Read & Write Thai 2019 - The Script, Grammar & Rules

Read & Write Thai

Learn Thai Script & Grammar

Read & Write Course Information

Understand Thai Script, Grammar & Rules

Lifetime Access / 7 Stages / Worksheets / 50+ Chapters / 30+ Hours of Audio & Video / Quizzes / Smart Flash Cards / Self Study Exercises / Teachers & Support

Learning Aims
Learning Aims

Thai Script Made Simple

The Read & Write Thai course has been developed to help individuals learn the Thai alphabet, reading and writing system, grammar, sentences and general conversation.

We have developed a new method to learning and teaching Thai script designed for English speakers. The method provides detailed explanations along with a simple layout and easy to follow sections that build on each chapter.

  • Reading and writing ; Thai consonants, vowels, tone marks, language symbols and Thai numbers
  • Grammar ; Reading and writing system, the combinations of syllables and words, tone modulation system
  • Pronunciation ; Letters, tones, syllables and words
  • Vocabulary ; Simple words to complicated words
  • Conversation skills ; Speaking Thai during the class with your teacher
Starting Skills : Who is it for?

For learners who already speak some Thai and want to develop reading and writing skills

This course teaches only Thai script and all the related grammar rules. You should be able to speak some basic Thai already; be able to distinguish the Thai tones and understand Thai sounds.

  • Suitable for learners who already speak basic Thai
  • Suitable for learners who just want to learn Thai script
Note : If you cannot already speak basic Thai we recommend you to learn our Speak, Read & Write Course in order to develop conversation skills alongside learning Thai script.
Free Trial Class!

After registration, arrange a FREE TRIAL class with your allocated teacher 

A trial class is provided so you can meet your teacher, work out the logistics of your classes, and your teacher will introduce you to the materials. 

  • Meet your teacher
  • Discuss class logistics 
  • Get off to the best start!
  • Introduction to learning 
Note : If after a trial class you feel your allocated teacher is not right for you, you can provide us with feedback and request a new teacher for another trial class (subject to availability). 

Our system ensures you get off to the best start with the right teacher. 

We suggest you pay for the teachers travel costs for the trial class. They provide up to one hour meet & greet, introduction for free, so covering travel costs is only fair. 

Course Duration

There is no set duration

Every learner is different and there is no ‘one size fits all’ method to learn any language. Therefore, we have no set duration to learn our courses. You can learn for as long as you need at a pace to suit you.

  • Only Pay For The Time You Learn
  • Lifetime Access To Materials
  • Change Change Teacher/Location Anytime
  • Lifetime Support
The average learner will complete the Speak, Read & Write Thai Course in around 60-90 hours private tuition. This may be more or less depending on your starting skills, how you learn a language and how much you practice
Course Outline

Read & Write Thai Course :

Stage 1: Main Consonants (Chapter 1-9)

– Memorize and learn about the 44 consonant letters which are divided into 3 groups,

– 9 medium tone consonant letters

– 10 nasal consonant letters

– 25 twin consonant letters which are separated into 2 parts; rising tone consonants and low-medium tone consonants

– Practise reading, writing and the basic word system

 

Stage 2: Vowels (Chapter 10-18)

– 18 single vowel letters

– 4 extra vowel letters

– 6 combined vowel letters

– Practise reading, writing and the basic word system

 

Stage 3: Final Consonants (Chapter 19-21)

– Final consonants

– Extra language symbols

– Thai vowels with final consonant modulation

– Live & Dead syllables

– Practise reading, writing and analyzing the words

 

Stage 4: Tones (Chapter 22-26)

– Tones and Tone marks

– Medium consonant tone modulation table

– Nasal consonants tone modulation table

– Twin consonants tone modulation table

– Model words for tones

– Practise reading, writing and analyzing the words

 

Stage 5: Extra Sounds and Grammar (Chapter 27-29)

– Inherent vowels

– Consonant clusters

– Ligature characters

– Practise reading, writing and analyzing the words

 

Stage 6 & 7: Practise (Chapter 30-59)

Write Thai words, sentences and dialogue used in every day conversation;

– Greeting

– Meeting people

– About oneself

– Addressing words

– Family

– Numbers

– Classifier / Numerative / Counting system

– Desire and Requesting

Example Materials

Example Learning Materials

Worksheets, Practice Audio & Video

The best way for us to help you learn Thai is to ensure you have everything you need to learn effectively with our team of trained teachers.

We support you and your teacher and have developed modern learning materials that include easy to follow worksheets, audio and video; a complete solution to help you learn natural everyday Thai language.

After you register we provide lifetime access to our materials, trained teachers and support services. View, listen, watch and download structured learning materials and learn Thai at a time and location to suit you.

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What Do You Get?

There is a LOT of material provided to help you learn effectively

Learn both with your teacher and in your spare time in order to progress effectively

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The modern learning materials have been developed by us from scratch and include

 

1. Written Materials 

Easy to follow & detailed worksheets / workbooks

  • 50+ structured chapters help you to learn step-by-step with your teacher
  • Clear explanations give you a complete overview of the Thai language
  • Learn lots of vocabulary, sentence structure and conversation skills as well as Thai culture, history and the principles of Thai language
  • Very logical and easy to follow modules will be adapted to suit every individual

 

2. Audio & Video Materials

High quality & great for your MP3 Player

  • Over 30 hours of practice and homework audio & video
  • Follow the written materials with practice audio and complete audio homework tasks
  • Listen online or download to your computer or MP3 Player
  • Listen online or download to your computer or MP3 Player
  • The audio helps you develop listening skills as well as remind you the pronunciation, tone(s) and meaning of every new word
  • A male and female Thai speaker help you to hear the difference between a feminine and masculine voice

 

3. Self Study Materials

To help you practise after your lessons

Written and audio self study materials are separated into 5 parts to help you practise and improve essential skills in learning a language;

  • Listening and pronunciation (Audio tasks)
  • Vocabulary and structure accuracy (Written and audio tasks)
  • Function / Grammar (Written tasks)
  • Fluency (Written tasks)
  • Principles (Written tasks)

 

4. Online Learning Space

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We provide lots and lots of supplemental materials that are updated and added to weekly;

  • Learn Thai Blog
  • Smart Flash Cards
  • Helpful Hints & Tips
  • Links and recommendations to other great learning resources

 


Registration Includes: 

  • Lifetime access to an online learning space
  • Access to learn with any trained Thai Style teacher
  • Support from Thai Style throughout your learning experience
  • You can change teacher / location anytime

What do our learners say?

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Achievement
  • Understand the rules of the Thai alphabet
  • Be able to read and write Thai correctly
Class Plan
  • Each chapter may be taught in 1 – 3 hours depending on each individual learner
  • We advise learners to attend one or two lessons per week
  • Practise after your lessons with the self study materials is the key to progressing
  • Lessons are flexible, your teacher will adapt the materials to suit you
  • Try to leave 2 or 3 days between lessons to give youself time to practice and consolidate new skills
Methods

How do we teach Thai?

  • Learn to make Thai sounds and tones to pronounce Thai words correctly
  • Use repetition to help you memorize until you can differentiate different sounds and tones
  • Practise listening until you can distinguish Thai sounds and tones
  • Build up lots of vocabulary and understand Thai language structure
  • Learn how to make formal and informal sentences
  • Practise conversation with your teacher and friends to help you speak naturally
  • When you feel ready you may choose to upgrade and continue learning stage 2 and stage 3. You can also sign up for our Read & Write Thai course to incorporate learning Thai scripts and further your understanding and fluency of Thai language
Our speak Thai course uses a new and unique system that we have developed from scratch to teach you how to speak Thai language using the English alphabet and a trained teacher. Find Teacher

Course Fees

How Much Does It Cost?

One-Off Registration For Lifetime Access to; Learning Materials, Trained Teachers & Support Services.

– The above savings are added when you register at the same time with a friend. If you register together, you will get the discounted registration fee and can choose to attend private classes (1:1) or private group classes.
– Upon registration you can choose to pay in THB, $USD, £GBP, $SGD & $AUD. Rates in currencies other than THB may vary slightly due to exchange rates and processing fees. For up to date rates in other currencies please check our registration form here. 

Tuition fees are paid directly to teachers in their local currency.

Unlike other schools, we do not take any commission out of tuition fees. You pay freelance teachers directly. This provides you with extremely flexible and affordable classes…
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Private Class = (1 learner : 1 teacher)
Private Group Class = (2-4 learners : 1 teacher)
Teacher LocationPrivate ClassPrivate Group Class
Thailand (THB ฿)THB ฿ 350 Per hourTHB ฿ 500 per hour
Australia (AUD $)AUD $ 25 Per hourAUD $ 30 per hour
Canada (CAD $)CAD $ 25 Per hourCAD $ 30 per hour
New Zealand (NZD $)NZD $ 25 Per hourNZD $ 30 per hour
Singapore (SGD $)SGD $ 40 Per hourSGD $ 60 per hour
Europe (EUR €)EUR € 22.5 Per hourEUR € 30 per hour
United Kingdom (GBP £)GBP £ 17.5 Per hourGBP £ 25 per hour
China (Yuan ¥)Yuan ¥ 75 Per hourYuan ¥ 100 per hour
USA (USD $)USD $ 25 Per hourUSD $ 30 per hour
Denmark (DKK Kr.)DKK Kr. 200 Per hourDKK Kr. 300 per hour
Malaysia (RM.)RM. 60 Per hourRM. 80 per hour
Taiwan (NT $)NT $ 400 Per hourNT $ 450 per hour
Japan (YEN ¥)YEN ¥ 2000 Per hourYEN ¥ 2500 per hour
Nepal (NPR Rs)NPR Rs 1300 Per hourNPR Rs 1700 per hour
Vietnam (Dong ₫)Dong ₫ 26500 Per hourDong ₫ 37000 per hour
Russia (RUB)RUB 900 Per hourRUB 1000 per hour

A reasonable travel expense will be charge by your teacher to travel to your location. You can negotiate a reasonable travel cost directly with your allocated teacher after registration.

The cost for a teacher to travel to your location will depend on many factors, for example; distance, mode of transport, frequency of classes, duration of classes, peak travel times, etc. All these factors need to be taken into account in order to provide a reasonable travel cost for you and your teacher. As there are so many factors to consider, and every class is unique, we cannot quote this expense in advance. 

The average cost for travel during rush hour in Bangkok is between 50 – 150 THB. In London, it is reasonable for teachers to charge £5-10 due to the higher cost of public transport. All locations and teachers can vary in cost.

After you register, if you are not satisfied with the travel expense you are quoted by your allocated teacher we can help to negotiate a reasonable expense for you or change your teacher. 

When you sign up to learn a Thai Style course you can download and print the learning materials by yourself via your Student Hub Page. If you want to save on printing costs you can purchase the workbooks (colour A4 size). Workbooks cost 500 THB each. There is 1 workbook for Short Thai course.
Postage – Workbooks are dispatched from our Bangkok office. EMS postage to addresses in Thailand is free. International postage outside Thailand will cost 1,000 THB per order.

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