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Posted by: thaiga
« on: November 17, 2015, 04:35:48 PM »

The post has quickly gone viral and has been shared more than 3,500 times by this afternoon.

Here's an excerpt from a commercial textbook

Scanned page from a typing book widely shared for its creative translations. Image: Karl Dahlfred / Facebook

Here's the story ........

Is This 'How Children Learn to Understand, or Blank?'

"Hello parents evening. ... Today's mother cooking something to eat some rats."

Anyone doubting frequent headlines about the state of Thailand’s English proficiency – now considered the third-worst in Asia – might only need this excerpt from a commercial textbook for proof.

Bangkok teacher Karl Dahlfred said the scanned page came from his son's typing skills book. It shows sentences in Thai and translated into English with alarming outcomes such as, “This is how children learn to understand, or blank.”

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