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While I'm happy to hear that it worked out fine, that they tested your Thai language skills when you applied for an education visa for hand to hand combat is a complete joke. Don't they have any punching bags installed at the consulate section to conduct a proper test?

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[quote post="14561760" timestamp="1568262564" name="Caldera" quote)

 

that they tested your Thai language skills when you applied for an education visa for hand to hand combat is a complete joke. Quote)

 

Not at all, it verifies the previous Ed Visa’s taught.

 

You want them to give hand to hand test when course not yet taken?

 

 

 

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You actually went to class and studied. I commend you. That's the real purpose of the Ed visa, I believe. Unfortunately some take the Visa and don't study and use it for a means to stay. These people are the ones to blame for the problems.

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So the maximum number of years that we can learn Thai in Thailand is 3 years?

 

Then we have to continue with 'hand-to-hand' in Thailand for x years?

 

I met some people studying 'hand-to-hand' and it's really a joke because there are no physical combat and is mostly theory. It's more like an ed visa mill.

 

Furthermore, you don't go to Thailand to learn combat skills (with their limited English) when there are many other countries that do it better.

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3 hours ago, Caldera said:

While I'm happy to hear that it worked out fine, that they tested your Thai language skills when you applied for an education visa for hand to hand combat is a complete joke. Don't they have any punching bags installed at the consulate section to conduct a proper test?

Yes and no

 

He has been on a ED for learning Thai - they tested him to see if could really speak Thai and had indeed been attending classes before being satisfied that he had and then issuing him a new visa

 

If he had failed that test he wouldn't have got his new visa

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53 minutes ago, darrendsd said:

Yes and no

 

He has been on a ED for learning Thai - they tested him to see if could really speak Thai and had indeed been attending classes before being satisfied that he had and then issuing him a new visa

 

If he had failed that test he wouldn't have got his new visa

I wonder how easy or difficult the Thai test is?

 

If it is of elementary level, then it shouldn't be a problem.

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1 hour ago, darrendsd said:

Yes and no

 

He has been on a ED for learning Thai - they tested him to see if could really speak Thai and had indeed been attending classes before being satisfied that he had and then issuing him a new visa

 

If he had failed that test he wouldn't have got his new visa

My problem is that the concept of having a consular officer test an applicant's skills in their field of study is ridiculous. What would they have done if the OP's previous visa had been issued for studying semiconductor physics?

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52 minutes ago, Caldera said:

My problem is that the concept of having a consular officer test an applicant's skills in their field of study is ridiculous. What would they have done if the OP's previous visa had been issued for studying semiconductor physics?

They are getting a visa to study Thai, which is clearly in the realm of the Thai consulate ability. If studying semiconductor physics or medicine, it would have to be an accredited university and not a language school that thrives on getting visas for their students. 

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37 minutes ago, FredGallaher said:

They are getting a visa to study Thai, which is clearly in the realm of the Thai consulate ability.

Nobody doubts that they have that ability. It's just a nonsensical process and the result of the Ministry of Education failing to do its job.

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3 hours ago, Caldera said:

Nobody doubts that they have that ability. It's just a nonsensical process and the result of the Ministry of Education failing to do its job.

Thailand should really have a standardized testing system like English IELTS equivalent so that the results speak for themselves and immigration officers don't need to do the testing themselves which can be quite subjective.

 

 

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15 hours ago, EricTh said:

Furthermore, you don't go to Thailand to learn combat skills (with their limited English) when there are many other countries that do it better.

One of my favorite quotes :

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.

Everybody's got plans... until they get hit.

Mike Tyson

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9 hours ago, EricTh said:

Thailand should really have a standardized testing system like English IELTS equivalent so that the results speak for themselves and immigration officers don't need to do the testing themselves which can be quite subjective.

 

 

I agree that a test standards would be good, even if schools teach to the test. It would force schools to teach and students to learn. To avoid cheating, testing could be done at and under consulate supervision. We all know what would happen if the schools themselves just issued a certificate of competency. Those using the Ed visa only to stay and not study probably wouldn't bother to apply, easing the burden of the consulates.

Great idea!

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