Stemming from classical Thai literature, learning Thai can appear daunting at first. However, here at the Oxford Language Academy, our teachers make learning to speak Thai easy. Our Conversational Thai classes are specially designed for beginners and for those who intend to brush up their conversational Thai language skills. Through the guidance of our learned teachers, your Thai learning experience will be smooth and exciting.
The course covers simple Thai dialogue (through the aid of English translations), basic grammar, vocabulary and expressions. It will also illustrate interpersonal communication etiquette and formalities on how to address others. Unlike other languages offered at Oxford Language Academy, our Conversational Thai Classes solely focus on conversational aspect of the language. Hence, students will learn to speak Thai through the use of the romanized Thai alphabet. However, as with any romanized alphabet, it does not accurately represent phonology of the beautiful Thai language. Students are advised to focus on the phonetics ad meaning of the words, rather than rely heavily on the romanized Thai alphabet.
Part of learning a language involves embracing its use in its native context and the rich culture behind it. Students get glimpse of the distinct lifestyle and diverse experiences of Thai culture through the various illustrations of Thai culture that is presented in every lesson. Classes held are immersive and interactive, enabling students to speak Thai to one another.
With the use of phonetic exercises, students will learn proper pronunciation of the Thai language, as well as, speaking in the correct Thai accent. Our aim is to develop students’ conversational skills and appreciation for Thai. Students will be able to seamlessly converse by delivering simple sentences and honing a vocabulary of at least 400 words. Hence, at the end of the course, students will be able to construct basic sentences with proper grammatical structure through the correct use of verbs.