Be introduced to the language and culture of Thai people as you learn basic conversation skills, and reading and writing in Thai script.

Tue 06 Feb 2018 - Tue 03 Apr 2018

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
14 spots remaining.

This course will bring the language and culture of Thai people to you. We will cover language used in simple conversations like greetings, talking about yourself, counting, shopping, ordering food, and other situational contexts. While the focus of the course is on conversation, we will also introduce reading and writing in Thai script.

Course outline

  • Topic 1: Simple greetings - following introductions to the course you will learn simple greeting terms and using words to describe people in your family, friends and others such as teachers.
  • Topic 2: Money and counting - this will include understanding how to count your money and pay bills when shopping or travelling.
  • Topic 3: Travelling - you will cover travel modes such as walking, bus, car, plane, and trains, as well as reasons for travelling such as learning about a country, city, roads, streets etc.
  • Topic 4: Shopping - this will include shopping centres, supermarkets, and markets. You will learn how to use money, bargain, and words for goods and items of shopping.
  • Topic 5: Cooking - showing basic ingredients used in Thai food, learning the names of Thai food, including fruit, vegetables and herbs.
  • Topic 6: Dining and eating - learning about meals and food as well as dining in a restaurant, at home or eating street food. You will learn about the menu and how to order food or meals.
  • Topic 7: Environment - this will include colours, sizes and shapes as well as trees, flowers, weather, water and animals
  • Topic 8: Revision - including general conversation and interaction in the classroom.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to use simple Thai words, phrases, and sentences to be used while travelling Thailand.

Who should enrol

Travellers and people who want to learn and understand the Thai language and culture.

Course materials

Handouts will be distributed on a class by class basis. No textbooks are required. Students will need to bring their a notepad and pen to class.