Message from the Chairman
The Power of Bilingualism
“Beyond the ability to speak two languages, bilingualism increases your child’s ability to reason, focus, and grasp complex problems, making it the ideal mindset for a fast-changing world.”
Change is not new or unique to our era. For thousands of years, Buddhism has described impermanence as a constant of our existence. But the rate of change that we are experiencing in the third millennium is truly unprecedented. In fact, the very word “change” now seems to fall short of the dramatic shifts the world is currently experiencing so that “disruption” has become the word of choice to describe today’s incredible economic, demographic and climatic upheavals.
We, at Satit International Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiangmai, believe bilingualism is the best preparation your child can get to thrive in a fast-changing world. Beyond the ability to speak two languages, bilingualism increases your child’s ability to reason, focus, and grasp complex problems, making it the ideal mindset to excel in an era of disruptive transformations. Scores of studies have demonstrated these benefits. To name but a few, bilingualism allows children to sift through information more quickly and effectively, it better prepares them for a third or fourth language, and it heightens their awareness of other cultures.
At Satit International Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiangmai, we not only immerse students in a fully bilingual environment with native-English-speaking teachers, we also practice holistic, process-based learning. Rather than cram lectures into passive receptacles, our teachers aim to nurture the global citizens of tomorrow, women and men able to continue learning, adapting, and growing throughout their entire life. Through teamwork and interactive learning, your child develops their own knowledge, one that is deeper and more broadly linked to the breadth of their experiences.
It is our hope that the educational approaches we develop and refine here at Satit International Bilingual School can one day serve the country as a whole. That journey starts with your child, a holistic being equipped with bilingualism and a wide range of skills from critical thinking and leadership to creativity and information technology fluency.
With Satit International Bilingual School, your child will have no need to fear change. Your child will be the change.
Arthit Ourairat, PhD, Chairman