ไทย
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Hello :
sawàtdii kráp/kà
How are you? :
kun sabaai dii mái
I am fine :
sabaai dii
You're welcome :
mâi bpen rai
Thank you very much :
See you again :
póp gan mài
Nice to meet you :
yindii tii dâi ruú jàk
How much is this? :
an níi tâo rài
Where is the bathroom? :
This is very delicious :
nîi aròi maâk
What is this ? :
nîi arai
 
Small group class
4-6 people in a class.

Hands on learning.

Learn while having fun.

Visual aids increase understanding.

Students are encouraged to speak only Thai..

 

Learn   Thai Language and Thai culture
with experienced teachers in relaxing & fun atmosphere

 Chiang Mai Thai Language Center, recommended by "Lonely Planet" since the year 1996, is one of our major presentations of Thai culture for you. At the Thai Culture Holidays Building in Chiang Mai, we proudly offer Thai language lessons to foreigners who want to experience Thai culture through the Thai Language.
            Thai language courses at Chiang Mai Thai Language Center are professionally created by Ms. Petchara Meesook, the former trainer of Thai language and Thai culture for the U.S. Peace Corps in Thailand. Our aim is to introduce Thai language to all foreigners whether a tourist or resident in Chiang Mai. Our teachers will create practical lessons based on dialogues and visual aids which include learning Thai culture while in the process of language training. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are taught in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Classes are structured around students' abilities and interests. 
            Whether you are a tourist or a long-term resident in Thailand, you will find your time is spent in a relaxing and fun atmosphere at Chiang Mai Thai Language Center.

The Thai language, or pasa Thai, is linguistically unique. It contains 44 consonants and 32 vowels. It ’s grammatical structure is simpler than English and other European languages - what makes Thai very challenging is learning to recognize and pronounce it’s 5 different tones,

Tones:
Thai language is a tonal language. There are 5 different tones; mid tone, low tone, falling tone, high tone and rising tone. The pitch at which the syllable is pronounced determines its meaning

For example:

How the tones sound

Mid tone : This is a common declaratory voice with no inflection.
Low tone : Example “ Don't! “. This is a steady low tone, a tone below the common middle tone.
Descending or falling tone : Example “ You don't say! “. In this case the tone rises then falls.
High tone : Example " Ouch ! “ This is a steady high tone, a tone above the common middle tone.
Rising tone : Example “ Oh really ? “ In this case the tone descends and then rises.

Thai Consonants:
There are 44 initial consonants which is devided in to 3 groups.
Middle consonants: 9 consonants

High consonants: 11 consonants

Low consonants: 24 consonants.

Thai Vowels:

There are 32 vowels. Long, short, semi vowel and diphthong.

Long Vowels

Short Vowels



Semi-Vowels (A combination of vowels and consonants)

Diphthongs (A combination of 2 single vowels)

 
Learning Level
Which level suits you best?

Level 1. Survival Thai

This level offers words and phrases that will be useful when shopping, traveling, dining, etc., and meets the very basic needs of the first-time visitor.

Level 2. Advanced Learners

This level is for long-term visitors interested in improving their Thai language skills with more complex phrases, sentences and dialogue "Chat."

Level 3. Business conversation

This level is for businesspersons, students, and expat residents in need of specialised vocabulary, complex phrases and the dialogue needed in business, education or social environments.
Reading and writing are available at every level of study, depending upon the wishes of the students. The course material will be appropriate for the level of study.

 
 
 
Our mighty team
 
Aj. Petchara
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Aj. Kallaya
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Aj. Panom
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Aj. Sompop
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Flexible class time

Reading made fun

We can speak Thai now. Great !!

Practice your Thai before or after the class at our coffee corner

Cultural discussion, Do you know how to "Wai" ?

 

 

We accept Major Credit cards.
ANTFED - The Association of Northern Tourism Federation
TAT
Tourism Authority of Thailand