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Speaking Thai (A1)

For Beginners

Sample Lesson

LIVE via ZOOM - Every Live session will be recorded and uploaded to Google Drive Folder after the class. The link will be sent to the students in the group privately. You can re-watch and download it to your computer :)


- No refund after payment

- In case, fewer than 3 students enroll in the group, the class will be postponed to the next batch on the waiting list or the students can request a refund. If such a case happens, the students will receive an email for further information.

Course Descriptions: Speaking Thai Level 1  (A1)


What You’ll Learn: 

Upon completion of this course, you will have the ability to speak basic Thai language structures that are commonly used in daily conversations such as self-introduction, shopping, ordering food, telling time, asking and giving directions, and more.


You will be able to effectively communicate with Thai people by formulating questions and answers in Thai. Additionally, you will gain an understanding of Thai culture, which will enable you to use the language appropriately in different social situations.


Lesson Plan


Introduction to the Thai Language

  • The characteristics of the Thai language

  • Thai pronunciation (consonant sounds, vowel sounds, and tones)

  • 5 Thai phrases you should know!

  • Classroom useful phrases

A1.1 (Unit 1-5)

Unit 1: Introduction Oneself

  • Basic Thai greetings with cultural insight

  • Introduce oneself

  • Pronouns

  • How to make and answer the question: “What? - อะไร /arai/”


Unit 2: My Family

  • Vocabulary: family members

  • Thai family culture

  • Making possession with “ของ /khǎwng/”

  • How to make and answer a yes-no question: “Or not? - ไหม /mái/”


Unit 3: Verbs

  • Vocabulary: useful verbs

  • Helping verb for continuous: “กำลัง /gamlang/”

  • Making negative structure: “ไม่ /mâi/”

  • Telling ability with “ได้ /dâai/” and “ไม่ได้ /mâi dâai/”

  • Making a question with “ได้ไหม /dâai mái/”


Unit 4: Feelings

  • Vocabulary: feelings

  • How to ask “How is…?” in Thai

  • How to express your feeling in Thai with “มาก /mâak/,” “นิดหน่อย /nít-nàwi/” and “ ไม่…เลย /mâi…leei/”

  • The conjunctions: “when - เวลา /wee-laa/,” “but - แต่ /dtàae/ and “because - เพราะ /práw/”


Unit 5: Days and Time

Part 1

  • 7 days in a week with cultural insight

  • Counting numbers

  • How to ask and answer the question: “What date…? - วันที่เท่าไร /wan tîi tâo-rài/”

Part 2

  • Telling time with cultural insight

  • How to ask: “What time is it now? - ตอนนี้กี่โมงแล้ว /dtaawn níi gìi mohng láaeo/”

  • How to ask and answer the question: “What time do you…? - …กี่โมง /gìi mohng/”

  • Vocabulary: daily activities

  • Parts of the day

  • How to ask and answer the question: “Which parts of the day…? - …ตอนไหน /dtaawn nǎi/”


A1.2 (Unit 6-10)

Unit 6: Weather and Seasons

  • Giving expression with “จัง /jang/”

  • Vocabulary: adjectives

  • 12 months in a year

  • Holidays and festivals

  • Seasons

  • Making sentences with “the most - ที่สุด /tîi-sùt/”

  • Comparision: “than - กว่า /gwàa/”

  • Vocabulary: the weather


Unit 7: Food and Drinks

  • Ordering food with “ขอ /khǎaw/”

  • Decoding Thai food with cultural insight

  • Vocabulary: Thai food, ingredients, ways of cooking, taste, Thai fruits, drinks, kitchen utensils and containers

  • Special request: “add - ใส่ /sài/” and “don’t add - ไม่ได้ /mâi sài/”

  • Special request something with “ขอ…หน่อย /khǎaw…nòi/”

  • Culture: having food with Thais


Unit 8: Shopping

  • How to ask and answer the question: “How much? - เท่าไร /tâo-rài/”

  • Vocabulary: Clothing

  • Classifiers

  • How to ask and answer the questions: how many? - กี่… /gìi…/”

  • Determiner words that are used with a classifier: “this - นี้ /níi/” and “that - นั้น /nán/” 

  • Useful phrases about shopping


Unit 9: Around the City

  • Telling the location with “อยู่ /yùu/”

  • Asking the location: “where is…? - อยู่ที่ไหน /yùu tîi-nǎi/”

  • Vocabulary: places

  • Prepositions

  • Read maps


Unit 10: Directions

  • Telling a driver the destination

  • Giving directions to a driver

  • Vocabulary: ways to go, on the road, and vehicles

  • How to ask and answer the question: “How to go from A to B? - จาก A ไป B ไปยังไง /jàak A bpai B bpai yang-ngai/”

  • Telling direction

  • Asking the way: “how to go to…? - …ไปยังไง /…bpai yang-ngai/”

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