THAI LANGUAGE COURSES

Journey 1 – Everyday Thai for everyday life

The essential tools you need to survive in Thailand to develop your understanding of basic Thai

Survival Thai I

  1. Thai sound system and numbers
  2. Self-introduction, greetings and goodbyes
  3. Getting a taxi
  4. Buying street food
  5. Asking for directions

Survival Thai II

  1. Using public transports
  2. Ordering food at a restaurant
  3. Buying and describing clothes
  4. Telling time
  5. Getting a haircut

Journey 2 – Everyday Thai for everyday life

The essential tools you need to survive in Thailand to develop your understanding of basic Thai

Survival Thai III

  1. Using services at convenience stores
  2. Buying medicine and describing symptoms
  3. Solving communication breakdowns
  4. Talking about personal life
  5. Having a casual chat in Thai

Thai Grammar I

  1. Frequency, quantity and number
  2. Describing things and expressing degrees
  3. Similarities, differences and comparison
  4. The concept of Thai “tenses”
  5. People’s appearance and personality

Journey 3 – Everyday Thai for everyday life

The essential tools you need to survive in Thailand to develop your understanding of basic Thai

Thai Grammar II

  1. Movements, directions and changes
  2. Perceptions, emotions and feelings
  3. Talking about skills and abilities
  4. Instruction, sequences and purposes
  5. Making requests and commands

Thai Grammar III

  1. Suggestions and opinions
  2. Causes and effects
  3. Guessing and probability
  4. Expressing likes and dislikes
  5. Talking about future plans and hopes

Explore 1 – Thai script made easy

Learn all the Thai characters in an effective way and unlock the code of Thai script in just a month

  1. Thai consonant and vowel characters
  2. Consonant classes
  3. The concept of live-dead syllables
  4. The basics of tone rules
  5. Tone marks
  6. Vowels that have two forms
  7. How the silent “H” promotes class

Explore 2 – Understanding the writing system

The fundamental rules that govern the writing system and all the tricks you need to read and write Thai accurately

  1. How to shorten long vowels
  2. Consonant clusters
  3. Reading words with no written vowels
  4. Silent mark and silent syllables
  5. Different ways to pronounce “R”
  6. Special characters and important symbols
  7. Thai numerals
  8. Learning to read in different font types
  9. Reviews of the writing system rules

Explore 3 – Natural Thai in cultural context

Discussion-based course about different aspects of Thai culture to help you speak Thai in a natural way with confidence

  1. Extended family and kinship terms
  2. Social status and its impact on Thai pronouns
  3. Understanding “face” and “greeng jai”
  4. Regions of Thai and Thai dialects
  5. Thai food and table etiquette
  6. Buddhism in Thailand
  7. Ghosts, spirits, and superstitions
  8. Thai ceremonies and rituals
  9. Thai festivals and national holidays
  10. Thai entertainment, arts, and pop culture
  11. Formal Thai in formal situations
  12. Understanding “sabaai-sabaai” attitude
  13. Thai slangs, idioms, and proverbs
  14. Thai pride, and an introduction to Thai history
  15. Cross-cultural topics and discussions

Connect 1 – Improve all 4 communicative skills

Taking the next step towards fluency by fine-tuning your listening, speaking, reading and writing

  1. Learn vocabulary and word spelling through short stories adapted from DLS comics
  2. Review previously learned grammatical rules and word usage
  3. Attune one’s ears to natural spoken Thai through watching videos
  4. Speak and maintain conversation in Thai via class discussion format
  5. Read and understand Thai written materials of different styles
  6. Practice writing in Thai on topics given by the teacher

Connect 2 – Improve all 4 communicative skills

Taking the next step towards fluency by fine-tuning your listening, speaking, reading and writing

  1. Learn vocabulary and word spelling through short stories adapted from DLS comics
  2. Review previously learned grammatical rules and word usage
  3. Attune one’s ears to natural spoken Thai through watching videos
  4. Speak and maintain conversation in Thai via class discussion format
  5. Read and understand Thai written materials of different styles
  6. Practice writing in Thai on topics given by the teacher

Connect 3 – Improve all 4 communicative skills

Taking the next step towards fluency by fine-tuning your listening, speaking, reading and writing

  1. Learn vocabulary and word spelling through short stories adapted from DLS comics
  2. Review previously learned grammatical rules and word usage
  3. Attune one’s ears to natural spoken Thai through watching videos
  4. Speak and maintain conversation in Thai via class discussion format
  5. Read and understand Thai written materials of different styles
  6. Practice writing in Thai on topics given by the teacher
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