AAA Thai language school

February 12, 2013

Some time ago I had found a good place to study Thai language in Nakhon Ratchasima, but since I moved to Bangkok at the end of April the 4-hour travel up and down there would become a bit too demanding and I stopped going to Krt Thai language school.

It took me a few months to realize I did not make much progress on my language skills without going to a school and I soon set out to find a school here in Bangkok. Luckily there are many school offering beginners courses, but unfortunately that also makes it hard to choose one. At first I found one really close by my apartment but their website was more active than the actual location since they closed down a few years ago already. And when searching for reviews it soon became clear most people just go to one school and are therefore not able to compare them with other school, the exception though is this page with reviews of Tod Daniels.

My starting point for finding a language school

My starting point for finding a language school

So based on his list of school he did not argue against I just emailed a bunch to see if they could answer some simple queries about how flexible they are with scheduling class times. As is custom in Thailand half the emails were never replied limiting the amount of school I had to further investigate. To make a long story short, I picked out AAA Thai language school which is located near Chidlom because it would be easy to reach for me, they are relatively cheap, and they seem to have their operations straightened out (flexible with setting up schedules, quick with replies, etc.).

They look so happy, it must be good there

They look so happy, it must be good there

The brochure of AAA language school

The brochure of AAA language school

AAA language school is located on the top floor of the Vanissa building at Chidlom, less than 5 minutes walking from the skytrain station, making it relatively easy for me to reach from my apartment. In total there are about 9 classrooms which can occupy 2-6 people each, but as far as I have seen it is mostly busy in the early mornings and later on the day when most people finish work and have time to go study.

AAA language school can be found in this building, just go past the supermarket into the elevators.

AAA language school can be found in this building, just go past the supermarket into the elevators.

Doing group lessons would be rather cumbersome for me since my class schedule at Sasin changes every 5-6 weeks, so I opted for private lessons. About two to three times a week I have a private class lasting for 1 to 2 hours. The book used is about similar as the one I used earlier at Krt language school meaning I could skip the first couple of chapters when I started here.

Level I, in nice pink.

Level I, in nice pink.

So far we have just covered the first book, out of three, of speaking Thai and it sometimes surprises me how much more I begin to understand of the language. Unfortunately I do not always have much time to spend on going over the material at home but my goal remains to keep up studying Thai language so by the time I am done with my MBA at Sasin I will be able to have at least a simple conversation in Thai.

For questions/remarks you can contact me at: eric@stuckinthailand.com

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