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Let's Learn Thai Language

Enhance your vacation and gain an understanding of one of the world's friendliest and most beautiful countries through language.

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Let's Learn Thai Language

Learn how to speak like a local with Universiti Malaya

Do you want to learn the language Lisa (BlackPink), BamBam (GOT7) and Mario Maurer speak? Master the basics of Thai language here.

You don’t need to travel to Thailand to gain basic communication skills.

In this course we will use a communicative approach in your online classroom sessions, ensuring you’ll be well-versed in speaking the Thai language by the end of the two-week course.

Understand how to greet different people

You’ll get the chance to understand the differences between formal and informal greetings. This is a valuable skill that will help you further understand the culture and be respectful when addressing others.

Get tips on how to improve your pronunciation

Suitable even for those with no prior experience, you’ll gain both cultural competency and an understanding of the Thai language throughout the course.

You’ll go over the basic information in order to strike up a simple conversation with, and understand native Thai speakers in a social environment.

Impress all your friends by asking the locals for directions on your next trip to Thailand

In this course, you will learn basic Thai-speaking. You will increase your vocabulary, understanding simple Thai greetings, and you will learn how to use basic conversation skills to introduce yourself.

By the end of the course, you will have applied Thai phrases and sentences in different contexts.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 17 seconds Hello! Sawatdii kha! (สวัสดีค่ะ) My name is Rosenun. You can just call me ‘Aajaan Rose’ (อาจารย์โรส). I’m originally from Thailand, but I’m now based in Kuala Lumpur. I work as a Thai language instructor at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this course, you will learn basic Thai and speak like a native Thai speaker, you will be able to recognize simple words in Thai greetings, as well as learn how to use basic conversation to introduce yourself. By the end of the course, you will be able to apply Thai phrases and sentences in different contexts in your daily life. Excited? Let’s go! Maa rian kan kha. (มาเรียนกันค่ะ.)

What topics will you cover?

  • Greet people and introduce yourself and others;
  • Understand the difference between formal and informal greetings;
  • Pronounce like a native speaker;
  • Learn useful phrases.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. 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...

  • Classify simple words in Thai greetings
  • Perform basic conversation to introduce yourself
  • Apply phrases and sentences in different contexts.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people with no prior knowledge of the Thai language who want to gain basic speaking skills.

It is great for tourists or travellers who wants to learn essential communication skills for their upcoming visits to Thailand.

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

  • Location

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • World ranking

    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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