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Foreign Teachers and the ASEAN EC

In November 2010, the then Education Minister, Mr. Chinnaworn Boonyakiat, delivered a lecture to members of the Thai senate in relation to _Thailand’s Educational Preparation for ASEAN Community in 2015. He admitted that in the past, Thailand had no clear plan relating to the development of the country’s education system. In addition, Thai students had … Read more

Dara Academy – Past and Present

Often teachers new to Chiang Mai will ask me about the best schools in this city for a well-qualified foreign teacher, and I always mention the Dara Academy (โรงเรียนดาราวิทยาลัย). According to Wikipedia its student enrollment of 7,000 is the highest in the north, and to cope with such a large student population it employs over … Read more

Interview at The Ministry of Education

Note that this interview took place several years ago and some of the information has changed, especially regarding the TCT and its role and requirements for teachers. We keep this interview here for historical reasons. For more information see also: Thai Visa options The TCT Teaching License Interviewees Mr. Dhwatchai Chaikan, Head of Private Education … Read more