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  1. What is the cost for Bravecto (Fluralaner)? I'm going to try it. I've been injecting Ivermectin on my three dogs for a couple of years, however this year it's not very effective.
  2. Your Linux distribution

  3. Or the checkout staff at Tesco, BigC, or even hotel cleaning staff.
  4. Embracing Online Education

    Q1.) What do you think is holding Thais back from embracing this new form of learning? A1 - I think a lack of opportunity is holding them back. The online technology is already here in most government schools and easily accessible, however for most Thai people there is nearly zero opportunity to make any use of English anywhere outside of a "multiple choice" test in school . There is no perceived opportunity to travel to English speaking counties for most Thais, due to visa/cost and this is a big disincentive. "Why should I learn English as I'm never going to travel anywhere where I'll use it and nobody speaks it here at home?" -- apathy -- lack of opportunity to use English -- and other disincentives. Of course there are exceptions, but they aren't part of the majority who are being held back. Q2. ) What do you think is stopping teachers from getting together to form a cohesive plan around this new form of learning? A2 - Again, it's a lack of opportunity. Foreign teachers are not wanted in Thailand, although their necessity is acknowledged by the system. It is therefore very unlikely they would ever stand a chance of them getting together and forming a successful cohesive plan. On the other hand, the rank and file Thai teachers are faced with a lack of opportunity caused by all the disincentives a top-down political organization can offer them. The current situation places a very high priority on Prayut's "Thainess" and many government schools have a high level of underutilized IT infrastructure. A cohesive plan. Like Singapore's? They did it. See: Forbes article on Lee Kuan Yew's bilingual policy for Singapore. For the foreseeable future Thai educators seem focused on Thainess. That's what the top-down given priority is. That's not to say Thainess and ELL/CALL are mutually exclusive.
  5. Hat Yai city travel advice wanted.

    Thanks, garrya. There are plenty of malls in Bangkok, but I want to fly somewhere, and Hat Yai is one of the cheapest flights from BKK, all in sometimes less than 1500 baht.
  6. I plan to fly down from Bangkok with my son. (First airplane ride for him.) I heard there is a huge shopping mall in Hat Yai. What's it called, and what's it got, amusements and food wise? Are there any decent hotels adjoining, or very nearby? Thanks.