In november 2016 Fund Isaan asked an education specialist to assess the level of English teaching in the Isaan region. Surindra Rajabhat University and Fund Isaan worked closely together during this project. One observation was that by the time students complete Mathayom 6, their last year of high school, they still have only very basic English skills. A lack of proficient English language skills by the teachers at secundary school attributes to students’ low performance. Students are taught to memorize vocabulary and grammar, but they are not shown how to use the language in practice.