BANGKOK, 1 May 2012 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched the ‘MFA Camp: Beyond English’ program with an aim to enhance the English skills of Thai adolescents and their confidence in speaking the language.
Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul presided over the opening ceremony of the MFA Camp: Beyond English at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The camp is being attended by over 100 students who are studying in Mathayom 3-6 in Bangkok and the vicinities and have passed an English language examination at the Devawongse Varopakarn Institute of Foreign Affairs. The camp is being held between April 30 and May 3 at Cholapruek Resort in Nakhon Nayok province.
The Foreign Minister pointed out that the government has given major importance to the formation of the ASEAN Community. Thus, the four-day program was established to train Thai youth to be more assertive and more confident when communicating in English.
Mr. Surapong also stated that positive feedbacks from parents have prompted the ministry to consider expanding the English camp project to other areas of the country as well.
(NNT : Nu-dhorn Patimapragorn)