The Church of Christ Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding to recruit English teachers from the Nagaland Mission Movement based in northern India.
According to CCT the need for English teachers is paramount. To overcome the shortage they will hire teachers based on 3 main criteria:
- belief in Jesus Christ
- good knowledge of English
- bachelor degree in any discipline
New teachers will go through 6 months of orientation followed by 18 months of teaching.
Whilst this is all very admirable, there is no mention of these people being trained as teachers. Unfortunately this follows the old – and very false – belief that if you can speak English you can teach English. Perhaps in the same vein as if you can drive a car you can mend a car…
Nagaland Missionary Movement – Wikipedia article.
Church of Christ in Thailand – Wikipedia article.