficient people. Without English language, there is no more trading in Thailand; and without any trading this is more than 60 percent of Thailand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that will disappear with it. Yet, teacher salaries keep decreasing

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