Frequently Asked Questions
Learning Thai? We’re here to help…
How much does it cost?
To ensure you have everything you need to learn Thai effectively, we have setup the following system;
1. Registration Fee:
One-off registration provides lifetime access to our structured learning materials, our team of native Thai teachers and learner support services.
Depending on your location, read more about the options and prices at the following links;
2. Tuition Fees:
After registration you pay your teacher directly. We do not take a commission from your teacher’s tuition fees like other schools, our teachers earn 100% of the fees you pay them. Learn for as long as you need and pay teachers for face to face or Skype classes depending on their location;
Thailand – 300 THB per hour
UK – £12 per hour
USA – $18 per hour
Singapore – $40 per hour
Travel: If a teacher travels to your home, office or local area for classes they may charge extra to cover their travel expenses. We have not set a travel rate as it depends on many factors, including distance, mode of transport, rush hour and frequency of classes etc. Therefore, this cost will be discussed between you and your teacher directly.
Workbooks: All materials and PDF worksheets are available for you to download and print, however, if you do not have a printer we also sell the workbooks separately. Workbooks can be purchased at the time of registration or later via your student Hub Page.
How do I get started?
Simply select your location below and register online. We will then send everything you need to access the learning materials and contact your local teacher to arrange a trial lesson.
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How long does it take to learn Thai?
Realistically, it’s up to you… 6 months? 6 years? Everyone is different…
There is no ‘one size fits all method’ to learn any language. There are many factors involved including your starting level, effort, and how you adapt to learning new concepts. You may be a fast learner or a slow learner.
Most people cannot learn to read and write Thai in 10 hours. It can take months or years!
We provide a very realistic method to learn Thai. With our system you get lifetime access to our services and you can learn for as long as you need.
Learning a language is a life skill. Fluency is very subjective. You will never stop learning and we will be here to support you each step of the way. Start, stop and continue classes when you are available and only pay for the time you learn.
What happens after I register?
After you register and pay your registration fee we will send your members login details via email with 24 hours. You can then login to access the materials and prepare for your first class. If you have also purchased the workbooks, these will be dispatched from our office in the UK or Thailand.
Your teacher will be allocated and their contact details sent to you via email within 5 days (normally much sooner). You can then contact your teacher to arrange a free trial lesson. If you have any problems with an allocated teacher you can request access to a different teacher at any time.
Continue to learn with your teacher and pay them directly for their hard work. We do not take a commission from your teacher’s tuition fees like other schools. They earn 100% of the fees you pay.
Can I choose a teacher?
Sure, you can choose your preferred teacher at the time of registration.
With so many teachers, some are obviously more experienced than others. So, because we work very closely with our team, we are in a great position to recommend the best teacher for you and most students are very happy with our recommendations.
If you do not state a preferred teacher at the time of registration or a chosen teacher is unavailable we will allocate a recommended teacher for you.
If for any reason you have a problem with an allocated teacher you can choose a different teacher anytime.
Can I change teacher/location?
Sure. You can change teacher/location anytime.
This is a great advantage of our system, giving you lifetime access to our materials, services and all our teachers. So if you have any problems with any teacher we can easily allocate a different teacher.
For example, you may start learning Thai with one of our teachers in London or New York. Then after you move location, to Bangkok or Chiang Mai you can change teacher and continue to attend consistent lessons with the same course materials.
Our system helps you to continue learning where you left off with minimal disruption and no extra cost or wasted time.
What if I go away or need time off from my studies?
No problem. Only pay for the time you learn. Simply arrange the schedule with your teacher, start, stop and resume when you are ready.
Do I always need to pay for a teacher?
No. Of course, attending classes will help but not everyone is in a position to be able to learn with a teacher, so self study is also an option and we provide lots of self study materials to help.
You can register to learn the materials by yourself and practice with your Thai friends or partner. In the future you can request a teacher if you need additional help.
Which course is right for me?
At the beginner stage (and even if you can already speak some basic Thai) it is pretty easy to determine which course is right for you simply by asking the following questions;
- Do you just want to learn some very basic speaking skills? Learn the Short Thai Course
- Do you want develop everyday conversation skills? Learn the Speak Thai Course
- Do you want develop fluency, speaking, reading and writing? Learn the Speak, Read & Write Thai Course
When you already have some Thai skills, for example, if you can already speak Thai but need to learn Thai script then the Read & Write Thai Course. If you can already speak, read and write Thai but need to improve and further develop then consider the Upper Intermediate Course. Beyond this level most people can develop by themselves or a university course may be the next step.
Please note, you may already know some of the content in the course you register to learn. You may not feel some of the content is relevant for you. But we provide a course that is thorough and you and your teacher will adapt the materials to suit you, your level and your aims.
Read more about the course options and prices for your location;
Why do I have to pay a registration fee?
To learn effectively you need much more than just a Thai teacher. This is why we have developed a complete solution to provide you access to everything you need to learn Thai.
For a one-off fee we give you access to the following;
- An online members only learning space
- Structured learning materials (including worksheets, audio, video, quizzes, flash cards, self study learning, learn Thai blog and much more!)
- Access to local trained teachers
- Lifetime learner support services
After years of development, this is the most efficient way we can provide learners with all the recourses needed to be a successful learner.
Our system has been designed to be efficient, cost effective, fair, secure and makes sure you get off to the best start.
How do I pay?
Pay online with a debit/credit card or via PayPal. You can also request a PayPal invoice via email. If you are in Thailand we can send you a company invoice and a cash payment or bank transfer can be processed directly into our company bank account. In the UK we can process payments for your registration over the phone, please request a call back for this service.
Pay your teacher directly. We do not take any commission from tuition fees.
Face to Face classes; Cash payments can be made directly to your teacher.
Skype classes; Teachers can send you a PayPal invoice or you can make a bank or western union transfer. This can be discussed directly with your teacher who may request a minimum of 5 hours bulk buy per transaction.
Why is your private tuition so cheap?
Because you support and pay teachers directly. We do not take a commission out of your tuition fees and our teachers normally travel to you so we do not pay for expensive classrooms.
Other Thai schools charge more for private classes because they take a commission out of your tuition fees to pay for expensive classrooms and to make a large profit.
The difference? If you learn with us for 20 hours or more, at ฿300 per hour + registration, you will save money and have access to a greater choice of teachers, locations, and use modern learning materials with online self study materials that are unrivalled at any other school and with no time limits on your learning. Win Win!
Our system benefits you and local teachers!
After getting started, all of our students agree our services are excellent value for money and provide much more flexibility than normal language schools.
How many classes should I attend per week?
We recommend you attend one or two hours tuition every week, however, you can increase or decrease the learning time to suit your schedule.
Make up your own schedule and arrange lessons directly with your teacher at a time to suit you both. Don’t lose out if you take a break from learning or go away on holiday. Start and stop anytime.
Practice is the key to progressing so we recommend you make some time to practise after your lessons. Just 15 minutes per day will help you to learn much faster.
How much are the travel costs?
We do not have set travel costs as they can depend on many factors, including; distance, mode of transport, rush hour and frequency of classes.
Therefore, you can discuss a reasonable and fair travel expense directly with your teacher after registration.
As a guide, an evening class in Bangkok where the teacher is required to travel 3-5 stops on the BTS and take a motorbike taxi, may cost 100-120THB for the round trip.
Can I meet a teacher before I register?
For many reasons we do not give out teacher’s personal contact information until after you register.
We provide much more than just a teacher and want to ensure you have everything you need to learn together effectively as well as providing security for our teachers. Therefore, you need to register first before you can meet a teacher for the following reasons;
- Our team of freelance teachers normally travel to teach at your home or office. Many of our teachers are young females and they are obviously concerned about their safety. Our registration system therefore provides our team of teachers with a certain amount of security knowing you have registered with us and you are serious about learning Thai language.
- Registration ensures we can get you off to the best start and provides you with access to all the learning materials that you will use during a trial lesson and throughout your learning experience. Therefore, after you register, you can meet your teacher for a free trial lesson and better judge the course materials, tuition and services and how they will benefit and help you to learn Thai.
- We aim to provide an affordable and efficient system to learn Thai and easy access our services and teachers. With nearly 800 teachers we have developed and refined our online registration system over the last 8 years for ease of management in order to keep our costs down and provide you with an affordable but very effective method to learn Thai.
- Lastly, we want to ensure your teacher is trained and ready for your class before you meet them.
Can I ask a question before I register?
Sure, we are here to help. Please use the contact form here to ask a question. We will answer as soon as possible.
Can I visit your office?
No. We are an online company like Amazon or Google. We do not have an office or classroom you can visit as our teachers travel to you or you travel to them. Our office locations are used only for boring accounting, printing, storage and tea drinking. It’s better for us to visit you
Can I call you? What is your phone number?
Please request a call back and we will call you. As we support teachers in many locations and in many countries, our staff regularly travel and work remotely to support our clients and team in different locations. Therefore, it is better for us to call you to save you international calling rates.
Can I use my own learning materials?
Yes but you still need to register and we advise you to use our materials as your main method to learn Thai.
We have trained your teacher to use our materials and therefore cannot support you using materials we do not know.
The tuition fees advertised are based on you using our materials as teachers can easily prepare for classes using materials they are trained to use and are familiar with. If they use your materials they will need to spend more time preparing for classes and may need to charge more for their time.
All our teachers use the same materials so you can attend consistent classes with different teachers in different locations. If you use your own materials and need to change teacher in the future it will be difficult to attend consistent classes if they are not familiar with the course.
Our materials are complete and we can therefore ensure you have a solid foundation and progress effectively. Other materials may not be as complete, explain as clearly or provide all the resources you need to learn effectively.
Any extra material you have we would advise you to use for supplement learning, not your main method. You should be aware that different materials may use different teaching methods and transliteration that may not compliment each other and confuse you.
Are teachers qualified?
Yes and No. We have a huge team of teachers who come from many different backgrounds. Some are qualified and others are not, but all teachers have been vetted by us and trained to teach our materials effectively. Our teachers have language skills, they are university educated and most have experience travelling or living abroad.
We provide informal education and mainly teach beginners. Therefore a degree in education is not a requirement for our teachers, but instead, language skills, experience, reliability and motivation are more valuable traits we assess in teacher applications.
Do you run group classes?
No. We only provide private classes for the following reasons;
- Private classes are a more effective way to learn Thai. In a group class the pace usually goes with the faster learners, leaving slow learners behind. Private classes go at your pace.
- Group classes do not usually provide the personal one on one feedback a beginner needs to fine tune their pronunciation and tones.
- Group classes are not flexible. If you are unable to attend a class for any reason you will lose out on that time.
- Private classes are very flexible. Only pay for the time you learn and if you need to take some time off you do not lose out.
- Private classes can be arrange at a time and location to suit you.
Can I start with one course and upgrade later?
Yes, it does cost slightly more this way as we provide a discounted rate when you register and commit to learn the full monty from the start.
What if I am not happy with my teacher?
Not happy? No problem! In most cases we can easily get you setup with a different teacher. Just let us know why you are not happy and we will use your feedback to allocate another more appropriate teacher. Or within 30 days, as long as you have not started paid for tuition, we can provide a full money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose.
What if I am not happy with the materials?
Not happy? No problem! We understand that everybody is different and what may suit one person may not suit another. We have developed our materials to suit as many different types of learners as possible and the majority of our learners feel our materials are excellent, however, if you are not happy within 30 days, as long as you have not started paid for tuition, we can provide a full money back guarantee on your registration fee, so you have nothing to lose.
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