Thai Education Ministry to ask Philippine Embassy’s help in getting English teachers

As it plans to introduce more English language classes to public schools, the Ministry of Education will ask help from the Philippine Embassy in procuring English teachers, said Bangkok Post in a report.

Mr Amnat Wichayanuwat, secretary-general of the Office of the Basic Education Commission explained that special English classes will help Thai students achieve at least B2 Level under The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The ministry is also in talks with foreign embassies to find more English teachers.

“What we found is that despite Thai students passing the B2 Level, they do not always communicate efficiently with native speakers. So we need English speaking teachers to boost their English language skills,” he said, adding that the ministry will ask the Philippine Embassy for help with procuring teachers.

The minister also said that the extra classes will be gradually introduced in state schools nationwide starting next year semester.

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