GETTING STARTED AND USING SKYPE TO LEARN THAI
How do I start my Thai lesson?
1) Please send me a message on the Contact page to request your free 30-minute consultation.
2) Within 24 hours, I’ll send you more information and available times when we can talk.
3) We’ll meet via Skype to discuss your needs and desires, what areas you’d like to focus on, a lesson schedule that fits in your schedule, and any other questions you may have.
What is skype?Skype is free computer software that allows you to make free telephone or video calls over the Internet, anywhere in the world. It’s simple to install and easy to use. Read more about Skype or download it here.
What do I need to use Skype?1) A decent Windows or Mac computer (Details here )
2) A good Internet connection – broadband is best
3) Speakers: built-in or separate (Headphones or earpieces work, too.)
4) A microphone: built-in or separate
5) A webcam to make video calls so we can see each other
6) The Skype software, which you can download for free here
GUARANTEE, PAYMENT, AND CANCELLATIONS
How can I pay for my Thai course ?We offer several payment options to suit your situation: 1. Paypal The fastest and cheapest way to pay and get paid online. What is Paypal?? Find out here. 2. Visa card, Master cards, Discover or American Express cards Your credit card transaction will be safe and secure through PayPal. Note: Usually there will be a small fee (less than 3%) we are not responsible for any fees involved.
3.Bank of America wire transfer
Any student who has an account with Bank of America can easily pay by wire transfer or direct deposit. There are NO extra fees with these options.
4.Wire transfer to my Thai bank This is recommended for people who live in Thailand, or have a Thai bank account. Transfers from your overseas bank are possible, but the fees may be costly. Please check with your bank for more details.
5.Western Union, MoneyGram etc.
(Please contact us for more information on any of these payment options.)
What are your cancellation policies?
Life is full of surprises and sometimes you may need to cancel your course. If you need to cancel a lesson, please follow these guidelines:
1. No charge with 8-hours advance notification before the lesson time
Students who need to cancel a lesson MUST notify us at least 8 hours before the lesson time, via email
If we receive an email notification between 7- 3 hours BEFORE the lesson time, students will be charged for HALF of the lesson cost. 3. Notification received less than 3 hours before the lesson time
If we receive an email notification LESS than 3 hours BEFORE the lesson time, students will be charged the full amount of the lesson.. 4. Missed class or no show
Students will be charged the full amount of the lesson.
5. Cancellation notification must be via EMAIL ONLY
PLEASE DO NOT send a cancellation message via SKYPE, FACEBOOK, or any other way.
Do you have a guarantee for your Thai lessons?Yes! 100% Money-back Guarantee! If you’re not happy and satisfied after your first lesson, you’ll get a full refund for your entire course. (I’m not happy until YOU are happy.) If you aren’t happy after your second through tenth lesson, you will be refunded the percentage of your remaining lessons, i.e. after Lesson 2, an 80% refund; after Lesson 5, a 50% refund, etc.
YOUR THAI LESSONS
What materials do I get with the Thai lessons?All your learning materials will be provided for you! Besides your one-on-one personalized lessons, everything you’ll need is included in the course package: videos, audio clips, PDFs, etc. (You may have to get your own pencil and paper!) I’ll create a course for you that is tailored to your specific needs. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how fast you can push your Thai language skills to the next level.
Is learning Thai difficult?Learning Thai takes time, but it is not difficult. You just need to be prepared to make a good effort. Your Thai teacher will break down the most difficult aspects of the language into small pieces and make it easier to digest.
Pronunciation is the most difficult part of learning Thai. Thai is a tonal language. If you pronounce a word wrong, it could change the meaning to something else, or it could mean nothing! A teacher who is a native Thai speaker can help correct your pronunciation, and then it’s up to you to practice, practice, practice!!! Believe me. Soon you will feel the satisfaction of understanding Thai. Before you know it you will start speaking. That’s when learning Thai becomes really exciting.
Do I need to have a gift for learning language to master Thai?No, you don’t. Anyone can learn if they WANT to. In many countries most people speak more than one language. It can’t be because they are all gifted at languages. Learning Thai, or any language, is about attitude, not aptitude. A good attitude is what determines success.