THAI (ภาษาไทย) LANGUAGE COURSES:
Thai is the national and official language of Thailand, one of over 60 distinct languages spoken there. Over half of its vocabulary is derived from or borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon and Old Khmer, and it is a tonal language, similar to Chinese and Vietnamese. The Thai script is written from left to right. As there is no universally applied method for transcribing Thai into the Latin alphabet, we recommend that learners of the Thai language first learn to master the Thai script.
Study Thai (ภาษาไทย) with EarthDiverse!
One of our new language programmes for 2021 Term 3, our Introductory Thai (ภาษาไทย) course begins with a focus on learning the Thai script, an introduction to Thai grammar, vocabulary, and conversational practice. Subsequent Terms reinforce both reading and writing, and introduce additional grammar, vocabulary and conversation. Basic everyday vocabulary and expressions are taught, with a view to empowering learners to speak basic Thai from the very beginning.
EarthDiverse currently offers the following Thai language courses on a rotating and evolving basis, with new intakes of students twice a year.
Location: Our in-person Thai courses are held at Berkley Intermediate School, Hillcrest, Hamilton. Details can be found on each individual course page.
DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS: Our Thai courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, or those unable to attend the date and time of the actual class sessions can watch the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace. These recorded sessions will be available soon after each class finishes so that you may watch the recorded video via any web-browser at your leisure. Your instructor will provide details on how to access your classes before your course begins.
Cost per person per Term (8 classes):
- Waged: $125.00 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)
- Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): $100.00 (includes GST + online registration fee)
EarthDiverse offers the following Thai language classes on a rotating basis:
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH COURSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TILE BELOW: