OVEC), Dr. Akanith Klangsaeng, chaired the opening of an orientation for 121 volunteer Chinese teachers at Ratchada City Hotel in Bangkok.
Dr. Akanith said that this event involved many resource personnel concerned with volunteer Chinese teachers program in Thailand, particularly Mr. Chuen Yongsan from Hanban in Thailand, Pol. Lt. Gen. Phanu Kerdlapphol from the Thai Immigration Office and representatives from the Office of Teaching and Learning Chinese in China, the Office of the Higher Education Commission and the Office of the Non-Formal and Informal Education. A total of 161 volunteer teachers will teach at 101 vocational colleges under OVEC's supervision, some of which will have two teachers for ten months. The aim of this activity is to develop learning and teaching of Chinese in vocational colleges to create an effective and sustainable economic-based society where Chinese is a communication tool.
The volunteer teachers in Thailand are important human resources who help to advance Chinese teaching and learning in Thailand as well as to enhance Thailand's Chinese communication skills in ASEAN and the world. As Thai vocational education will move forward to participate in the professional world, with language and culture diversity, they should develop themselves and their quality.
Finally, Dr. Akanith concluded that language was a symbol to strengthen understanding and friendship without borders. The language exchange program of Thailand and China will, without any doubt, contribute to cultural and technological exchange that will create a borderless world.