A Guide to Studying Thail in Thailand

Learn Thai in Thailand

What better way to learn Thai than actually in Thailand! This is a magical country full of culture, history, tradition, bustling cities and spectacular islands. There are beginners and more advanced level courses available to book all year round in places like Bangkok and Chiang Mai. With One World 365 you can also search combo experiences including volunteer programs and tours with language courses included in the price.


Best Places to Learn Thai in Thailand

Interested in learning Thai? Want to pick up the basics? There are short and long term Thai courses which can be joined in Thailand. There are flexible courses in the morning, afternoon, evenings, weekends or online. These can be booked in your home country or can fit around a holiday or more extensive stay in the country. Popular places to book a language course include:

  • Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Huay Kaew
  • Koh Lanta
  • Krabi
  • Ladprao 
  • Pattaya
  • Phuket
  • Samui
  • Sukhumvit 


Top Rated Thai Language Schools in Thailand

Language Express School

Language Express School, Bangkok


  • Walen International, Multiple locations
  • Thai Language Hut, Bangkok
  • AAA Thai Language School (Pasawes), Bangkok
  • My Thai Language School, Bangkok
  • Thai Solutions, Bangkok
  • iLearning Tuturial and Language School, Krabi
  • Lanta International Language School, Krabi
  • Patong Language School, Phuket


Types of Language Courses in Thailand

There are Thai courses for all ages and abilities, some companies specialize in courses for kids, teenagers but most courses are specifically for adults.

  • Beginner courses
  • Intermediate courses
  • Advanced courses

Courses include:

  • Part-time courses
  • Full-time
  • Flexible Online
  • One-to-one lessons
  • Private lessons
  • Small group courses


Beginners Thai Language Courses in Thailand

Beginners courses aim to introduce you to the basics of the Thai language with an introduction to structure, grammar and key phrases. On successfully completing a course you should be able to: introduce yourselves, spell words, give some personal information about daily routines and hobbies, describe and identify people, order in a restaurant, book a room in a hotel and buy items in a shop.


Intermediate Thai Courses in Thailand

These courses aim to build upon students’ knowledge of the Thai language developing structure, grammar and key phrases. After a course you should be able to: understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment), communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters and describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


Advanced Thai Courses

These types of courses aim to build towards fluency and accuracy in verbal communication, concentrating on listening and speaking activities, backed up with writing and reading activities to build capability and advanced grammatical understanding. These types of courses are suitable for those who have a solid understanding of the Thai language, are at least at upper intermediate level and wanting to improve, or are already advanced and would like to practise their existing skills.


Join Dates

You can join a Thai language course all year round or during specific times of the year like summer, winter, Christmas and New Year.


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