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ORIENTATION

CULTURAL ORIENTATION COURSE

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our classes prepare you for the cultural differences, so you have the confidence to explore and experience Thailand comfortably. Understanding this at the beginning of your stay will fend off culture shock leaving you the time to fully enjoy your life-changing adventure. 

LOCATION

Nestled in the heart of Tha Muang, Namsai Resort Kanchanaburi is an ideal spot to learn, discover and have fun. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including outdoor pool, riverside restaurant, and karaoke, to help you unwind after classes.

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THAI CULTURE, RELIGION & POLITICS

 

Our course is taught by a team of experts with classes spanning a wide variety of essential topics, including culture, etiquette, history, politics, the school system, and religion. Not only will this ensure you are knowledgeable in all aspects of Thai culture but will also give you the necessary paperwork to apply for legal work status: a Thai culture certificate is a requirement in order to process and obtain a work permit.   

THAI LANGUAGE CLASSES  

  

Learn to speak Thai with confidence with our fun and friendly language classes. You’ll learn basic vocabulary and practice basic conversations covering topics ranging from introducing yourself, ordering food, asking directions, bartering for food in markets, to expressing preferences and comparing things.  

EXCURSIONS

Erawan National Park  

  

The Erawan National Park is one of the most famous in Thailand. The major attraction of the park is Erawan Falls with emerald green ponds, named after the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology.  The park has many caves and is crossed by trails, and home to elephants and deer.

Wat Tham Sua Temple  

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Wat Tham Sua is a stunning hilltop temple with a huge outdoor buddha statue covered in gold mosaic. Learn about the Buddhist religion from an expert and enjoy a cable car to the top of the hill for incredible 360 panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.  

Bridge over the River Kwai  

  

Visit the iconic bridge made famous by the epic war film 'Bridge over the River Kwai'. The views are very picturesque, so you won’t be short of photo opportunities. The area also is home to many shops and restaurants for souvenirs and delicious food.  

Mallika Village 

  

Mallika Village is an ancient village that’s been restored and maintained to its former glory – giving both locals and travellers the opportunity to experience what it was like living in ancient Siam.   

Local night market  

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Visit a local night market to practice your new Thai language skills and learn about fresh produce. This market has a variety of foods and fashions on offer so you can enjoy a real Thai shopping experience.

COURSE INCLUDES   

   

  • Understand and appreciate Thailand: Learn Thai culture, etiquette, history, politics, language, the school system, and religion in our fun and fascinating classes 

 

  • Enhance your ability to communicate in your new country with our Thai language classes  

 

  • Participate in thought-provoking and fun learning excursions 

 

  • Make new friends by socialising with your fellow teachers and instructors   

 

  • Learn about the Buddhist religion   

 

  • Visit a local market to practice your Thai language and learn about fresh produce   

 

  • Learn to cook delicious Thai food in our Thai cooking class   

 

  • Learn the importance of ethical lesson plans  

 

  • Enjoy an end-of-course riverside BBQ with  fellow graduates and teachers   

  

WHAT IS PROVIDED   

   

  • Accommodation - twin shared rooms (Private room available on request for an additional charge.)   

 

  • A delicious buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner   

 

  • Travel and admission to excursions   

 

  • Water, coffee, tea, and snacks    

 

  • A certificate on completion   

Cost: $660 USD