Course Overview

Study English Intensively in Thailand

We offer a range of 10, 15, 20 or 25 hour per week courses covering a wide variety of English language topics: from General English to Business English, as well as exam preparation for IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL and more. With IH Bangkok and Chiang Mai you can study English abroad while enjoying all that Thailand has to offer.

We also have part time group courses, private courses (1:1), small groups (1:2, 1:3, 1:4), mixed or closed group courses. It’s all up to you.

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Continue reading for more information on our full time courses which you can join on any Monday throughout the year (except public holidays).

General English Courses

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 12:15

  • General English 15 (GE15): GE15 is a great opportunity for you to improve your English ability, as it focuses on all four skill areas of the language: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Vocabulary and grammar are also covered, giving you the chance to perfect prior knowledge or be introduced to new concepts in a supportive, exciting, and fun environment. Classes consist of 12 students or fewer, with an average of 6-8. Smaller classes guarantee that each learner is provided with personalised feedback and a lot of practice. Our teachers place a lot of importance on communication and activities; we know that it is important to actually use your English in real world situations.
    The course attracts students from many countries, meaning learners are exposed to a wide range of accents and cultural backgrounds for a diverse and interesting classroom. You can join this course every Monday and can study for as many weeks as you wish.

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 12:15  and 13:15 – 15:15

  • General English 25 (GE25): General English 25 is for learners who are dedicated to improving as much as possible as quickly as possible. With a ten hour extension of the normal GE15, General English 25 provides further classes  13:15 – 15:15, Monday to Friday. With smaller afternoon classes, GE25 will cover a variety of topics that give students even more practice with a range of grammar and vocabulary.
    For students who want to continue their learning and build on their morning classes, GE25 offers a perfect way of doing so. With General English 25, you’ll be using English like a native in no time.

Business English Courses

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 12:15  and 13:15  – 15:15

  • Business English 25 (BE25): As an extension of the GE15 course, Business English 25 allows students to take part in general English classes in the morning, catering to all their day-to-day and grammatical needs, before studying a further 2 hours 13:15-15:15 in a classroom where the context is entirely business. BE25 students will spend their afternoons learning how English is used to negotiate, give presentations, use English appropriately in meetings, write formal emails and much more.
  • Intensive Business English 25 (IBE25)This course is a combination of the afternoon 13:15-15:15 business class with a further 3 hours per day of private 1:1. This is for students who want the benefit of a customized course, focus, and feedback offered in a 1:1 classroom setting. Classes can concentrate on exactly what the student wants and needs in order to succeed in their career. The private class can concentrate on almost anything related to business: presentations, email writing, customer service, negotiating, business communication, marketing, economics, interview preparation and more.

Monday – Friday: 13:15 – 15:15  and 15:30 – 17:30  plus one more hour either 11:15 – 12:15 or 17.45 – 18.45

  • Intensive Business English 20 (IBE20): Similar to IBE25, intensive business English 20 has 2 hours of group class 13:15 – 15:15, and 2 additional hours of private per day. Again similar to IBE25, the focus of the course can be on almost any topic related to business English, such as presentations, email writing, customer service, negotiating, business communication, marketing, economics, interview preparation and more.

Monday – Friday: 13:15 – 15:15  and 15:30 – 17:30

Exam Preparation Course

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 12:15  and 13:15 – 15:15

  • Exam Preparation 25 (EX25): IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT, GED, GAT, Cambridge Exams – Key, Preliminary, First, Advanced, Proficiency, IGCSEs – , CU-TEP, or TU-GET: If you are planning to take one of the aforementioned exams and need to prepare, while also working on your overall English ability, EX25 provides the perfect solution for you. Many of the above tests require specific skills but first and foremost they are a test of your English level; only working on the exam skills and ignoring your overall level can have a negative impact on your score. EX25 students will join GE15 classes in the morning to raise their overall level and to practice the various skills in classes with students of a range of nationalities. In the afternoon, students will spend two hours 13.15-15.15 focusing on various aspects, tips, and skills necessary to do well on the exam.

Monday – Friday: Schedule is based on your choice and availability

  • Exam Preparation 10 (EX10)IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT, GED, GAT, Cambridge Exams – Key, Preliminary, First, Advanced, Proficiency, IGCSEs – , CU-TEP, or TU-GET: If you are planning on taking one of these exams, EX10 is another great choice to get the score that you need. This course consists of 10 hours of 1:1 classes per week focusing only on the exam itself and the exact areas you need to work on. A private class doesn’t waste any time on material you already know; the teacher only has you to focus on so they choose the course content to fit your requirements. A private class is always the quickest way to get the score that you need.

Something Different?

  • Mix 25: If you have something specific you would like to focus on, such as academic writing, presentations, email writing, or something different, you can combine the morning GE15 class with a further 10 hours of private 1:1 in the afternoon focusing on the topic of your choosing.

Course Details

  • Course Cost: Please download our Price List here.
  • Maximum number of students per class: 12
  • Levels: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced (on demand).
  • Age: From 16 years+
  • Starting dates:  Our courses start every Monday.  All courses are run subject to demand and availability.
  • Placement test: Oral and written placement test on arrival or an online placement test here.
  • Course duration: Students can enrol for any number of weeks.

At the end of your class, International House Chiang Mai will provide you with a full written report detailing your progress and giving you helpful suggestions for next steps and of course you’ll receive a handsome certificate which you can proudly display at your home or office.

And since communication is a two-way street, we want to hear from you as well! We’ll ask for your comments and suggestions in our feedback form so that we can continue to learn and grow as a school – ensuring that each Study Holiday at International House Chiang Mai will be better than the last!

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