Short-term courses in spoken and written Lao can be arranged in the following study centres in Vientiane. The courses are not regular so contacting the centres in advance is recommended.
Centre Culturel et de Coopération Linguistique (021-215764; www.ambafrance-laos.org; Th Lan Xang)
Lao-American College (021-900454; firstname.lastname@example.org; Th Phonkheng, Saysettha)
Vientiane College (021-414873; email@example.com; Th That Luang) Opposite the WHO office.
If you can speak Lao or Thai, or can arrange an interpreter, you may be able to study vipassana (insight meditation) at Wat Sok Pa Luang in Vientiane.
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