This module is ideal for people who have little or no knowledge of spoken Thai. You will learn to identify and correctly pronounce tones, consonants and vowels. In a highly participative environment, you will also be introduced to a vocabulary which will allow you to take part in basic conversations and conduct transactions in Thai such as ordering food, buying goods, giving directions and the like.
This is a highly enjoyable module to participate on and, taken together with module 2, a great way to acquire enough Thai to “get by” in everyday situations.
On this module you will continue to build up your vocabulary and skills in basic Thai conversation. You will gain skills and confidence in asking and answering questions and, through the various lessons, you will begin to learn about aspects of Thai traditions and customs.
Together with module 1, this module prepares you to be able to conduct a wide range of basic conversations and forms the foundation for the introduction to reading and writing Thai which is covered in modules 3 and 4. Once again, the atmosphere on this module is enjoyable and the lessons participative and engaging.
The twenty lessons that make up this course will be used over a 2 month period, that is during modules 3 and 4. Lessons 1 to 10 will be taught during module 3 and lessons 11 to 20 during module 4. In order to enable students to concentrate on the new skills of reading and writing, new vocabulary will be kept to a minimum.
There are, however, speaking assignments as in earlier modules. These are equally important as they give you a topic of interest that you can use to get into conversation with Thai people outside of school.
Now that you have learnt the basics of reading and writing in modules 3 and 4, you are ready to embark on the enjoyable journey that puts your knowledge to good use! Module 5 introduces you to more advanced sentence structures, vocabulary and subject matter. The course uses 20 lessons, all written in Thai, on subjects relating to aspects of Thai culture, society, economy and history.
The material is challenging but many of our students enjoy modules 5 and 6 the most as, in addition to developing their language skills, they also gain a broad general knowledge of Thailand, its customs and values as well.
This is the final module in the course designed to give you a good foundation in spoken and written Thai. The module covers a range of subjects relating to Thai culture and customs and introduces you to some more advanced sentence structures which will allow you to engage in conversations with native speakers comfortably and with confidence. The module also prepares you to take a range of our ‘elective’ advanced modules and/or further enhance your skills and knowledge with a view to sitting the Government’s “Por Hok” examination.
Every year many of our students decide to sit the Royal Thai Government’s “Por Hok” examination. The exam tests for ability in Spoken and Written Thai requiring students to demonstrate ability in Reading, Conversing and Writing to a national standard.
Depending on an assessment by our experienced teachers, students are recommended to take either a 2 or 3 month preparatory course prior to sitting the exam.
Typically students wishing to prepare for the “por hok” exam will already have completed modules 1 to 6 and several other advanced modules. The “por hok” exam seeks evidence not only of ability to communicate in Thai but also demands of the student a knowledge of Thai customs and traditions. Our experienced teaching staff are able to develop a learning programme for you which will ensure you have the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully sit the exam.The exam usually takes place in mid-December each year.
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|2||Mon-Fri||-||13.00 - 16.00||60|