Best Practices in Promoting Bilingual Proficiency for Early Childhood Students in Thailand: Case Studies of Satit Bangna School and Plearnpattana School


  • Methavee Chotchaipong Educational Administration Program, Chulalongkorn University
  • Nantarat Charoenkul Educational Administration Program, Chulalongkorn University
  • Pruet Siribanpitak Administration Program, Chulalongkorn University


bilingual proficiency, early childhood education, school best practice


This research aimed to explore the best practices studies of Satit Bangna School and Plearnpattana School in promoting bilingual proficiency for early childhood students in Thailand. Data were collected through documentation, archives, and in-depth interviews of four school administrators and twenty-four teachers. The data were analyzed using ATLAS.ti software. The results indicated that the best practices of Satit Bangna School and Plearnpattana School shared a theme: parental expectation. There were two categories: school and home. The first category obtained two codes: in-class practices and extra-class activities. The second category obtained two codes: extra classes and supporting resources.


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