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Hi guys, I know there is already a number of threads about schools etc, but is anyone dong a course right now that they can recommend. I want to do the 12 month ED, and have tried Pro Language n the past - which was OK, nothing special. But I want a course that is serious about thai. However I also work for a living so don;t want too many hours a week and heard that ED course are now expecting 2 hrs a day, 5 times a week - is that right? Anyway, any advice on best current course, costs etc. Cheers

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Hi Maximo,

I am currently doing a Thai course with Excel Language Centre right opposite Big C Pattaya Tai. 

 

I am finding it very good as i have tried 2 places previously that were only speaking Thai and i struggled. This includes reading and writing and whilst being harder is more rewarding in that you do understand more. 

 

I paid 4500 baht for 30 hours Group Lesson and i go twice a week  2 hours 1pm-3pm on Tuesday and Thursdays. They do offer other days and times.

 

They advertise the ED visa at 22000baht for 180 hours - Group Lessons.

 

There are 5 Russians in the class and they all have ED visas and they only attend 2 days a week,only a few weeks ago the Jomtien Immigration did come and check on the ED students in class and everything was OK, so no twice a week is fine providing you are attending.

 

For more info E-mail: excelschool@hotmail.com

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Hi Maximo,

I am currently doing a Thai course with Excel Language Centre right opposite Big C Pattaya Tai. 

 

I am finding it very good as i have tried 2 places previously that were only speaking Thai and i struggled. This includes reading and writing and whilst being harder is more rewarding in that you do understand more. 

 

I paid 4500 baht for 30 hours Group Lesson and i go twice a week  2 hours 1pm-3pm on Tuesday and Thursdays. They do offer other days and times.

 

They advertise the ED visa at 22000baht for 180 hours - Group Lessons.

 

There are 5 Russians in the class and they all have ED visas and they only attend 2 days a week,only a few weeks ago the Jomtien Immigration did come and check on the ED students in class and everything was OK, so no twice a week is fine providing you are attending.

 

For more info E-mail: excelschool@hotmail.com

 

Thanks Pattaya Warrior - I'll have a look at their website later and take a ride over later this week, 

 

Cheers

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Hi Maximo,

I am currently doing a Thai course with Excel Language Centre right opposite Big C Pattaya Tai. 

 

I am finding it very good as i have tried 2 places previously that were only speaking Thai and i struggled. This includes reading and writing and whilst being harder is more rewarding in that you do understand more. 

 

I paid 4500 baht for 30 hours Group Lesson and i go twice a week  2 hours 1pm-3pm on Tuesday and Thursdays. They do offer other days and times.

 

They advertise the ED visa at 22000baht for 180 hours - Group Lessons.

 

There are 5 Russians in the class and they all have ED visas and they only attend 2 days a week,only a few weeks ago the Jomtien Immigration did come and check on the ED students in class and everything was OK, so no twice a week is fine providing you are attending.

 

For more info E-mail: excelschool@hotmail.com

 

 

Does the teacher conduct the class in English or Russian ?   or only Thai ?    

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Class in Thai only...most teachers speak a little English...some very little.

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Forget this place now - over run with Russians....they only turn up when immigration visit and they dont give a flying fuck about anybody else...they wont even leave the class to take a phone call !

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progress school - I used to go there if its the same teacher she speaks good english.

 

I think the ed visa is cheaper also - would have to check as I stopped 2 years ago (different visa now)

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progress school - I used to go there if its the same teacher she speaks good english.

 

I think the ed visa is cheaper also - would have to check as I stopped 2 years ago (different visa now)

Excel next to big c north - good 17,000 baht including lessons. Other schools are more expensive or don't offer lessons. You will get busted at immigration (they will ask you questions) and the school will laugh in your face.

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ok so bumping this topic...  can anybody advice really professional school in Pattaya with good teachers for learning Thai? Especially writing and reading (probably the hardest part for me)... Preferably in central Pattaya (or not too far, if the school is really good). I know there are tons of ads but maybe someone had personal experience or learning Thai now... Of course 1-year ED-Visa should be included, but the main goal is to really learn Thai...

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3 hours ago, madhat said:

ok so bumping this topic...  can anybody advice really professional school in Pattaya with good teachers for learning Thai? Especially writing and reading (probably the hardest part for me)... Preferably in central Pattaya (or not too far, if the school is really good). I know there are tons of ads but maybe someone had personal experience or learning Thai now... Of course 1-year ED-Visa should be included, but the main goal is to really learn Thai...

I saw an AUA school up past Central Festival Mall headed towards Soi 6. I attended the AUA university in Bankok back in the 80's where I learned Thai. They've been around for a long time so must be pretty professional. Otherwise ask at the British Visa office next to immigration at Jomptien. soi 5.

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Just a clarification for no purpose at all just my stupid need to correct an unimportant error. AUA is not a university, but an association with an attached language school.

 

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On 19/04/2018 at 03:50, Kahoy said:

I saw an AUA school up past Central Festival Mall headed towards soi 6. I attended the AUA university in Bankok back in the 80's where I learned Thai. They've been around for a long time so must be pretty professional. Otherwise ask at the British Visa office next to immigration at Jomptien. soi 5.

AUA is the epitome of "Watch and Learn" - good for those who hate taking notes & reading texts, their ALG method is designed to imitate how children learn through prolongued exposure rather than repeating vocabulary lists. 

However their requirements for an ED visa is 15 hours per week vs the standard 4 hours. Teachers might speak a couple of words in English but don't expect English Q&A scenarios. Very effective if you've already got 100+ previous lessons clocked but might be slow for the complete beginner

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