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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10 good reasons to learn a second language

10 good reasons to learn a second language

The study of languages, literature and culture, like the study of history, philosophy, or mathematics, helps develop analytical skills. Higher order thinking skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, and inferencing are increased when you study a new language. Foreign language study has been shown to

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Free things to do in Phuket

Free things to do in Phuket

Being a tourist destination, Phuket can be pretty expensive for even the simplest of things. However, with a little bit of effort you will find things to do and see at little or no cost. Here are a few we recommend (but keep them to yourself!). 1.

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Our top 10 Patong eateries (in no particular order)

Our top 10 Patong eateries (in no particular order)

We’ve lived in Patong since 1983 and seen many restaurants come and go in that time. Over the years we have tried them all, from cheap and cheerful to top-class and trendy, so we feel somewhat qualified to produce our own list of the best places to

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Is it really all that difficult to learn Thai?

Is it really all that difficult to learn Thai?

Moving to live permanently in Thailand is a rich and rewarding experience. You will meet some incredible people, see some wonderful sights, and get to do amazing things you probably wouldn’t have done at home. The culture is very different to anywhere else, and Thais have a

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5 tips for a successful TEFL experience

5 tips for a successful TEFL experience

TEFLPlus’ 5 simple tips to achieving your dream of teaching English overseas Enrol with an accredited course provider, approved by the Ministry of Education in the country of your choice and preferably with a measurable quality standard. The training course should cover lesson planning, classroom management, teaching

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20% discount!

20% discount!

We’re offering a great 20% discount when you learn Thai online. To past and present students who studied Thai with us at Patong Language School, now is your chance to try out our new online classes at a reduced price! You can enjoy Thai classes with the

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