Thai Course: Beginners Level 1 - Sydney Short Courses

Thai Course: Beginners Level 1

What you'll learn

Learn to speak Thai with our Thai language short courses online & 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 of our professional tutor, you will learn to recognise five different pitches in pronunciation with ease.

This online learn Thai beginners 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 beginners Thai course might be too simple for you? Check out our Thai Course: Beginners Level 2.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Thai 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 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

What will be covered in this Thai beginners course?

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

Intended audience

Who is this Thai beginners course for?

This course is for beginners with no experience learning Thai.

Course venue

Online via Zoom

  • Zoom details will be emailed to you with your enrolment confirmation.
  • Requirement: A device and stable internet connection.

Intended audience

What to bring to class

  • Textbook (optional)
  • Notebook and pen

Textbook

We recommend you 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 Thai Course: Beginners Level 1 and Thai Course: Beginners Level 2 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.

Additional information

Please note the following:

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

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Piyapat has both designed and taught Thai language courses in his 20 years of education experience. He holds a Professional Development Certificate in the Teaching of Community Languages from...

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