English is the most important language in the world, originated from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (shortly as “Britain” or “England”). During imperialism, English was expanded into the United States of America, also another countries during colonisation which influenced into countries in the current commonwealth; e.g. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.
By the colonisation, English has become the standard language of the world, which all people use mainly to communicate, regardless of different origins and local languages. For this reason, all countries around the world have English teaching system, including Thailand, together with south-east Asian nations established the ASEAN Economic Community. English is hence the necessity for communication, also business, trade, investment, education, and tourism.
English is offered 3 courses:
ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION
Conversational course for secondary students, also general interests, offers the teaching of communication, vocabulary, additional grammar, with speaking skills provided by native speakers. The language structure is also divided following the CEFR, with random test for evaluating the competence of language.
ENGLISH FOR KIDS
Course for primary students age 6-12, supports the development of language skills with some additional activities apart from the instant learning from school. Pupils are provided the appropriate activities; e.g. singing, English cartoon, etc.
ENGLISH TEST PREPARATION
Course for testing of English language for general and academic purposes, also for higher education admission in colleges and universities in local or international academies. Learners are provided the demonstrated lessons with overall skills preparation, also doing sample tests.
Courses of English Test Preparation are provided for:
GENERAL APTITUDE TEST: GAT
For Secondary Students in Thailand for preparation to university admission in Thai universities, covers communication, vocabulary, and grammar, also reading and writing. The points are evaluated 10-15% for overall point in which students need to collect for university admission.
ORDINARY NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TEST: ONET
For high school students for university admission in Thailand, contains 5 main subjects; Thai, Mathematics, Science, Social, and English. For English section is quite similar to English GAT Test which covers communication, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar, in which students will review overall lessons throughout the year.
INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM: IELTS
International English Test from the United Kingdom organised by English Language Assessment from the University of Cambridge, and British Council which is supported for skills evaluation in order to proceed the general and academic purposes, to higher educational institutes in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, also the United States.
IELTS evaluates the competence of English for applicants in 4 skills; listening, reading, writing, and speaking, also grammar and vocabulary of language using. It is considered to be one of the major and most popular English tests for international evaluation in the world.
TEST OF ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION: TOEIC
English Testing System from the United States, covers the abilities of listening, reading, and analysing for applicants with standard to advanced skills. The test is widely used for working and business purposes in which English is the main component, e.g. hotels, airlines, etc.