Expat Kids – The Advantages of Learning a Language Abroad

If you are moving to a new country and you plan on sending your kids to an international school, take this opportunity to teach them a new language in the country you are moving to. Going to school abroad gives them a unique chance to learn the local language and practice it every day with native speakers. It is one thing to learn from a textbook, but it is entirely different when you’ve access to native speakers.


All of the best international schools in Bangkok offer a range of language classes and native Thai teachers are also on hand to teach the local language. The difference between learning Thai and French or Spanish when you live in Bangkok is massive, you get to practice the language every day. There is literally no way to avoid hearing the language when you leave school. You’ll be totally immersed in the language because of:

  • Local TV
  • Native speakers
  • Advertising
  • Daily interactions

You have every opportunity to improve your language after each daily study lesson.


If your kids are studying in an international school in Thailand, they will pick up the local language. Kids soak up languages and become highly proficient in a short period, it often takes adults a lot longer. When your kids get better at the language they can help you and act as your guide when exploring the country.

Practice Makes Perfect

What better way to improve your language skills than practicing it every day with native speakers? Your kids can order food, speak to locals, ask for directions, or learn a new hobby in the second language they are learning at school.

New Friends

Although kids make friends in school, they can also speak to locals in their own language when school is over. If you have international classmates, they’ll all be in the same boat. This makes it easier to have fun and make friends in a new language. Speaking with others in their native tongue is also a great way to sharpen your skills and impress kids at school.

As you can see, there are many benefits to learning a new language in the country of its origin. If you are learning Thai, what better place to do it than in the country with native speakers as your teacher. Once you finish a lesson, you can immediately practice and listen to locals as you make your way home from school.

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