Taking care of Nong Dylan guides teaching bilingual
Re: "The world loves Nong Dylan, but his parents are wary", National, February 7.
3 year-old, a half Thai-Welsh, Nong Delan’s reciting on video clip about 44 Thai alphabets KorKai, hamonious words (the end of KorKai book) and his ability to talk some Thai language with his mother in daily life, besides it gives viewers hap?piness. It also guides parents to teach their children for speaking to be bilingual. It emphasises that the more children are trained from a young age, the more effective they are.
Although it may be difficult for Thai parents to train children better in speaking English-the second lan?guage, but I think that it should not be strict in right speaking too much because it will not lead to start speak?ing practises.
One approach that can be imple?mented is that encouraging children consecutively at home to learn speak?ing by simple using a mix of Thai and English in simple sentences (ques?tion-answer) and storytelling about their daily lives, their favourite food and games, attractive tourist places and Thai culture and sports. This method could ease the pressure on children, who will gradually absorb and become accustomed to speaking including to gaining more confidence about talking in English.