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Beginners Thai Language Thai Language Hut Logo Course

The Beginners Thai Language Course is an introductory course for those wishing to get the basics of the Thai language.

Required Experience

No previous experience either in the Thai language or any other language is required for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

You will be able to have basic conversations in Thai having finished this Beginners Course. We will build your knowledge of pronunciation, tones and syllable length, Thai grammar for sentence construction and basic question and answer.

Phonetic or Thai Script

This course follows the Phonetic approach to learning the Thai language ie it does not use Thai Script, although we are happy to introduce Thai script and or teach the whole course in Thai Script as the student requests.

Course Identifier

If you are not sure which course is for you then check our course recommendation diagram below: Thai Language Course Outline

Course Length Description Audience
90 hours Introduction to the Thai language with situational examples and a focus on the basic conversation to help the student build a solid and confident foundation in Thai. Foundation course open to new students of the Thai language.

Course Book: Thai for Beginners

by Benjawan Poonsan Becker, Paiboon Publishing
Table of Contents

Guide to Pronunciation Lesson 1

Greetings; polite particles; yes-no questions; personal pronouns; cardinal and ordinal numbers; the Thai writing system; consonant classes; determining tone in written Thai; middle consonants; long vowels; tone marks

Lesson 2

‘bpen’, ‘yùu’ (to be); more vowels; live and dead syllables; tone rules for middle consonants

Lesson 3

Colours; ‘jà’ (future tense); ‘dâai’ (can); more vowels; complex vowels; final consonants; Seven vowels that change their forms; tone rules for middle consonants (cont.)

Lesson 4

Telling time; high consonants; tone rules for high consonants

Lesson 5

Days of the week; months; tone marks with high consonants; low consonants introduced

Lesson 6

‘ao’, ‘yàak’ (to want); ‘gam-lang’ (to be…ing); tone rules for low consonants

Lesson 7

‘dâi-yin’ (to hear); ‘jam’ (to remember); ‘nככn-làp’ (to fall asleep); ‘mככng’ (to look); tone rules for low consonants (cont.)

Lesson 8

Body parts; everyday life; special อ; Silent ห

Lesson 9

Family and kinship terms; occupations; animals; how to use ใ; other features of written Thai

Lesson 10

Comparisons; adjectives; classifiers

Appendix I

Summary of the Thai Writing System

Appendix II

Test and Writing Exercise Answers

Plans and Pricing