Learn To Read Thai & Impress Your Friends!

Learn to read Thai and finally understand what you've been doing wrong all the time!
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

What if I told you you can learn to read Thai within 2 weeks?

Nobody likes to believe me when I tell them they can actually learn to make sense out of all those weird little symbols, but it's easier than you might think! Learning to Read Thai will improve your other language skills tremendously. I've never met anybody who learned to speaks Thai fluently without learning to read first. And everybody who did learn to read told me they wished they'd done it much earlier.

  • Never order food without knowing what you're gonna get anymore
  • Finally understand the Facebook posts of your friends
  • Never get lost because the street signs are in Thai only
  • Impress your friends and write down their order in Thai in a local restaurant
  • Finally understand what you've been doing wrong all the time when speaking Thai

What are the requirements?

  • You don't have to know any Thai before starting this course.
  • When you already know some Thai you'll be in for a lot of exciting aha-moments. The written language will stitch all your knowledge together.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • read 99% of all Thai words with amazing accuracy
  • speak Thai much clearer than before
  • read all menu's and street signs in Thailand
  • impress your Thai friends with your Thai writing

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn just a little bit more than "hello, how are you?" in Thai.
  • This course is also for anyone who's having trouble with their pronunciation in Thai.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Everything we'll cover in this course in a nutshell.


A bunch of places on the web that will help you on your journey to fluency.

Section 2: Mid-Class Consonants

Some people like to learn the details first, other like to understand the big picture before getting into detail.


The 9 Mid-Class Consonants

4 questions


Every language has vowels. But Thai has some very special vowels! Long Vowels and Short Vowels for example!

Now that you now some Consonants, I'll teach you 4 vowels first so that you can start using the language Right Away! Come on! Let's read some words!


This is definitely the weirdest letter in Thai. Is it really a letter?

Reading Exercises Mid-Class Consonants with อา อี เอ อู
Now You Try! You Can Already Write Thai!
Problems hearing the difference?
Section 3: Tone Markers

The most dreaded part about learning Thai. Those Tones!!

But hey! They're really not that hard! And don't come with that stupid excuse "I'm tone deaf". You are not and neither is anybody. Let's learn about the wonders of this musical language!

Reading Exercises Mid-Class Consonants with อา อี เอ อู + tone markers

In this lesson you'll find a sheet that will be very important to your study process.
Although it's empty now, it'll contain almost all information you need to be able to read Thai perfectly at the end of this course.

Section 4: High-Class Consonants
High-Class Consonants ข-ถ
3 questions

Quizzing the Thai High-Class Consonants

High-Class Consonants ผ-ห
High-Class Consonants ผ-ห
2 questions

You're lucky! Syllables starting with High-Class Consonants use only 2 tone markers. Nice:)

Section 5: A Matter of Life and Death
The First & Second Question

How life and death are a part of this language!


Now that you learned 4 long vowels, we should balance things out a bit and learn some short vowels, don't you think?


Let's practice a bit!

Live & Dead
1 question

Let's put all that valuable knowledge together and finish those tone rules. We're getting there!

Section 6: Low-Class Consonants

Water Buffalo's and Snakes! Some dangerous animals in this lesson!


An elephant and a girl in this lesson.


Of mice and men.


Horses and Giants

Low-Class Tone Rules

How to make syllables starting with a low class consonant into rising tones and low tones.

Section 7: All Vowels

The list might be long, but all these vowels are short.

Long Vowels

Some Thai vowels aren't really long or short. They go by the rules of Long Vowels, but they sound rather short.

Section 8: All The Other Stuff That Didn't Fit In Any Other Section
Final Consonants

Why you can't say pzrewalski horse.

What If A Cluster Can't Be Pronounced?

I know, I know, I said every syllable contains at least 1 vowel, but... don't worry.. I'll explain.

The Killer
So Many R's

Just 4 words starting with a silent อ.
Just little examples, but they're very common and important words. So check this out.

Section 9: Pronunciation

Many English Speakers have problems distinguishing

  • บ ป พ
  • ด ต ท
  • ก ค
In this lesson you'll learn that you have been saying sounds that are very similar to all of these letters ever since you started talking English.
Section 10: Conclussion

Please let me know what you think in a private message and use the comment section to ask questions concerning the subject matter. :)
I hope to keep improving the course based on you guys feedback.

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Instructor Biography

Jan Baars, Instructor/Trainer

Jan Baars has been in education for years and started using interactive ways of teaching when Google wasn't even a verb yet.

He's fluent in 3 languages, a Google certified AdWords Specialist and teaches a wide variety of topics in private lessons, class-room settings and through online courses.

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