Looking at Pattaya Language Schools

Callan & Walen Pro Language PLC

I spent most of my day today looking into language schools around Pattaya. The better known schools all have offices located around CarreFour on Pattaya Klang in central Pattaya. The three language schools that I inquired about today were Callan & Walen, Pro Language and PLC. All three schools had very nice and well informed staff and all offered a free class to get a feel for their teaching methods.

These three schools are approved by the Ministry of Education and all offer a 1 year student visa course of 180 hours. The price for 1 year student visa course is relatively the same at all the schools with the tuition being at or close to 25,000 baht.

Today I gathered information and sat in on a couple of classes. Tomorrow  I will sit in on more classes and then I think I will have a much better idea of which schools teaching methods will be the best for my particular learning style. While the 1 year student visa is important for my plans here in Thailand, learning the Thai language is paramount and I want to make sure I make the right choice.

You can read my review of the various Thai language schools in Pattaya over at Women Learning Thai and Some Men Too. Thai Language Schools in Pattaya.

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22 Comment(s)

  1. Wonderful step to take. Learning Thai, and practising daily, is a rewarding & delightful experience..

    Joe | Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. BTW, did you change your blog format to 3 columns ? Seems very hard to read.

    Joe | Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

  3. Joe, had an error in the backend that screwed up the front page…should be better now.

    Talen | Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

  4. Joe, I really would love to speak Thai fluently so I am hoping that with the right school and study I might be able to do that in a decade or so :)

    Talen | Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

  5. Talen, I am SO chuffed at your Thai language venture!

    And so fast as well. You just landed in Thailand. Megga! I applaud you.

    In anticipation, I’ve ramped up mine too.

    There is something about buddies going the same route that gets the brain cells totally howling.

    But as a cat, I’ll roar.

    Catherine | Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

  6. Way to go. Good luck with the kor kais, gor gias etc, mind spinning to say the least.

    Parlez very gut ???

    Camille | Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

  7. Talen I shall be following your progress on this one with interest. Good luck, I’m sure it will be worthwhile.

    Mike | Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

  8. Camille, I’m going to need all the luck I can get but hopefully I’ll be able to put some sentences together soon.

    Talen | Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

  9. Mike, I know in the long run it will definitely be worthwhile I just hope I am a better student than I was many long years ago.

    Talen | Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

  10. Hi Talen, I hope you enjoy your lessons. I’m looking forward to you reading your blogs on learning Thai (hint, hint). Maybe I can learn somehting without the need to spend 25,000 THB :-)

    Paul Garrigan | Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

  11. Talen you’ve touched down and hit the language schools running, and in Pattaya as well. I think I’d be on my fourth or fifth packet of paracetamol by now. Only kidding, alcohol doesn’t seem to give me major hangovers or headaches.

    Fair play to you for approaching your first few weeks in a sensible fashion as I know the urge to party in Pattaya is massive.

    Good luck with your classes and I’ll look forward to your reviews on WLT.

    Martyn | Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

  12. Martyn, being sick the first week helped me to maintain focus. Have been out a few times but I have to make sure I keep my nose to the grindstone. Don’t want to wake up a year from now and realize I have wasted the time.

    Talen | Sep 2, 2010 | Reply

  13. new word for you:


    [this is quite easy to read once you learn the alphabet ; )]

    Joe | Sep 7, 2010 | Reply

  14. try again. not sure if your comments area can take Thai words.


    Joe | Sep 7, 2010 | Reply

  15. Joe, it’s bad enough I have school homework I don’t need more from you :P

    Now I have to go look this up…with my knowledge of the Thai alphabet and a little bit of luck I will be back to you in 6 hours…

    Talen | Sep 7, 2010 | Reply

  16. Joe, you should feel honoured. Talen doesn’t even reply to my tips ;-)

    Catherine | Sep 7, 2010 | Reply

  17. I do to reply to your tips Cat :P now be a dear and help me translate :)

    Talen | Sep 7, 2010 | Reply

  18. It’s Thai for responsibility.

    Transliteration from Benjawan and Chris’s new software dictionary: kwaam-ráp-pìt-chôp

    bprà~maan nán ;-)

    Catherine | Sep 7, 2010 | Reply

  19. Haha. Cat is a dear friend to you indeed. She saved you some time. ; )

    The pieces will all come together. Just some motivation to master the vowels then consonants. Looking back in 6 months, you will be breezing thru any words they throw at you !

    Go Talen !

    Joe | Sep 7, 2010 | Reply

  20. Hi Talen, I too have just taken up residency here in Thailand and Pattaya at this moment in time, before moving to the northeast,near to Khemmerat to be precise. If you can update me on your choices and why, that would be fantastic, as I will need to be fairly fluent there ha ha Regards Jerry

    Jerry | Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

  21. Jerry, I wrote a review of the schools I checked out over at Women Learning Thai that you might find helpful. http://womenlearnthai.com/index.php/review-thai-language-schools-in-pattaya/

    I eventually went with Pro Language and I am very happy with my decision. The teachers are great and I am learning a lot.

    When you move to Issan you’ll also be hearing whats called the Issan language which is a contrast of Thai, Cambodian and Laos…you’ll have a lot to learn. :)

    Talen | Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

  22. Thanks Talen, I am quite near to the Pro Language school, so I will probably check them out first. Yes, I will have a lot to learn ha ha.
    Many thanks, who knows I may well se you there. :)
    Regards Jerry

    Jerry | Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

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