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Please help find an English class for my Bangkok girlfriend.

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AUA is very good. All the teachers are native english speakers. They get to the level of writing essays. My wife went to AUA in Pattaya but Bangkok also has one. My actually enjoyed her classes. Not excessive in cost. Check it out on the internet for location or whatever.

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You could try out various English classes offered in your area. Google for them. Many will allow a free trial lesson. Private tutoring usually produces meagre results unless the student and tutor establish clear goals and procedures. Also check out AUA for their courses in American English. American English is generally preferred by Thais because it is more easily understood internationally. Stay clear of teachers with pronounced regional accents.

"American English is generally preferred by Thais because it is more easily understood internationally".

Really, I'm curious to know how the Thai's would know that, did AUA tell them!

The vast majority of Thais seem to agree that the American accent if far easier to understand than others. This may be one reason.

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The British Council is one of the best English corses in Bangkok, run by the Embassy folks.

https://www.britishcouncil.or.th/en/english/schools

The British Council classes aren't actually run by the Embassy folks, the BC is a commercial organisation and, whilst there may be some links to the British Embassy, the tutors are all employed by the BC and not the Embassy.

Some years ago my partner did a course there, she told me that the classes were very big and the tutors had little if any time for individual pupils.

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The British Council is one of the best English corses in Bangkok, run by the Embassy folks.

https://www.britishcouncil.or.th/en/english/schools

The British Council classes aren't actually run by the Embassy folks, the BC is a commercial organisation and, whilst there may be some links to the British Embassy, the tutors are all employed by the BC and not the Embassy.

Some years ago my partner did a course there, she told me that the classes were very big and the tutors had little if any time for individual pupils.

The BC tend to focus on the more lucrative 'young learner' classes too.

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There are many commercial schools as well as universities in Bangkok that teach english. They are in many locations such as malls as well as office buildings. Find several that are convenient for your girl friend and let her set a trail class at each to find the one she feels comfortable with. I found Language Express acceptable as well as AUA.

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You're not seriously recommending that someone who cannot say or write one of the simplest words in the English language should be allowed to teach English to a non-English speaker?

What does "yea" mean in the context of the lesson? Nothing. The word is "yes". Yea is pronounced "Yay" and doesn't mean a conversational "yes".

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You could try out various English classes offered in your area. Google for them. Many will allow a free trial lesson. Private tutoring usually produces meagre results unless the student and tutor establish clear goals and procedures. Also check out AUA for their courses in American English. American English is generally preferred by Thais because it is more easily understood internationally. Stay clear of teachers with pronounced regional accents.

"American English is generally preferred by Thais because it is more easily understood internationally".

Really, I'm curious to know how the Thai's would know that, did AUA tell them!

The vast majority of Thais seem to agree that the American accent if far easier to understand than others. This may be one reason.

Says who? Certainly not "the vast majority of Thais" as you obviously, nor anyone else, would have been able to survey the vast majority of Thais.

Anyway, your response is not a reason, it is simply your repeating someone else's ridiculous claim.

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You could try out various English classes offered in your area. Google for them. Many will allow a free trial lesson. Private tutoring usually produces meagre results unless the student and tutor establish clear goals and procedures. Also check out AUA for their courses in American English. American English is generally preferred by Thais because it is more easily understood internationally. Stay clear of teachers with pronounced regional accents.

"American English is generally preferred by Thais because it is more easily understood internationally".

Really, I'm curious to know how the Thai's would know that, did AUA tell them!

The vast majority of Thais seem to agree that the American accent if far easier to understand than others. This may be one reason.

Says who? Certainly not "the vast majority of Thais" as you obviously, nor anyone else, would have been able to survey the vast majority of Thais.

Anyway, your response is not a reason, it is simply your repeating someone else's ridiculous claim.

Calm down little boy. Seriously, get your panties out of a bunch.

My statement was not meant to be of a 100 percent, universally unchallenged claim about God and the universe. How about this..... "The vast majority of Thais that I Have personally spoken to seem to agree that an American accent is easier to understand". There, feel better little man?

And me repeating the claim of Thais who think American English is easier to understand is only a ridiculous claim in your tiny, little brain. It's not ridiculous for the Thais who feel that way.

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You're not seriously recommending that someone who cannot say or write one of the simplest words in the English language should be allowed to teach English to a non-English speaker?

What does "yea" mean in the context of the lesson? Nothing. The word is "yes". Yea is pronounced "Yay" and doesn't mean a conversational "yes".

You're complaining about her English and you speak scouse? tongue.png

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