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    All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    Hi, I am in need of info on anything in the field of ELT in Thailand (especially related to the quality of ELT):

    - how are Thai English teachers being educated?
    - national curriculum
    - MoE standards
    - all kinds of statistics on ELT in Thailand
    - scientific research on this topic
    - etc.

    Books, articles, PDFs ... everything is appreciated!
    Cheers!

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    There's lots of stuff in the Classroom and Staffroom.

    Look around. Enough there to keep you occupied for the next twelve months anyway.

    Do some legwork.
    When being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it appear like a parade.

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    There's lots of stuff in the Classroom and Staffroom.

    Look around. Enough there to keep you occupied for the next twelve months anyway.

    Do some legwork.
    I've already had a look but many links to MoE stuff etc. don't work or the content's not valid anymore.

    Not sure which stuff you mean, but I am not looking for teaching material and these kind of things.

    I'd really appreciate posts in this thread as I am sure a lot of you guys know where to find what I am looking for. Would make things much easier for me than just randomly browsing the forum which I'm doing anyway.

    Thanks!

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    Should maybe mention that I need the info for my thesis on the quality of ELT in Thailand.

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    Try Asian University.

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    I've already contacted several Thai Unis via email. No replies (I'm not surprised).
    Visited a couple of bookshops in BKK as well - same result.

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    ^ nail on the...head!

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    o_O?

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Do some legwork.

    2 rite

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    What is it with spammers and this thread?

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    I would say your research is unlikely to get far unless you can read and speak Thai, and you are based in Bangkok. If all of these are true, here's some suggestions to get you started:

    Go to Chula library and look in the locally produced ELT language journal Passa - tho' I'm not sure it counts as scientific, but it counts at least as academic. Near to Chula library is the university's teacher training centre. Try also Chula's language institute. I doubt either will answer emails, its not very Thai - but up close and personal you might get more help. Google 'NIETS' the national testing centre, for info on national curriculum. I don't think anyone can help you with MoE stuff except the MoE - if their websites are out of date, a personal visit will be needed.

    You might try a similar approach with Thammasaat.

    I wouldn't expect to find a lot of documented evidence outside of the journals, but personal interviews with school and institute heads and teaching staff might give you some qualitative data.

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    ... if it's for your thesis, asking a bunch of anonymous strangers to "tell me everything you know about EFL in Thailand" might not get the response you were hoping for ...
    Nuts In A Blender

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    Re: All kinds of info on ELT in Thailand

    I'm going to take your sig, Bubba, and play that fundumb classroom game where you say 'banana' to answer every question and the first person to laugh is out. Except of course my P5's will be saying 'nuts in a blender.... nuts in a blender....nuts in a blender!"....



    Sorry for the off topic post. Doubt it matters on this bizarre thread anyhooo.

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