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all about Patong Language School

With age comes wisdom

We don’t like to brag but we reckon we’re pretty good. Some might even say the best. We’ve been around for more than 40 years, so we’ve had plenty of time to perfect our courses, our materials and our teaching methods. We’ve figured out what works – and what doesn’t – and we’re constantly looking for ways to do things even better. They say you can’t improve on perfection but we try!

Quality you can trust

Speaking of firsts, we were also the first private school in Thailand to pass the Office of Private Education (OPEC) quality assurance audit – your guarantee of top quality tuition. OPEC is a government department under the Thai Ministry of Education with responsibility for the registration of private schools and training facilities. OPEC used PLS as a testbed for its newly introduced quality audit scheme in 2009. Schools and training establishments throughout Thailand later underwent compulsory audits in 2010 and 2011. The Ministry is well aware of the high standards our centre operates to and made us their first choice for this new quality approval system.

Unrivalled experience

Begun way back in 1983, Patong Language School is one of the longest-established language schools in Thailand (certainly the oldest in Phuket!) and can offer you the benefits of more than 40 years of experience in the language training industry.

Unrivalled location & facilities

Patong Language School is centrally located in Patong. Our school has large, bright air-conditioned classrooms and free WiFi for student use.

Official accreditation

Patong Language School is a Ministry of Education registered school and was the first private language school in Thailand to pass an external quality audit. All our language courses and teachers are MoE approved and undergo annual inspections and testing.

Quality and value

We focus on quality in everything we do. Not just the teaching, but also service, administration, location and premises. We are not the cheapest language school in Phuket, but our students get top quality throughout and make great progress. This represents real value for money and is why they keep coming back.

Native speaking teachers

All language classes are taught by native speakers of the respective language. If you study Thai with us, you will be taught by a Thai teacher; likewise, if you learn English, you will be taught by a teacher from the UK, USA, Canada or Australia.

Original textbooks

At Patong Language School we produce most of the English and Thai text books we use to teach in class. These have been developed by us over many years to ensure our teachers’ training, our teaching method and study materials all work together to make sure your language learning is as easy and successful as possible. We regularly update our books’ content and format to improve them even further.

Then and now

When we first opened back in 1983, Patong Beach looked very different. We’re talking dirt roads and roaming buffalo. PLS started out in a small hut right by the beach and at one point our school was located on what is now the centre of Patong’s famous nightlife, Bangla Road! We’re now conveniently based on Patong’s new main through-road, providing easy access from the north or south without entering the one-way system.

Still going strong almost 40 years on

Founded in 1983, Patong Language School was the first language school to be granted a private school license to operate in Phuket. Many schools have come and gone since then but we’re proud to say that PLS has continued to grow and is still to this day the top choice for language learning in Phuket. We’ve helped more students learn a language and improve their communication skills than any other language school on the island.

Location, location, location

Oh, and did we happen to mention that we’re on Patong’s new main road? It seriously doesn’t get more convenient than this!

Why choose Patong Language School for language study in Phuket?

PLS offers you a quality and value for money service. For more information on how we can help, please email us

To proceed to make a booking please select ‘book a course’ from the top menu and enter your details. We look forward to welcoming you to Phuket soon!

We work with mature, motivated students

Patong Language School does not teach children and although we have many students aged 18-25, the average age at our school is mid-30’s. The result is a learning environment which really respects the time and motivation of serious people. Our school, our study books and our classes are all designed for adult learners.

Experienced language teachers

Our qualified and experienced teachers undergo thorough in-house training to guarantee consistency and quality in their teaching. Our language teachers have an average of 15 years experience of teaching languages.

Quick & efficient service

We answer all queries within 24 hours and provide a 24 hour turn-around on language course bookings. You can even use the Line app, WhatsApp or FaceBook messaging to chat with us to get immediate answers to any questions you have.

Varied language courses

Patong Language School does not offer a ‘one size fits all’ solution to language courses. We cater to a wide variety of needs, from general to specialised, and intensive to casual courses. We will assess your needs and goals to provide honest advice about the most appropriate course for you.