Learn Thai for Beginners

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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.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform!

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

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

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.

Classes

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$375 Limited inc GST / $300 / $337.50

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Course testimonials:

  • said: I found it to be an excellent introduction to Thai language and also culture. Piyapat was patient, entertaining and a great teacher. Certainly challenging but definitely worthwhile.

  • said: Good size class created good interaction. Tutor very competent and personable, and created right mix of fun and learning. Well-designed course and well presented.

  • said: The teacher. Piyapat is a hilarious teacher. He always makes sure every student is learning and having fun at the same time.

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