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China to send 100 teachers to teach Mandarin in Thailand
« on: August 18, 2013, 08:53:56 AM »
China to send 100 teachers

VOLUNTEERS TO TUTOR THAIS IN MANDARIN LANGUAGE

GUANGXI, CHINA : About 100 volunteer Chinese teachers from Nanning, the capital of Guangxi province, will be sent to teach Mandarin in Thai schools and universities by the end of this year.

The programme is part of a cooperation agreement between Thailand's Education Ministry and the Guangxi local government, Yang Lin, director of the Education Division's Foreign Relations Unit of Guangxi local government, said.

Mr Yang said he was delighted that many Thai students are studying Mandarin in Thailand and Guangxi as it provides a cultural exchange link between the two countries.

Last year, around 1,000 Thai students travelled to Nanning to study Mandarin in various universities, while about 2,000 students from Guangxi province travelled to Thailand to learn Thai, he said.

The Beijing government promotes Nanning as China's gateway to Southeast Asia, as it is the capital of a province which borders Vietnam and is not far from Thailand's Northeast.

Mr Yang said that due to the province's close proximity to Thailand, several universities in Guangxi offer Thai language courses. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn opened the Sirindhorn Centre for Thai Language Studies at Guangxi University for Nationalities in Nanning. The centre has been used as a Thai language library.

Phitsanulok-based Naresuan University (NU) also opened an education coordination centre in the Thailand-China business centre in Nanning last week.

Mr Yang said NU's Nanning centre will be useful for Chinese students who want to study international education programmes and the Thai language.

Rector Sujin Jinahyon said NU aims to be an international university, so it needs more foreign students.

NU offers four masters scholarships in logistics and supply chains for students at Guangxi University and Guangxi University for Nationalities.

Chitraporn Arpornrat, Thai consul-general in Nanning, said she fully supports NU's education project for the sake of greater Thai-Chinese cooperation.

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Re: China to send 100 teachers to teach Mandarin in Thailand
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 04:05:45 PM »
I hope the teachers will not be covered in tattoos and ear-rings.
If the old only could, if the young only knew.

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Re: China to send 100 teachers to teach Mandarin in Thailand
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 04:47:33 PM »
I hope the teachers will not be covered in tattoos and ear-rings.

Why would they be?

 



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