If we mention of academic way, the primary subjects must be pronounciation and reading-speaking practice of English which most of the students should improve. The students generally intonating English words same like they do in Thai words. They should learn basic intonation rules of spoken English and know the main differences with Thai language. Secondarily they have to keep practising of speaking. That is why i try to be in contact with the students in simple English language whenever and wherever i see them. With the help of these random dialogues, i can encourage them about speaking simple words and saying the right pronounciation of those words. For the reading situation, I should say that the students must have some vocabulary and grammar knowledge first. I have observed that many students have very basic or no vocabulary and grammar levels. Sometimes I don’t even see an English level difference between some lower and higher grade students. You can not build a structure without a durable basis. So I believe that my initial purpose should be making the students gain some particular grammar and vocabulary levels, so after that I can help them improve their reading and speaking skills up to a reasonable rate.
These are what I can initially mention of myself, the country, the schools and the students. I am sure I will have more experiences and more opinions on these subjects as time goes by. But for now, I can surely say that I am happy where I am and I am also hopeful and excited about my tasks.
Mr. Uygar Kanmaz