Effective Thai Language Classes

Effective Thai is the Thai language program located at EFL Learning Centre, an award-winning, Thai government-registered school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The school has ISO 9001:20008 certification, and all programs under DSS International are registered with the Thai Ministry of Education – Registration number ช.ม.๐๑-๐๑๓/๒๕๔๙ (C.N.01-013/2549) with the School License name: Effective Foreign Languages Chiang Mai (Lanna) School. In sum, DSS is the operating company, EFL is the school, and Effective Thai is the Thai Language for Foreigners program.

Experienced, Professional, Custom Thai Courses

Effective Thai consists of experienced, professional, customized Thai language courses focused on 1-to-1 and small group (2-5 students). A 6-month non-immigrant Education (ED) Visas are available for 120 lessons of 1-to-1 or 120 lessons of small group (see the Schedules and Fees page). Classes are held in our Chiang Mai school location as well as online via Skype. Our Effective Thai language learning program is the most flexible and cost-effective available and our teachers are some of the best in Thailand.

Study Thai at an award winning international school in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Effective Thai shares the same facilities and management as SEE TEFL teacher training and EFL Learning Centre. Both schools were established in 2005 to meet the demand for English language learning and language teaching in Thailand. Effective Thai is a natural addition to this family, as it focuses on Thai language learning by foreigners in Thailand.

Award-Winning, Licensed and Certified Language School

The operating company of EFL learning Centre, which is a previous winner of the Thai Government’s school of excellence award, and SEE TEFL is listed by the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (part of the Ministry of Industry) as meeting an international governmental-level standard. In 2009 both schools achieved ISO 9001:2008 compliance.

One-to-One and Small Group Thai Language Courses

Effective Thai courses can provide a comprehensive education from introductory Thai courses through to advanced topics in the Thai language. We provide effective training in speaking, listening, reading and writing and have courses to meet every need. Our courses are flexible and customizable to mee the exact needs of our students.

Thai Language Classes at Effective Thai

6-month and 12-month Thai ED Visa Support

Effective Thai’s Thai-language curriculum has been inspected and approved by the Thai Ministry of Education. This means that our Thai language courses not only conform to very-high standards, but our students are also eligible for non-immigrant ED (Education) visas while they study with us.

6- and 12-month ED Visa support is available. For a 6 month ED Visa, classes must be a minimum of 2 lessons per day/4 days per week. After the 6 Month period, another ED Visa may be processed (outside the country) to continue. For a 12-month ED Visa, classes must be a minimum of 2 lessons per day/5 days per week.

We provide 6-month Education (ED) Visa support for students who register for a minimum of 120 lessons of 1-to-1 (60,000 THB) or small group classes (30,000 THB). For 12-month visa support, the minimum is 200 lessons of 1-to-1 (100,000 THB) or small group classes (50,000 THB).

Chiang Mai School Location and Online Classes

Effective Thai School is located in Chiang Mai. Classes are held at the school during our hours of operation. Sometimes it is possible to schedule off-site classes for small groups as well. In addition, for students who cannot attend all of the classes at the school, we can provide Skype access to the classroom. If convenient we also can record classes for later playback by the students who are unavailable during the regular class time.

Contact Effective Thai

If you have any questions, please fill out the form below, send an email or give a phone call. We look forward to having you join us in Chiang Mai or Online for your Thai Language learning needs. Thank you for considering Effective Thai for your Thai Language learning partner.


Mrs. Wilaiwan Wannachotphawet Quinn (Ying)
Director of Effective Thai
86/2 Kaewnawarat Rd.
T. Watkate, A. Muang
Chiang Mai, 50000, Thailand
Tel. +66 53 266295/6 (outside Thailand)
(053) 266295/6 (within Thailand)

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