Thai Language Immersion Tour

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Thai Language Immersion Tour

THE COURSE

Study and perfect the Thai language in a relaxed, informal and fun setting surrounded by others just like you. With a maximum group size of just 10 students, you are guaranteed the attention you need to master the language in just two weeks.

Speak Thai after only one hour. Spend 95% of the time actually speaking your new language. 4 different levels of learning. Nail the most common words and phrases used in day-to-day situations.

The following are all points that will be covered in the program:

*Greetings and partings, formal and informal, politely.
*Asking and answering “yes” and “no” questions and numbers (1 – 10,000).
*Making basic sentence structures including transformation of questions.
*Introduce yourself and asking for name, surname, full name and how to spell it.
*General useful phrases such as excuse me, sorry, you’re welcome, nice to meet you, pardon me? etc.
*Making sentences about nationalities with your classmates including creating questions.
*Asking Thai people what part of, or province in Thailand they are from.
*Talking about what job do you have and find out what others do for a living.
*Making negative sentences of to be (is not, am not, are not).
*Learning can, cannot and can you? Combine with availability, ability and permission.
*Phrases for learning more Thai such as what is this called in Thai? What does it mean? etc.
*Order food and drink items and describe in basic detail including offering the items.
*Asking for and responding in detail regarding the location of objects and people.
*Basic structure of the past, present and future tenses.
*Asking for and giving directions on how to get to different places.
*Discussing and bargaining about prices of food and objects.
*Politely requesting permission to use and borrow objects.
*Arrange to meet your friends at a time, place, day and date in the near future.
*Talking about how long you will learn Thai for.
*Question words – what, where, when, which, how, how much, how many, how long etc.


INCLUDED

  • Airport pick-up on arrival in Bangkok.
  • 2 nights private room accommodation in Bangkok, including daily breakfast.
  • Guided tour of Bangkok city, including a typical Thai street side lunch.
    Traditional Thai welcome meal at a popular local restaurant.
  • Transfer to airport, plus flight to Koh Samui.
  • Transfer to Koh Samui accommodation on arrival, located a 5 minute walk from the school.
  • 13 nights private room accommodation on Koh Samui, including daily breakfast.
  • 10 days intensive Thai language lessons; approximately 6 hours per day.
  • Day trip to the stunning Ang Thong Marine Park including lunch and snorkeling.
  • Evening trip to Fisherman’s Village including dinner.
  • Day trip to Koh Samui’s leading elephant rescue center.
  • All educational materials required for your course.
  • 24/7 access to one our professional local guides.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transfer from Koh Samui accommodation to airport.
  • Return flight from Koh Samui.
  • Meals not stated in the above itinerary.
  • Spending money.
  • Visa entry in to Thailand (if required). You can check your visa requirement status here – https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/changes-visa-exempt.php
  • Day 1: Friday - Arrival Day

     

    Upon arrival in Bangkok our team will collect you from the airport and transfer you to a hotel located in the heart of this bustling metropolis.

    On arrival, once you’re checked in and have freshened up, we’ll have a quick informal sit-down and help you get orientated to the local surroundings.

    We wil also explain more about your itinerary in the coming days.

  • DAY 2: Saturday - Orientation + Introduction to life in Thailand

    After breakfast we’ll have a more formal orientation to introduce you to life in Thailand.

    We’ll explain more about the culture, the customs, how to make the most of your time here and help you to learn how Bangkok operates.

    We’ll teach you a few essential words and phrases that will really benefit your time here.

    Following the orientation we’ll head out for a gentle tour of this incredible city.

    We’ll introduce you to the transport options, the incredible people, the history, the culture and the numerous street food options.

    We will show you all of the places that we feel you need to know about.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • DAY 3: Sunday - Destination Koh Samui

    Today’s the day we head south to the stunning island of Koh Samui. We’ll jump aboard a quick transfer to the airport before the (xxxxx) flight south.

    On arrival to the island it’s a very quick transfer to your home for the next 13 nights.

    Your accommodation here on Koh Samui is wonderful. And better still, you have a room all to yourself.

    All rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean featuring everything you need to live comfortably; air-conditioning, western bathrooms, clean linen, TV, balcony and you will have access to washing machines and laundry services.

    The accommodation also has it’s own small restaurant on-site where you’ll enjoy a lovely buffet breakfast each morning. You can also order drinks and snacks throughout the day if you feel the need..

    Furthermore, this accommodation is located just a 5 minute walk to the school making your morning and afternoon commute very easy.

    Once you’re checked in to your new accommodation our guide will help to orientate you with your new surroundings and walk with you to find the new school.

    Of course you’re going to want to check out the island and definitely the beaches!

    It’s easy to rent bicycles or scooters if you’re feeling a little braver.

    We certainly don’t recommend renting scooters but if you must, please use renters that are recommended to you by staff at the school or by your guide only.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

    PLEASE NOTE: To rent a scooter in Thailand you must have personal medical insurance and a driving license. You may be asked to leave your passport with the renters. We certainly do not recommend that you do this and if the renter insists, please consider using an alternative renter. Neither Worldaway, nor our team on the ground, will be responsible for your safety whilst using a scooter.

  • DAY 4: Monday - Thai Language Lessons Begin

    Today is day one of your program and our guide will accompany you to the school this morning to introduce you to the team there and to make sure you’re settled.

    Morning Class: 9am – 12pm.

    Lunch: Can be taken locally at any one of the large number of local Thai street side eateries. Thai food is delicious, and despite what you may think, is not necessarily spicy. In addition, almost all dietary requirements can be catered to. If you do have any food allergies or any special diet requirements, inform your guide and they will write this on a piece of paper, in Thai, so that you can pass it to the cook. However, after a few days you’ll be fluent enough to order food to your liking in the Thai language.

    Afternoon Class: 1pm – 3-3:30pm.

    From Monday to Friday your guide won’t physically be around. However, you will have their contact number and they are available to you 24/7. The guide will see you again on Friday, meeting you from your lesson for a chat about how everything has been – and to test your new-found Thai skills!

    MEALS: Breakfast.

  • DAY 5: Tuesday - Thai Language Lessons

    Make your own way to the school, or even meet up with your fellow students.

    Morning Class: 9am – 12pm.

    Lunch: Can be taken locally at any one of the large number of local Thai street side eateries. Thai food is delicious, and despite what you may think, is not necessarily spicy. In addition, almost all dietary requirements can be catered to. If you do have any food allergies or any special diet requirements, inform your guide and they will write this on a piece of paper, in Thai, so that you can pass it to the cook. However, after a few days you’ll be fluent enough to order food to your liking in the Thai language.

    Afternoon Class: 1pm – 3-3:30pm.

    From Monday to Friday your guide won’t physically be around. However, you will have their contact number and they are available to you 24/7. The guide will see you again on Friday, meeting you from your lesson for a chat about how everything has been – and to test your new-found Thai skills!

    MEALS: Breakfast.

  • DAY 6: Wednesday - Thai Language Lessons

    Make your own way to the school, or even meet up with your fellow students.

    Morning Class: 9am – 12pm.

    Lunch: Can be taken locally at any one of the large number of local Thai street side eateries. Thai food is delicious, and despite what you may think, is not necessarily spicy. In addition, almost all dietary requirements can be catered to. If you do have any food allergies or any special diet requirements, inform your guide and they will write this on a piece of paper, in Thai, so that you can pass it to the cook. However, after a few days you’ll be fluent enough to order food to your liking in the Thai language.

    Afternoon Class: 1pm – 3-3:30pm.

    From Monday to Friday your guide won’t physically be around. However, you will have their contact number and they are available to you 24/7. The guide will see you again on Friday, meeting you from your lesson for a chat about how everything has been – and to test your new-found Thai skills!

    MEALS: Breakfast.

  • DAY 7: Thursday - Thai Language Lessons

    Make your own way to the school, or even meet up with your fellow students.

    Morning Class: 9am – 12pm.

    Lunch: Can be taken locally at any one of the large number of local Thai street side eateries. Thai food is delicious, and despite what you may think, is not necessarily spicy. In addition, almost all dietary requirements can be catered to. If you do have any food allergies or any special diet requirements, inform your guide and they will write this on a piece of paper, in Thai, so that you can pass it to the cook. However, after a few days you’ll be fluent enough to order food to your liking in the Thai language.

    Afternoon Class: 1pm – 3-3:30pm.

    From Monday to Friday your guide won’t physically be around. However, you will have their contact number and they are available to you 24/7. The guide will see you again on Friday, meeting you from your lesson for a chat about how everything has been – and to test your new-found Thai skills!

    MEALS: Breakfast.

  • DAY 8: Friday - Thai Language Lessons

    Make your own way to the school, or even meet up with your fellow students.

    Morning Class: 9am – 12pm.

    Lunch: Can be taken locally at any one of the large number of local Thai street side eateries. Thai food is delicious, and despite what you may think, is not necessarily spicy. In addition, almost all dietary requirements can be catered to. If you do have any food allergies or any special diet requirements, inform your guide and they will write this on a piece of paper, in Thai, so that you can pass it to the cook. However, after a few days you’ll be fluent enough to order food to your liking in the Thai language.

    Afternoon Class: 1pm – 3-3:30pm.

    From Monday to Friday your guide won’t physically be around. However, you will have their contact number and they are available to you 24/7. The guide will see you again on Friday, meeting you from your lesson for a chat about how everything has been – and to test your new-found Thai skills!

    MEALS: Breakfast.

  • DAY 9: Saturday - Ang Thong Marine Park

    Your first full weekend on Koh Samui and we’ve got a full-on itinerary for you to learn more about the country and to put your new skills in to practice. This morning, your guide will inform you of what time to be ready to go before we head off to the pier and jump aboard our boat to explore the stunning Ang Thong Marine Park.

    Ang Thong is a archipelago of limestone islands raising from the ocean bed. As this is a protected national park the water, the beaches and the islands are all crystal clean and clear making the snorkeling here amongst some of the best in the world. It’s a full day of activities and we’ll even throw in lunch!

    The fun doesn’t stop there! This evening, once we’re back on dry land, we’ll take a quick trip to the very popular Fisherman’s Village. This is a wonderful street market surrounded by restaurants, cafes and bars where you can shop for anything from hand-crafted bargains to branded goods (although some might not be the actual brand!) all at bargain prices. Or just choose to grab a cocktail and enjoy the hustle of bustle of this fascinating area of the island.

    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • DAY 10: Sunday - Elephant Sanctuary

    One thing synonymous with Thailand is the elephant population. Today we’ll take a trip to one of the most ethical and responsible sanctuaries on the island, if not in Thailand.

    Here we’ll learn about the plight of Thailand’s rescued elephants and how this project helps. You’ll have some hands-on time with the elephants, learn from their mahouts and have the most incredible and unforgettable experience, guaranteed.

    This afternoon you have time to do as you please; revise and study for next weeks lessons from a beach café sounds like a good option! Or get out and about and discover more of this beautiful location.

    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.

  • DAY 11: Monday - Thai Language Lessons

    This week will follow a similar itinerary to week one with your lessons taking place from 9am to around 3-3:30pm just down the road from your accommodation.

    As with the first week, your guide will be available on the phone to you for any questions and, if required, can be with you with very quickly.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

  • DAY 12: Tuesday - Thai Language Lessons

    This week will follow a similar itinerary to week one with your lessons taking place from 9am to around 3-3:30pm just down the road from your accommodation.

    As with the first week, your guide will be available on the phone to you for any questions and, if required, can be with you with very quickly.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

  • DAY 13: Wednesday - Thai Language Lessons

    This week will follow a similar itinerary to week one with your lessons taking place from 9am to around 3-3:30pm just down the road from your accommodation.

    As with the first week, your guide will be available on the phone to you for any questions and, if required, can be with you with very quickly.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

  • DAY 14: Thursday - Thai Language Lessons

    This week will follow a similar itinerary to week one with your lessons taking place from 9am to around 3-3:30pm just down the road from your accommodation.

    As with the first week, your guide will be available on the phone to you for any questions and, if required, can be with you with very quickly.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

  • DAY 15: Friday - Thai Language Lessons

    This week will follow a similar itinerary to week one with your lessons taking place from 9am to around 3-3:30pm just down the road from your accommodation.

    As with the first week, your guide will be available on the phone to you for any questions and, if required, can be with you with very quickly.

    Today your guide will meet you after the lesson with a firm handshake and a quick chat, in Thai of course, to congratulate you on completing your course and to help with the celebrations.

    Officially your guide will leave today so that you can properly celebrate with your fellow students and your new friends. However, they will be available to you until tomorrow morning to help you with any onward travel or new accommodation arrangements.

    Today is also officially your final night at your current accommodation.

    If you would like to extend your stay just let us know and we can let you know the cost of extending. If you would like to move to a new location, and stay in Koh Samui a little longer, again, we can help to make that happen. Just give us an idea of where you’d like to stay and for how long and we will happily pass on details and available options.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

  • DAY 17: Saturday - Departure Day

    Time to say goodbye to Koh Samui.


Like all of our exciting Educational Tour options, this tour offers participants a carefully crafted balance of learning elements (lessons, lectures, seminars, field study, etc), planned activities and excursions (cultural activities, mini-tours, sightseeing, etc) and free time for you to explore in your own way or to simply relax. This is what makes Worldaway Learning Tours so unique!

Here’s what you can expect on this tour*:

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*Breakdown provided for informational purposes only. Individual experiences may differ. 

Our ‘Start Dates’ represent the day that you should arrive into the country. This is officially the first day of the tour and is the day that the local guide has set aside to meet and collect the tour participants. To allow this to be a smooth process, we ask that you do your best to arrive in the morning of the official start day. If you’re having troubles finding a suitable flight, or if you are worried about your flight arrival time, let us know so that we can assist.

No. Flights are not included in the listed tour price. We have participants joining our tours from all around the world, and as such we believe that individuals can find the best deals on their own. Need some help finding flights? We can guide you to some great resources, so just ask.

*We strongly recommend that you only purchase flights once your tour has been confirmed.

Yes. It is important that you are covered in the event of something terrible (or just terribly annoying) happening. Whether it’s a last-minute flight change, losing your luggage, or falling ill while abroad, if you have proper travel insurance cover, you can sit back and enjoy the experience worry-free.

We believe that World Nomads is the best insurance provider for adventure travelers. Policies through World Nomads cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, as well as lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. Their policies are extremely competitive so get your free no obligation quote here!

It is each traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct tourist entry visa/s and any necessary vaccinations. Both of these items depend on your own background – i.e. What passport are you travelling on? What vaccinations you have had previously? We can certainly help guide you through the process and have lots of great advice to give, so again, just ask.

Yes! While we welcome groups, families, couples and friends, our Learning Tours are also designed with individual travelers in mind. You’ll be part of a larger group which is made up of other intrepid travelers from all over the world. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and we’re sure you will make a few long-lasting friendships.

On most tours the minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 12. Group sizes vary at different times of the year, but generally speaking we will do our best to ensure there is at least 4 participants on each tour where possible.

In most cases, yes! There are some instances where tour participants will travel by foot, like walking a short distance between your accommodation and a learning or activity center for example, but for everything else, the transport is all arranged for you!

As mentioned above, flights, visas, insurance and vaccinations are not included – so these costs are additional to the listed tour price. In addition, you should consider the following:

  • Airport taxes and entry/departure fees (if not included in your flight ticket)
  • Additional food, drinks and snacks
  • Money for optional activities /excursions (where available)
  • Personal spending money (think souvenirs!)

The amount of additional money you may need is impossible for us to judge, and really does depend on your own spending habits, but if you have any questions about this, or want some help working out your budget, just let us know.

In most cases, no. Breakfast is often included at your accommodation, but lunches and dinners will be subject to the tour itinerary. As such, some are included, some are not, but this does of course provide a wonderful opportunity to try out the local cuisine for yourself.

Yes. It has become fairly common for tour participants to request special dietary provisions, so in most cases this can easily be catered for. If you have concerns about this though, let us know and we can discuss it with complete confidentiality.

Yes, absolutely! Free time is an important part of every tour. There is nothing more frustrating than having to follow a strict and unforgiving itinerary. Where possible, you will have free time to explore, partake in some of the local attractions and activities, or simply relax – it’s up to you!

Great! Simply follow the prompts on the ‘Book Now’ tab to secure your spot on this truly unique adventure. As soon as we receive your booking, we’ll get to work making sure everything is organized for you. It’s that easy!

Once you have completed the booking form you can secure your spot by paying a deposit of US$500. This is part of the total tour price and will be deducted from your final invoice. The balance needs to be paid 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder when that time comes and an invoice which you can simply click and pay.

*If you wish to join a tour that is starting in less than 30 days, you will be prompted to pay the entire tour fee at the time of booking.

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Thai Language Immersion Tour (16 Days)

Inc. 10 x Days Intensive Thai Language Lessons (6hrs per day)!
US$ 2350
  • 3+ Star Hotels in Bangkok & Koh Samui
  • Private Room Accommodation + Daily Breakfast
  • Day Trip to the Stunning Ang Thong Marine Park Inc. Lunch & Snorkeling!
  • Evening Trip to Fisherman's Village + Dinner
  • 24/7 Access to one of our Professional Local Guides
  • Day Trip to Koh Samui's Leading Elephant Rescue Center!
  • Airport Pick-up on Arrival in Bangkok
  • including:
  • 2 x Nights Accommodation in Bangkok, Guided Tour of Bangkok City, Flight to Koh Samui, 13 x Nights Accommodation in Koh Samui + Daily Breakfast
  • Certificate of Completion

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