has been unwell this week. He had a sore throat so I took him to the doctor.
The doctor was very nice to Marvin and he gave him some medicine to make him
feel better. Marvin was very brave when the doctor had to give him a shot
too. He said that he didn’t mind because it made him feel better.
you ever had to go to the doctor? Write to Marvin and tell what happened.
You can send your letters to:
Chiangmai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd. 142
Im-boon Housing Estate, Soi
1, Muangsamut Road, Tambon Changmoi, Muang
District, Chiang Mai 50300
053 234 145
1) Why do bees have sticky heads?
2) What did the flower say when it fell over?
3) What kind of bow can’t be tied?
4) What is the best year for a kangaroo?
1) Because they use honey combs
2) It’s OK I’m self raising
3) A rainbow
4) A leap year
This week we have a great picture from Brian Woo. He goes is in grade 4.
Bye from Marg and Marvin
Seminar addresses TOEFL updates for studying in the US
A seminar on “Study in the USA” and “TOEFL
Updates” was organized by IC-ACE, a division of the International Center,
Chiang Mai University. Over 40 people attended, with many showing great
interest to pursue Masters and Ph.D. degrees in the USA.
Sutthichok Linprasert, IC-ACE vice-president said,
“This seminar provided much useful updated information, and the timing is
early enough to help those submitting applications later this year.”
The seminar also provided updates on TOEFL (Test of
English as a Foreign Language, a standardized test required by US
universities). The speakers explained the TOEFL ITP (Institutional Testing
Program), TOEFL CBT (Computer Based Testing), and “Next Generation
Sutthichok said, “As TOEFL develops its testing
protocol, more sections are added. So our advice is to pass the TOEFL as
soon as possible, as delaying would only make the process tougher and
costlier for test takers.”
TOEFL ITP is currently available only in Bangkok, where
it is conducted monthly at a cost of 1,150 baht per test. It is
significantly less than TOEFL CBT which recently raised its price to US$130
“Next Generation TOEFL” is due to be introduced in
2005 and it will incorporate an extra requirement for online oral testing
(in addition to the current Listening Comprehension, Structure and Writing,
and Reading Comprehension sections).
For more information contact: IC-ACE, 053 942 896 or
email to [email protected]
The Embassy of the United States of America can be
reached at 95 Wireless Road, Bangkok 10330, telephone 02 205-4000.
Conference to be held on religion and globalization
Payap University’s Institute for the Study of Religion
and Culture and the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, together with
other co-sponsors have invited the general public to attend an international
and interfaith academic conference on Religion and Globalization which will
be held in Chiang Mai from July 27-August 2.
Interfaith dialogue among Buddhists, Christians, Muslims,
and members of other religious communities will occur through plenary
speeches, panels and papers based on five broad themes.
The first theme is Religious Diversity and Interfaith
Relations in a Global Age, mainly about individual topics including
religious pluralism, missions, religious conflicts and reconciliation, and
Secondly, Religion in Global Society will be presented on
individual topics about social and economic justice, ecological concerns,
human rights, structural violence, gender, tourism, prostitution, AIDS/HIV,
media, technology, arts, culture and other facets of life in the
contemporary world viewed from religious perspectives.
The topic of religious reform and reformulation for a
global age, including tasks and issues focusing on the transformation of
religious doctrines, rituals, practices, and institutions in an age of
globalization, is the third aspect, and the forth is historical perspectives
in inter-religious interaction, presented by case studies.
Lastly, the themes of methodological, and philosophical
issues in intercultural and inter-religious communication and exchanges will
be discussed at the conference.
For more information, contact Rebecca Lomax at ICRG-Payap
University, tel.66-053- 400-192 and email [email protected] ksc.co.th or by visiting
the website www.religionand culture.org