21 Nov 2013 : Talking with a child about their learning and helping them to see that learning happens all the time and all around them in everyday life can have a huge impact, say experts at the International Primary Curriculum.
Report from the scene
17 Sep 2013 : A teacher from Trat describes the scene when a short but fierce wind storm injured students and caused heavy damage to her Satreeprasertsin School on September 10th. Story includes dramatic CCTV video.
Learning verb forms
01 Jan 2013 : A very clever parrot shows us what it can do, giving us a chance to practice past forms of both regular and irregular verbs.
From our global reporters
27 Dec 2012 : Here's a great example of the US southern dialect, familiar to anyone who likes US country music.
25 Dec 2012 : Here is a great example of the use of the simple present using one of the cutest and most viewed youtube videos ever.
Learning verb tenses
24 Dec 2012 : Is simple past tense a problem? A musical (autotuned) version of the famous “Charlie bit me” YouTube video will have you using it correctly in no time.
End of the World
22 Dec 2012 : Of course the world didn’t end yesterday. Those who thought it would didn’t understand what the ancient Mayan calendar was all about. Nasa scientists explain in this four-minute video. (Includes transcript)
Learning from movies
10 Dec 2012 : A fun English lesson based on a scene from Pixar’s animated movie ‘Up’.
Learning Thai or English
23 Nov 2012 : The video plus Thai and English texts of PM Yingluck Shinawatra's speech explaining the reasons for invoking the ISA were quickly made available through the web. Put them together and you have a great reading/listening language lesson.
Grammar in the news
22 Nov 2012 : The world didn't end as predicted by Harold Camping and now news writers have started to use the past tense.
Learning Thai/English from the news
12 Nov 2012 : The police video countering allegations made in the youtube video "Evil Man from Krabi" has, for some reason, been posted without an English translation. Here it is.
10 Nov 2012 : It is unusual for speakers to use a single verb-form during a conversation, even a short one. Here is an example of mixing forms, thanks to students from the Rajamangala Institute of Technology in Khon Kaen.
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