Testimonials for Khru Yuki Tachaya

“I have found Kruu Tachaya to be an excellent teacher who has helped me improve across all aspects of the Thai language. She is patient and conscientious and has proved eminently adaptable as a teacher – always tailoring her approach to suit my particular interests. I would say that two things, in particular, strike me as being significant strengths in Kruu Tachaya’s teaching. First, Kruu Tachaya has a a very good ear for tonality/phonology. She is assiduous in correcting errors and is able to give correction in a way that does not detract from the flow of reading or conversation. This is extremely helpful when it comes to learning a tonal language like Thai. Secondly, whilst Kruu Tachaya’s lessons can be, for the most part, ‘immersive’ in style – keeping to Thai as much as possible – the fact that she is bi-lingual means that, on occasion, she is also able to communicate, with reference to English, the particular nuances of language meaning or usage and this is, at times, invaluable. Oliver Duce, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

“Kruu Tachaya is an exceptional teacher, I found her on the internet and am grateful I did. She’s thorough, patient, and a kind-hearted young Thai woman who’s more fluent in English than most native speakers here. She’s also willing to take questions via email outside of the lessons and is prompt with a detailed answer. A teacher who is enthusiastic and makes the difficult process of learning a foreign language enjoyable. And that is invaluable.” Michael Conaway, Los Angeles, California, USA

“Having been to Thailand several times I thought it would be best to learn to speak Thai for my future trips. I searched the internet for online instruction and found Tachaya. I truly enjoyed taking lessons from her and being able to do it over the internet made it extremely affordable. Without the internet I wouldn’t have been able to take the lessons due to a very hectic work schedule. Tachaya is EXTREMELY patient and a wonderful teacher to work with. Her command of the English language is impeccable which in my opinion helps her to be a better teacher. I hope to take more lessons from her in the future and would highly recommend her as YOUR Thai language teacher.” Scott Manschester, Denver, Colorado, USA

I have been enjoying classes with Khun Tachaya for the past five years. She has been helpful and patient teaching me Thai. Having lived in Thailand for several years, it has been good to finally start learning to read and write Thai. There are such subtle differences with vowel length and tones, that having a private classes are invaluable. I’m able to record the classes and later review what I’ve been learning. Khun Tachaya has been very professional in answering any questions, she answers very quickly by typing on the skype chat program. I’m happy to recommend khun Tachaya to anyone wishing to learn Thai, at either a basic or more advanced level.” Peter Tresize, British Columbia, Canada

It’s remarkable how much Thai language khru Tachaya taught me to read, speak and understand in less than six months. I truly don’t have any special aptitude for learning foreign language and everything I try to learn has become more difficult as I grow older. Even so, I was able to learn far more than I ever expected because of the qualities she brought to the process. Her innate ability to assess “readiness” for each next step was amazing. It kept the learning process moving forward without ever feeling overwhelming. Her flexibility in scheduling appointments and reliability in keeping them ensured a consistent process that was also convenient. I think the value of private lessons is quite clear. While an individual hour of time in a private lesson may cost more than an hour of class offered somewhere, the difference was much less than expected and the tailored learning experience moved things along at exactly the right pace. I was never falling behind or waiting for others to catch up.” Andrew Hall, Long Beach, California, USA

“I was so lucky to have found Tachaya through internet searches for a Thai teacher this past fall. She is both professional and affordable. I am currently filming a documentary in Northern Thailand and decided that I needed to be able to communicate with my subjects better than I did during my first shoot. So I learned Thai before my second shoot and the difference was amazing. My characters opened up to me and appreciated my effort and thus gave me a better effort in their English. As we were both learning a new language our communication was vastly improved. I am positive that the film will be better and emotionally charged due to Tachaya’s teaching me so much vocabulary and grammar in only 40 hours of lessons. It was an integral part of my trip and even allowed me to haggle for some lower cost for goods at the market. Thanks Tachaya!” Dave Adams, Brooklyn, New York, USA

The hardest part of Tachaya’s class is to keep thinking that it is a class, she has the ability to take me to subjects that I’m passionate about and sometimes feel so strong that I have to use a known language to express myself. I love her teachings for her patience, attention to details, and professionalism, but mostly because she makes me feel I’m talking with a friend. Wish you the best, khun Tachaya.” Victor Campos, La Paz, Bolivia

“I was looking for a teacher to help me learn Thai for a fellowship in Thailand next year. I was unable to find a teacher locally, but I did find Tachaya’s ad for lessons via Skype on Craigslist. I was hesitant at first because I had been hoping to find a teacher I could meet with in person. However, I was reassured by her introductory email where she asked about my language experience and my interest in learning Thai. After my first lesson, I was sure that I had made an excellent choice. I found that meeting with Tachaya on Skype was fun and far more convenient than traveling to meet someone in person each week. I was able to study how to both ready and write Thai script over Skype. Tachaya is enthusiastic, patient and fun to work with. She makes sure to vary the pace, slowing down when you need more help and speeding up when you’re moving along. She always makes sure that you master the content. If you’re interested in taking Thai for business or pleasure, I highly recommend taking lessons with Tachaya.” Brian Edgar, San Francisco, California, USA

“My son and I took several lessons from Tachaya before our trip to thailand. She really got us in the mood for our big trip and helped prepare both of us to communicate better with the people we are going to meet. She’s always on time, completely focused on you during each lesson and customizes all of her teaching to your needs. My son, 15, said that she explained things in a clean and concise way that should be modeled by the language teachers he’s had in school! I highly recommend her to anyone hoping to learn the language or understand it better.” Steve Capellini, Miami, Florida, USA

Testimonials for Khru Miki Chidchaya

“I have been learning Thai at various professional language schools in Hua Hin and Bangkok over a period of twelve months and recently engaged Miki to take lessons in Thai speaking and listening. I found Miki very friendly, extremly helpful and very professional in her teaching methods and as I found her methods to be my most successful, I have no hesitation in recommending her to any student who may wish to engage her.” David Nicholls, Western Australia, Australia

“I learnt Thai and Japanese language from Khun Chidchaya. I found her to be extremely professional with gifted ability to explain difficult things in a manner that can be easily understood. Her teaching methodology is very simple yet systematic. It is difficult to find such able teachers. She is very cultured and soft spoken. I recommend her highly to strengthen the foundation and further.” Dr. Ashutosh Tripathi, Kanpur, India

“I wanted to take a few moments to write some comments for an extremely talented Thai Language teacher that I have been lucky enough to meet. Her name his Miki. I have studied with Miki for several months via Skype video lessons and she has always been creative and very open minded in her approach to teaching. Miki has command not only of colloquial Thai, but also colloquial English as well and I believe this gives her an excellent ability to move back and forth between the nuances of both languages. In my own case, Miki was quick to adapt to my own style of learning. My approach to learning a language is to move back and forth between studying the fundamentals of grammar and then using movies, documentary Films, long clips taken from YouTube, etc. to really begin to get a feel for and experience language as it is used in real life. I could tell that Miki also really liked this style of learning. We made a deal that we would choose film clips that were very interesting to both of us. The result of this approach to studying, was 1.5 hour long video Skype lessons that seemed to fly by in 10 minutes because it was interesting, challenging and exciting. Make no mistake, Miki will make sure you understand the correct fundamentals of the Thai language. But, you can also be certain that her style of teaching will be very creative and the content used in the lessons will not be a bunch of dry, school-book phrases. In my opinion, not only is Miki a really nice, intelligent and open minded person that is a pleasure to study with, but she is also, without doubt, definitely one of the best teachers of Thai language that you will find.Brian Binns, Los Angeles, California, USA

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