Baan Yen School

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Baan Yen is an informal school under the umbrella of TAWA. It is set up
  1. To reach out to the Thai and community at large
  2. To promote the recognition of Thai community and Thai culture by creating year-round activities
  3. To encourage and strengthen relationship among Thais in community
  4. To provide informal education about Thailand for Thai children and those who are interested


Just sign up for each class and come!  10 Maximum per class!  Watch for class detail, place and time. 

School Program​

ESL for Thai  (Closed)

If you are Thai and would like to improve your English skill then this is a class for you.  The instructor will focus on basic conversation, basic vocabulary and simple sentence structure.
Instructor: Ms. Pojana
Loc:  Kirkland Library
Age: Adults                                                                          
Fee: $40.00
Date: Ongoing (Sunday)    1:00pm – 2:30pm

Flower Arrangement Class

Spring flowers are coming out; you can see some colorful tulips and some bright daffodils in your garden.  Many shops are also filled with many wonderful spring flowers.  You would like to bring some fresh flower bouquets into your home but don’t really know how to make it looks as wonderful. Join Khun Soon and learn how to create some wonderful vase arrangements.  You will also learn how to care for your flowers for the longest vase life time.
Instructor: Khun Soon
Age: Adults                                                                          
Fee: $40.00
Date: April 21, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Restaurant 101

This class is designed specifically for those who vision themselves Thai restaurant owners. Chef Dang is sharing her years of experience in international restaurant business. She teaches how to start up, easy management system and other basic knowledge. Bring your questions for in depth and honest answers you won't find anywhere else.  This class is conducted in Thai.
Instructor: Ms. Dang
Age: Adults                                                                          
Fee: $40.00
Date: May 5, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Job Interview and Resume Writing (In Thai)

You won't find a better coach than this guy! He is one of the exec at a leading Seattle-based on-line merchant. Having read and interviewed hundred creams of the crop candidates, he knows what he looks for in the competitive job market. Valuable do’s and don’ts for your resume and interview conduct.
Instructor: Dr. Sansern
Loc:  TAWA
Age: Adults (Thais only)                                                    
Fee:  $20.00 (Student 50% off or an hour of community service)
Date:  May 12, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00pm-4:00pm

Home Buying 101

Honest, experience and knowledgeable are keywords in describing this veteran realtor who has been in business for over thirty years. He will share his feel for the market climate for both first-time and non first-time homebuyers, domestic and foreign investors.  First time home buyers will receive credit from attending this class. He will bring along his financial partner to ensure you get the answers to your questions.
Instructor: Rocky Wollenhaupt
Age: Adults                                                                          
Fee: $15.00
Date:  June 2, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00pm-3:00pm                                                                                         

Thai for Tourists

Are you planning a trip to Thailand?  If you are then this class is just for you.  This class prepares you for almost anything Thai and focuses on basics Thai pronunciation and expressions for Tourists.  Learn to greet; ask direction for help; bargain prices with a salesperson…  Your instructor is a native Thai with lots of experienced in the field who will provide all useful insights information.  At the end, you will feel more confident to interact with local Thais.
Instructor: Sally Jongjitrat
Age:  Adults                                                                          
Fee:  $30.00
Date:  June 16, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00pm-4:00pm

Introduction to Thai Culture

Why can’t I use my feet to point at something?  Why can’t I touch your head?  You may have heard of this kind of questions.  You will get the answer from this class.  The class will offer insight into Thai values, belief and culture to individuals who wish to interact with Thai people.  There will be interactive exercises, analysis and discussions of real life events.  The course also will focus on differences between Thai and the US culture. 
Instructor: Supapom Vathanaprida
Age:  Adults                                                                          
Fee: $15.00
Date:   July 7, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Thai 101: Introduction to the Thai Language

This course is for those who know very little of Thai language.  Topics will cover basic Thai alphabets, vowel, sound, basic phonics, numbers as well as basic conversation.  This class is excellent for travelers, business people or for those who are interested in other language.
Instructor:  Supaporn Vathanaprida
Age:  Adults                                                                          
Fee: $35.00
Date:  July 21, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00pm – 4:00pm

 Play like Thai Kids

Lots of Fun!  Drop your child off for 3 hours of fun with Khun Ying and her team at Cross Road Park!  We have lots of Thai activities for them including games, songs, dance, arts and crafts and more…  Pizza & Juice will be served.
Instructor:  Panarat Imig
Loc: Park (TBD)
Age: 4 up                                                                              
Fee:  $15.00
Date: August 4, 2012 (Saturday) 3:00pm – 6:00pm                                                                                  

Basic Investment

Saving, Spending, Risk, Return, and Diversify!  What do these words mean to you?  You will learn the fundamentals of saving, spending, diversification, risk and return.  Learn how to invest effectively on your financial goals. 
Instructor: Jay
Age: Adults                                                                          
Fee: $25
Date: September 8, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00pm – 4:00pm                                                                            

Personal Investment for Retirement

Are you still trying to figure out what to do with your investment for your retirement?  Roth IRA or Traditional IRA, which one is the best fit for you?  Khun Jay, who has been working with financial firm, has priceless advice for you.  This course designs to give you a retirement plan to benefit your retirement success. 
Instructor:  Jay
Age: adults                                                                            
Fee: $25
Date: September 29, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00pm -4:00pm

Flower Arranging Workshop

Making a beautiful flower arrangement or bouquet is easier than you might think.  Join K. Kan of KAN | Orchids Flowers for a workshop that will teach you a few simple techniques to create stunning arrangements for your home.  You will go home with an arrangement, and the confidence to decorate with flowers.  You can see some of K. Kan’s work at  Flowers and all materials provided. 
Instructor: K. Kan of KAN | Orchids Flowers
Loc: Kanflower: 1412 12th ave  seattle, wa 98122
Age: Adults                                                                            
Fee: $40
Date: October 20, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00pm – 4:00pm      

Register for class at Thai Association of Washington State

Location Address:
TAWA: Juanita Office Building 12006 98th Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98034
Kanflower: 1412 12th ave  seattle, wa 98122




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