• Ekachai School opens an Asean Study Centre

    Posted on: ԧҤ 26th, 2013 by Pixel@110

    It was extremely interesting to see the Bangkok Post report and excellent photographs of Ekachai School in Samut Sakhon province, which has just opened an Asean Study Centre, and the students who are actively learning about the other countries joining the economic community by the end of 2015. This development strikes us as being a very positive and useful educational approach, and the School is to be congratulated on its initiative.

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    Photos by Patipat Janthong

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    At the opening ceremony for the centre, this girl, dressed in national costume of Vietnam, gave information about the country to visitors.

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    Myanmar is of special interest to students at the school because there are many Myanmar migrant workers in the province. Here, young students erect roads signs written in the Burmese language.

    Vocabulary:

    Asean Economic Community (AEC): the ASEAN organization for economic cooperation between countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Brunei, Laos), includes lowering of tariffs and taxes on goods shipped between countries and free labour mobility for skilled workers; a plan to create regional economic integration by 2015 – ประชาคมอาเซียน

    ceremony: a formal public event – งานพิธี

    costume: the clothes worn by people from a particular place or for a particular job – เครื่องแต่งกาย

    erect: to put the parts of something together so that it stands upright – ตั้งขึ้น

    migrant worker: someone who travels to another place or country in order to find work – คนงานต่างถิ่น