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Offline thaiga

Education Ministry asks China to send in 10,000 teachers

BANGKOK, 23 April 2012 (NNT) – The Education Ministry has asked for cooperation from the Chinese government to send in 10,000 teachers to teach the Chinese language to Thai students, while, in reciprocity, Thai teachers will also be sent to China to teach the Thai language.

During Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s China visit, the Education Ministries from both countries also had a chance to discuss co-operation to improve both countries' education.

On this occasion, Ms Yingluck signed an MOU with China to support Chinese language learning in Thai education institutions.

Currently, around 800,000 Thai students are learning Chinese, but only 1,200 teachers are native Chinese; therefore, the Thai government is asking the Chinese government to send in 10,000 more Chinese teachers. Under the plan, 2,000 Chinese teachers will be sent to Thailand this year. The total number will have gradually increased to 10,000 by 2015.

In reciprocity, the Thai government will also send more Thai teachers to China to teach the Thai language. China also expects 100,000 Chinese students to study in ASEAN nations by 2020, and 100,000 ASEAN students to study in China. The plan is to allow cultural exchanges between ASEAN and Chinese students.
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Offline takeitor

Re: 10,000 teachers to teach the Chinese language to Thai students
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 06:11:23 PM »
I notice that the number of Thai teachers going to China is unspecified...I suspect it will drop by 50% if one of them is off sick.

Of course, if there are many of them, maybe they will not just teach the Thai language but other important aspects of Thai culture that would benefit Chinese school children.  Suggestions on a postcard please!?
 

megabaws

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Re: 10,000 teachers to teach the Chinese language to Thai students
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 02:54:25 PM »
Why don't they all learn English  :lol
 

 



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