VIDEO: Spreading the word - Ay up me Duck! hits Thailand

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A Notts teacher is helping foreign youngsters get to grips not only with the English language - but also with the finer points of the county’s dialect too!

Martyn Hayes is current in Thailand, teaching English to local students.

Thai students learn to talk proper!

Thai students learn to talk proper!

But as well as helping them get their heads round the irregular verbs and pronunciation of the national language, he’s been introducing them to Notts sayings like ‘ay up me duck’.

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