The story of Kru Jan and StudyThai.org

Hi. I'm Kru Jan!

Graduating from Chiang Mai University with a BA(Hons) in Linguistics, I’ve been teaching Thai now for over 10 years.

My students come from all over the world.

I’ve taught Thai language lessons to men and women from the USA, Britain, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, Colombia, Russia and Ukraine!

I've taught students of all different nationalities to speak, read and write Thai.

With an unfamiliar alphabet and five phonemic tones learning Thai can seem a bit scary! So what should you look for in a teacher and why should you choose me? For starters you should be checking that your teacher is properly qualified to teach you.

The Thai language cannot be learned as a direct translation of English.

It has different concepts and structures that evolved with culture and tradition dating back hundreds of years.

Having majored in Linguistics this is something I have studied extensively and can be useful to refer back to in order to help students give some logical meaning to the words they are speaking.

Perhaps more importantly than any of this however is how you will communicate with your Thai teacher… After all, how can you conquer Thai if your teacher is unable to explain and illustrate ideas back to you with a strong command of English? You’ll forever be asking WHY?

Study with me you and you won’t have this problem.

I love to speak English and am confident that I can always deliver clear explanations no matter what the topic.

Explanations aside, the purpose of you taking lessons is for you to learn Thai of course! As students progress I will scale down the English speaking and gradually progress towards the goal of complete immersion in Thai language. 🙂

But learning doesn’t have to be super-serious… I believe that a friendly fun-filled class atmosphere significantly aids the student learning process. I like to laugh. I like to joke!

Whatever your level – beginner, intermediate or advanced – you’ll enjoy learning Thai with me. I’m sure of it. Smiles and laughs are guaranteed!

Regardless of whether you join me for tuition, I really do hope you enjoy my website here at StudyThai.org which I’ve built to share my ideas on teaching and learning Thai. Please feel free to comment on my posts and join in with the growing Facebook community.

I’m always happy to answer your questions and look forward to studying Thai with you!

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