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ASEAN’s international school boom

AFTER years of deliberation, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is now a reality, and with English recognized as the economic bloc’s official language, demand for high quality English language education is expected to boost the region’s international school sector. The nature of international education has shifted significantly over the past two decades, from previously servicing expatriate […]

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2016 GTCi highlights ASEAN disparity

RESULTS from the 2016 Global Talent Competitiveness index (GTCi), which measures the ability of countries to attract talent, highlight, among other things, a vast disparity across the recently established ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Of the 109 countries in this year’s GTCi report, six nations are from Southeast Asia. Holding on to the top spot in ASEAN, and […]

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What is an English Programme?

When talking with parents I am regularly asked exactly what an English Programme (EP) is and what are the benefits of the English Programme at Varee Chiang Mai School. To answer these questions comprehensively it’s important to provide some background to the educational initiative know as the English Programme. In 1999 the Thai Ministry of […]

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