Thai – foundation course (self-study)

26 weeks
All levels
59 lessons
11 quizzes
1618 students

Thai Foundation Course for beginner learners

Speak Thai from the very first day!

Are you looking for a Thai language course designed for absolute beginners with no experience of learning any foreign language? Our self-study Thai Foundation Course will give you the confidence to communicate in Thai.

This course is produced to make your Thai language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language school and our years of teaching experience, but now completely online.

The course emphasis is on communication rather than grammar, and we teach in simple English, so that you will progress quickly even if you’re not a native English speaker.

By the end of this course you’ll be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

This course will teach you conversational Thai by starting to speak the language immediately using phonetics. Through short video lessons, text explanations, audio clips, exercises and quizzes, the Thai Foundation course is designed as an easy to use, fun introduction to the Thai language.

The course focuses on teaching you how to build your own sentences, questions and answers to get a good fundamental understanding of the language. You’ll develop a solid foundation in Thai through speaking and using the language, instead of spending weeks on learning grammar rules, phrases and the alphabet.

A one-time payment gets you 24 weeks of access.

What you’ll learn:

to make basic sentences
ask and answer questions
can, cannot and can? questions
want to & would like to
here & there
travelling verbs
future tense
using nouns and adjectives
this & that

who & whose
question words: where, what, why, when
counting with classifiers
have and not have
many & not many
points in time
and much more …


no prior knowledge required
an open mind
practice, practice, practice

Learner level

This is a beginner level course.

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Patong Language School began life in a small wooden hut on Patong beach way back in 1983. We've grown in size over the years, but more importantly we've learned a lot about developing courses and materials for our foreign students learning to speak, read and write Thai. We believe there is no easier or quicker way to learn Thai than using our courses. Thousands have succeeded, so can you!
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