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Thai students ‘must learn languages’

Posted by claudio on June 20, 2011 in Teaching in Thailand |

Good News for English teachers in Thailand.  Bangkok Post today ran an article about the need for Thai’s to learn languages to keep competitive with other South East Asian nations. Thai students have been urged to improve their English and also learn a third language so they can compete with people from other Southeast Asian […]

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5 Tips for Teaching English in Thailand

Posted by claudio on January 10, 2011 in Teaching in Thailand |

Teaching English in Thailand is a uniquely rewarding way for native English speakers to make a living in Thailand. Here are five tips to help you enjoy your job even more and gain respect from your Thai peers and your students: Understand Thai Culture This is not just a tip from me, but a requirement […]

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Santa Claus is coming…to a Thai school

Posted by claudio on December 22, 2010 in Teaching in Thailand |

A few weeks ago, I wrote about classroom activities in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  Today I had the pleasure of playing Santa Claus at one of my favorite schools in Samut Prakan: Bangpleeratbamrung School. I sponsored a contest with attractive prizes (1,000 baht for the winner, 500 baht as a second, and 250 […]

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Sport Days are Fun!

Posted by claudio on December 11, 2010 in Teaching in Thailand |

December is a month with relatively few classroom activities. There are a holidays to be observed, most notably the King’s birthday on December 5, Constitution day on December 10, and New Year’s eve on December 31. December is also the month in which many schools hold scout camps and their annual Sport Days. Despite the […]

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The Cat in the Hat

Posted by claudio on November 27, 2010 in Teaching in Thailand |

The Story behind The Cat in the Hat Theodor Geisel, writing as Dr. Seuss, created The Cat in the Hat in response to the May 24, 1954 LIFE magazine article by John Hersey, titled “Why Do Students Bog Down on First R? A Local Committee Sheds Light on a National Problem: Reading.” After detailing many […]

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Playing with Present Tenses – Snakes and Ladders

Posted by claudio on November 24, 2010 in Teaching in Thailand |

Kids of all ages have enjoyed playing Snakes and Ladders for generations and now you can use it in the classroom! The version below is guaranteed to add some excitement and fun to your grammar lesson teaching the difference between Present Simple and Present Continuous. Feel free to download the game for your students and enjoy watching […]

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