Students invited to submit essays in English for 13th Dublin Awards

national January 18, 2018 06:00

By The Nation

STUDENTS ACROSS the country are welcome to join the ongoing 13th Junior Dublin Literary Awards for Thailand contest.

Organised for The Nation’s NJ Digital and City Life Chiang Mai, the essay competition will accept English articles for consideration till the end of this month. 

The theme for the competition is “Moving Forward”. 

Entries can be submitted via or facebook.|com/Njdigitalfanpage.

For more than a decade, the annual event has attracted interest from students in Thailand. 

In support of the contest, workshops for teachers have also been held to equip English-language teachers with additional skills so that they can improve their lessons for their students. 

The latest workshop was held last Saturday at the Nation University Bangna Campus.

The topic for this year’s seminar is “Common mistakes in writing English”, with the session broadcast live on Facebook at the NJ Digital fan page so that people who did not attend could watch it too.

Professor Ingtip Rattarangsee from Chulalongkorn University’s Language Institute led the workshop.

“Grammar and structure are important. Do not think that just because your writing communicates you point, it’s already okay because it may be misleading, “said Ingtip. 

A teacher who joined the workshop said it had been very useful. 

“We should start teaching English from the very basic level like grammar. From there, we can gradually move to higher levels,” she said.

She also said English language was very important to children in the current period.

This year, the Embassy of Ireland, OCS l PCS (Outsourced Client Solutions), Kerry Group, the Irish Thai Chamber of Commerce and Emerald Cultural Institute have supported the 13th Junior Dublin Literary Awards for Thailand contest.

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