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Hello!!! my name is Wiyada Pimpaporn . I am a Thai teacher specializing in teaching Thai to foreigners living in Thailand. If you would like to learn to speak , read and write Thai in a fast and easy way, please contact me to setup schedule that is convenient for you.

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Wiyada

Teaching Thai to foreigners

Learn to speak , read and write Thai.

For beginning to advanced levels.

In the comfort of your home/office.

Free!! Trial 1 hr.

For individuals and gGroup

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does anyone have a number for piammitr?,, i have been calling the number on their website for the last couple of days, with no answer (026617767). i have also emailed them with no reply !

any contact details would be most appreciated.

i have read alot of these threads and have decided that piammitr seems like a good choice, does anyone else have anything else they'd like to add (positive or negative !!)

any comments/advise would be most appreciated.

kind regards,

Matt

Can one study beyond Book 5 at Piammitr? Someone here said they studied Books 7 and 8 but these are not advertised on their website. Are Books 7 and 8 run as one-to-one classes?

What about the advanced modules in Thai culture, history and newspaper reading that are offered at Piammitr, UTL and AAA? Are these group or one-to-one classes?

When does the Prathom 6 intensive prep class usually start? Early or mid September?

Thanks.

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Sumaa language school

Miss Luisparis went there this morning, it's in YWCA building on Sathorn,quite convenient to us as a few steps from our apartment but the asking price is 18000 per course (2 to 3 hours daily) It seems more than double what they charge in Piamitr. It comes to 250TBH an hour for 3 hours daily and a possibly a little more for 2 hours daily. It might end up as 1 to 1 class though as they say they can start the class when Missus wishes.

Has anyone heard from this school ? Does it sound like a rip off ? ( I'm far from schocked about the price, it's mostly the fact it's more than double what i paid for our nephew that bugs me - and he was also alone in his class in Piamitr ).

Besides Boston school on Silom 9 is within walking doistance from our office and seems very chinese friendly but she wasn't very impressed by the textboook they produced. Any feedback from there?

Thanks

Luis

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does anyone have a number for piammitr?,, i have been calling the number on their website for the last couple of days, with no answer (026617767). i have also emailed them with no reply !

Hi Matt

Piammitr have moved or are in the process of moving to Sukhumvit Soi 13 near Nana Station. The latest no. I have for them is 02 168 7060. If you call or head down there, could you do me the favour of asking them whether they run courses beyond Book 5? I'm not in Thailand right now. Thanks.

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Miss Luisparis went there this morning, it's in YWCA building on Sathorn,quite convenient to us as a few steps from our apartment but the asking price is 18000 per course (2 to 3 hours daily) It seems more than double what they charge in Piamitr. It comes to 250TBH an hour for 3 hours daily and a possibly a little more for 2 hours daily. It might end up as 1 to 1 class though as they say they can start the class when Missus wishes.

This is probably the rate for one-to-one classes; 250Bt an hour is very reasonable for a qualified teacher in BKK. Two hours per day is the maximum I would suggest for one-to-one classes; you can't take in anymore than that in a day.

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This is probably the rate for one-to-one classes; 250Bt an hour is very reasonable for a qualified teacher in BKK. Two hours per day is the maximum I would suggest for one-to-one classes; you can't take in anymore than that in a day.

Actually they ask 450TBH for 1 on 1 classes, and near our office in Silom it's even slighly more. I just suspect that as they start the class when the student needs it, it will end up as a 1 on 1, but that's not guaranteed and the schedule won't be as flexible.

Besides anyone heard of this school, Suma? or Boston ?

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Thai language lesson for foreigners : PRIVATE CLASS.

reading, writing, conversation, business presentation,many new words

and how they are used in everyday language.Focus will be on

pronunciation and tones.

30 hrs.per course

086-662-3072 elle

school area : Ramkamhaeng Road Soi60, Bangkapi, BKK.

or your office.

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Sorry, I haven't been on this website for a while.

There was a question about the books at piammitr. The are 7 numbered books. In fact book 7 consists of 2 physical book . Besides these 7 books (each book takes 60 hours) there is book about social problems and a book about Thai culture. There might be a book about Thai language for business (not sure). The newspaper course just uses normal newspapers (no books). The P.6 course uses the official Thai P.6 schoolbook (together with a lot of separate papers). All courses I did at Piammitr are group courses (but you can ask for individual teaching). You would need to call them to know when the P.6 course start (I think in September).

Now to the question about pro language in Pattaya. The books they provide to prepare P.6 are rather thin. Each book is 20 hours studying. There are 6 P.6 preparation books. They let me start with the first book which is rather easy, so I went fast. The time that was left was used for free talking (the teacher became more lazy while the course went on and for free talking you don't need to prepare anything). In my opinion free talking is not very useful. I like to talk about a written text. That way I can extend more skills than talking only. I had the feeling I was not using the rather expensive time in an efficient way. So, I have to adjust my opinion about Pro Language from very positive to rather positive.

Because Pro Language is expensive and there was too much free talking I decided to try my old school again (PLC, pattaya language and computer school, also near carrefour, central pattaya), with a different teacher. I feel sorry about that decision. Pro language was better.

There are no books at PLC, and the teaching method of my new teacher seems to be to let me try to remember individual words (without sentences). Most schools in Pattaya think that any Thai person that can speak a bit English can be a Thai teacher and books or a teaching method are not necessary. PLC is one of those schools.

Pro Language is a bit better, but for a good school you need to go to BKK.

If you study to prepare P.6 it is best to use the official P.6 schoolbook, not any P.6 schoolbook. They don't sell the official schoolbook in the bookschop at carrefour.

Are there other people that like to prepare P.6 in Pattaya? If so, please send me a message if you're interested in studying together. It might be cheaper than individual studying. I am looking for people that can read P.4 or higher level schoolbooks at calm talking speed (not fast talking), while understanding most (>80%) of it.

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TLA school has moved.

There are now in the Phayathai Plaza office building, next to BTS Phayathai.

Have they moved again since then? I went to go have a look at them and the lady at the front desk of Phayathai Plaza said they are no longer there.

Also I tried calling the phone # and there is no answer.

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Post 90 asked about studying at Thamassat or Chula. Well, I happen to know about Thamassat.

They have 36 hours for 5,500 bahts.

Courses are 2pm- 5pm. And there are two: "Listening & Speaking" and "Reading & Writing". There are three levels of each.

As an example, Reading Level 3 is described as "Study of the more complex vocabulary, idioms, and structutres". I have no idea what is their teaching method but they will not do a class without 7 people. :D

They only operate subject to demand. Next course is 5 Aug- 12 Sept. :o

So if you are keen on an uncompetitive price, of an infrequent course, for a course that might not run through all the levels, :D then head to the classes in the Department of Thai in the Faculty of Liberal Arts (first on the left when you walk into the campus from the main South side entrance).

You can e-mail them at basicthai#yahoo.com

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Any updates on Piammitr? I'm planning to start their Book 4 soon. Will I be missing a lot if I am to join the class one-day late?

what kind of update do u expect on piammitr??

they are located now in trendy condominium 2nd floor on sukhumvit soi 13.

classes are running regularly in the morning ad/or afternoon.

book 4 is about start writing thai.

if u miss the first day that means u will miss the introduction into the thai writing system plus the introduction of about 10 lowclass pair consonants plus some reading.

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What is the deal at Piammitr ? Do they have classes for different books running simultaneously ?

Or do the books and classes run consecutively ? Therefore you have to wait for your particular level.

Thanks.

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Normally all classes run simultaneously. But if you've never studied in their school and you're the only student that wants to study on a certain higher level, they might not organize a class for you only. In this case I would call them to ask.

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