• Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:40
    Let’s all speak French
    The French language is under the spotlight this month as Alliance Francaise Bangkok plays host to the culturally diverse “Month of the Francophonie” with film screenings, concerts, live performing arts, exhibitions and playful activities.
    lifestyle
  • Tue, 05 Mar 2019 01:00
    How will 5G technology change lives?
    STANDING in line for a voice assistant at a mock hotel room, visitors curiously watched how their water was being delivered after the order was given in a slew of different languages.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:00
    Mother tongue-based education is changing lives in deep South
    Think back to your very first day of school. Now imagine what it would have been like if you could not understand the language that your teachers were speaking. What would that be like? And how would you feel if you finished sixth grade, but still could not read or write?
    opinion
  • Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:00
    Which path to happiness should a Buddhist seeker take?
    Thanks to Ye Olde Theologian for asking the very good question, what is self-transcendence? In this brief reply I have borrowed from my letter available in full on the Buddhist Channel. Theologians may note I use the language of my teachers, made my own by practice and experience.
    your say
  • Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:00
    Bridging the communication gap
    In early January at Minami no Hoshi Elementary School in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, a Japanese-language lesson was being given to a sixth-grade class. In addition to the homeroom teacher, another teacher was present: Masaru Inuzuka, who is in charge of the education of non-Japanese children.
    opinion
  • Sun, 10 Feb 2019 15:09
    Language help for foreign students
    Japanese schools seek ways to bridge communication gap
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 05 Feb 2019 01:00
    Mind your language, American professors
    Duke University used to be a dream school for Asian students. Not anymore, after assistant professor Megan Neely sent an email to biostatistics graduate students recently telling them to “commit to using English 100 per cent of the time”.
    opinion
  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:48
    Thai edition of Healthcare IT News debuts
    Following the launch of the Asia-Pacific regional edition of Healthcare IT News (HITN) in November, HIMSS Asia Pacific has this week introduced a Thai-language edition.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 27 Jan 2019 08:46
    Can Thaksin make a political comeback?
    “ELECTIONS are finally here – on March 24” was the front page headline on Thursday of The Nation, an English-language newspaper in Thailand.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:46
    Expedia Group unveils scientific approach to innovation
    Expedia Group, a travel platform with a portfolio of travel brands spanning 35 languages in over 75 countries, says it has solutions to some of the everyday challenges that Thai hoteliers face.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:00
    Teachers-to-be can graduate with poor English, panel decides
    A STRONG grasp of the English language will not be required of teacher-education graduates, the committee in charge of preparing a teacher qualifications framework has decided.
    national
  • Thu, 10 Jan 2019 01:00
    ‘Big Joke’ is no laughing matter
    So long as the plight of the Saudi teenager is prominent in the international news, I suggest that the English-language newspapers should refrain from spelling the nickname of the chief of Thai Immigration as “Big Joke”.
    your say
  • Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:00
    Govt to help medical facilities overcome language barriers
    AS part of measures to ease the expanded acceptance of foreign workers scheduled to start in April, the Japanese government is planning to help facilitate the use of tablet devices with translation functions at medical facilities. The step is one among a comprehensive package of support measures compiled at the end of last year to promote coexistence with foreign nationals.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:30
    China honours 13 Thai high school students for preventing Chinese man from suicide plunge into Chao Phraya
    The Chinese ambassador to Thailand, Lyu Jian, on Monday presented certificates of honour to 13 students of Wat Suthiwararam School, who had used their Chinese language skills to stop a Chinese man from committing suicide by jumping from Taksin Bridge in Bangkok last month, the Thai News Agency reported via Twitter.
    national
  • Fri, 04 Jan 2019 16:00
    English teacher arrested after organic marijuana farm raided
    A 46-year-old English language teacher, who was allegedly operating an organic marijuana farm and selling it online, was arrested on Friday after a raid on a four-storey building on Din Daeng Road in Bangkok's Phayathai district.
    national
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