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Why Learn Thai

National Thai Language Day was established in 1999. The date of July 29 was proposed by Chulangkorn University, because on that day in 1962 King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) paid a private visit to the university’s Faculty of Arts. During his visit, he had a meeting with students and faculty to discuss the proper use of Thai words and the preservation of the Thai language. Pro Language offers classes in a wide variety of languages and there are benefits to learning any of them, but if you are in Thailand, why not study Thai? Thai is spoken by nearly 60 million people in Thailand, neighboring countries and in Thai communities world-wide. Learning Thai can really improve your quality of life. Firstly, many Thai people do not speak English or other [...]


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Noodle Menu

Thai Food – Noodle Menu ก๋วยเตี๋ยวน้ำ < kňay – tiǎw nám > Wide rice noodle soup with vegetables and meat (more…)


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Practise singing Ram wong wan songkran

Practise singing “Ram wong wan songkran” in Thaiวันนี้เป็นวันสงกรานต์ หนุ่มสาวชาวบ้านเบิกบานจิตใจจริงเอย ตอนเช้าทำบุญ ทำบุญตักบาตร ทำบุญร่วมชาติตักบาตรร่วมขันกันเอย เข้าวัดแต่งตัว แต่งตัวสวยสะ ไปสรงน้ำพระ ณ วันสงกรานต์กันเอย ตอนบ่ายเราเริงกีฬา เล่นมอญซ่อนผ้า เล่นสะบ้ากันเอย ทำบุญทำทานสนุกสนานกันแล้ว ขอเชิญน้องแก้วรำวงกันเอย …………….(music)…………………… (Repeat)   Thai Vocabulary:วันสงกรานต์ Wan Song Kraan Songkran Day(The first day of the festival, considered to be the start of the new year)หนุ่มสาว Nùm Sǎaw Young peopleทำบุญ Tham bun Make meritcredit: youtube.com


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National Thai Elephant Day

National Thai Elephant Day Raditionally and historically, the elephant has had a long association with Thailand and Thai people. Despite having protection in Thailand, elephant populations are vastly declining over the past 100 years due to many factors such as habitat deconstruction, poaching, climate change etc. Nowadays, there are only around 3,000-4,000 elephants remaining in Thailand and most of them are being held in captivity.To honor this most gentle, yet powerful, of animals the National Thai Elephant Day was proposed on 13th March which is the day that white elephant was chosen to be ‘National Animal and Symbol of Thailand’. The National Thai Elephant Day or Chang Thai Day helps to draw people attention to see how important of elephant and show closely relationship between Thai people and elephant since [...]


8 Keys to Effective English Training

8 Keys to Effective Language Training In my 20 years in the language training business, I’ve seen many companies attempt language training – some successfully, many not so successfully. In this article I’d like to highlight some of the success factors that contribute to an effective training program. Although these principles are specifically about language training, they also apply to other types of training. 1. Have a clear objective If you don’t know what you want your training to accomplish, it probably will not accomplish much. You might think that, obviously, the goal of English training is to improve English! However, that is really not a clear enough objective because it does not provide any guidance on how to structure or measure your program. Here are some better examples of training objectives: • [...]


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Student Visa in Chiang Mai

Announcement for Student Visa in Chiang Mai For those who have never obtained an ED visa from Pro Language or any other school or university in Thailand, they can receive a one year visa. Recent changes to the regulations now require all students who are receiving a one year visa to pass a test with the Ministry of Education after 6 months. Provided they pass the test, they will not be required to leave the country and the visa will continue as normal. Unfortunately, for those who have previously received an ED visa from any school or university including Pro Language, the ministry will only approve a 6 month visa ED visa. After the 6 months has been completed, students will need to re-apply to receive a further visa. These recent changes [...]


What is your name?

Speak Thai : What is your name? (คุณชื่ออะไร) Conversationคุณชื่ออะไรครับ Khun chûu aray khráp What is your name?ดิฉันชื่อสุดาค่ะ Dichǎn chûu Suda khâ My name is Suda.  Vocabularyชื่อchûuNameอะไรarayWhat


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Traveling Around Thai

Is Traveling Around Thailand In Your Travel Plans? If you are contemplating traveling around Thailand learning Thai at Pro Language is a definite advantage. (more…)


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The use of “rúujàk”

Thai Course: The use of “rúujàk” “rúujàk” means in English “to know or to be familiar with a place or a person” but not “to know information”. Therefore the question “Khun rúujàk villa supermarket mǎy”? means “Are you familiar with Villa Supermarket?” in the sense that whether you know where it is or you have been there before. It is important to differentiate between the verb “rúujàk”(to be familiar with) and “rúu” (to know information) Example: khun rúujàk sathǎanthûut india mǎy? (Are you familiar with the Indian Embassy?) khun rúu mǎy wan jan nâa pen wan yùt? (Do you know that the next Monday is a holiday?)


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The Cool Season is Here

As the weather cools down and December begins Thailand becomes a very festive place. This is not just because of Christmas and New Year, but also because December 5th is Father’s Day in Thailand. This day is not only a celebration of fathers, but is also His Majesty’s Birthday and is very widely celebrated in Thailand. There is a lot to do and a lot to see during this season, and for many people it is the best time to be in Thailand. Let’s look at some of the best seasonal activities. Camping Cold season is surely the best time of year for camping. Whether you are a true nature lover and are prepared to ‘rough-it’, or you prefer ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping), Thailand has what you are looking for. Some of the [...]


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