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Public Question Asked by Christiaan LeBlanc about Bangkok
I want to open an English school for adults in Bangkok,
Is this a good business?
What will people pay/hour to learn English?
Are there a lot of schools?
The Best Answer
Answered by Unchalee Lewis , Muang Nakawn Rachasima, Thailand
yes there are a lot of language school ...
price about 350-700 baht depend ..
Answered by Graham Bear MacMillan , Phuket, Thailand
Good idea. People will pay between 225 to 600 THB per hour depending on the length of study. Usually modules run in length up to 20 hours.
Hopes this helps you.
Answered by David Major , Haad Yai, Thailand
You would need a Thai partner to open a School and there are rules stating that you need something like 4 Thai employees for each Foreigner employed.
It is a good business to get into but you;ll encounter a lot of red tape, a whole lot!
Answered by Pinyuda Klinrakhon , Bangkok, Thailand
It's a good idea. But I’m afraid that as a foreigner, you are not able to own any business. It's possible if you have Thai business partners or shareholders. You better check all important from Thailand Department of Foreign Trade (www.dft.go.th). You may need a good lawyer.
Answered by peter clarke , Amphoe Hua Hin, Thailand
language schools all over Thailand and online and many by colleges and universities, look at www.ajarn.com and you will see many advertisements, you will need a degree and a business partner to start a school.
Answered by Jamie Ruben , Bangkok, Thailand
There is definately a market for that. In Bangkok there is a lot of competition. There are high end schools charging a lot, having well educated teachers and catering to business people and doing contracts at companies and there are lower level cheaper schools for kid's after school. Good luck.
Answered by Henk Vanstaen , Bangkok, Thailand
It probably is a good business however there are so many already (good ones and well established)... so competition will be tough....
Prices are in the range of 450 to 800 Baht per hour (50 min) and depends wether private lesson and/or in small classes...
Answered by Ms Muan , Amphoe Muang Chiang Mai, Thailand
I want to open an English school for adults in Bangkok, Yes YOU CAN OPEN SCHOOL IN BKK. Is this a good business? IT IS A GOOD BUSSINESS BUT DEPEND ON YOUR LOCATE WHERE DO YOU WANT TO OPEN YOUR SCHOOL. THERE ARE A LOT OF SCHOOL.THEY WILL PAY FOR ONE HOUR 350 BAHT.
What will people pay/hour to learn English? Are...
Answered by a Localyte , Bangkok, Thailand
good idea.........i think not, to much competition unless your business has something different from the others,it might suceed for a few months but long term,maybe not especially with current economic situation looming.....If you do go for it, its all about LOCATION
Answered by a Localyte , Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
You should find a job here ( in english school ) instead of open english school because in Bkk have a lot of english school already....
Answered by Benjamin Dupont , Hua Hin, Thailand
Depending you wanna make a living or just to get an occupation. There is a lot of regulation with the governement so you might need some help from Thai friend or your ambassy
Answered by Hugo Zimmermann , Sattahip, Thailand
Are you "Farang" (= not Thai National)?
Are you already living "here"?
Check first your personal VISA requirements, then consult
for a Work permit and
a Business / Law Consulting Firm ....
If you speak thai - and you are really "good" in ENGLISH
teaching - you might get prices that you suggest/want .... ;-)))
Answered by Mike Dando , Bangkok, Thailand
Before starting on your business venture remember to do your market research. STRENGTHS . WEAKNESS . OPPORTUNITIES . THREATS. Once you have identified these you will be in a better position to know if this venture will be profitable and successful.