Speak Thai from Day One - A Complete Beginner's Course
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Speak Thai from Day One - A Complete Beginner's Course

Your ultimate guide to help you start off the right track and develop your Thai skills with confidence.
5.0 (26 ratings)
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Created by Jantawee Supha
Last updated 9/2017
Price: $50
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 30 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Speak Thai using simple expressions and greetings
  • Pronounce all the sounds in Thai language correctly
  • Recognize the tones in the Thai words
  • Make simple sentences, ask questions, and have a simple conversation with a language partner.
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  • You just need need a computer with high speed internet.
  • Have the motivation to get started! It's going to be worthwhile.

Learning a new language can be overwhelming when you are not familiar with the new structure and sound of the language. This course is for beginners who has no knowledge of Thai language at all.  I will help you start off with the right amount of information and the right method so you have a strong foundation and reach your learning goals faster.

The course covers all the things that you need to know as a beginner so you know exactly how to plan your study the best way possible. At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Speak Thai using basic greetings and expressions.
  • Make the right pronunciation and sound more like a Thai than a foreigner. 
  • Create simple Thai words using the basic principle of Thai script taught in this course. 
  • Have a real Thai conversation using simple sentence structure. 
  • Expand your vocabulary and get to speak more Thai in the future!

This method will boost your CONFIDENCE and help you REACH FLUENCY FASTER than anything else. 

I will be guiding you through the whole process. The style of this course is intended to be as if you have me as your private tutor at home. The course will cover: 

  • The common problems new beginners face and how to avoid them. 
  • Thai pronunciation and how to learn tones. 
  • The basic of Thai script explained in a simple way. 
  • Basic greetings and expressions. 
  • How to create simple sentences and expand your vocabulary as you move forward. 

Are you excited to learn some Thai? Let’s get started now! 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for a complete beginner who is interested in learning Thai for the first time.
  • This course is not for those who already have basic or advanced knowledge of Thai language.
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Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
Thai Language : The Basics
5 Lectures 16:40

In this lesson you will learn the important character of Thai language and how it is different from English. 

Preview 03:10

The nature of Thai sound.
2 questions

In this lesson, you will learn about phonetic systems used in many textbooks and study materials.  You will learn the pros and cons of using it and how to use it to help with your pronunciation. 

Preview 05:34

Thai phonetics.
2 questions

Learn simple ways Thai words can be made.  I'm going to show you the big picture of Thai script so you see how it works.

Preview 03:20

In this lesson, you will learn the reasons why speaking Thai is easy.  I hope they motivate you and get you excited to learn more!

Preview 03:23

Recap on Section 1
1 question
Thai pronunciation 101
3 Lectures 20:12

We are going to cover all the sounds in the alphabet, but not all the letters in the alphabet.   If you have any challenges pronouncing any sound, please let me know and I will find a way to help you make the correct pronunciation. 

The alphabet. Do you have problems with any of these?

These are the sounds of basic vowels. You don't need to memorize the character of each vowel yet. Focus on getting used to the short and long vowel which are the character of Thai words. 

Thai Vowels

Here I am giving you some tricks to help you understand each tone. It's like learning music. I hope that they help you to understand the difference between each tone. If not, you have time to tune your ears to get used to this new accent. 

Tones. Tips to help you recognize the them every time!

Thai pronunciation 101
3 questions
Lets speak some Thai !
12 Lectures 42:37

This is how Thai talk. Can you imitate my accent? :)

Once you finished this lesson, download the "Section 3's Note" PDF file.  It's for the rest of the lessons in this section. 

Speak like a Thai. Here's an important tip you can't miss.

Learn how to be polite when you speak Thai. Just use this word and you will sound nice instantly!

How to sound nice and polite when you speak Thai.

Do Thai people really say "how are you"? Learn how to say "how are you?" in Thai.

How are you?

How to say "hello" in Thai. How Thai use this word with different situation. 

How to greet in Thai.

How to say "thank you" and respond to a "thank you" in Thai.

How to thank and receive thanks from someone.

Learn how to say "sorry" in Thai, and respond to an apology when someone say it to you. 

How to apologize and respond to an apology.

Learn how to say "goodbye" and "see you later" in Thai. 

Please note that I added a note in the PDF file for this section that you can also you the word "sà-wàt-dee" when you need to leave in a formal situation too. 

How to say goodbye in different situations.

How to say "I" and "you" in a conversation.

How to address yourself and another person in a conversation.

This is an example of how to make simple sentences and create a dialog that can be used for practicing conversation in Thai.  We start off with simple words, then add a common English word in the blank space of the sentence we created. Then you have a conversation!  This method can be applied to many conversation topics different different sentence forms. You will see more of this in the next section.  I hope you enjoy the lesson!

Your first Thai conversation starts here. Let's go!

This is an example of an exercise from the previous lesson.  Once you got the basic concept, then you are ready to expand your vocabulary.  That's how you develop fluency. I hope you enjoy the exercise! :-)

Conversation exercise. Now you get to speak some Thai!

Recap on section 3
15 questions

In this lesson, you will learn useful Thai sentences and phrases to use with native speakers when you practice Thai with them. Don't forget to check your new flashcard set for this lesson and I also have a pdf file that I summarized all the new vocabulary for you. :)

Sentences to help you learn more Thai.

In this video, we talk about tips to help you learn Thai more naturally.

How to plan your study for best result.
Counting Numbers in Thai
8 Lectures 24:04

Learn how to count in Thai from 0-9. 

Number 0-9


Number 20-100

Exercise: Number 20-100

Number 100 and Beyond

Exercise: Number 100 and Beyond
Greetings & Getting to know people
15 Lectures 48:07

I'm in your party and I brought some friends too. You have to introduce me to your friends. You will learn how to introduce people you know and tell me about them in this lesson.

Question Word : What?

Learn how to say name, last name, and nickname in Thai.

Name, last name, and nickname.

Make questions and answers about names that you have learned from the previous lessons. 

Putting it all together.

Learn how to ask about the country another person is from and how to say where you come from. 

What country are you from?

Countries (Vocabulary)

Practice listening to the conversation in Thai. 

Exercise : Conversation

What language do you speak?

I can...

A little bit

My apology for the sound in this video clip. It seems lower than normal and I couldn't find a way to make it louder. If you increase the volume on your computer, it should sound fine.

How old are you?

What do you do? What is your occupation?

How to say something belongs to something or someone. 

To belong to ...

How to use the third person pronoun, plus how to say 'friend', 'boyfriend', and 'girlfriend'.

He / she / Friends / Partner

New vocabulary about family and how we put words together. 


Learn how to use the words: "this", "that",  and a new question word, "who".

This / That / Who?
About the Instructor
Jantawee Supha
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Thai language Instructor

Education has always been a part of my life.  I love helping others learn the subject that I can simplify for them.  I'm here to help you learn Thai with the most fun and effective way possible. The method I use is different from using any textbooks that I have used before in my career as a Thai language instructor.  I have been developing this method for over 5 years. I learned that being a native speaker doesn’t make it easier to teach the language.  I needed the right way to teach and coach my students to speak this language that is totally foreign to them.  Now that I learned the common challenges and obstacles that most students have to face, I came up with the method to help them avoid the common mistakes so they can reach their learning goals faster. 

The courses I made are designed to help you gradually build up your Thai skills with a strong foundation as you move forward with each lesson.  My goal is to help you build a strong language core so that you can independently pursue your own learning in the future with confidence. All of the courses have been tested by real students I have taught and they found them useful and effective.  That’s the reason why I’m confident to share them with you here. 

My goal is to create great courses to help you have the best learning experience possible.  You can always reach out to me for support and advice.  I would love to hear from you!