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  • Apr 10, 2012
  • 06:03 PM

Thai language course offers Cambodian students better hopes for the future

Bangkok Post
Mrs Phumjit said the need for people who are able to speak Thai in Cambodia has been increasing with growing investment, the expansion of the country's tourism industry and closer Thai-Cambodian relations. She said this need will continue for the foreseeable future. Cambodian students with Thai language skills are still able to apply for various jobs with Thai employers in Phnom Penh and other cities in Cambodia.
  • Dec 17, 2011
  • 11:49 AM

Why Thailand's children need tablet computers

Robert Kirkpatrick / Bangkok Post
Predictably, gainsayers have lined up to pick at this policy and one argument recently tabled is that there are not sufficient educational programmes in Thai, leading to children using the tablets mainly for English learning. The problem with that, so this contention runs, is that young children should be concentrating on Thai...
  • Nov 29, 2011
  • 12:27 PM

Raising bilingual children

Varisa Kamalanavin / Bangkok Post
Pongrapee Tachapahapong and his wife are native Thai speakers. But they decided to raise their daughter to be bilingual, speaking Thai and English. Today, more than 16,000 parents are following their linguistic path.
  • Aug 07, 2011
  • 11:38 PM

Royal Institute promoting Thai dialects

Pattaya Mail
BANGKOK, 3 August 2011 – The Royal Institute is producing a dictionary of local literature in order to help conserve Thai dialects while it is encouraging children not to be shy when they speak their own dialects.
  • Jul 29, 2011
  • 11:08 PM

Rewarded for keeping Thai alive

The Nation
Outgoing Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said yesterday that spoken Thai was no longer pure because far too many foreign words had been introduced. Hence, he said, Thais should be proud of their heritage and conserve the language in response to His Majesty's concerns about its deterioration.
  • Jul 17, 2011
  • 01:11 AM

Revival of Thai, Mong languages in schools

People’s Committee of the northern mountain province of Dien Bien has approved a project to teach Thai and Mong languages to primary school children during the academic year 2011-2015.
  • Jul 13, 2011
  • 01:16 AM

Top Thai language speakers honoured

The Nation
US ambassador to Thailand, Kristie Kenney's command of the Thai language has received both official recognition and praise. This year, the Culture Ministry has named her as one of two foreigners with outstanding proficiency in Thai.
  • Apr 19, 2011
  • 12:58 AM

China helps King's birthday project: Buddhist scriptures to be translated into Thai

Bangkok Post
BEIJING : China has offered support to bring about a Chinese to Thai translation project of Mahayana sutras that was initiated to commemorate His Majesty the King's 80th birthday anniversary.