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English Language in Thailand

April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in environmental issues, nature

English Language in Thailand

Language is playing nowadays one of the most important roles in cross-cultural communication , because it is a door into new culture and traditions . Therefore , the role of English language is swiftly increasing . It is known that English has been influencing Thai culture since the beginning of the 20th century and today Thailand is more and more popular among English-speaking and other foreign tourists . The next moment to mention is that country continues to expand its businesses in the international market place

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to English implications is surely , entrance to WTO . Therefore , English language plays important role for Thailand and Thai population . English helps Thai government to develop tourism industry and to promoted Thai goods and service in the international markets . Additionally , Thai students nowadays prefer to choose studying internationally , especially in the United Kingdom and the USA as well as in Australia , Canada and New Zealand

English language in Thailand has been significantly developed over the last two decades and while it hasn ‘t reached saturation , it is probably almost as developed now as other countries in the region like Japan or Korea though it is growing fast . Apparently , many Thai people can speak English rather well and many other are able to understand some English and the number of people who are willing to learn English is increasing . Many language schools are opened in the country as well as many private schools and international schools (schools using the curriculum of a foreign country . Agencies sending Thai students to foreign countries benefit significantly to English expansion

Nevertheless , certain obstacles to English learning exist in Thailand For example , it is very expensive for Thai student to be taught by a native English speaker . Therefore , not all students have equal opportunities in learning language . Furthermore , shortage of English teachers and instructors is apparent

References

Sinka , Lindy (2006 . Teaching English and Living in Thailand . Retrieved January 29 , 2007 , from HYPERLINK “http /www .transitionsabroad .com /listings /work /esl /articles /teaching_en glish_and_living_in_thailand .shtml http /www .transitionsabroad .com /listings /work /esl /articles /teaching_eng lish_and_living_in_thailand .shtml

Thailand and the WTO : Member Information (2006 . Retrieved January 29 , 2007 , from HYPERLINK “http /www .wto .org /English /thewto_e /countries_e /thailand_e .htm http /www .wto .org /English /thewto_e /countries_e /thailand_e .htm

Teaching English in Bangkok (2006 . Retrieved January 29 , 2007 from HYPERLINK “http /www .stickmanbangkok .com /teaching .html http /www .stickmanbangkok .com /teaching .html

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