Bangkok is best known for its wonderful tourist attractions, but what many visitors don’t realize is that this country is a great place to learn the English language as well. With plenty of English language schools catering to students of all levels, you can easily turn your Bangkok getaway into a study vacation.
If you’re planning on hitting two birds with one stone on your next trip to Bangkok, then you’d better choose an English language school ahead of time. After all, enrolling in a course is not like sightseeing where some photos and mementos are all you need to remember the sights by. If you really want to improve your English language skills in a relatively short time, you’d better choose a good school to attend.
To help you find the best language schools for your upcoming study vacation, here are some options you might want to look into:
Inlingua – Inlingua, with its 14 branches, is one of the more reputable English language chain in Thailand. One of the perks here is that with so many branches, you will surely find one that is close to a must-visit shopping mall or to your hotel. Enrolling at Inlingua will also assure you a teacher that’s a native English speaker, which is a plus especially if it’s diction and pronunciation you wish to improve. However, you must remember that not all native English speakers make for good English teachers. So if you do enrol at Inligua, ask for in demand teachers that seem to be getting real results.
Language Express – Language Express is perfect for students looking for a one-stop shop specialising in exam preparations. Students are taught by tutors experienced in helping students brush up on skills and stock knowledge required to pass standardised tests such as the GED, IELTS, TOEFL, and SAT I & II to name a few. They also offer language classes in English and in Thai, so that tourists who are interested in learning both languages won’t need to separate schools to service their needs. And yes, all their English teachers are also native speakers.
Wall Street – Wall Street would be the school of choice for students who prefer the flexibility that online learning brings. While the language school does not make their students rely on the computer alone, with instructors meeting their class on a scheduled date to assess students and help them practice at the end of each lesson chapter, it’s still a vast improvement over other schools in terms of flexibility in class hours. However, this learning style is not for everyone, especially for English beginners who would benefit much from face-to-face tutoring.
“Gia is an English language and exam prep tutor from Thailand. She works mainly with students in Bangkok who are seeking to improve their English while studying for the GED exam (เรียน GED) and pass the IELTS exams (เรียน IELTS)”