Top 5 courses to take in Thailand for 2021


Looking for some great courses to take in Thailand for 2021? Then you have come to the right place!

Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist and expat destinations, and it’s easy to see why. It is known for its beautiful beaches, sparkling temples, delicious food, and natural beauty. It has stunning beaches, sparkling temples, delicious food, and natural beauty. The country, without a doubt, is the favorite spot for anyone looking for a tropical vacation or a relaxing lifestyle. Traveling or living in Thailand is also a great opportunity to learn new skills and take a closer look at the culture of the country. In fact, the country is full of courses that you can take to get a taste of the real Thailand or just to learn a new skill.

In addition to learning more about Thailand, many people also take courses for the sole purpose of obtaining a nonimmigrant O (ED) visa or study visa. This type of visa allows them to stay in the country for a long time, but they must study or participate in some training. However, with so many courses and schools to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the best one. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 5 best courses you can take in Thailand.

5 best courses to take in Thailand

Whether you want to be productive during your time in Thailand or just want to take courses to get an ED visa, let’s take a look at our pick of the top five courses to take in Thailand.

1. Duke Language School – Learn Thai Language

The first course on our list is the Thai language course because there is no better way to understand Thais and their culture than to learn the language. If you are determined to improve your Thai skills, be sure to learn from the best. Based on our research, Duke Language School is one of the top Thai language schools. Even during this Covid-19 pandemic, their classes were often sold out!

Located in Bangkok, Duke makes learning Thai fun, interesting and engaging. The teachers are highly qualified and will teach you in a pleasant and interactive way, so that you will never be bored in class. Their learning process is broken down into 9 modules, which depend on your level of Thai. Each module lasts 4 weeks.

Instead of adopting the typical 90-minute format, once a week, this language school has a different schedule. With Duke Language School, you will learn Thai 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, 3 hours a day in the morning or afternoon. Alternatively, you can also choose to have evening and weekend classes, with slightly different, but still equally extensive schedules. If you need a more flexible schedule, you can also sign up for their private lessons.

Duke Language School offers visa education packages. By enrolling in their 8 or 14 month program, you will get a study visa.

INTENSIVE GROUP LESSONS – 8,000 ฿ per lesson (60 hours of lessons).
PRIVATE LESSONS – 600 ฿ per hour (2 hours per session), with no minimum reservation.

Address: 10/63, Trendy Building, 3rd Floor, Sukhumvit Soi 13, Wattana, Bangkok 10110. 5 minutes walk from BTS Nana station.

Contact information: [email protected] / +66 2-168-7274 / +66 8-2444-1595


Group lessons at Duke Language School.

2. Tiger Muay Thai and MMA – Learn Martial Arts

Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing, is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It is the most famous form of boxing in the Land of Smiles.

There are many gyms and schools across Thailand offering Muay Thai. However, one of the most famous is Tiger Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts. In this Muay Thai school, you can learn how to transform your body into a deadly weapon in order to protect yourself and to box in the ring. You will learn many techniques for using your arms, legs, shins, elbows, and knees as a means of boxing. Most definitely you will train and fight with some of the most experienced Muay Thai trainers.

Muay Thai training in Tiger Muay Thai and mixed martial arts is divided into 3 levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. In addition to Muay Thai training, you can also combine classes with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training to hone your skills. If you prefer to have private lessons, you can consider their 1-on-1 Muay Thai Privates.

If you are looking for Muay Thai and ED visa packages, Tiger Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts offers 6 month and 12 month courses. Each option includes the ED visa and the immigration extension fee.

MUAY THAI TRAINING – 3,900 ฿ (1 week), 12,500 ฿ (1 month), 32,500 ฿ (3 months).
1-ON-1 MUAY THAI PRIVATES – ฿ 700 (1 session), ฿ 6,500 (10 sessions).

Address: 7/35 Moo 5, Soi Ta-iad, Ao Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130.

Contact information: [email protected] / +66 (0) 76 367 071


Muay Thai course in Tiger Muay Thai and mixed martial arts

Muay Thai course in Tiger Muay Thai and mixed martial arts.

3. Hua Hin Thai Cooking Academy – Learn to cook Thai food

Thai cooking classes have become a must for those visiting Thailand. Various culinary schools can be found all over the country, and the Hua Hin Thai Cooking Academy is among the best. They adapt their menus and styles to meet all dietary needs. Therefore, vegans, vegetarians and picky eaters can all join in and have fun here.

The English-speaking professional Thai chef at Hua Hin Thai Cooking Academy will teach you authentic Thai cuisine in a pleasant and easy-to-follow way. First, the chef will show you how to prepare each dish. Then you will have the option to duplicate the dish with their help. Each class usually consists of 5 to 10 dishes. The best thing is that you have the freedom to choose the dishes you want to learn. After each class, you can enjoy what you cook and taste some authentic Thai cuisine.

Hua Hin Thai Cooking Academy offers half-day and full-day courses. They also offer a 90-day student visa cooking program. This program allows you to take advanced cooking classes of 4 weeks, 6 weeks and 7 weeks.

REGULAR COOKING CLASS – 1300 ฿ (half day course) and 2200 ฿ (full day course).
PRIVATE CLASS 1 IN 1 – 2,650 ฿ per 4-hour lesson for the 1st pupil, 1,550 ฿ per additional pupil.

Address: 210/4 Phetkasem Road, Soi 82, Hua Hin 77110.

Contact information: [email protected] / +66 86004 0839 (national calls) / + 66860-040-839 (international calls)


Cooking class at Hua Hin Thai Cooking Academy.  The best cooking class in Thailand.

Cooking class at Hua Hin Thai Cooking Academy.

4. rumPUREE Dance Studio – Learn Thai Dance

Want to dance like a Thai? Learn how at rumPUREE Dance Studio. Founded in 2006, rumPUREE means “City of Dances”, which comes from “Rum” (Thai word for “dances”) and “Mash” (Sanskrit word for “city”). In this dance studio, you can learn all about Thai dance while improving your posture and balance. You may even be able to reduce stress by learning the dances.

There are several levels of dancing in rumPUREE Dance Studio, from intro to advanced. There is also an “All levels” course, open to all with or without dance experience. With the class of all levels, the dance instructor will adjust the lesson according to the participants.

In addition to Thai dances, rumPUREE Dance Studio also offers classes for many dances around the world. You can choose to participate in pole dancing, belly dancing, tango, hip hop, and even Bollywood dancing.

FIRST TIMER – 400 per 1 hour and 600 ฿ per 1.5 hour.
PAY PER VISIT – 650 ฿ for 1 hour and 900 ฿ for 1.5 hours.
1 WEEK – 1500 ฿ for 1 hour.
1.5 MONTHS – 3000 ฿ for 6 hours.
3 MONTHS – from 5,000 ฿ for 10 hours.

ASOK – 2nd Floor, Jasmine City Bldg., Sukhumvit 23 Alley, Khlong Toei, Watthana, Bangkok 10110. BTS Asok (exit 6), MRT Sukhumvit.
SAMYAN – Samyan Mitrtown 3rd Floor, 944 Rama IV Rd, Wang Mai, Pathumwan,
Bangkok 10330.

Contact information: +66 92-204-9677 (ASOK) / +66 92-204-9655 (SAMYAN)


Thai dancers at rumPUREE dance studio.  The best Thai dance class in Thailand.

RumPUREE Thai dance class.

5. Chiang Mai Thai Massage School (TMC) – Learn Thai Massage

Although sometimes painful, traditional Thai massage can induce comfort and work wonders for your nervous system. Therefore, taking a Thai massage course is a great opportunity during your stay in Thailand.

Chiang Mai Thai Massage School, also known as TMC, is a very well known Thai massage school in Thailand. Founded in 2001, this Thai massage school offers a wide range of traditional Thai massage courses. They also have a teacher training program.

Classes at TMC Thailand range from short courses (30 hours) to full courses (150 hours). If you prefer to participate in shorter classes, you can choose to learn chair massage, foot reflexology, table massage, etc. Each class at this Thai massage school is taught by high quality teachers.

SHORT LESSONS (LEVEL 1-2-3) – 8,500 ฿ (30 hours – 5 days).
COMPLETE COURSES (COMBINATION OF LEVEL 1-2-3 COURSES) – 25,500 ฿ (9 hours – 15 days).
THAI FOOT REFLEXOLOGY – 6900 ฿ (12 hours – 2 days).
THAILAND TABLE MASSAGE – 7,500 ฿ (12 hours – 2 days).
BASIC THAI MASSAGE – 7,500 00 (18 hours – 3 days).

Address: 203/6 MAE JO ROAD (Across Ruam Choke Market), Moo 6, T.Faham, Chiang Mai 50000.

Contact information: +66 53-854330 – +66 53-854331 (national calls) / +66 53-854330 – +66 53-854331 (international calls) / [email protected]


Thai massage at TMC

Massage course at TMC.

We hope this list of the best courses you can take in Thailand will motivate you to challenge yourself to learn new skills!

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