English Language Learning
Tonkla School strives to be a foundation for the development of an international citizen, and the English language is key to communicating internationally. The best writings are either written in or translated to English. The English language is a gateway to the world’s vast knowledge and future progress.
We want our students to be proficient in English at a level comparable to students studying in an international school. Our curriculum integrates English language into at least 50% of all activities in every level from kindergarten to primary school. From prekindergarten, students learn English through listening to stories in English and playing with adults. As they progress, students learn to listen, speak, read, and write English in various subjects, such as literature, science and history.
Our approach to teaching languages, both English and Thai, is using phonics. Phonics is a way to learn language by developing sound awareness. Slowly, our ears learn subtle differences in sound and tone. Consequently, students learn how sounds, symbols, words, and letters, are related to how words sound and how they are written. This building block results in an exponential learning of vocabulary and the master of languages.
With a strong foundation, we can better integrate language into different classes, activities, and daily life. By taking English beyond classrooms into playgrounds and the cafeteria, the students can learn much more than English solely for tests. Students will learn how to use English for communicating ideas and expressing themselves, enabling the students to learn more.