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ERIC Number: ED540115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Enriching English Language Spoken Outputs of Kindergartners in Thailand
Wilang, Jeffrey Dawala; Sinwongsuwat, Kemtong
Online Submission, Memoduyku euduyu n3 p247-259 Mar 2012
This year is designated as Thailand's "English Speaking Year" with the aim of improving the communicative competence of Thais for the upcoming integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2015. The consistent low-level proficiency of the Thais in the English language has led to numerous curriculum revisions and developmental policies on the national level. Since the implementation of educational reforms in the country in 1998, there has still been little research on its impact in the classroom, specifically the kindergarten level. The review conducted on the contemporary national education curriculum for kindergarten education did not specifically mention benchmarks for the children's English language performance. However, the curriculum explicitly detailed thirty-six integrated lessons for an academic year. Thus, in the absence of specific learning standards for English language learning at the kindergarten level, this paper provides snapshots of children's spoken outputs and lessons to enrich kindergartners' English language proficiency in Thailand.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand