Teaching in Issan

Discussion on schools, colleges, universities, educational facilities, teaching, and learning resources for adults and children.
Post Reply
oakdale160
Rock Star
Rock Star
Posts: 3665
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:51 pm

Teaching in Issan

Post by oakdale160 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:20 am

Gordon a friend of mine married a Thai lady and started his 3rd family. He built a house in Issan and lives there for 9 months/year. I visited them for a week. He has thrown himself into life there, is fairly good at the local language and he and another English guy, Roger, volunteer at the local primary school and each day one or the other teach 2 English classes. In addition, Gordon runs a session at his house, 2 evenings a week, doing the boring stuff, spelling, punctuation and grammar with his children, Roger's children and 2 boys the sons of a penniless rice farmer neighbour. The childrens' English is very impressive, but there is one funny element. Both Gordon and his friend have what British people call "Very posh accents" and so, of course, all these children, including the rice farmer's children, sound as if they attend the very best British private schools.

nanyang
Professional
Professional
Posts: 293
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:05 pm

Re: Teaching in Issan

Post by nanyang » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:31 pm

Where are they in Issan?

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests