The official national language of Thailand, spoken by almost 100 per cent of the population, is Thai, classified by linguists as belonging to a Chinese-Thai branch of the Sino-Tibetan family. It is a tonal language, uninflected, and predominantly monosyllabic. Most polysyllabic words in the vocabulary have been borrowed, mainly from Khmer, Pali or Sanskrit.
Approximately 50 million people speak Thai worldwide, including small groups of people in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore. Thai stipulates different ways to address people to show varying degrees of respect or to acknowledge a person’s social rank.
The Thai alphabet uses forty-four consonants and fifteen basic vowel characters. These are horizontally placed, left to right, with no intervening space, to form syllables, words, and sentences.
Thai is tonal, like Chinese and unlike English. This means that each word has a certain pitch characteristic with which it must be spoken to be properly understood. The Thai language uses five tones, called mid, low, high, rising, and falling.
Generally speaking, Thai, spoken grammar is simple. The basic structure of Thai sentences is subject/verb/object with adjectives following nouns. In many case, verbs can be changed into nouns with the use of a prefix, e.g. khit (think) with the prefix kwam becomes kwam khit (thought).
Our Thai Language Lesson
- Taught by qualified and experienced NATIVE BILINGUAL instructors
- These courses focus on the four basic modules of communication skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing
- The language could easily be learned by learners of all levels (students, business people, professionals, children, housewives, etc)
We are offering the following courses in Thai language:
- Regular Classes
- Business Classes
- Conversational Classes
- Private Classes (one on one)
- Kids Classes
- Holiday Intensive Courses
|Level :||All Levels (Ranging from Beginner to Advanced Levels)|
|Frequency :||Once a week for weekend classes (10 lessons @ 2 hours per lesson)|
|Twice a week for weekday classes (10 lessons @ 2 hours per|