Of course, we all want the best for our children and one of the best things that you can do for your child is to secure an international education, which provides a solid foundation for your son or daughter to realise their full potential. If you live in a non-English speaking country such as Thailand, it is critical that your child develops a fluency in the international language of English and the best way to achieve that is to enroll your child in an international school, where all subjects are taught using English.
What is an International School?
International schools exist mainly to educate the children of foreign diplomats and business people who are on a 3-4 year posting and have brought their family along, yet many local families prefer to send their kids to an international school, largely for the language acquisition. When you study an international (called หลักสูตรอินเตอร์ in Thai) curriculum, you are receiving a tried and trusted UK National Curriculum, which is delivered by qualified UK teachers who are recruited from England.
What Are the Benefits of an International Education?
When a child studies at an international school, they mix with children from many different ethnic backgrounds, which gives an international perspective on life that will pay dividends in their adult life. All international schools use either the UK or the US National Curriculum; regarded widely as the best there is and with a comprehensive international education, your child will be equipped to enjoy a successful life and career.
If an international school student wishes to further their education with a BA at a leading university, it is much easier to gain admission with an academic record from an international school. Looking at things from the university’s perspective, they much prefer their students to be high achievers from prestige programs at international schools.
English Language Fluency
Let’s look at a Thai student as an example; they would have little chance of acquiring the English language if they studied at a Thai school, where English is taught 5 hours per week and this is one of the main reasons why middle-class Thai families send their children to top international schools.
We all know how stressful it is to have to change schools and by enrolling your son or daughter to a K-12 international school, they will never have to face the trauma of changing schools, which can have a negative impact on their education.