yes, you can learn Thai

yes, you can learn Thai

Hi everyone! I’ve been studying the Thai language intensively for almost five months now and I’d like to share my learning experience with you. We’ve all heard horror stories of farangs trying to learn Thai, different study methods that work or don’t, and the teachers from hell

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Meet the school staff

Meet the school staff

In this post we want to give you a look at who makes your language classes a success. This month the spotlight is on our school manager, Khun Bebe. I have managed Patong Language School since 1997. As manager I am responsible for the day-to-day running of

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Visit Phuket in 2011

Visit Phuket in 2011

For a holiday to remember head to Phuket in 2011. From great beaches to elephant treks, and nightlife to spa treatments, we’ve got it all. Whether you’re coming with family, friends or by yourself, there is definitely something to suit you in Phuket. From the bustling towns

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Website re-launched

Website re-launched

The Patong Language School website re-launched today with a totally new look and a new engine in the background. We’ve toyed with Drupal and Modx content management systems, but they never achieved everything we wanted to do. WordPress had always been a great option but lacked in

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TEFL’ing in Phuket

TEFL’ing in Phuket

Choosing Phuket as the location to complete a TEFL course is a very smart decision. There is a demand for English teachers throughout Thailand, so you’ll be spoilt for choice of jobs. The Thai people will make you welcome and you will probably find you end up

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The Winter Blues

The Winter Blues

This is not an enjoyable time of year to be living in the UK. Wind, rain, and maybe snow and ice, from November right through to March. Those lucky enough to be retired and on a pension can escape for a few months to sunny Spain, dodge

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Part 2

Part 2

Learn Thai???? ‘Why bother?’ This is an incredibly fertile territory. The ‘why bother’ syndrome must be one of the biggest plagues of the modern world, manifesting as it does in a range of contexts but today we could think about how it infests the zone of language

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TEFLPlus special offer

TEFLPlus special offer

TEFLPlus is having a crazy end-of-year sale, with discounts of 5,000 Baht and 10,000 Baht off the 4-week advancedTEFL course in Phuket. Offer must end December 31st 2009, so book now and save big! Don’t miss out! That’s a TEFL course with hotel accommodation for less than

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Part 1

Part 1

The Queen of Enthusiastic Floundering Thailand must be one of the most fabulously infectious countries in the world. I now help in a tailor shop, (English, computer literacy, consolidating ethical approaches to selling, healing post traumatic stress responses etc.) , supporting refugees and helping them rebuild their

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