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Learn Thai Level 1

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Course description

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

Whether you want to learn Thai language for business, travel or just for fun, you’ll learn the basics at this informal, practical and interactive course in the Sydney CBD.

Thai is a tonal language, so students learn to recognise five different pitches in pronunciation. But word order is similar to English. This Level 1 course will teach you how to communicate in Thai with simple vocabulary, basic sentences and appropriate etiquette.

Ideal for

Students with no previous learning in Thai.


By the end of this class you will have learned how 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.

Students will learn the difference between formal and familiar forms of the language and will have learned how to:

  • 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

The curriculum may be adapted slightly to suit the needs of the class. The topics above will be covered during this course, but not necessarily in the order given.

Course textbook

Please purchase the course textbook and bring it to each class:

Thai Language and Culture for Beginners 1
ISBN: 9789747512250

The textbook costs approximately $72, and includes downloadable audio files. Used with classroom teaching, the book provides a basic foundation in conversational Standard Thai, using real life daily topics.

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.

Please note: sometimes a course start date is postponed until there are enough enrolments. It is therefore wise to purchase your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start).

Please bring to each class
  • Your textbook
  • A notebook and pen
Feedback from past students

"I really enjoyed the classes... great teaching skills, patience and engagement with each of the students.... I will certainly be putting my name down for the next Thai course."

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.

Course testimonials:

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

  • Scott said: Piyapat was a very good tutor, class numbers were low but made the course more personal. I feel certain topics were rushed through whilst other not so critical topics spent too long. All in all great class.