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Programs & Activities: Chiang Mai, Thailand  



Course Overview
We use an immersion approach for language instruction, meaning that the student and teacher communicate only in the target language. There is never any translation in the classroom, which forces the student to “think in Thai”. Students are often surprised at how easily they learn.

The use of the direct conversational method as well as a combination of one-on-one and small group classes allows students to receive the personal attention that they need. Methodology is focused on speaking and listening. Grammar is very important and teachers will teach the student how to use it through a very practical approach without being tedious, boring and repetitive. Students will speak Thai, not analyze it. The key to learning a new language is communication. Because communication includes reading and writing, they are included throughout the academic programs

Tutor and Semi-Tutor
Classes are given for 15 or 20 hours per week. On your first day of class, you will receive a placement test and an individualized course of instruction will be designed for you. Depending on your needs and level, you will receive a combination of one-on-one and small group classes. The goal is to have each student learn at their own pace through a combination of individual and group dynamics.

A typical day includes classes between 9 and 12 Monday through Friday or 9 and 1 Monday through Thursday. For a change of pace, your class may take place outside of the school, at a cafe or a park for example. For students wanting more class instruction, extra tutor assistance may be arranged in the afternoon.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 18 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of Thai is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study program should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

For general information on academic credit, please click here.

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Admissions & Academic Credit


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