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  Quick teach English advice Some intriguing differences between Thai/Lao and Western languages! How could you teach English if you don’t understand the Thais/Laos? Final consonants, what’s that? Thai/Lao people hardly pronounce the final consonant in a word, if at all. They think it should be the same in English! So hire and high are both hi. Light becomes a lie! And mouse and mouth both become a mow, whatever that is!. This makes for many, funny misunderstandings between farangs (foreigners) and Thai/Lao people. Welcome! More consonant troubles Thais don’t like them! Russian is a nightmare to learn, a tongue breaking exercise, and you can try the kitchen and chicken game. The kitchen is as likely to...
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What’s so special about our Openmind Projects Camps? Look back to Learn. Look forward to Dream!   Students in Southeast Asia are not encouraged to question, but told to listen. Education is based on rote learning by heart. Openmind Project camps are designed to learn by doing. Learn and use your skills immediately!  Our campers solve problems, debate and learn in teams together with overseas volunteers and our own trainees from poor villages in Southeast Asia. They look for facts and effects, discuss advantages and disadvantages on issues like technology, environment and processed food, more. They do fact finding online with their own smartphones (to use them for learning also, not only chatting) using and improving...
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BE YOU, AT THE HAT CHAO MAI MARINE PROJECT IN THAILAND By volunteer Felicia Lanevik from Sweden. If you are a spontaneous, adventurous, laidback and independent person, this is the place for you! The project in Had Chao Mai National Park is an adventure but it is demanding as well. You are in charge of cooking your own food, do your own laundry, get up early, work long days and live in an environment that will be strange to you and have limited opportunities to speak English. You will have simple living conditions and miles away from a flushing toilet. And be ready to embrace the wildlife, it will be all around you while you stay in the...
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