Efforts renewed for improving students’ Chinese-language skills
The Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC) has again tapped China’s largest textbook-publishing house, Higher Education Press (HEP), to help improve Thai vocational students’ ability to speak Mandarin and meet the business sector’s needs.
Panurut Klinpho, director of OVEC’s Bureau of Monitoring and Evaluation, said they will over the next five years improve and update textbooks, teachers’ handbooks and other curricular materials and organise short-term training for both students and teachers.
Panurut presided at the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the project late last month at the OVEC office in Bangkok.
It represents the second phase of the project, following successful collaboration with HEP in 2013 that produced two textbooks – “Chinese Language for Communication 1” for students pursuing a Por Wor Chor certificate and “Chinese Language for Education 2” for those pursuing a Por Wor Sor advanced certificate level.