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
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
This is a beginner level course.
before we begin
The Foundation Course uses phonetic Thai throughout, so be sure you're familiar with the system we use. There's a PDF you can download and print as reference.
days of the week, counting and simple math
Learning Thai numbers and the days of the week are something you can do by rote as you progress through other sections. You don't need to learn them right now, but you'll need them in later lessons.
Jump right in
If you want to get started right away, begin here. We'll start by building simple sentences, then learn how to ask questions and to answer yes or no.
- #3-01 pronouns, who’s who?
- #3-02 your first verbs
- #3-03 your first sentences
- #3-04 more verbs
- #3-05 building on our sentences
- #3-06 want to & would like to
- #3-07 here & there
- #3-08 travelling verbs
- #3-09 negatives
- #3-10 two conjunctions
- #3-11 future tense
- #3-12 asking questions
- #3-13 answering questions
- #3-14 section 3 quiz
In this section we'll cover can, cannot and can ...? questions
Greetings and small talk
A selection of useful phrases you need to get around in Thailand
Objects and describing them
So far we've only used people (pronouns and proper nouns) with actions (verbs). Now we'll add in objects (nouns) and learn how to describe them (adjectives).
We'll learn to use the first of three verbs-to-be along with possessives.
Places, the second verb-to-be, and asking and answering where?
The third and last verb-to-be, the differences between each one when in negative forms, and asking and answering with question tags.
Using classifiers to count objects
Have, not have, and do you have?
How many?, many, not many, only one, and measures
Using days of the week, modifiers, points in time, parts of the day, mealtimes
when, what, why and how
Bonus lesson and Thank you!