Our curriculum, which took ten years to design, is a combination of previous textbooks, teacher experience, and feedback from hundreds of students. The curriculum gives the students a basic structure that allows them to evaluate the material and pace of learning. Additionally, for our private tutoring students, the curriculum allows flexibility for modification based upon specific needs.
Our books are designed to take the average student from basic conversation to reading complex Thai compositions. The curriculum is divided into the two main components of language education: Conversation and Reading and Writing. Those two components are further divided into seven academic levels each: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Pre-Advanced, Advanced, Advanced High and Master. Most levels have two parts i.e. Basic 1 and Basic 2. The average student will study approximately 20 months in order to complete our master courses.
This book is designed for students who have never learned Thai before. It includes the absolute basics of how to greet people and introduce yourself, use question words, numbers, basic verbs and adjectives including colors and flavors. The book also includes nouns such as foods and fruits.
Book 2 is designed for students who can understand and speak a few basic Thai phrases but want to increase their vocabulary. You will learn additional question words as well as more adjectives, nouns, and prepositions that allow you to describe places, accommodations, directions, weather, seasons, and family.
This book is for students who can understand basic conversations and can communicate in familiar situations. The subjects of this book expand upon some subjects in the previous book which includes more Thai food, tropical fruits, months, seasons and weather. However, it introduces basic Thai classifiers, more prepositions, and referring to time in the past.
Book 4 includes lessons about parts of the body, health and symptoms, giving suggestions, and making comparisons.
This book is for students who have demonstrated an ability to speak and understand conversations using basic verb tenses. In this book you will learn about grammatical rules, frequency, and active and passive verb tenses.
Book 6 is for students who can use basic verb tenses but have difficulty with more complex grammar structure and sentences. In this book you will learn the higher grammatical rules such as the prefixes “การ” and “ความ”, as well as language expression.
Book 7 is for students who have difficulty understanding simple essays, news, and technical vocabulary. You will learn more about grammatical rules, conjunction words, and more elevated diction.
This book expands upon the previous book with new vocabulary and expressions. Additionally, it focuses on reading comprehension.
Book 9 is for students who can speak and understand conversations well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and formal vocabulary. You will practice reading comprehension and giving opinions on topics.
Book 10 is for students who can understand very well formal speech but have difficulty with academic lectures, presentations, and professional documents. You will learn about more vocabulary from textbooks, journal articles, news publications and magazines.
You will learn… Write and understand basic Thai script, vowel, tones, spelling, type of final consonant and simple written Thai alphabet.
You will learn… Write and understand the change of some vowel forms, extra final consonant, initial cluster 1, initial cluster 2, pseudo cluster 1, pseudo cluster 2.
You will learn… Write and understand the sound killer, using “ไ ” and “ใ “, double ” ร ร ” and final “ร “, loan words, irregular words and signs. You will learn how to spell and sound out words correctly, and know how to communicate in Thai clearly. Fluency in reading aloud will be greatly improved. Since the course focuses on high-frequency, common words used in daily life, comprehension and use of vocabulary will be enhanced. Understanding the written language and being able to read more fluently will dramatically improve your pronunciation and accent in Thai.
TSL Chiang Mai Thai Language School
152/1, Pantip Plaza Chiang Mai, 3rd Floor, Room 335, Changklan Rd., Chiang Mai 50100
096 926 4016