The Education Ministry plans to recruit its first batch of 500 Thai teachers who teach English in state-run schools nationwide to undergo a “train-the-trainer” programme in a bid to reduce the cost of hiring foreign English teachers. Read more, Bangkok Post …
According to the Bangkok Post report, Deputy Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin said that we could not rely on foreign English teachers to improve our English learning forever.
The situation is that even cash-strapped schools that could not afford to hire native English speakers were hiring Pakistanis and Filipinos.
According to Mr Teerakiat, the country needed to stand on its own and use foreign English teachers only when necessary, the report said.