Visa for expat retiree learning Thai

I hopefully should be returning to Phuket later in the year on a retirement visa. My question is that if I attend a Thai-language college to learn Thai, is it okay to do so on my retirement visa?

I do not intend to work.

Gary Nash (by email)

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Please be informed that you are legally allowed to undertake courses to study Thai language while staying in Thailand on a retirement visa. We do not have any problems with any foreigners learning Thai with that type of visa – as long as you do not work or do anything else in order to receive payment in return for using your newly learned language skills.

Sunchai Chokkajaykij, chief, Phuket Immigration Office.

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