Why Learn ThaiMedia Team
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 foreign languages very well. Knowledge of the Thai language will open the country up to you in new ways.
Travel will become much easier as street signs and directions start to make sense. Restaurant menus in many of the local places (which have some of the best food) will be much more accessible as you’ll be able to understand the menu, specify what you want and ask questions. And you’ll make new friends. While you will always encounter people who can speak some English, you still won’t be able to communicate with the majority of Thais without some knowledge of the Thai language. Rather than struggling to communicate basic ideas, learning Thai will allow you to really connect with the people, the culture and expand your horizons. Thai people are always happy to meet foreigners who are learning their language.
But, perhaps the biggest reason why so many foreigners choose to study Thai at Pro Language is because of the work opportunities that will unfold. Many Thai companies, ranging from real estate to law offices are constantly looking for people who can speak Thai. Even in Thailand’s school system, teachers who can speak at least some of the language often get the job over those who can’t. Being able to demonstrate some knowledge of the language shows commitment and dedication: two traits highly valued in any business. While some Thai language ability will confer many immediate benefits, those benefits are even more significant the better at the language you get. Those fluent in Thai certainly have the most opportunities. Thai to English translators are in very high demand in many governmental offices and in the private sector. Five-star hotels also prefer managers who can speak multiple languages fluently. There are even Thailand based foreign actors who owe their success to fluency in Thai! Whatever your reason is, Pro Language has dedicated and experienced Thai language trainers who are ready to get you talking in Thai.
Strategically located in the heart of Bangkok, downtown Chiangmai, and in the popular expat destination of Pattaya, Pro Language branches areeasy to access and close to shopping centres and restaurants which are popular with visitors and locals alike. Our systematic approach makes learning Thai an enjoyable and productive experience and you’ll be surprised at how fast you learn. In addition to Thai conversation, you’ll also be learning to read which is more important than you might think as Thai is a tonal language. That means that an English transliteration will not tell you very much about how a Thai word is actually spoken, but knowledge of the Thai alphabet will allow you to actually be understood by Thai people. That’s something that no basic language guide can ever provide you. Pro Language has courses ranging from absolute beginner through to advanced level courses. Whatever your needs are, we have the course for you.
What’s more, if you sign-up for 180 lessons, you’ll also be eligible for a Thai Education Visa. Check out our prices and limited-time special offers here. Our fees also cover all course materials and feature small class sizes with lots of one-on-one interaction with your trainer.
But, don’t take my word for it. Check out what our students say!