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Learn to Speak and Read Thai
 
 

Learn to speak, read and write Thai language

(8 levels of 60h)

  • Beginner to advanced levels
  • Small group lessons (3 to 10 students)
  • Affordable tuition fees: 7,500THB for 60h

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  Speak and read Thai course


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Beginner Thai lessons level 1-2 and intermediate Thai lessons level 1-2

 
Brief description
• Learn to speak and listen to the Thai language through practical dialogues. Topics have been selected to meet the basic needs of foreigners living in Thailand – (note that a phonetic system will be used)
• Learn to read and to write Thai language script (around 1 hour a day)
Objectives
• Develop your listening and speaking skills
• Learn the basics of Thai grammar
• Expand your vocabulary (around 1400 words)
• Learn about Thai culture
• Learn all basic rules for reading and writing Thai language
Method
• Listening and understanding practical dialogues (overall and detailed comprehension)
• Learn how to use patterns of Thai language through various examples
• Appropriation of patterns and vocabulary with 200 exercises
• Speaking practices through role playing
• Appropriation of reading and writing rules of Thai language through practices and exercises
Learning Materials
• Textbooks
• Audio CDs
• Exercise books
Online Thai study aids
 

High-intermediate Thai lessons level 1-2 and advanced Thai language lessons level 1-2

 

Brief description

• Gain more confidence in speaking and listening Thai language
• Expand your vocabulary
• Learn more about Thai culture
• Learn to read with ease a variety of written documents in Thai language
• Learn to write message on limited topics
• Note: Thai language script replace the phonetic system

Objectives

• Expand your vocabulary on a wider range of topics
• Expand your knowledge of Thai grammar
• Further enhance your listening skills
• Develop confidence in your speaking skills
• Develop your reading and writing abilities through various written documents (dialogues, advertisements, newspapers articles, … )

Method

• Studying various authentic materials (overall and detailed comprehension)
• Listening and reading practices (various documents read by a native Thai language speaker)
• Many exercises to enhance vocabulary acquisition, correct use of Thai grammar and develop writing skills
• Speaking practices through role playing and debate
Learning materials
• Textbooks
• Audio CDs
• Exercise books
Online Thai study aids
 

Average Thai language skills after each Thai language course

The table below illustrates typical general abilities in the skill area after studying a particular level at Everyday Thai Language School :
 

Levels

Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

After
advanced
level 1-2

Can understand the general meaning of conversation on a wide range of topics

Can perform all of the below with a greater degree of ease...

Can keep up or start a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics using the appropriate language register in most social occasions

(misunderstandings rarely occur)

Can understand general meaning of most short documents with various degrees of ease : short newspaper articles, extracts from novels, comics, etc. Can perform all of the below with a greater degree of ease and accuracy
After
High-
intermediate
level 1-2
Can follow long conversation on a wide range of topics if simple language is used

Can understand (with some difficulties) : headlines of news on radio or TV, TV advertisements, short sequences of movies, etc.
Can keep up or start a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics using a simple language

(misunderstandings occasionally occur)
Can read and understand with ease dialogues on familiar topics

Can read (slowly) and understand short written documents on various topics : advertisements, menus, job descriptions, short stories, etc.
Can write  (slowly) long sentences under dictations

Can write (slowly) short messages on limited topics
After
intermediate
level 1-2
Can understand the general meaning of  limited social conversations using simple language

Can understand simple exchanges in personal life
Can produce confidently  simple language adequate
for expressing your basic needs

Can participate in limited social conversation

(misunderstandings occur less frequently)
Can read (slowly) and understand dialogues on familiar topics

Can  read (but not necessarily understand) most Thai words correctly
Can  write short messages
(with some mistakes)

Can write under dictations many words accurately (with some hesitations)
After
beginner
level 1-2

Can understand adequately for immediate survival needs : directions, prices, etc.

Can comprehend simple questions in social situations

Can understand simple exchanges in personal life with a person used to speaking with non mother-tongue speakers
Can participate in simple and short conversation on familiar topics

Can produce simple if hesitant language adequate for elementary functions with patient listeners : introductions, directions, requesting information, ordering food, etc.

(misunderstandings are common when speaking with Thai people not used to speak with non-native speaker)

Very limited  outside the classroom
(all rules for reading and writing Thai haven’t been introduced yet)

Can read and write many simple words and sentences

Important improvement of pronunciation skills

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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