I have just had a pleasent meeting with a Malaysian companies rep.
Pelangi Publishing (THailand) Co. Ltd. has had the sense to create an English Science book that followis the Thai Cirriculum - it doesn't have some of the more complex stuff that you find in some of the Thai books but otherwise it fits the cirrculum to a T.
So - Piyarat Harnlertrith
She speaks excellent English.
Sad isn't it that a Malaysain company finally had to sense to do this.
I'll see if I can get my school to order some.
Why can't the Thai government get off its arse and do this?
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
I have no idea.
Apparantly the cirricuum is now up to the LEA with a possible core base from the MOE - in other words a big fuck up.
The books are called Mathyom 1 etc
They do Math as well.
Is there any www link to the books themselves? Anything for other subjects?
I emailed her today - she rang back in an hour and said she'd have some info (and hopefully some samples) in the post by next week.
So thanks to her and to mrsquirrel!!
why am I SO not surprised that this was a Malaysian and not a Thai?
oh right, because it makes sense and is efficient
Thanks Mrsquirrel.....I have a Thai teacher I work with that has been looking with looking for just this for our EP program.
Maybe I have missed something on this thread. You found a publisher in Malaysia who publishes books in English, that follow the Thai curriculum.
Is there a followup? Or a foulup? Can you actually get these books in Thailand? Will your program permit it? Is anybody using them in Thailand?
I'm guessing that most Thai administrators don't want foreign books being used in the classroom. Although it does happen at times.
I use a book from Malaysia, it is quite good actually. i dont think i use thai published books in any of my classes.
I've got to pick myself up Dust myself off And start all over again.
Now all we need is some properly qualified teachers......Thanks Mrsquirrel.....I have a Thai teacher I work with that has been looking with looking for just this for our EP program.
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Has anyone seen any of these books yet? I'd love to hear some feedback.
I'm sure I'm sorry I guess I was in a hurry.
You'd think it'd be Singapore who'd come up with this ... now that they own a big chunk of Thailand.