OVEC) recently organized a farewell ceremony for 90 Chinese teaching volunteers who completed one year teaching terms at 78 vocational colleges in Thailand and awarded them with honorary certificates.
The Deputy Secretary General of OVEC, Dr. Akanith Khlangsaeng, said that this event was held by the Ministry of Education and the Office of Promotion of Teaching and Learning Chinese as an International Language or HANBAN. Every year, the Chinese government will grant Chinese teachers scholarships for 10 month training and field trips abroad. Chinese teachers will play crucial roles in improving the skills and knowledge of the staff of OVEC in terms of teaching Chinese to Thai students . However, the number of Chinese volunteer teachers is not yet enough and teaching and learning materials are still greatly needed.
At present, many countries around the world enjoy modern economies with greater use of technology and modern knowledge. Therefore, Thailand has to improve various systems, including human resources development by building their capacity in terms of foreign languages. Chinese is a language widely used in current world communication. That is why Thai students and personnel in vocational education have to practice the language for the opening of the upcoming ASEAN Community.