THAILAND: Last chance for education

Yet another report has appeared that confirms the neglect in the Thai education system. This one, a worldwide survey by the group Education First (EF), laments the country’s “very low proficiency” in English . Of the 70 countries that the group tested, Thailand came in at No.62. Within our region, only Cambodia ranked lower. How could this be so?

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It is neither secret nor mysterious why Thai students speak poor or no English despite mandatory classes. They “learn” by rote, essentially a waste of time. Teachers who don’t speak English concentrate on grammar rules instead of conversational skills.

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About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is: http://www.antoniuniphotography.com/
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