Dating and marriage customs in germany
The reason is clear, German men have earned a reputation as men of good character and very popular in Thailand North easter Isan region.
To Thai women, Germans are handsome and their more reserved nature singles them out as men who act more than they talk.
The course also seeks to prepare Thai women on how to react to abuse.
It offers them guidance on how to access support services available through the social services in their new home country and through Thai consular channels.
A Thai woman married to a German man who participated in the course, Ploynisa Duangdararungrueng, told Reuters that it was important for Thai women, often viewed as submissive, to know how to stand up for themselves and their culture.
Her husband, German man Ralf Wacker praised the initiative.
The number of Thai women moving to Germany is rising again.
Prostitution is legal in Germany and many Thai women who have moved to live there have ended up working in the industry on a voluntary and legal basis. However a greater danger is posed by illegal prostitution which involves human trafficking and where the profits are higher for those engaged in the activity.
He appealed to the Thai government to set up a similar course for western men marrying Thai women.