Format of My Thai Lessons

BEGINNING LEVEL I

  1. Self-introduction and basic information question words
    • Basic Thai grammar, basic question words.
  2. Small talk and basic yes – no question words
    • Basic yes – no question words.
    • Asking about daily life, preferences, hobbies, interests.
  3. Polite requests
    • How to make various kinds of polite requests.
    • Practice organizing different polite requests to respond them correctly.
  4. Numbers and the counting system
    • Numbers and counting system in Thai
    • How to ask for the time and how to tell the time in Thai.
  5. Time words and clock
    • About the Thai clock and general time words.
    • How to ask for the time and how to tell the time in Thai.
  6. Foundation of Thai reading and writing
    • Introduction to Thai consonants and vowels.
    • Understanding the combination of consonants and vowels.

BEGINNING LEVEL II

  1. Talking about the family
    • Question words denoting if the actions have been done already.
    • The term for members of the family.
  2. Asking for directions
    • How to ask for and give direction.
    • Many useful phrases, expressions concerning directions.
  3. Telephone
    • The basic structure of a telephone conversation.
    • How to ask for a specific person, conversation phrases
    • How to leave and take messages and other telephone mannerisms.
  4. Restaurant
    • How to order food in a restaurant.
    • How to count various kind of food.
  5. Daily routines
    • This lesson emphasizes on verbs used in different areas of everyday life, for example, the verbs used when doing housework, the verbs used in an office, some specific phrases to mention how to go to somewhere, etc.
  6. Systematic Thai
    • Study the rules of reading connected to the tone of Thai words.
    • Use the Thai reading system to correct and improve pronunciation.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL I

  1. Shopping
    • This lesson, with several new and useful words, will help you interact more comfortably while shopping and bargaining. The cultural background of Thai bargaining is also included.
  2. Clothing
    • You will learn the names of clothing items. Thai customs regarding the appropriation dress code will also be taught.
    • In addition, some modifiers used for describing dress are included.
  3. Housing (renting houses / apartment)
    • Short and concise expressions to use in renting or talking about details of an apartment or house will be emphasized.
  4. Health and drug store
    • In this lesson we will deal with health problems. You will be learning the terms used in describing illness and how to buy medicine and talk to a doctor.
  5. Recreation
    • In this lesson you will learn how to talk about things to do for enjoyment, such as, going to the cinema, playing sports and travelling around Thailand. The dialogues also include different ways to express ideas, opinions and criticism.
  6. Giving opinion
    • Necessary patterns related to giving opinions will be provided.
    • Students will start to practice listening and talking about opinions.
  7. Basic reading comprehension
    • Start to practice reading Thai newspaper and magazines.
    • Many words and expressions used in this field are practically provided.

INTERMEDIAT LEVEL II

  1. Slang and idioms
    • The lesson will make it much easier for you to understand daily Thai conversation in which so many slang and idioms are frequently used.
  2. Business Thai
    • The lesson provides different business topics according to the student’s interest, for example, finance, banking, employment, etc.
  3. Thai for tourists
    • The lesson covers all important topics for a foreign tourist.
  4. Thai cooking
    • This lesson gives introductions on cooking and how to cook individual Thai dishes. It includes various terms for materials and methods of Thai cooking.
  5. Thai cooking
    • This lesson gives introductions on cooking and how to cook individual Thai dishes. It includes various terms for materials and methods of Thai cooking.
  6. Thai for golf
    • This optional course is available to any student who prefers to communicate in Thai with caddies and other Thai players in different situations on the golf course.
  7. Thai reading
    • You will read different types of documents, such as columns in newspapers, articles from magazines, advertisements and different kinds of letters.
  8. Thai writing
    • You will learn and practice writing essays, different kinds of letters, and records of events.

ADVANCED LEVEL I

  1. Different group of vocabulary
    • Student will intensively study all important and necessary vocabulary used in Grade 6 level.
  2. Grammars and patterns
    • This part will provide a student essential grammars and patterns used to compose essays and advanced conversation.
  3. Advanced conversation
    • The course provides various topics and patterns for discussion and opinion expression.
    • The lesson will explain important and interesting aspects of Thai culture and various traditions.
  4. Thai reading
    • You will read more advanced documents, such as columns in newspapers, articles from magazines, advertisements and different kinds of letters.
  5. Thai writing
    • You will learn and practice writing more advanced essays, different kinds of letters, records of events, dictation and speech, including translation practice on different kinds of documents, both from Thai into English and from English into Thai.

ADVANCED LEVEL II

  1. Advanced conversation
    • Students will practice having conversations on different topics for deeper discussion and opinion expression.
  2. Special words and phrases
    • The lesson will provide special words and phrases used in specific ways such as exclamations, complicated conjunctions and prepositions, royal words, and complicated slang and idioms.
  3. Thai history and culture
    • Learning language and culture are parallel. As you learn Thai culture, the logic of Thai language will become more apparent.
    • The lesson will explain important Thai history and interesting Thai tradition.
  4. Examples of Thai literature
    • Students will have a chance to experience some parts of well-known Thai literature, which generated many Thai proverbs and idioms. Thai lesson will give students insight of Thai culture, society and values especially in the past.
  5. Thai reading
    • You will read complicated papers such as agreements, contracts, laws, etc.
  6. Thai writing
    • You will learn and practice writing complicated documents such as drafting an agreements, contracts, or any documents related to business.

  • Contact: banpasathai@gmail.com
  • Name: Sommorn “Simon” Kumfoopen (Kru Simon)
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