Quarantine Thai is an intensive Thai language program for ASQ travelers. The program will assign you a professional Thai teacher, deliver materials to your ASQ hotel room, and set you on a twice daily schedule to work with your teacher 1-1. 5, 7 and 10 day programs available. Beginner to advanced!
If you don’t have a good plan for how to use your time during Alternative State Quarantine, consider this intensive Thai language program.
Highlights of the program
Learning Thai language during quarantine is an exceptional opportunity offering:
5, 7 and 10 day programs
You meet with your teacher for 2 lessons per day, 1.5 hours per lesson
Lessons are one-to-one with a dedicated professional teacher for your entire program
The course materials will be delivered to your quarantine hotel room
The Thai language learning program is suitable for all levels from the beginner to advanced speaking along with specialized topics: reading and writing, business, missionary work, religion, slang and culture.
Here's what you can expect from a few of speaking and listening courses:
Beginner: Gain an in-depth introduction to the Thai language
Intermediate: Improve fluency and learn to handle more situations in Thailand
Advanced Speaking: Converse on professional topics
Thai Language Course Price
5 days - 10 lessons - ฿ 7,900
7 days - 14 lessons - ฿ 10,900
10 days - 20 lessons - ฿ 14,500
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Choosing Thai Language Learning Program for Your Quarantine
Still not sure why a program like this is for you? Read below on the specific types of learners and common challenges they face.
Thai Language for First-timers
For those moving to Thailand for their first time...
You may have plans to enroll in a course through one of the schools. These are a fine supplement to your learning, but don't expect to gain any sort of real fluency from it. Most classes are lectures with a few exercises where you ask your classmate if he's from Japan and if he took the bus to class today...
One of the biggest things to look out for is creating a habit of relying on broken English while in the process of learning Thai. Unfortunately, your Thai likely won't progress fast enough to keep you from falling into the Tinglish trap. Even if you're taking private lessons, you still run this risk.
The best strategy to learn any language abroad is to hit the ground running. That means having your language ability to a point that you can rely on it (however painful it may still be to do so) and establish the habit of relying on it from day one in the country.
What a great opportunity to reach the level of competence necessary to do this while locked in an ASQ hotel room prior to traveling Thailand.
Thai Language for Expats
If you do have ties here and have lived here before, but have yet to get your Thai to a level that you're satisfied with...
Maybe you plan to get your Thai up to speed one of these days, but here’s the problem: you've already grown accustomed to conversing in broken English AND the people around you have as well. Most of your efforts to speak Thai at this point will be dismissed. You or the people you associate with will revert back to broken English as you both know it's an easier way.
Your best option, hands down, is to get your Thai up to speed BEFORE you return to your established life here, and then establish a new normal in which you speak some Thai. It's the same as those living in Thailand for the first time, there is simply no better opportunity to focus up and do the work than while you're locked in a quarantine hotel room prior to entering Thailand.
Thai Language for Advanced Speakers
And for those who already do speak Thai and would like to advance or have plateaued at the basic level...
The program offers curriculums for all levels and specific topics. This includes learning to read and write.
Once you're functional in the country... even if your Thai isn't great... it's quite challenging to break into the next level. Some of this is given to the often simple nature of most dialogue and communication here. Much of it is due to the fact that you already have a working paradigm.
Unfortunately, you just can’t expect more progression in your day-to-day. So even if the Thais are quick to let you know that your Thai is geng maaaakkkk!, but you know it's not and you'd like to improve, a structured program of study is the only way.
Get a tutor...or consider the program since you're locked in a hotel room with nothing to do anyways.
Thai Language for Tourists
And for those just on a long holiday...
You really don't have to learn Thai... even if you live here long term, but do consider. 3-6 months is really not a vacation. You will be living here for all intents and purposes. Why not make your day-to-day more seamless?
Language will allow you to get by here with some know-how, navigate the country with some competency, make each of your interactions less of an ordeal and be treated with a little more respect -- like an expat and not a tourist.
And since you're locked in a hotel room anyways....
Make the most of your quarantine and learn Thai!
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