The contract teak English speakers, Tobin Grey Walrod, 37, from Canada, not only eloquent in speaking the standard Malay language but can communicate in dialect of Kelantan with the local community even though only two weeks working in several schools in this district.
He is interested in the uniqueness of Malay language and local culture, said he was trying to learn Malay and local dialects to facilitate daily life in the community, but insisted on using English as their teacher and pupil at the school to achieve the Ministry of Education (MOE) to strengthen control English.
Tobin was one of 376 teachers contract teak speakers placed at five University Institute of Malaysia (IPGM) and selected by the zone schools to teach the English teacher assigned to assist and guide teachers in seven schools in this area from mid-January.
According to him, he was a moving according to schedule to the decree of Ru, SK Cherang Bow, SK Tok Bali, Sk Sepulau, SK Kulim, SK and SK Sungai Tasek Pauh Petai to provide guidance on methods and techniques to effectively teach English to primary school teachers schools involved.
"All English teachers are teaching to the level of primary one to three will be gathering, interactive and increase proficiency in various aspects such as grammar and pronunciation in every Monday.
"I am proud of the dedication shown by teachers in the district who are willing to sacrifice their leisure time in the evenings to collectively come together and learn English-based module that is supplied by the Brighton Group and a member of Nord Anglia with MOE success of this program," he said.
Tobin said the program is implemented through an English teacher involved should attend a meeting 30 times a week for 70 hours and the program will take a period of three years.
His previous teaching experience and served as fasalitator English in the United States, Japan and Germany believe the seriousness of teachers and interested students to speak without embarrassment to the success of the programs implemented by the government of Malaysia.
"Although I am from Canada's official communication language at school is British English, as recognized by the MOE in the education system in this country. But the opportunity to learn the language and local culture will not be released because he is a very valuable experience especially in foreign assignments official, "he said.
Tobin admitted he would prefer to enjoy local food, especially rice and side dishes, traditional dishes Marine Affairs who have never enjoyed before.
"In addition to rice and rice trade kerabu, I've been enjoying the delights budu and petai. It starts as curiosity and want to learn the local culture is not formal. This kind of attitude, if applied to the student to strengthen the English language it is possible to give a good impression, "he said.
Prior to this, MOE has decided to take a 600 retired English teachers on a contract basis to assist in the implementation of policies and strengthen Upholding Malay English (MBMMBI) adopted the expertise of other speakers of the language identity.