Learn Thai for Beginners

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Learn Thai for Beginners

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This class is on 10% Early Bird special. Enrol before 31 December 2019 with the code EARLYBIRD20 to take advantage of this offer.

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Course description

Learn to speak Thai in Sydney with this beginner’s class.

Learn basic communication skills by focusing on day-to-day conversational topics and build a good fundamental understanding of the Thai language.

Even though Thai is a tonal language, with the guidance from our professional tutor, you will learn to recognise five different pitches in pronunciation with ease.

The course is highly practical and offers you plenty of listening and speaking practice.

Additionally, you will learn basic grammar and sentence structure which gives you a solid foundation of the Thai language so that you can speak basic Thai with joy and confidence.

Ideal for
  • Absolute beginners, no previous learning in Thai necessary
Course content

Topics

  • Alphabet
  • Tones and pronunciation
  • Thai culture and etiquette
  • Greet and introduce yourself and others
  • Numbers
  • Time, day, season and weather
  • Likes, dislikes and preferences
  • How to shop and order
  • Ask and give directions

Grammar

  • Formal and informal
  • Guide to pronunciation
  • Thai writing system
  • Middle, high, low and final consonants
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Basic sentence structure
Outcomes

By the end of this Learn Thai for Beginners course you should be able to

  • identify and write the Thai script alphabet (the foundations for reading and writing Thai script)
  • the tones and how to pronounce words in conversational standard Thai
  • the fundamentals of basic Thai grammar
  • the fundamentals of Thai etiquette.
  • difference between formal and familiar forms of the language
  • greet people, introduce yourself and talk about your yourself and others
  • give your address and telephone number
  • ask for and give basic directions
  • express your likes, dislikes and preferences
  • say the months, date, seasons and weather
  • ask simple questions (such as who, what, where, etc) and make general requests, including quantities
  • use the numbering system, money and making payments
  • order food and drinks at bars and restaurants and understand Thai food culture
Textbook

Please purchase the course textbook – which is used for the Beginners and Level 2 course.

Thai Language and Culture for Beginners 1
ISBN: 9789747512250

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus and offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.

We recommend purchasing your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start). The textbook is not included in enrolment fee. If you would like to inquire about the current price, please call Abbeys Bookstore on: (02) 9264 3111

Please bring to class
  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen
Other Information

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • Sean said: Great course if you are looking to learn Thai so as to enhance a future trip to Thailand. You will be surprised by how much you will have learnt by the end of the 8 weeks. Piyapat is both knowledgeable and patient.

  • Mark said: Khun Piyapat is an outstanding teacher, He really made the course for me. I'll be back next semester.

  • Ben said: Piyapat is a great teacher, he very clearly taught us thai in a way that was easy to understand and always made sure we had what we needed to succeed in learning Thai. I would highly recommend Piyapat to others who wish to learn Thai.

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