Learn Thai for Beginners

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Learn to speak Thai with our Thai language 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 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 level 2 and continuers

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


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

Ideal for

  • Absolute beginners, no previous learning in Thai necessary

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


Please purchase the course textbook – which is used for the beginners and level 2 courses.

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.

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 Abbeys Bookstore on: (02) 9264 3111

Please bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Other Information

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


Learn Thai for Beginners

<p><strong>Learn to speak Thai with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-languages-sydney-beginners-classes?s=thai">Thai language courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></p><p>

$199 Limited inc GST / $159.20 / $179.10
This class will be held online via the Zoom platform.

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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:

  • 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: 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: 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.

  • said: I was completely satisfied with my experience in Piyapat Prakhankul's class. He is a charismatic and engaging instructor who very successfully introduces his students to Thai language. Now that I am living in Thailand I feel that I have been given a solid foundation for my language skills and am thrilled to continue learning.

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

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