Loi Krathong festival (ลอยกระทง) is celebrated throughout Thailand. It takes place on the evening of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. The dates of Loy Krathong change every year. Loy Krathong usually falls in November.
The SMART Visa is a new visa category issued to foreigners working or investing in technology-based production activities and services as well as in the 10 targeted (S-Curve) industries: namely next-generation automotive; smart electronics; affluent medical and wellness tourism; agricultural and biotechnology; food for the future; automation and robotics; aerospace; biofuels and biochemical; digital economy and medical hub. the SMART Visa comprises four categories: 1) Talents in science and technology; 2) Investors; 3) Executives 4) Startup entrepreneurs. Applicants will need to have the qualifications required according to pre-set criteria and be endorsed by the designated government agencies such as the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), the National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) and the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA). The SMART Visa holders will receive a number of special benefits.The visa validity period is up [...]
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 [...]
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
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 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: • [...]
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 [...]