In an effort to boost Thai students’ proficiency in the English language, the Education Ministry has planned that Thailand recruits 10,000 native English teachers.
According to a report in Bangkok Post, the government’s goal is to improve students’ proficiency in English, boost their confidence and equip them to seek further knowledge by dispatching native English speakers to kindergarten to high school levels.
The initial stage of the project will focus on early childhood education and vocational education first.
At the meeting in the International Schools Association of Thailand on Friday, Nataphol Teepsuwan, Education Minister, revealed that he has asked the embassies of several English-speaking countries to find teachers who can teach English and other subjects in the language to Thai students, as part of government-to-government cooperation programmes.
“A large number of native English-speaking teachers are necessary as we are working on upgrading the education system. One of the countries we are talking to is Canada which sends many teachers to Japan,” the Minister said.
The education minister said one of the countries the ministry is talking to is Canada which is noted for sending many teachers to Japan.
Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said the recruitment will start as soon as the situation is safe to do so.