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BANGKOK 19 October 2018 17:48
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Three quarters of Thai English teachers are only at elementary level - or worse

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Three quarters of Thai English teachers are only at elementary level - or worse

 

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The Thai Ministry of Education are entering into a joint collaboration with the British Council after standards among Thais teaching English in the country's school were found to be appalling. 
 
On a European scale 75% of Thai English teachers rated only A2 that is elementary level or worse. A1 is described as "starter".
 
This is based on the CEFR or Common European Framework of Reference for languages. 
 
Level C2 is the highest - "mastery" but few got anywhere near that. 
 
Some 30 "master trainers" - Thais who have good ability in English - are being employed to train 17,000 of the nation's 40,000 English teachers at Primary and Secondary level. 
 
The course is being overseen by the British Council, the UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
 
The aim - as reported by Newswit yesterday - is to promote real communication with less reliance on learning by rote.
 
Children will be taught how to actually speak English - rather then just learn vocabulary and grammar. 
 
But first comes the training of the teachers who will then go back to their schools to put it into practice. 
 
Source: Newswit
 
 
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2 minutes ago, trainman34014 said:

Training enough decent Teachers here will take years; then getting them positioned in the School's around the country will take more years and by then everyone will have forgotten what they were supposed to be doing anyway !

So it is better to leave it as it is, is that your opinion?

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12 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

 

That equates to 566 teachers per "master trainer"...… no reason that won't work. 💤

Nice to know 30 people in a population of 65.000.000 have a good ability in English.

 

I could train 600 teachers a year. Not certain Thais have the technical and time management skills even if they do aquire the education and training capacity.

 

 

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