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

The Speak Thai Course

The complete solution to Thai conversation

 

“Our most popular course option – Understand Thai language and think like Thai people in order to speak Thai confidently”

 

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Course Information

Learn more below about the Speak Thai Course below

 

Speak-Thai

Learning Aims

The course has been developed to teach everyday Thai language skills and understanding about how Thai people think and speak.

 

  • Correct pronunciation
  • Every day vocabulary and conversation
  • Different forms of Thai grammar
  • Principles of Thai language
  • Thai culture and customs
  • Manners and characteristics of Thai people

 

The materials are written with transliteration as well as Thai Script. A Thai Script only version is also available for learners who can already read Thai script. They focus on pronunciation and teach many different conversation topics including Thai customs, culture, characteristics and manners.

 


Starting Skills : Who is it for?

For learners who are committed to developing everyday conversation skills

Not just for beginners, this course will help learners to develop natural conversation skills on many different topics.

 

  • 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

 

Note : If you are committed to learning Thai and wish to develop fluency we suggest you to read more about our Speak, Read & Write Course in order to develop both conversation skills and to learn Thai script.

 


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. 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 Thai Course in around 30-60 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 Thai Course

3 Workbooks / 3 stages / 30 chapters;

 

Stage 1

Learning the principles of the 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.

 

Introduction:

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)

 


Want to learn more?

After you have completed the Speak Thai Course (stage 1, 2 and 3) you can upgrade to continue learning Thai script (Read & Write Thai Course).

Learn more about our Read & Write Thai Course

 


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

  • 30 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 30 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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Course Fees

How Much Does It Cost?

 

Private Tuition : (1 to 1)

One to One private tuition for a personal learning experience

1. Enrolment / Learning Materials Fee : $159 SGD (one off payment to Thai Style)

2. Tuition Fee : $40 SGD per hour (plus travel expenses) (pay your teacher)

 

Private Group Class : (2 – 4 students)

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

- 2 students : $289 SGD 

- 3 students : $369 SGD  

- 4 students : $429 SGD

2. Tuition Fee : $65 SGD per hour per group (plus travel expenses) (pay your teacher)

 

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, you can also purchase the workbooks which are colour A4 size and cost only $25 each. There are 3 workbooks for Speak Thai course. You can purchase the workbooks at the time of enrolment or later on during your course. International delivery costs for the workbooks = $15 + $7 per book

 


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

 


Class Plan

 

  • Each chapter may be taught in 1 – 2 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.

NEW! Thai Script Only Edition

Already Read Thai Script? Don’t like transliteration?

No problem, our Speak Thai Course is now available in two editions for no extra cost!

 

- Thai Script & Transliteration Edition

- Thai Script Only Edition

 

So, if you can already read Thai script or you are learning to read Thai script you will no longer get distracted with transliteration.

 

> Example Thai Script Edition – PDF

 

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

Please note; The Speak Thai Course does not teach Thai script reading and writing, it teaches only conversation skills. If you would like to learn Thai script reading and writing as well as conversation skills, please read more and consider our Speak, Read & Write Thai Course.

 

Get Two Editions for the Price of One!

 

This is an exciting new edition to our Speak Thai Course that has been requested by many of our learners. We are now very happy to provide access to all learners of our Speak Thai Course and look forward to hearing how you progress.

 

 

 


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.