“Over the years, I have helped many individuals, couples and families to improve their Thai language skills for pleasure, travel and general social reasons. Whether you are re-locating, marrying into Thai culture or just love to travel, as your personal Thai language tutor I will get you speaking Thai in no time.”
My passion for the English language began when my family migrated to the UK. Only 12 years of age and couldn’t speak a word of English, I experienced many struggles due to language barriers and cultural differences. And since language affects almost all aspects of everyday life, these issues often generated negative emotional and cognitive responses, and prevented me from taking certain actions.
With that in mind, I immersed myself fully in not only learning to speak, read and write English, but also learning how to learn a language. I believe being educated is the most important thing in life, and that life will never move on without education!
It was in Thailand that I had my first opportunities to share my knowledge and passion for English education, through teaching English to Thai students and professionals in Hua Hin. I shared with students, every bit of research and content I have found along with my own path of learning, so that they could learn English as I learned.
My teaching experience in Thailand has been truly inspirational, and I fell naturally into the role of tutor as I combined these passions in my teaching and learning materials. As I explored new and effective approaches to teaching English, I discovered that the foreigners living in Thailand have the same frustrations with the difference in cultures and the language barriers I have experienced in the earlier years of living in the UK.
This newly found knowledge has sharpened my desire to create a teaching and learning Thai language community in UK, allowing foreigners to learn and form a solid foundation in Thai language before migrating to the kingdom of Thailand. I returned to UK to attend a TEFL teacher training course at Manchester University, and became qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language in 2005.
With the teaching experience gained, I became a finer and more effective Thai language tutor, and able to teach and communicate far more effectively than ever before.
During this time, I have created a series of six Conversational Thai Workbooks for adult learners, designed to develop speaking and listening skills based on the Common European for Framework of Languages.
My teaching and learning experience as a Thai language tutor, as well as my own education, eventually lead to the development of Conversational Thai for Foreigners in 2007 (later renamed Thai Language Tuition UK in 2013).
Initially, providing only one-to-one tuition and the teaching and learning focus was on speaking and listening for communicative purposes. Later group classes were made available to meet a growing demand for places, with more courses added in order to meet the learning needs.
Today, I am a very proud Thai language tutor, providing both Conversational Thai Language and Reading and Writing Thai Language courses, as well as English for Speaker of Thai Language courses to people living in Manchester and surrounding areas. Please check out the Course page for more details on courses and the learning delivery formats I offer.
Thai Language Tuition UK is not an accredited college and by taking the English for Speakers of Thai Language Courses with me will not present you with recognized qualifications required by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) as part of your visa application.
Thai Language Tuition UK aimed only to help and prepare clients for the exams or test through tutoring sessions.