FAQS

General FAQs

We have tried to answer some of the most common questions students have about attending our school.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

In our new curriculum for our beginner level, we encourage our students to learn and be familiar with real quotidian conversations in general subjects. We focus mainly the high-frequency words and common expressions that you can hear everywhere. We aim to teach our students to be able to speak exactly and absolutely like Thais. In order to reach that level, we also explain the language in the point of culture. Our students will not only speak like Thais but also understand the difference between Thai language and their own languages in terms of grammar points as well as culture points.
The most up-to-date books belong exclusively to our school, written by our own experience teachers’ team. They are designed to be pragmatic, effective, diversified, and a hint of humor. In beginning-elementary level, we divide all the contents into 12 books covering all common vocabulary, a-must-to-know for conversation courses and 15 books for reading and writing courses. As for intermediate and advanced level, we include the general topics as well as modern events.
TSL’s greatest strength! We not only have native Thai speakers but real teachers!
This is the reason why you should choose TSL School? And who are the TSL teachers?
Our effective teachers are real Thai teachers supported by KSP BUNDIT; The Teachers’ Council of Thailand (Graduated Diploma Program in Teaching Profession) with experience in teaching Thai Language to foreigners. All of our teachers have earned at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a teaching related field and they can speak English proficiently. Some of them are also interested in learning the other foreign languages such as Japanese, French and German, so that they are able to comprehend the language structures of our non-native English students. Moreover, they can communicate all relevant details to you in English, when you have any questions about grammar or vocabulary.
We offer only best value courses. We provide a good rate for the tuition fee together with the effective curriculum that you cannot find elsewhere.
The class schedule is flexible and practical in the same time. (Group class)

Morning Class 10:30 – 12:30
Early Afternoon Class: 13:00 – 15:00
Late Afternoon Class: 16:00 – 18:00
Evening Class: 17:30 – 19:30

We open one new introduction class every 4 weeks you can check our program here: www.tslchiangmai.com

We also have classes for students at intermediate level and upper intermediate level. In our intermediate classes, we focus on the integrated skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The topics that we discuss in the class are more various and deeper. Therefore, you will learn from informal language to formal language.
If you are looking for a Thai language school where you can learn in a good atmosphere how to communicate in Thai with an experienced team of teachers for a reasonable price, come to learn Thai with us and make your life easier in Thailand. Our Thai teaching method will help to reach your goals and will give you the possibility to learn the Thai language in an efficient way.
If you are interested in reading and writing Thai, you can join our Reading & Writing classes. We provide 3 level classes (72 hours in total for beginners) to solve all difficulties that you probably encounter when learning how to read and write Thai language. Please find the details of our Thai teaching method below:

Reading & Writing I: This class is suitable for you if you prefer to start from scratch. You will learn all 44 consonants and 32 vowels of the Thai alphabet. You will be informed about the 3 various classes of consonants and the different positions of vowels.

Reading & Writing II: If you know consonants and vowels but you don’t understand about changing forms of vowels, final sounds of consonants or tone marks and tone rules, this is a class for you.

Reading & Writing III: You can sound out some simple Thai words by now. However, you still struggle to read everything, and you are frustrated because of that. Welcome to this class. You will learn all the tricks that you must know in order to read fluently and correctly. All 3 classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 13:00 to 15:00. Each class will be complete within 24 hours. We will open the new classes for each level monthly. Therefore, it will be convenient for all of our students to join the classes that are appropriate to their reading and writing skills.

We have “E-Learning” and “Lesson a day” for the students who are interested via our website. You can listen to our audio student’s books. You can also get our 500 pages exercise books designed to help students in beginner level to practice 3 basic skills: listening, reading, and writing. There are numerous paper and audio exercises to test your comprehension of Thai language.
In our core classes for beginner level, students might not have enough opportunities to speak Thai with the teacher and other students. Therefore, we will provide “Role Play Classes” for those who desire to practice more and learn more. The content of this course is based on our student’s books. In each class, a teacher will brief them on a specific situation and let them create their own conversation. The teacher will act as a language coach who encourages them to speak more and more. As a result, this course will be fun, active, realistic and practical. Don’t be shy; it’s time to speak out loudly! of course in Thai! ^_^
All your learning materials will be provided for you! Besides your great teachers, everything you’ll need is included in the course package: videos, audio clips, PDFs, etc. (You may have to get your own pencil and paper ^_^). You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how fast you can push your Thai language skills to the next level.
Of course, if you can speak, read and write Thai, you can join our Intermediate and Advanced Course. These classes are designed to fulfill students who are interested in current events, domestic news, talk-of-the-town issues, the latest popular songs, all-time classic Thai series and movies. We will read, listen, watch, talk and exchange our viewpoints together in this classroom.
The Test of Thai as a Foreign Language is the highest official competency test by the Ministry of Education. Similar to TOEFL or IELTS, the test is composed of reading skill, writing skill, listening skill, and speaking skill. It will be held annually in the last quarter of the year. Therefore, you must be well prepared to sit the test. If you need some help, our experienced teachers are ready to tutor you to reach your highest competency. You will have a ton of exercises and sample examinations to practice. The teachers will guide you how to write the finest compositions in various topics, they will stimulate students to work harder. A lot of writing assignments are expected from this course. Exchanging opinion in general topics will be done regularly whenever you come to class.
Learning Thai takes time, but it is not difficult. You just need to be prepared to make a good effort. Your Thai teachers will break down the most difficult aspects of the language into small pieces and make it easier to digest. Pronunciation is the most difficult part of learning Thai. Thai is a tonal language. If you pronounce a word wrong, it could change the meaning to something else, or it could mean nothing! A teacher who is a native Thai speaker can help correct your pronunciation, and then it’s up to you to practice, practice, and practice!!! Soon you will feel the satisfaction of understanding Thai. Before you know it you will start speaking. That’s when learning Thai becomes really exciting.
No, you don’t. Anyone can learn if they WANT to. In many countries most people speak more than one language. It can’t be because they are all gifted at languages. Learning Thai, or any language, is about attitude, not aptitude. A good attitude is what determines success.
If you enjoy learning Thai, you will find the time. How about the time you spend surfing the Internet, playing video games, or watching TV? Some people download free lessons here and there, but never really muster the will to begin. What you need is the teachers with enough experience to lay out the steps to successfully learn the Thai language. You need a teacher who understands you and can adapt the lessons to fit your learning style. Once you get started, even 10 or 15 minutes a day will soon grow to 30 minutes a day, or one hour. If you believe you can achieve significant results, and if you enjoy doing it, you will find the time.
We understand your concern, and believe us, you are not the only one to think this. In our experience language can be learned at any age. True, as we get older we seem to forget things more easily than when we were young. It’s not because our brain becomes less able to learn, but unlike children, we have so many things to remember. Our oldest student is 81 years old. The most important thing is that you have determination and an objective. This will carry you along your learning Thai journey and we are here to guide you through.
  • One-to-One Private lessons (given in English and Thai)
  • Test and evaluation of your level
  • Customized Learning Programs
  • Edutainment Classes
  • Discover Thai culture and custom
  • Sight seeing, small trips and work shop
Yes! 50% Money-back Guarantee! We offer free trial lesson; you can observe a class before you apply for admission. If you’re not happy and satisfied after your first lesson, you’ll get a full refund for your entire course.
At the end of your program, we will issue you a certificate with the number of hours you studied Thai and your level.
We offer several payment options to suit your situation:
1. PayPal
The fastest and cheapest way to pay and get paid online by PayPal.

2. Visa card, Master cards, Discover or American Express cards
Your credit card transaction will be safe and secure through PayPal. Note: Usually there will be a small fee (2%) we are not responsible for any fees involved.

3.Bank of America wire transfer
Any student who has an account with Bank of America can easily pay by wire transfer or direct deposit. There are NO extra fees with these options.

4.Wire transfer to our Thai bank
This is recommended for people who live in Thailand, or have a Thai bank account. Transfers from your overseas bank are possible, but the fees may be costly.

Please check with your bank for more details. click here

General FAQs for ED-Visa Courses

Yes.  If all of your documents are in order, you have followed the instructions provided and have no outstanding regarding entry to Thailand you will receive an ED visa to study for six months and one year.
The Thai Ministry of Education requires a minimum 80% attendance rate for ALL ED-Visa courses in the country.
TSL has many levels of Thai language courses. We will find the most appropriate level for you.
Of course, the amount study is up to individual student and not mandatory, any student will surely gain more from the course with a bit of study outside the classroom.
Students begin speaking Thai from the very first course and within the first 6-8 months are already holding short conversations as long as they are dedicated and willing.
Yes.  The TSL 1 Year course will teach you to read and write too.
This is really up to the individual, but with one year of concentrated study and effort beyond just the classroom, a student may near fluency
No, all course materials are free for ED-Visa students.
Students can choose from a Schedule page  and course as well as flexible private lessons.
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