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Thai language lessons

study options

in-school

We have a great selection of Thai courses at our school in Patong Beach. We offer everything from Easy-Going to Intensive classes, and from Beginner level to Advanced, so there’s something to suit every learner level and speed.

at home

We have online self-study options as well as live video-call classes with our Thai teachers here in the school.

Or buy one of our paperback study books from Amazon to study at home at your own speed.

class times during pandemic

All scheduled courses will begin on the dates shown, but class start and finish times may change. Please contact us if this will affect you.

study in a group or privately in school

one-to-one video-call lessons

learn online at your own pace

in-school courses

in-school courses are teacher-led classes at our school in Patong Beach

How many students are there in a Thai Foundation class?

There are a maximum of 12 places for each Thai Foundation course.

When are the classes?

The Thai Foundation course is a two-week language course that commences every Monday throughout the year (with the exception of Songkran in mid-April and Xmas/New Year).

This beginner Thai Language course is 15 Thai lessons spread over 5 days at 3 lessons per day at our school in Patong Beach, Phuket. Lessons are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the first week, and Tuesday and Thursday in the second week.

Class times are 10:00 a.m. until 12:50 p.m., with 10 minute breaks at 10:50 a.m. and 11.50 a.m.

How much does it cost?

The Thai Foundation language course costs 3,900 Baht per person for 15 lessons over 2 weeks and includes the study book.

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23,900 Baht

What study materials are used?

The Thai Foundation course book is included in the course fee.

You will also be provided with a login to our online course materials, where you’ll have access to audio files for the entire book, as well as exercises and quizzes to test yourself as you progress.

What will you learn?

The Thai Foundation course book uses simple phonetics to get you speaking from day one. You’ll start off with Thai pronouns and verbs to make short statements, then progress to negatives and question forms. You’ll learn how to use Can, Cannot and Can?, how to count in Thai, and use adjectives to describe objects. The course covers possessive forms, so you can say an item is ‘yours’, ‘mine’, etc. You’ll cover the different forms of the verb-to-be that are used in Thai, and finally days of the week and points in time. There are answers to all the exercises at the back of the book. In just 2 weeks of study you get a good grounding in the basics of the Thai language.

The next 12 Thai Foundation course start dates are:

What study materials are used?

The course fee includes a binder containing pre-prepared individual loose leaf study sheets for each Easy Going Thai class. There are sufficient sheets to study longer than 12 months.

When are the classes?

Easy Going Lessons are on Mondays & Wednesdays, or Tuesdays & Thursdays between 11:00 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. with a 10 minute break from 11:50 a.m. until 12 noon.

Our Easy Going Thai language classes can be joined at any time – classes are ongoing throughout the year.

Note: Completion of the Thai Foundation Course is required before moving on to the Easy Going group. This is included in the price. For example, if you book a 12-week Easy-Going course, you will spend 2 weeks in the Foundation Course, then 10 weeks in Easy-Going.

How much does it cost?

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11,700 Baht
1213,800 Baht
2422,800 Baht
4840,800 Baht

As this is a group session, you cannot postpone classes or make up any unattended classes.

How many students are there in a Thai Easy-Going class?

Easy Going group Thai language lessons can accommodate up to 12 students per group.

What will you learn?

Each week introduces a new subject and does not require knowledge of previous materials. Even joining a class with students that have been studying for some weeks is possible, as each week brings new study subjects.

Here are just a few of the subjects covered in the Easy Going Thai language class:

  • At the bank
  • Buying fruit
  • Good, better, best
  • In the bathroom
  • In the bedroom
  • Have you ever?
  • Family relations
  • Buying & renting a house
  • Asking & giving directions
  • Buying vegetables
  • Repairs – the plumber
  • At immigration
  • At the post office
  • Prepositions of place
  • About time
  • Shapes & colours
  • Comparatives & superlatives
  • Weights & measures
  • Prepositions of time
  • Seasons & weather
  • At the dentist
  • At the pharmacy
  • Conjunctions
  • Motorcycle repair & rental

The next 12 Thai Easy-Going course start dates are:

How many students are there in a Thai Intensive class?

There are a maximum of 12 places for each Intensive Thai class.

How much does it cost?

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17,500 Baht
427,000 Baht
852,000 Baht
1273,000 Baht
1696,000 Baht
20120,000 Baht
24144,000 Baht

You may book any number of weeks from 1 up to 24.

What study materials are used?

You will learn how to read, write and converse in Thai. The course fee includes all necessary Thai study books. (Providing you book at least 4 weeks, otherwise there is an additional charge.)

When are the classes?

We have an Intensive Thai class starting every month of the year.

There are 4 levels of Intensive Thai language study: Beginner (4 weeks), Elementary (4 weeks), Intermediate (4 weeks) and Advanced (12 weeks). Once you complete the Beginner level you can progress in the following months to higher levels.

Study is 4 lessons per day between 14:00 p.m. and 18:00 p.m. Monday to Friday for 4 weeks.

As this is a group session, you cannot postpone classes or make up any unattended classes.

The next 12 Thai Intensive course start dates are:

How many students are there in a Private Thai class?

Private Thai lessons are one-to-one with your Thai teacher, but two persons or more can also book to study in a private group together.

How much does it cost?

Each Private Thai class costs 575 Baht, so a block of 20 lessons would cost 11,500 Baht. This would take 4 weeks to complete at 1 lesson per day, 5 days per week. Classes of 2 persons or more cost 375 Baht per lesson per person irrespective of number of students.

lessonsprice
1575 Baht

When are the classes?

Private Thai lessons can be scheduled to commence any day at any time. Most students book 1 or 2 Thai lessons per day, 5 days per week. Others study only 1 lesson per day, 3 days per week. The time and days is up to you, depending on availability in our teachers schedules.

What study materials are used?

A selection of Thai study books and materials are available depending on your level and goals. For example, we have Speak Thai books 1 to 4 for learning conversational Thai using phonetics, and we have a Read Thai book for those interested in learning to read and write the Thai script.

self-study courses

self-study courses allow you to study at home at your own pace using our online classroom or books

What’s included?

In our online classroom you’ll have access to hundreds of audio files, dozens of videos and plenty of exercises.

How much does it cost?

The self-study Thai Foundation language course normally costs 1,950 for 6 months access, but is currently on special offer at just 975 Baht.

What do you need?

Our courses are browser-based, so you can use a phone, tablet, laptop or PC. And it doesn’t matter if you’re using Windows, Mac or Android – they all work fine.

What will you learn?

The Thai Foundation course materials use simple phonetics to get you speaking from day one. You’ll start off with Thai pronouns and verbs to make short statements, then progress to negatives and question forms. You’ll learn how to use Can, Cannot and Can?, how to count in Thai, and use adjectives to describe objects. The course covers possessive forms, so you can say an item is ‘yours’, ‘mine’, etc. You’ll cover the different forms of the verb-to-be that are used in Thai, and much, much more.

There are clear, simple explanations and examples at every step.

Learn at your own pace and convenience!

What’s included?

In our online classroom you’ll get access to thousands of audio files and dozens of videos. Using clear, simple explanations, examples, audio clips and downloadable materials, it couldn’t be easier or quicker.

What do you need?

Our courses are browser-based, so you can use a phone, tablet, laptop or PC. And it doesn’t matter if you’re using Windows, Mac or Android – they all work fine.

What will you learn?

Quite simply – you’ll learn to read Thai using the easiest system ever developed.

This is a comprehensive course designed for everyone who wants to begin reading and writing Thai.

Starting from zero knowledge, you’ll be amazed how quickly you can read your first words

Learn at your own pace and convenience!

How much does it cost?

The self-study Read Thai course normally costs 1,950 for 6 months access, but is currently on special offer at just 975 Baht.

Speak Thai Today

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A complete Thai language course in one handy-sized book. An easy-to-use Thai language study course for either self-study or to work with a teacher or friend.

No phrases, learn by building your own sentences from the very first lesson.

FREE online audio, video, exercises and quizzes.

Clear, step-by-step approach to learning the language. Build your skills as you progress through the book.

No complicated explanations! We keep it simple to help you learn quickly. From the very first day you’ll be learning how to speak Thai, and before you know it you’ll be speaking like a local!

Learn by example. Simple explanations followed by plenty of examples to make sure you grasp the language by using it.

Using simple phonetics so you can get started right away, we also include Thai script for a teacher or friend to help you out.

We include essential vocabulary in the course along with appendices of the most common words in Thai.

Read & Write Thai Today

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The easiest and quickest method to learn to read and write Thai. This is a comprehensive Thai course with free sound files to help you learn the correct pronunciation. Using our method developed and proven over 40 years of use in our busy language school, you’ll be reading your first Thai words on the very first day! Ideal for both self-study or to work alongside a teacher or friend. Just an hour a day for a couple of weeks is enough to crack the code and read Thai.

Suitable for complete beginners and learners who can already speak Thai.

  • Step-by-step progress.
  • Clear and simple explanations.
  • FREE online audio for the entire book.
  • FREE writing practice download sheets.
  • Covers everything you need to read anything.

If you’ve tried and failed to read Thai before, give our book a go and be surprised how quickly you progress.

video-call lessons

online classes with your Thai teacher

How many students are there in a Private Thai video class?

Private online lessons are one-to-one in Google Meet with your Thai teacher.

What study materials are used?

A selection of Thai study books and materials are available depending on your level and goals. For example, we have Speak Thai books 1 to 4 for learning conversational Thai using phonetics, and we have a Read Thai book for those interested in learning to read and write the Thai script.

Private lessons are also an ideal opportunity to practise what you’ve learned in one of our self-study courses.

When are the classes?

Private video lessons can be scheduled to commence any day at any time between 09:00 a.m. and 18:00 p.m. Thai time. Most students book 1 lesson per day, 5 days per week. Others study only 1 lesson per day, 3 days per week, or just one lesson per week. The time and days is up to you, depending on availability in our teachers’ schedules.

We will email you a PDF copy of the required book providing you purchase 5 or more lessons, otherwise there is a charge.

How much does it cost?

Each Private Thai video class of 45 minutes costs 575 Baht.