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Mark N.

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Farang kid's education in Khorat
« on: December 13, 2009, 04:18:57 PM »
Hi, nice little forum with helpful posters you got there! :D

I'm Mark from the States. Married since eight years to my wife whose family lives in Khorat. We always planned to move there when my retirement checks start rolling in. That'll be next year. But last year our lives took a turn: our son was born!  :D :D :D

Now we keep thinking about following our plans or change 'em for our son's education. As much as we would like to build our castle in a ricefield village as scared we are that we would spoil his chances for getting a decent education by that. Is there a compromise by moving to the city of Khorat? Bangkok I am scared of.

What are the possibilities for a farang's kid to still get a decent education in the city of Khorat? I assume some of you are teachers, your posts look like to me.  ;D

Thanks,

Mark
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Farang kid's education in Khorat
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009, 05:47:30 PM »
Hi Mark, welcome to the forum! To my information - which might not be uptodate - Assumption School does offer an English Programm with lots of classes taught by foreigners and in English. Only some classes like Thai and History are still available in Thai only. Maybe somebody else has better info. I've been away from teaching and town for a while. What I can say is that Korat is developing educational services for an international community. But of course the demand regulates the extend of the offer in the long run.
Fun is the one thing that money can't buy
 

dirtydog

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Re: Farang kid's education in Khorat
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2009, 08:06:23 PM »
I think the main problem of educating your child in Thailand is the price of the better schools, no idea about Korat but Bangkok or Pattaya area a good school could cost 100,000baht per term, there are quite often 4 terms to the year, but they do have some good schools with professional foriegn teachers in Thailand, it all comes down to money though.
 

Mark N.

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Re: Farang kid's education in Khorat
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2009, 11:31:57 PM »
hi, thanks for your replies. Over here good schools aren't cheap either. My question was: is good schooling for a thai-farang kid that's supposed to learn like a farang available in Khorat. We would like the boy to go to school near his home. Boarding school is of no interest.
 

dirtydog

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Re: Farang kid's education in Khorat
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009, 11:42:44 PM »
Korat Schools and Universities

Universities

There are 4 universities in the area.

    * Suranaree University of Technology
    * Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University
    * Rajamangala University of Technology Isan
    * Vongchavalitkul Univerisity

Schools
Elementary Schools


    * Ruammit School
    * Sukhanaree School
    * Anuban Nakhonratchasima School
    * Wat Sakaew School
    * Muang Nakhonratchasima School

High Schools

    * Assumption School Nakhon Ratchasima
    * St.Mary Business Administration College
    * Rajsima Wittayalai School
    * Saint Mary's College Nakhon Ratchasima
    * Suranaree Witthaya School
    * Boonwattana School
 

chrisperth

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Re: Farang kid's education in Khorat
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 05:37:24 AM »
Hi Mark from the state,my wife is a school teacher in Korat and of course Korat is a big area,could you give her some idea of where you will live and she will chase up the best options for you.
Like anyplace these days good education does cost but if Child is so young then now is the perfect time to make the move,you will be giving the child a great start in life as far as i can see.
Good luck for the future plans for you and the familly.
 

Mark N.

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Re: Farang kid's education in Khorat
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 05:57:10 PM »
Hi Chrisperth, thanks very much for your offer. But we don't know yet where were gonna live. First we thought about Huahin or Pattaya or around the sea. But the boy's birth has changed that all. My wife's familylives in a ricefield village in Khong where I don't want to live. Don't think it suitable for a farang boy to grow up either. So we're planning anew. Maybe we can settle for a little new house in one of those new housing projects with a pool and playground etc. We're still planning and considering. It doesn't have to be Korat either though it might be the best compromise.

Best regards

Mark
 

chrisperth

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Re: Farang kid's education in Khorat
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 06:45:02 PM »
Hi Mark, Good for you at least you are still planning and considering your options i have a couple of expat friends who live just outside Pattaya, and having stayed with them at there homes i like the idea of been 15 mins from town because you are close enough to have the major infrastructure,schools shops and in there case golf, but far enough away that night time is very calming and relaxing,they both have young children too so not so different to you.
My wife and i are building just 15 mins from The Mall in korat and yes there are rice fields and it is very much village style but i would not want anything else,look to the future for sure but don't forget to live your lives now.
Best wishes to you and your familly for 2010
Cheers Chris & Tan
 

 



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