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    "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - 6 August, 2014

    Labour: The National Council for Peace and Order has asked Khurusapha, the Teachers Council of Thailand, to compile a database of foreign teachers in Thailand.
    Paitoon Sinarat, the president of The Teachers Council of Thailand, said he was advised by the NCPO to be careful when issuing teaching licences to foreign teachers.
    - Misspelling of "licenses" is Bangkok Post's.

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    Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    - Misspelling of "licenses" is Bangkok Post's.
    The spelling is correct in English not American English.

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    Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by David_Loves_Ubonwan View Post
    The spelling is correct in English not American English.

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    Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    These differences in American and English spellings -they used to drive me nuts! I went to American oriented-schools for my basic education and university work, and in UK for graduate studies. While in England and doing course work, my American English was frowned upon. On the other hand after returning to my country where American English is lingua franca, I would be mocked if I used British English! To do so is regarded as being affected. Especially in official and professional publications, British spelling is simply not acceptable. And to complicate matters I sometimes deal with multi-cultural groups who use both kinds of English! This puts me in an ambivalent position having to shift from one mode to another.

    But finally I have chosen American English as my default mode. This is what I use in this forum. And oh, some Thai English also in some occasions.

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    Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    Interestingly enough, Americans seem to love all things British, especially the English accent and wording. 'In hospital' and 'on holiday' are prime examples. Teach us more!

    Is the author of that article suggesting that if the British like Mark Twain we should like Charles Dickens? No problem, we love them both! Add to that Jane Austen and the Brontes and we'll give you Fitzgerald and Faulkner, or whomever you choose.

    I've never seen an Ugly American in the UK since I've never been there, but I'm sure they exist. After all, we have
    them here, too.

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    Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    The people behind the recent government takeover are very much anti-foreigner. Foreigners exert influences that adversely affect "Thainess" and can confuse people, causing them to be less "happy" with the way things have always been. IMHO
    Life is learning. If you stop learning, you might as well be dead.

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    Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    Foreign teachers are just the latest going under scrutiny.

    In the context of society, "cleansing" is rarely a good thing.
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    Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    Yes-in such situations the baby always gets thrown out with the bathwater. Ultra nationalism, as most military orchestrated or backed movements tend to evolve into, always have innocent victims and negative economic consequences.

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    Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    History has shown that a totalitarian government oftens uses "nationalism" as an excuse to get rid of all educated ex patriots. In the past, some countries have thrown out all the business owners, professionals (including doctors and nurses) on the basis of opening up the jobs to locals.

    In almost every instance, the local populace suffered as the the "decision makers" prospered.

    I hope Thailand does not go this route.

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