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Offline thaiga

Schools get foreigner subsidy
« on: March 14, 2012, 01:23:57 PM »
Schools hiring foreign teachers will receive a subsidy from the Education Ministry as part of efforts to boost students' foreign language proficiency.

Initially, schools which employ native English-speaking teachers will get a subsidy of 10,000 baht per head per month, and 5,000 baht per head per month for teachers of other languages, Chinnapat Bhumirat, secretary-general to Office of Basic Education Commission, said.

Those with native English-speaking teachers would receive higher subsidies and the amount would vary depending on the cost of living and distance from Thailand of their home countries.

"The amount is not much but it will help ease the schools' financial burden as

[foreign language teachers'] salaries are several times higher than those of Thai teachers," Mr Chinnapat said.

"Teaching of English and Chinese by native speakers is a priority, but other languages such as Japanese and Korean are also needed," he said.

The subsidy programme, with an initial budget of 500 million baht, is also aimed at increasing the number of foreign language teachers in the 2012 academic year, which starts in May.
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Re: Schools get foreigner subsidy
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 06:28:33 PM »
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Those with native English-speaking teachers would receive higher subsidies and the amount would vary depending on the cost of living and distance from Thailand of their home countries.
So you want to be an American English teacher to make the most then :)
 

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2,000 native English teachers to boost Thai students’
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 11:36:15 PM »
BANGKOK, 14 March 2012 (NNT) - Education Minister Dr. Suchart Thadathamrongvech said 2,000 English speaking teachers will be hired to teach English language in schools overseen by the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC).

Dr. Suchart said the move is in line with the government’s policy which supports language learning with native speakers. According to the report, the Education Minister has met with Mr. Martin Davidson, the Chief Executive of the British Council, for a discussion over the establishment of English classes in OBEC schools.

The British Council, Dr. Suchart said, will be responsible for recruiting 2,000 native speakers of the English language to teach at the schools. However, they will only be hired on a part-time basis. Each school is expected to pay a partial sum of money to these teachers in addition to the financial support from the Education Ministry if needed.

The British Council will provide electronic course materials which the Education Ministry will then convert to tablet-compatible files. The new teachers are expected to undergo 4 hours of training each day for a period of 10 weeks. :uhm
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