Mind Your Language School - Thailand

Mind Your Language School

About

Mind Your Language School started as a licensed school in 2001 and is located on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand.

We offer a truly unique environment in which to learn to speak Thai, English, Italian and German, combining a friendly learning atmosphere with the wonders of Koh Samui.

Thanks to our T.M.C. - Transformation, Muscle Memory, Combination Method, and Phrasal Expressions, students speak from their very first hour and for 95% of the time spent in class, acquiring words and phrases used in day-to-day situations.

Mind Your Language School has also been officially recognised as the only PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) Certification Centre in Thailand.

Founded
2001
Headquarters

142/7 Moo 1, Soi Khao Phra, Bophut Beach,
Koh Samui
Surat Thani 84320
Thailand

Reviews

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Sytse
9/10

They only question I had after completing the intensive Thai course level 1, was ‘When can I start with level 2’?

My personal objective was to learn the basics of the Thai language within a relatively short period, preferably in a friendly/ relaxing environment. After the first conversation I had with the Head Teacher Jom Nawa I already knew this was the right guy to teach me the Thai language.

I’d like to describe Jom as a real professional - dedicated, experienced, passionate, friendly and humorous. The type of teacher who makes you feel welcome from the very first lesson. But even more important - the best teacher/ coach you can find, if you want to learn the Thai language within a short time frame!!

The classroom for this occasion was on the premises of Elysia Boutique Resort, in Fisherman's Village, Bophut in Samui. The right accommodation and a relaxing stay at the resort, with very friendly staff. The perfect environment for an intens(iv)e - almost drilling way - of learning a new language!!

About the teaching method - Jom is using the ‘T.M.C. Method’ during his courses. Transformation (reversing sentence structure), Muscle memory (repetition) and Combination (creating meaningful paragrahs). ‘REPEATING’ is the magic word!! ‘Muscle Memory’ - Repeating words and phrases to train your brain AND all the muscles you need to learn a tonal language!! An advantage was the small size of the group. Perfect for interaction, practicing and personal attention, if needed.

In 2 weeks time (5 hours a day), I have learned more than I could have ever imagined!! Just some examples of the training contents: Greetings, introducing yourself, ordering food & drinks, numbers, asking for directions, bargaining, taking taxis & buses, days/ dates/ times. Real life situations and examples, supported by well-structured, easy to use handouts.

Amazing! After just a couple of lessons I was able to order some food and drinks in a local restaurant and recently I even started to understand (parts of) conversations between Thais in restaurants and at the airport! A great learning experience - not only resulting in ‘muscle memory’’ during conversations in Thai language, but Jom also added aspects of the Thai culture to his lessons. The course included even a cooking course on Friday evening after the first week. Variety and good for the team spirit!!

In conclusion - with Jom’s professionalism and energy, the T.M.C learning method and the motivating environment, they’ve created the perfect mix to learn a new language!! I can recommend this great course to everyone who is planning to spend some time in Thailand. Actually some of my friends from the Netherlands already have started to check options, after I told them about this course!!

Can’t wait to start with Level 2 at short notice. Also curious about the proposed location near the Khao Yai National Park!!

Many thanks Khun Jom & ‘Elysia team’!!

How can this program be improved?
The program is almost perfect. However, emphasizing the importance of 1) repeating/ home work after the lessons and 2) preparing some vocabulary before starting the course, could be contributing in a positive way.
Yes, I recommend this program
Emelda
10/10

Can you imagine yourself being able to speak Thai (or any other Asian language) after ONLY 2 weeks? Impossible, huh? But I CAN speak Thai now! And my colleagues too. I needed only 2 weeks intenssive course. Before the course started I thought would be hard, but it wasn't. Thanks to our great Thai teacher, Khun Jom! His teaching was very clear, deeply organised in initianting us the easiest way to learn Thai. He has advanced skills to see every student's level and correct each one of them wherever they need. He really is a coach for our "Muscle Memory"! Looking forward now for Level 2!! Thanks to Khun Jom, to Mind Your Language School and to organisers! Jeuh gan na kha

How can this program be improved?
It is perfect as it is
Yes, I recommend this program
Emelda
10/10

Can you imagine yourself being able to speak Thai (or any other Asian language) after ONLY 2 weeks? Impossible, huh? But I CAN speak Thai now! And my colleagues too. I needed only 2 weeks intenssive course. Before the course started I thought would be hard, but it wasn't. Thanks to our great Thai teacher, Khun Jom! His teaching was very clear, deeply organised in initianting us the easiest way to learn Thai. He has advanced skills to see every student's level and correct each one of them wherever they need. He really is a coach for our "Muscle Memory"! Looking forward now for Level 2!! Thanks to Khun Jom, to Mind Your Language School and to organisers! Jeuh gan na kha

How can this program be improved?
It is perfect as it is
Yes, I recommend this program
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Malin
10/10

Translated Review:
Mind Your Language Koh Samui is a really good school, who really cares about their students and really wants to learn how to speak Thai. Always gluttonous teachers who are happy, funny, and possitive. Jom & Chiida are great! Fewer people are allowed to look for. You always feel so welcome to school, Chida and Jom are so helpful.
Can highly recommend this school!!

Original Review:
Mind Your Language Koh Samui är en jätte bra skola, som verkligen bryr sig om sina elever och vill verkligen lära oss att prata thailändska. Alltid jättesnälla lärare som är glada, roliga, och possitiva. Jom & Chiida är toppen! Snällare människor får man leta efter. Man känner sig alltid så välkommen till skolan, Chida och Jom är så hjälpsamma.
Kan starkt rekommedera denna skola!!

Yes, I recommend this program
Nathan
10/10

The school is great. I'm on a ED visa and am taking 8 hours of Thai language classes a week for the next year. The Administrator and Coordinator, Jom and Sharon, went the extra mile to help me acquire the original visa and getting each visa extension so I never had to worry about it. My Thai Speaking teacher, Cheeda, is very helpful and patient with everyone in the class. Not all students are going to learn at the same pace and Cheeda works well with everyone. My Reading and Writing Thai class was very intimidating at first and it seemed I would never be able to learn it. However, as time past I found that repeated reenforcement of the rules just sunk in without me knowing it. I have to thank my amazing teacher Bonus for being patient with me and answering all my questions. I would definitely recommend Mind Your Language School to anyone.

How can this program be improved?
I would really enjoy some Thai cultural information sprinkled into the lessons. I think it would help with cultural understanding and appreciation of the Thai language.
Yes, I recommend this program