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Student Visa (ED Visa)
If you have never held a Thai ED Visa before, ALA only needs a copy of your passport, 12 recent photos sized 3.5 x 4.5cm and a Police Clearance Certificate obtained from the Royal Thai Police.
If you have previously held a Thai ED Visa, you can prepare a copy of your passport, 12 recent photos sized 3.5 x 4.5cm, a Police Clearance Certificate and a certificate from the educational institution from which you obtained your previous ED Visa. Just please make sure that you did not enroll on the same course.
There are 3 levels for the Thai language course, the duration for each level is 3.5 months, 4.5 months and 6 months respectively in case you want to study each level individually. However, if you are interested in a long course, the 14-month Thai language course will fit you best. Please contact our staff for more information.
If you do not need an ED Visa, you can take an hourly program which will be 2-4 weeks per level.
It depends on your focus. If you need to learn the Thai language for communication with local Thais, you can start with the speaking courses which will cover basic spoken Thai as well as shortcuts to survive living in Thailand. If you need to master the Thai language to a deeper level of writing and reading for better understanding of Thai culture, we still recommend to start with speaking for 2-3 courses so that you can pick up the vocabularies , how to pronounce the correct tones, and how to form sentences. Once you start writing, you can then utilize the knowledge derived from the speaking course and progress faster in both writing and reading.