Thai Courses Curriculum

Our Thai courses are broken down into different levels as
described below and each level is for 30 hours or 15 lessons.

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Course 1: Discover

  •  Greetings & Saying Farewell
  • Introducing yourself and Others
  • Pronouns & Words used to Address People
  • Basic Sentence Structure• Asking & Answering Questions
  • General Useful Phrases• Asking & Answering Questions About Work
  • Phrases For Learning More Thai
  • Ordering Food & Drinks
  • Numbers
  • Prepositions (in, on, at, etc)
  • Asking about the Location of People, Landmarks & Items
  • Using Verbs and Past, Present & Future Tenses
  • Question terms; What? Which? Where? Would like to? How many? Can You? May I? Isn’t it?
  • Common Expressions I
  • Classifiers I

Course 2: Foundation

  •  Bargaining
  • Taking Taxis & Buses
  • Days / Dates / Times
  • Prepositions (in front of, past. Opposite, etc)
  • Numbers
  • Asking & Answering questions about direction
  • Using negative questions ( very common in Thai)
  • Asking for Permission or Items• Using Present Simple & Future Continuous
  • Question Terms: Which? When? How long? What time? (3 different ways)
  • Driving Instructions
  • Common Expressions I I
  • Thai Proverbs

Course 3: Explorer

  •  Using “But & Also
  • Family and Age
  • Using Verb to be & Still & Not yet & Ever & Never
  • Ordinal number (as first child, second child, etc)
  • Using Adverbs, (again, another time)
  • Using “Could you please…….?”
  • Using “For & To & This & That & Have to (must)”
  • Using “thee in Thai – As I said that, she thinks that, I told…that, etc
  • Using “How many + classifiers & many + Classifiers” which is very common in Thai.
  • Using “Every & Each & Some” – every house, some houses, etc
  • Using “If & Then & Same as & Because & Should & Together”
  • Using “Gaw” – It is a linking word that gives a hypothetical, indirect and under stated meaning to sentence
  • Present Continuous
  • Medical Problems
  • Thai Idioms and Phrases 1
  • Question Terms – Have you…..? Have you ever……? How is……? What is it like? Who? Why?Why don’t you….? / Which?

Course 4: Confidence

  •  Comparative (as better than, more beautiful than, etc)
  • Using “Not much different” (in Thai)
  • Using “Not at all & Not very & Only & First time & Sometimes / Before etc”
  • Using “More & Again & And & With and Since”
  • Using “thee” – as who which is connecting word• Superlative : Most
  • Using “na” – which has no meaning in English but we use it as “I assume you agree”
  • Using “rawk” – this word is used with the negative and means “not as stated or not as what I thought”
  • Verbs of Degree – as “not expensive & not expensive at all & not very expensive & little expensive, very expensive, too expensive, etc
  • Using “when & whenever” – as connecting word to refer to the time in the past and any time
  • Using “mang” – It’s a word that makes the question sound polite and we use it after question words
  • Using “si” – Interjection for urging someone to do things etc
  • Parts of the body & Can you? – (Physically)
  • Telephone Conversations
  • Thai Idioms & Phrases 2
  • Question Terms
  • gwaa + gan? – Question word to compare
  • chai – mai? – its second way usage

Course 5: Developing Details

  •  Using “then & after & To leave something for”
  • Using “Increase & Decrease”
  • Using “To bring & To take & To pick up & To drop off & To go get”
  • The same & same time – there are two different words to use.
  • Using “When with Seasons in Thai”
  • Using “Or not and how to answer
  • Using “hai” – as to give, to allow, for, to• Using “To want” – Both formal and common
  • Using “Until”
  • Since when?
  • Relative Clause
  • Reservation and Booking Conversations
  • Thai Idioms & Phrases
  • Review Course 1, 2, 3, 4

Course 6: Almost Local

  •  Useful Telephone Conversations and more sentence structure
  • Role Playing Dialogue
  • Using “Since When…….?” & associated Vocabulary
  • More advanced Question Structure• Seasons of the year & how to discuss the weather
  • Using Positive & Negative Statements
  • Asking Negative Questions
  • Explaining & Understanding “level of Quantifiers”
  • How to show uncertainty or to downplay an answer
  • Using “either or also and contradictory replies
  • Using “repeated adjectives and verbs”
  • Using “Altogether, including, throughout, until and the exceptions’
  • Months of the year, public holidays & holiday culture