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Let’s Learn Thai Language: Basic Conversation Skills

Take your understanding of Thailand and its culture to the next level by learning the basics of Thai language and conversation.

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Let’s Learn Thai Language: Basic Conversation Skills

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  • 2 hours per week

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  • Introductory level

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    2 weeks
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    2 hours
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Develop your Thai language skills with Universiti Malaya

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet.

Learn how to fully immerse yourself in the culture and engage with the locals in their own language with this two-week course from Universiti Malaya.

Gain the confidence to hold conversations next time you visit Thailand

Using an interactive, communicative approach to language learning, you’ll be introduced to key words and phrases that will be invaluable on your trip to Thailand.

With plenty of practice time built into your learning, you’ll gain the skills and the confidence to try your new knowledge out when exploring the country.

Expand your knowledge of common phrases such as telling the time

With a focus on useful words and phrases, you’ll begin by perfecting counting in Thai and learn how to use this within conversational contexts, such as exchanging phone numbers. You’ll then build on this knowledge by exploring the weeks and months of the year, bringing these skills together by learning to ask the time.

Moving on, you’ll broaden your conversational repertoire, learning to describe your family and discuss your own and other people’s jobs. You’ll also discover how to ask simple yes or no questions.

Improve your listening and speaking skills, including pronunciation and grammar

Guided by a Thai native speaker, you’ll learn accurate pronunciation and learn how to construct simple sentences using correct grammar.

Using the listening and speaking skills you’ve developed during this course, you’ll be able to begin having simple conversations in Thai, ensuring your meaning is clear and avoiding confusion when testing out your new language skills abroad.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds Thailand is a country from Southeast Asia. It is known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Sawatdii kha! (สวัสดคี ่ะ) My name is Rosenun. I am very excited to meet all of you that are interested in learning the Thai language.

Skip to 0 minutes and 35 seconds This course contains a series of lectures that are designed for learners that would like to increase their Thai language communication skills. This is a basic Thai level 2 course. In this two weeks course, you will learn the numbers, months and days in Thai. After that, this course will introduce you to family members and professions. Throughout this course, you will be given articles to help you practise your thai language skill, various quizzes for you to partake and audios for you to practise your listening and speaking skills. I hope you will enjoy this course as much as we did in designing and creating it. Have fun learning!

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Talking about cardinal and ordinal numbers, Days, Months, Years and telling the time.

    • Getting started

      Let's meet your educator and test your Thai language knowledge

    • Let’s count!

      Learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, days, months, years, and tell the time. This section will start with counting using Thai numerals.

    • Days of the week and months of the year

      Learners will learn to say the month, day, and time in Thai and practice conversation on the topic of birthday.

    • What time is it?

      Learners will learn conversation depending on the situation on this topic.

    • Weekly wrap up

      Summary of week 1

  • Week 2

    My family: Introducing the members of the family

    • Welcome to week 2

      Get to know the Thai word about family

    • Family members

      Get to know the thai words about family

    • Jobs and occupations

      Learn how to pronounce job titles correctly

    • Question words (Yes/No)

      How to say yes or no in Thai conversations

    • Weekly wrap up

      Summary for week 2

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply appropriate vocabulary in a different context
  • Interpret the content of simple oral and written texts
  • Apply correct Thai pronunciation and intonation
  • Apply basic Thai structures in oral communication

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for beginners with little or no experience of speaking Thai. It is particularly suited to those planning on visiting the country.

Who will you learn with?

Lecturer at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya. Teaching the Thai language, as well as about Thai culture & society. Field of expertise is in the Thai Language & Thai studies.

Who developed the course?

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya is the premier research university in Malaysia, committed to advancing knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity.

  • Established

    1905
  • Location

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • World ranking

    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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