Royal Thai Embassy’s first online class with the Embassy Adoption Program’s school

On 20 November 2020, the Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C., met students of Ms. Tiffany Rose’s fifth-grade class from Patterson Elementary School for the first time in an online classroom under the Embassy Adoption Program (EAP), the partnership program between DC Public Schools and Washington Performing Arts (WPA).

The students enjoyed learning about many different aspects of Thailand, ranging from climate, food, fruits and vegetables, lifestyles and the Thai language. Ms. Ronnelle Donahue, a mathematics teacher, also joined this 40-minute online classroom and as actively engaged as the students during the periodic discussions. Everyone in class also practiced common Thai words such as thank you (khob-kun), sorry (khaw-tote), as well as gender-indicative suffixes to make sentences more polite like kha (female) and krub (male).

The meeting was the first of four meetings the Embassy scheduled with this class throughout the 2020-2021 academic year. Established in 1974, the Embassy Adoption Program (EAP) seeks to expose DC Public School students to global awareness through direct interactions with foreign embassies in Washington, D.C.