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Learn to speak Thai with our Thai language short courses in Sydney!

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.

This online 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 language so that you can speak basic Thai with joy and confidence. You will take home Thai language skills that will last you a lifetime.

Feel like this course might be too simple for you? Check out our Learn Thai: Level 2 Course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this 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

Course content


  • 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


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

Ideal for

  • Absolute beginners, no previous learning in Thai necessary


We recommend you to purchase the textbook for your learning. However, this is optional as your tutor will provide you with handouts and notes throughout the course.

The textbook that can be purchased for our Learn Thai: Beginners Course and Learn Thai: Level 2 Course is:

Thai Language and Culture for Beginners 1
ISBN: 9789747512250

You can purchase the textbook from Abbey's Bookshop (131 York St, Sydney NSW 2000).

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 the enrolment fee. If you would like to inquire about the current price, please call Abbey's Bookshop on 02 9264 3111.

Please bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Additional information

  • Enrol now in two courses and save 10%. Use our promotion code "GROUP10" at the checkout. Please visit our discounts page for more information.


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$375 Limited inc GST / $281 / $300 / $337.50

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 for Learn Thai: Beginners Course

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 for Learn Thai: Beginners Course

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Course testimonials:

  • 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.

  • said: All in all though I enjoyed the experience, tutor and learning the basics of Thai.

  • said: Priyapat was a fantastic teacher, the course was well structured and I learnt a lot.

  • 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.

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