We were born as Thai and in the royal dynasty, and our ancestors helped each other to build the Thai nation and to preserve it. This demands sacrifice of blood and flesh from everybody to maintain the Thainess of the nation.” As the speech mentioned above, the king asked for every Thai to feel belong to the nation and loyalty to the one who protects the Thai territory. It can be sum up that the role of the king is important for Thai nation. In addition, the king propagate himself as the creator of the
Ten Things Learned from Living in Thailand “Come with more money than you think you need and spend less than you think you should. Scott Mallon, Writer and Photographer *** Once we stop learning, we die. As long as humans remain curious and retain the desire to learn, they retain the will to live. One reason why I have always loved traveling and seeing the world is doing so provides you with insight and experience and the opportunity to learn about the world first hand. Below are ten of the many things I have learned so far from living in Thailand.
Thailand is a country full of rich history and sacred traditions that have been passed down through generations. Today, it remains one of the only South Asian country’s to have been left uncolonized by Europeans (Encyclopedia Britannica, "Thailand," 2018, para. 3). As a result of this, Thailand remained uninfluenced by western culture for quite some time. This provides a key insight into Thailand’s culture and why the Thai people so passionately celebrate their history and customs.
They can be compared and contrasted with other cultures, for example,the U.S. culture. There are many ideals that can be compared between Thai and U.S. culture, and a couple of them are social systems, social relationships, and education. To begin with, Thailand and the U.S. have different thoughts and ideas on social systems. Thailand believes in the social system of collectivism. Collectivism where nothing matters in relation of race, ethnic, or religion.
Given English’s popularity and significant status in Thailand contact between English and Thai is unavoidable bringing about the phenomenon of language mixing (Yiamkamnuan, 2010). Since English has blended into Thai daily interactions, Thai people tend to use more English words in Thai contexts. Prasithrathsint (1997) stated that most people in Thai society are multilingual. They can understand and speak many languages and switch or mix them causing one language to influence the others.This phenomenon is called “language contact”, which consequently involves nativizationof English, in other words, the adaptation of English in certain social and culturalsettings bringing about varieties of English (Kachru and Nelson, 2006). Many Thaipeople believe that those who are knowledgeable and mix English words when talkingabout technology are popular (Jaihuek et al., 2011).
I believe learning that different languages connects the world and brings everyone together; language connects you to your ancestors and where you were originally from. If I could learn another language besides English, I would love to learn Korean and Spanish, but before learning any other language, I would like to advance my knowledge in Lao and Thai. Ethic wise, I am Laotian and my ancestors are from the country Laos. I want to know more about my culture and I want others to know about my culture also. Furthermore, both Lao and Thai are similar in culture and in language, so if I know more Lao, than it will be easier to understand and learn Thai.
Book report The Chinese society in Thailand: An analytical history by G. William Skinner, 1957 The Chinese society in Thailand is a book that is the pioneer of area studies in Southeast Asia. In this book divide into many parts according to chronologically timeline. Started point beyond the reign era and explain at the point of the started reign in Thai history. Sino-Thai or ‘Luuk Chin’ is the important mechanism in Thai society. To consider the scope of study was emphasized from Thonburi to World War II which reflect as the modern history of Thailand.
In this generation, we all noticed that English is an international language which is useful in labor market. For people who have good English communication skills, they mostly get a good career. In Thailand, according to the survey of the World Bank(2006), it has shown that Thailand has an insufficient English proficiency which is 64 percent of 1,043 companies. Moreover, according to the report from the Education First Institute ranked (2013), Thailand placed at the 55th position out of 60 countries surveyed on the English proficiency index. Dr.Krissanapong Kirtikara, a vice chair of Thailand's Quality Warning Foundation stated "Reports show that people with greater English proficiency have higher income".
al state that Thailand has a structure where people were determined their status by different social class. People who have a connection between with a different ranking will benefit from collaborating with each other. When we have an obvious social class like Sakdina, we call this connection between different ranking as a “Patronage” system, however there are many kinds of connection; Patronage is just one of
Abstract English continues to be widely recognized as the language of business throughout the world and it will maintain and grow even more dominant. In the past speaking English as a second language was a marker of the ‘elite’ but nowadays is a basic skill that people should have (Dorie 2012). It is often perceived by the younger population that does not have English as their first language (L1), that speaking English will lead to a prosperous career later in life. This paper looks into why Thailand has and is experiencing so many problems with its citizens learning or acquiring English as a foreign language. Furthermore, the research examined in this paper identifies common mispronunciation of English words by Thai learners especially mispronunciation of English