There have been many discussions on why there is an English learning problem in Thailand. Who is wrong? Who is right? (In that order). Why don't they get it? Sorry, but I would like to take a minute to defend the students. When their day is over, that's it. English for the most part is non-existent (OK apart from homework...maybe). Also, many students seem to be getting more into English music lyrics. At least a move in the right direction. If they were exposed more outside, maybe they would have a little bit more interest inside (the classroom). Time to cut to the chase. Cartoons and English programming. There should be some type of mandatory cartoon and english programming. When and at what time is not my concern. Anything is better than nothing. I have four children, so Boomerang is constantly on. Not a word of English. Sorry. There was one word. "Aside". They had some Thai girl for an English minute type segment. I kid you not, that same word hasn't changed in months. Like a fool, when it comes on I keep checking whether they changed the word or not. I don't want to get into the fact that if it's on, and the only cartoon on, kids will watch it. Then there's the repitition learning factor with the never ending reruns etc... I lived in Japan, HK and Singapore. This the only place where there is very, very close to nothing. Chez Whitey English teacher is an easy target for the failures of the system. Somehow, the cage has to get rattled somewhere, and wake these people up. The onus cannot always be on us.