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Offline thaiga

In teaching English, say it first, grammar later
« on: September 23, 2015, 02:46:58 PM »
In teaching English, say it first, grammar later

Thailand is wasting money on language education if the curriculum smothers the joy of learning

With Thai students seemingly unable on the whole to improve their English-language skills, it is becoming increasingly urgent for the Education Ministry to sweeten the bitter pill and coax youngsters into swallowing it. The country's ability to become fully developed depends on it.

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: In teaching English, say it first, grammar later
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2015, 07:38:30 PM »
"Other countries offer an array of student-exchange programmes, including Singapore, our Southeast Asian neighbour, where English is an official language."

BTW, is that private elementary school in Korat that uses the Singapore curriculum still in operation?



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Online KiwiCanadian

Re: In teaching English, say it first, grammar later
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 04:26:47 PM »
Certainly I can see that the Grammar that is taught here is good for when you have a grasp of the language from speaking it, Like one does as an infant, he does not learn grammar then try to speak or write it. I saw this in My wife's daughter, who has just trained to be an Engrish teacher, her grammar was good but her sentence structure and speech was atrocious to this day she cannot speak a coherent sentence in English, and she teaches secondary school.
 

 



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