Speaking Thai in the classroom

It is not what foreign teachers are paid to do.

It wasn’t until moving to a language school, with proper management, that I saw the negative side of a foreign teacher speaking Thai in class. It was also at that job where I saw that some TEFL teachers are actually stuck in the routine of speaking Thai with students.


Is knowing and speaking Thai necessary?

Useful in everyday situations but what about in the school environment?

A knowledge of spoken Thai is always going to be invaluable, but how about speaking Thai in the classroom and within the school environment? Is it something that schools frown upon? What do some of the more experienced foreign teachers in Thailand say on the topic?


Perceptive young learners

Postbox letter from Carl Slaughter

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