frequently asked questions
about our school and language courses
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Patong Language School is accredited and monitored by the Thai Ministry of Education. The school, trainers and materials undergo an annual inspection to ensure standards are upheld. Patong Language School was granted a private school license in 1983 and is now one of the leading language schools in Thailand. PLS is the only externally audited language school to have completed at least 3 successful audits.
All language courses vary in price and duration. Please choose the language and course you are interested in from the top menu and you will see the price listed on the page.
Just go to the enrolment page and complete the form. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours (except weekends) regarding availability and cost.
Patong Language School has the experience and resources that other local schools cannot compete with. Our methods have been used successfully for many years and are continuously improved by our teachers and course development specialists to ensure you always get the most out of your learning experience with us. Our study books are developed and produced by us for use in the school and constantly revised and updated.
Each language and course type has different start dates. Please view the page for each language and course for details on start dates.
Just go to the payment page and choose your payment method. We accept credit cards, Paypal or bank transfer.
Your course balance is due no later than the day you commence your studies with us.
Patong Language School teachers all hold recognised TESOL/TEFL (Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language) qualifications, and are selected for their experience and friendly personalities. All our Thai teachers are degree qualified and undergo further extensive in-house training when they join us. Internal teacher training is an ongoing process and we regularly send representatives to teacher development seminars and external training courses.
If you have booked private lessons, then your class will be one-on-one with your teacher. The size of group classes depends on the subject and level, but will be either a maximum of 6, 10 or 12 students.
If you miss a group class you will not have the opportunity to make it up, as the class will progress without you. You should always try to attend group lessons to make sure you don’t fall behind. If you are studying privately you can cancel classes by giving us at least 24 hours notice. This is acceptable a reasonable number of times in a course (normally twice). If you do not give us notice, then you will lose any classes you don’t attend.
Patong is a tourist resort, so if you don’t plan to do homework, then you will not get homework – there’s no need to go through a big pretence; you’re not in school anymore! Teachers will assign homework after every lesson if you prefer; just let us know.
Yes, we are happy to take advance bookings. Just complete the online enrolment form or send us an e-mail or fax with your choice of language, preferred start date and time, and we will arrange a schedule. Once a schedule is agreed we will require a 50% deposit to hold the booking for you. A Booking Confirmation will be provided by email.
Yes, we can arrange a Thailand ED visa at no extra charge for students who learn a language with us for at least 3 months. You can remain in Thailand for 12 months or more on an ED visa.
Have a look at the guesthouses and hotels listed on our accommodation page. There are many to choose from of all standards and budgets. Those near our school are within walking distance of the beach and centre of town.
There are excellent hospitals in Thailand, but they all cost money! Buy an annual travel insurance policy before departing and have peace of mind during your time abroad. Check carefully the length of trip covered by the policy – some only cover you for 30 days in a 90 day period. You can buy accident insurance in Thailand for around 2,300 Baht per year.
Mostly we teach adults, so the minimum age is 16. There is no upper age limit to learn a language with Patong Language School, just a desire to succeed!
We have been in the language training business since 1983 and have an excellent record for service and the quality of our courses. We are fully certified and approved by the Thai Ministry of Education and have more study options than any other school. Patong Language School offers the best value courses in the market, which means you get quality lessons at reasonable prices. Every member of our staff puts in the extra effort that makes your lessons a success and ensures you have a great time while you are with us!