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Pee Baa Jub Jub
6th September 2010, 21:20
English has long been the top international language and lingua franca in many countries. Language proficiency is now a must for all students of newer generations in order to communicate with people from different countries for various purposes, especially in business. However, the majority of Thai students have long been struggling to stay just above the borderline during the examinations, while practical communicative skills are mostly broken and far from perfect.

According to Asst Prof Passorn Phiwkhaw, the International Program Coordinator for Academic Affairs of Srinakharinwirot University’s Prasarnmit Demonstration School, class size is the main factor impeding Thai students’ ability to learn a second language effectively, especially the English language, although it has been included in school curricula from kindergarten to high school levels.

A larger class will limit opportunity for students to equally participate and practice their reading, speaking, and writing skills in class. The number of students in an appropriate class for effective language teaching and learning activities should not exceed 35 because constant interactions between teachers and students are strongly required. The smaller the class, the greater the opportunity for the students to participate in the activity.

However, students must also frequently practice using English outside their classrooms in order to review what they have learnt in class. Students should keep improving their language skills through listening, speaking, reading, and writing because emphasizing on just one particular skill will render the overall learning process ineffective. In addition, parents and teachers should encourage students to use English in their daily life, and motivate them to learn and to realize the importance of the English language in today’s communication. It has been suggested that the Ministry of Education should promote teachers as good role models in using English for communication.

Apart from support of surrounding people, learners of the English language must possess strong determination to strife for improvement at all times; without fear or being shy of making mistakes. To help create a better learning climate, teasing and making fun of others for being inferior must not be condoned, because such a momentary inconsiderate enjoyment at the expense of confidence of language learners can significantly dampen their desire to learn.

Report from NNT

22nd January 2011, 09:54
From my expirience travelling South East Asia Thais in general are far the worst English speakers. Even if I compare hotel staff, airline staff, pilots.

Kanok Karn
23rd January 2011, 21:29
Most Thai students can not be able speak English as well as reading. for now I m glad that I know Thai students are enthusiastic to learn English. even 5 years old kid try to speak English with Foreigner.

Thai education have been improve much.

Blackwidow Lance
11th May 2011, 13:51
While education is a common task of each person ... parents has a sole responsibility for child education...after all, education is our basic rights! Let us be not just go to school but learned anything as much as we could! Not just educated but WELL EDUCATED individual!

Blackwidow Lance
11th May 2011, 13:55
From my expirience travelling South East Asia Thais in general are far the worst English speakers. Even if I compare hotel staff, airline staff, pilots.
LOL! at least THAI has a good reputation in coffee industry ... Do they need english tongue?

Blackwidow Lance
11th May 2011, 14:02
Here Are Some Basic information about Schools and Universities in Thailand

American Education System

International School of Bangkok

International Community School

Nakorn Payap International School (Chiang Mai)

Ruamrudee International School

International Education System

Kesinee International School

Prem Tinsulanonda International School (Chiang Mai)

National Curriculum for England and Wales

Dulwich International College (Phuket)

Harrow International School

Modern International School

American Education System

American Pacific International School

Bangkok: 1000/133 Soi Tonglor, Sukhumvit 55 road,

Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Tel: (02) 381-4988 to 9

Fax: (02) 381-4987

Chiang Mai:158/1 Moo 3, HangDong to Samoeng Road,

Ban Pong, Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230 Thailand

Tel: (053) 365-303, 356-305

Fax: (053) 365-304

Bangkok International Academic School

Address: 959/44, Soi Prichatower, Patanakan Soi 44 Rd.

Suanluang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand

Tel: (02) 322-1979, 1983

Fax: (02) 322-1978

Chiang Mai International School

Address: P.O. Box 38, 13 Chetupon RoadChiang Mai 50000

Tel: (053) 242-027, 306-152

Fax: (053) 242-455

Ekamai International School

Address: 57 Soi Charoenchai, Ekamai 12, Sukhumvit 63,

Bangkok 10110

Tel: (02) 391-3593

Fax: (02) 381-4622

International School of Bangkok

Address: 39/7 Soi Nichada Thani Samakee Road, Pakkret

Nonthaburi 11120 Thailand

Tel: (02) 583-5401 to 10

Fax: (02) 583-5431

E-mail: usomboon@isb.ac.th

International Community School, Thailand

Address: 72, Soi Prong Jai, Sribhumpen Road, Thungmahamek,

Sathorn, Bangkok 10120 Thailand

Tel: (02) 679-7175 to 77, 286-9749 to 51

Fax: (02) 287-4530

E-mail: icsbkk@loxinfo.co.th

International School Eastern Seaboard

Address: P.O.Box 6, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150

Tel: (038) 345-556 to 9, 372-591 to 5

Fax: (038) 345-156, 372-590

Nakorn Payap International School, Thailand

Address: 114 Moo 1 Super-Highway Road, Tambon Nong-Pha-Krung, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50000

Tel: (053) 304-573 to 3

Fax: (053) 304-577

E-mail: nakorn@cm.ksc.co.th

Phuket International School

Address: P.O. BOX 432 Phuket 83000

Tel: (076) 354-076

Fax: (076) 354-077

Ruamrudee International School

Address: 42 Moo 4, Ramkamhaeng 184,Minburi, Bangkok 10510 Thailand

Tel: (02) 518-0320 to 29

Fax: (02) 518-0334

E-mail: director@rism.ac.th

RIS Swiss Section

Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok

Adress: 42/1 Ramkamhaeng Road Soi 184

Minburi Bangkok 10510 Thailand

Tel.: (02) 518-0340,42-44 Ext. 102

Fax: (02) 518-0341

E-Mail: djuergen.fritsche@dssb.org

The American School of Bangkok

Address: 59-59/1 Sukhumvit Road Soi 49/3 Wattana, Bangkok 10110

Tel: (02) 662-4900, 261-0329, 258-3931

Fax: (02) 261-0330

Thai-Chineses International School

Address: 101/177 Moo7,Soi Mooban Bangpleenives, Prasertsin Rd.,

Bangplee Yai, Bangplee, Samutprakarn 10540,

Tel: (02) 751-1201 to 7

Fax: (02) 751-1210

QSI International School of Phuket

Address: P.O Box 432 Phuket 83000

Tel: 967-1-370191 or 967-1-370192

Fax: 967-1-370193

International Education System

Kesinee International School

Address: 999/124 Pracha-Utit Road, Huay-Kwang, Bangkok 10320

Tel: (02) 274-3444

Fax: (02) 274-3452

E-mail: info@kis.ac.th

New International School of Thailand

Address: 36 Sukhumvit Soi 15, Bangkok 10110

Tel: (02) 651-2065

Fax: (02) 253-3800, 251-6399

Prem Tinsulanonda International School

Address: P.O. BOX I, Mae - Rim Chiang Mai 50180 Thailand

Tel: (076) 354-076

Fax: (076) 354-077

E-mail: carolyns@premcenter.in.th

National Education System

Christian German School Chiang Mai

Address: P.O. Box 221 Chiang Mai 50000,or

83/1, Ban Krok Nua, T. Tha Wang Tarn A. Saraphi C.

Chiang Mai 50140

Tel: (053) 816-624, (01) 950-3755

Fax: (053) 816-270

Thai-Japanese Association

Address: 258 Soi Rongrien Yeepun, Rama 9 Road,

Huaykwang, Bangkok 10320 Thailand

Tel: (02) 314-7334 to 53

Fax: (02) 314-7797 to 8

National Curriculum for England and Wales

Bangkok Pattana School

Address: 2/38 Soi Lasalle, Sukhumvit 105, Bangkok 10260,

Tel: (02) 398-0200 (Automatic 10 lines)

Fax: (02) 399-3179

Dulwich International College

Address: 59 Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Road Koh Kaew, Amphor Muang

Phuket 83200

Tel: Phuket : (076) 238-711 to 20

Bangkok: (02) 512-0466 to 7

Fax: Phuket : (076) 238-750

Bangkok: (02) 512-0468

E-mail: info@dulwich-phuket.com

Garden International School, Thailand

Address: Rayong:188/24 Pla - Banchang Road

Tambol Pla Amphur Banchang, Rayong 21130

Bangkok: 2/1 Yen Akart Sai 2 Yen Akart Road, Bangkok 10120 Thailand

Tel: Rayong: (038) 880-360 to 3

Bangkok:(02) 4249- 1880, 240-1037

Fax: Rayong : (038) 630-735

Bangkok: (02) 249-1943

Harrow International School, Thailand

Address: Bangkok Garden 289, Soi Naradhiwas Rajanakarindra 24

Yannawa, Bangkok 10120

Tel: (02) 672-0123

Fax: (02) 672-0127

E-mail: headmaster@harrowschool.ac.th

International School of Pattaya

Address: 382 Moo 6, Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150

Tel: (038) 421-033

Fax: (038) 726-459

International School of The Regents(Bangkok Campus)

Address: 592 Pracha-Uthit Road, Huai Kwang, BangKok 10320

Tel: (02) 690-3777

Fax: (02) 690-3778

International School of The Regents(Pattaya Campus)

Address: 33/3 Moo 1 Pong, Banglamung Chonburi 20150

Tel: (038) 734-777

Fax: (038) 734-778

Lanna International School

Address: 300 Grandview Moo 1, Chiang Mai to Hang Dong Road

Chiang Mai 50100

Tel/Fax: (053) 271-159, 806-230 to 1

(For fax press 16 or 25 after recording begins)

E-mail: piano@chmai.loxinfo.co.th

Modern International School

Address: 127-135 Soi Prommitr, Sukhumvit 39 Road,

Wattana Bangkok 10110

Tel: (02) 258-8222, 258-8216

Fax: (02) 258-8219

E-mail: misb@samarts.com

Rasami International School

Address: 48/2 Soi Rajvithi 2,Rajavithi Rd., Samsen Nai,Phayathai,

Bangkok 10400

Tel: (02) 644-5291, 644-5292

Fax: (02) 640-9527

St. Andrew's International School Bangkok

Address: 9, Soi Panitkun, Sukhumvit Soi 71, Prakanong, Klongtoey,

Bangkok 10110

Tel: (02) 381-2387 to 8 ,390-1780, 391-4845

Fax: (02) 391-5227

St. Andrew's International School Samakee

Address: 9/10 Soi Tiwanon 48 samakee road, Nonthaburi 11000

Tel: (02) 952-4003, 952-4586

Fax: (02) 952-4002

St. Andrew's International School Rayong

Address: P.O. Box 54, Banchang Post Office, Rayong 21130

Tel: (038) 893-716 to 9

Fax: (038) 893-720

St. John's International School

Address: 1110/3 Ladprao Road,Ladyao, Chatuchak,Bangkok 10900

Tel: (02) 513-8575, 513-8590

Fax: (02) 513-5273

St.Stephen's International School

Address: 107 Viphavadi Rangsit Rd., Lad Yao, Chatuchak,

Bangkok 10900 Thailand

Tel: (02) 513-0270 to 1

Fax: (02) 513-0265, 930-3307

Pee Baa Jub Jub
2nd July 2011, 16:41
The English teachers in Thailand have such bad reputation.

Arvind Patkar
8th August 2011, 11:52
The reality is, Thai people are afraid of speaking in English Language. This is one of the reason why Thai students are not able to speak or read English Language. All thai people require to keep away the fears. Mistakes always happen. We need to learn from mistakes. Just because, we do not want to make mistake, you can avoid.. This is OLD style. Come and live in the current world. We learn from our mistakes.

This is how life goes on.

Arvind Patkar
8th August 2011, 11:55
You know the reason why English teachers in thailand have bad reputation. The only reason is - Thai people will loose control over their own lives.
The English teachers in Thailand have such bad reputation.

Kanokkarn Yoshihira
15th August 2011, 15:11
You mean Thai people are scared?