Storm in Chiang Mai

Last Wednesday evening I was at a teacher parent meeting at the CDSC (German School) . We were more than half way through the evening and barely realized there was a storm outside. Storm enough in the classroom haha. I managed to open my big mouth and say that I don’t understand why couples, who know they are going to stay in Thailand for good, who have no relations back in Germany, choose to put their kids through the german school system. For many its just 10 years of struggle, as the dads are often traveling and the mums speak no german. Just hard I think. Oh sure many languages is good, right? Well, for some children less would be more. Often kids from mixed marriages choose to stay in Thailand, so they have to learn Thai when they finish 0156-0701-2504-4427_tn.jpgschool and then they end up in a Thai university.. Why not put them in a Thai school in the first place? Ufff… again.. I should have listened to the voice in my head (Jenny I KNOW) that says SHUTUP… sigh… so I got explanations from three parents at the same time. I’m good at multitasking but I just sort of zoned out.. couldn’t listen to them all at the same time . Anyway, one of the mums had to leave early and she came back and said a tree had fallen on her car. And so it had. The tree just snapped and luckily only damaged their bus slightly. But it caused alot of inconvenience… You really never know what is going to happen next do you?

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4 Responses to Storm in Chiang Mai

  1. Max says:

    For the mixed marriage scenario I agree it is important for the child to speak Thai, or better both languages. But the Thai education system isn’t just about learning a language. I worked in a few Thai schools many years ago, in the early nineties and there’s no way I would want my daughter in a Thai school.

  2. Chris says:

    Can you boys speak Thai?

  3. Lillian says:

    Chris…My daughter12 can speak and understand some thai and my son10 can read it but says he doesn’t understand what he is reading. Their thai isn’t good as swissgerman, english are the languages we speak at home, and they have had to learn german in school. Thai isn’t a priority…
    Max.. I would never put my kids in thai school.. we tried k’garten for my daughter… was hard. My kids are swiss and we don’t plan to stay in Thailand forever.. if one of us were thai.. it would be a diffrent story….probably put them in an international school.. or do what you are doing 🙂

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