Starting to learn ThaiIf you are new to the Thai language you start the course with grammar lessons, review lessons, vocabulary lessons and intermediate conversation cycles (we explain this below). Learning to read & write Thai is optional. If you want to do this you start with our Thai alphabet mnemonics (visual memory aids) that will help you to learn the Thai alphabet in just a few hours instead of days.
How do you learn the basic structure of the Thai language?The course has over 40 beginner grammar lessons in which you learn everything you need to know to form sentences, tell the time, learn to count, train your pronunciation and much more (the curriculum shows you all topics). Like all our lessons we have lots of examples that you have no doubt how to use what you have learned in everyday situations. To make this complete every grammar lesson has its own dedicated review lesson in which you practice what you have learned.
What are lesson cycles?Lesson cycles are your express way ticket to learn Thai. They enable you to learn Thai faster without going over the same content over and over again. Lesson cycles are groups of lessons that relate to each other based on one topic or conversation. Here is an example of the structure of an intermediate conversation cycle:
- Extended Vocabulary Lessons: In these lessons you learn key vocabulary, along with example sentences for the next lesson, the conversation lesson.
- Conversation Lesson: See and hear a conversation between two native Thai speakers and train your listening skills.
- Grammar & Word Usage Lesson: Learn new Thai grammar rules, how and when to use certain Thai words and Thai speaking habits that were used in the conversation lesson.
- Review Lesson: Review what you have learned in the previous three lessons with fun translation exercises from Thai to English and English to Thai.