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Speak, Read & Write Thai

Develop fluency in Thai language

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Speak, Read & Write
Read & Write Thai
Upper Int. Thai

Speak, Read & Write Thai

The Complete Solution to Learn Thai

 

“Understand Thai language and think like Thai people in order to speak Thai confidently and learn Thai script in order to fully understand Thai language”

 

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Course Information

Learn more below about the Speak, Read & Write Thai Course

 

Learning Aims

Learn Everyday Conversation & Thai Script

The Speak, Read & Write Thai course has been developed to help individuals learn lots of conversation skills on everyday topics as well as Thai script and all the grammar rules.

 

  • Pronunciation
  • Every day vocabulary and general conversation
  • Different forms of spoken grammar
  • Principles of Thai language
  • Thai Culture and customs
  • Manners and characteristics of Thai people
  • Thai consonants & vowels 
  • Reading and writing system
  • Reading and writing grammar

 

The materials are written with both transliteration as well as Thai Script. A Thai Script only version is also available for learners who can already read Thai script and want to avoid transliteration.

 


Starting Skills : Who is it for?

For learners who are committed to developing fluency

Not just for beginners, this course will help all learners to develop natural conversation skills on many different topics as well as learning Thai script and all the related grammar rules.

 

  • Suitable for complete beginners 
  • Suitable for learners committed to developing fluency
  • Suitable for learners who already speak some basic Thai and wish to develop further

 

This is the course option recommended to learners who have a long term goal in developing fluency.

 


Course Duration

There is no set duration

Every learner is different and there is no ‘one size fit all’ method to learn any language. Therefore, we have no set duration to learn our courses. You can learn for as long as you need at a pace to suit you.

 

  • Only Pay For The Time You Learn
  • Lifetime Access To Materials
  • Change Teacher/Location Anytime
  • Start / Stop / Start Anytime
  • Lifetime Support

 

The average learner will complete the Speak, Read & Write Thai Course in around 90-150 hours private tuition. This may be more or less depending on your starting skills, how you learn a language and how much you practice.

 


Course Outline

The Speak, Read & Write Thai Course

6 Workbooks / 10 stages / 80+ chapters;

 

Speak Thai Course

Stage 1

Learning the principles of Thai language is very important as it helps and leads to a good understanding of Thai and can be used as a reference for what you will learn in the future.

1. The principles of Thai language (1)

2. Transliteration & pronunciation guide

3. Symbols, lesson plans and learning guide

Chapter 1: Greeting; formal greeting, informal greeting, traditional way of greeting

Chapter 2: Meeting people; how to ask ‘What’s your name?, real/official name, nickname, and how to say nice to meet you

Chapter 3: About yourself; Job/occupation, nationality, hometown, etc.

Chapter 4: Addressing people; personal pronouns used in different situations

Chapter 5 : Family

Chapter 6 : Numbers

Chapter 7 : Classifiers & Counting system

Chapter 8 : Desire & Requesting

Chapter 9 : Things – Singular / Plural (1)

Chapter 10 : Things – Singular / Plural (2)

 

Stage 2

During the second stage, we aim to build up a lot of vocabulary, Thai grammar and emphasize on how to construct sentences.

1. The principles of Thai language (2)

Chapter 11 : Apology & Action Words

Chapter 12 : Verb to be (is; am; are)

Chapter 13 : To Do, To Have & To Get

Chapter 14 : Question Words & Tags (1)

Chapter 15 : Tense & Time Words

Chapter 16 : Days, Weather & Time Words (2)

Chapter 17 : Days, Weather & Time Words (3)

Chapter 18 : Directions & Places

Chapter 19 : Positions, Prepositions & Conjunctions

Chapter 20 : Senses

 

Stage 3

You should now have enough vocabulary to hold basic conversations and a good understanding of Thai grammar. During stage 3 we aim to help you develop conversation in order to speak naturally like Thai people, build confidence and practise constructing sentences.

1. The principles of Thai language (3)

Chapter 21 : Wh-questions (1)

Chapter 22 : Wh-questions (2)

Chapter 23 : Colour & Body

Chapter 24 : Body, Feelings and Conditions

Chapter 25 : Body Language & Emotion

Chapter 26 : Expressions & Characteristics

Chapter 27 : Money & Trading

Chapter 28 : Telephone, Mail, Internet

Chapter 29 : Travelling (1)

Chapter 30 : Travelling (2)


 

Read & Write Thai Course :

Stage 1: Main Consonants (Chapter 1-9)

- Memorize and learn about the 44 consonant letters which are divided into 3 groups,

- 9 medium tone consonant letters

- 10 nasal consonant letters

- 25 twin consonant letters which are separated into 2 parts; rising tone consonants and low-medium tone consonants

- Practise reading, writing and the basic word system

 

Stage 2: Vowels (Chapter 10-18)

- 18 single vowel letters

- 4 extra vowel letters

- 6 combined vowel letters

- Practise reading, writing and the basic word system

 

Stage 3: Final Consonants (Chapter 19-21)

- Final consonants

- Extra language symbols

- Thai vowels with final consonant modulation

- Live & Dead syllables

- Practise reading, writing and analyzing the words

 

Stage 4: Tones (Chapter 22-26)

- Tones and Tone marks

- Medium consonant tone modulation table

- Nasal consonants tone modulation table

- Twin consonants tone modulation table

- Model words for tones

- Practise reading, writing and analyzing the words

 

Stage 5: Extra Sounds and Grammar (Chapter 27-29)

- Inherent vowels

- Consonant clusters

- Ligature characters

- Practise reading, writing and analyzing the words

 

Stage 6 & 7: Practise (Chapter 30-59)

Write Thai words, sentences and dialogue used in every day conversation;

- Greeting

- Meeting people

- About oneself

- Addressing words

- Family

- Numbers

- Classifier / Numerative / Counting system

- Desire and Requesting

 

 


Example Materials

What Do You Get?

There is a LOT of material provided to help you learn effectively

Learn both with your teacher and in your spare time in order to progress effectively

 

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The modern learning materials have been developed by us from scratch and include;

 

1. Written Materials 

Easy to follow & detailed worksheets / workbooks

  • 80+ structured chapters help you to learn step-by-step with your teacher
  • Clear explanations give you a complete overview of the Thai language
  • Learn lots of vocabulary, sentence structure and conversation skills as well as Thai culture, history and the principles of Thai language
  • Very logical and easy to follow modules will be adapted to suit every individual

 

2. Audio & Video Materials

High quality & great for your MP3 Player

  • Over 50 hours of practice and homework audio & video
  • Follow the written materials with practice audio and complete audio homework tasks
  • Listen online or download to your computer or MP3 Player
  • The audio helps you develop listening skills as well as remind you the pronunciation, tone(s) and meaning of every new word
  • Dialogue audio helps you listen to how Thai people speak
  • male and female Thai speaker help you to hear the difference between a feminine and masculine voice

 

3. Self Study Materials

To help you practise after your lessons

Written and audio self study materials are separated into 5 parts to help you practise and improve essential skills in learning a language;

  • Listening and pronunciation (Audio tasks)
  • Vocabulary and structure accuracy (Written and audio tasks)
  • Function / Grammar (Written tasks)
  • Fluency (Written tasks)
  • Principles (Written tasks)

 

4. Online Learning Space

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We provide lots and lots of supplemental materials that are updated and added to weekly;

  • Online Quizzes
  • Learn Thai Blog
  • Smart Flash Cards
  • Helpful Hints & Tips
  • Links and recommendations to other great learning resources

 


Registration Includes: 

  • Lifetime access to an online learning space
  • Access to learn with any trained Thai Style teacher
  • Support from Thai Style throughout your learning experience
  • You can change teacher / location anytime

 


What do our learners say?

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Teacher Locations

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Course Fees

Private Tuition : (1 to 1)

One to One private tuition for a personal learning experience

1. Registration Fee / Learning Materials : £139 (one off payment to Thai Style)

2. Tuition Fee : Learn with a teacher in the UK or Thailand!

- UK Teachers : £12 per hour (plus travel expenses) (Pay teacher directly)

- Thailand Teachers : 300 THB per hour (plus travel expenses) (Pay teacher directly)

 

Private Group Class : (2 – 4 students)

Learn with a group of friends and save money on your registration and tuition fees

1. Registration Fee Learning Materials : (one off payment to Thai Style)

- 2 students: £99.50 per person

- 3 students: £83.33 per person

- 4 students: £75 per person

2. Tuition Fee : Learn with a teacher in the UK or Thailand!

- UK Teachers : £20 per hour (plus travel expenses) (Pay teacher directly)

- Thailand Teachers : 450 THB per hour (plus travel expenses) (Pay teacher directly)

 

Other Fees

Travel Expenses : The cost for a teacher to travel to your location will depend on many factors, including the distance, transport, frequency of lessons and peak times. We therefore leave it over to you to arrange a reasonable travel expense directly with your teacher. Please enquire if you would like a quote for travel expenses before you register.

Workbooks : When you sign up to learn a Thai Style course you can download and print the learning materials from your Student Hub Page for no extra cost. If you want to save on printing costs however you can also purchase the workbooks (colour A4 size) and cost £15 each. There are 6 workbooks for Speak, Read & Write Thai course.

 


Achievement

  • Understand about the main principles of Thai language ; pronunciation ; lots of vocabulary, grammar, culture, manners and characteristics of Thais
  • Students are able to understand and speak everyday conversation used in everyday life
  • Understand the rules of the Thai alphabet
  • Be able to read and write Thai correctly

 


Class Plan

  • Each chapter may be taught in 1 – 3 hours depending on each individual learner
  • We advise learners to attend one or two lessons per week
  • Practise after your lessons with the self study materials is the key to progressing
  • Lessons are flexible, your teacher will adapt the materials to suit you
  • Try to leave 2 or 3 days between lessons to give youself time to practice and consolidate new skills

 


Methods

How do we teach Thai?

  • Learn to make Thai sounds and tones to pronounce Thai words correctly
  • Use repetition to help you memorize until you can differentiate different sounds and tones
  • Practise listening until you can distinguish Thai sounds and tones
  • Build up lots of vocabulary and understand Thai language structure
  • Learn how to make formal and informal sentences
  • Practise conversation with your teacher and friends to help you speak naturally
  • When you feel ready you may choose to upgrade and continue learning stage 2 and stage 3. You can also sign up for our Read & Write Thai course to incorporate learning Thai scripts and further your understanding and fluency of Thai language

 

Our speak Thai course uses a new and unique system that we have developed from scratch to teach you how to speak Thai language using the English alphabet and a trained teacher. Read More about our transliteration / phonetic system.

Thai Script Only Edition

The Speak Thai Course materials are available in two editions

With & Without Transliteration

For beginners with an aim to learn Thai script, but reply on transliteration at the start of your learning experience, having access to both versions of the course will help you progress from transliteration as a beginner to using Thai script only in the future.

When you are able to read Thai, transliteration can be very distracting. So two versions of the course materials are important to help you progress at a pace and time to suit you.

> Example Thai Script Edition – PDF

 

 

 


Getting Started

Register Online : Start Here

We have made it as easy as possible to get started and learn with any Thai Style teacher. After you register online you will receive login details and teacher contact information via email so you can access the learning materials and contact your teacher to arrange a free trial lesson. You can then start learning and we will be here to support you throughout your learning experience.

We love Thai language, we want to help you learn. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.