Project Description

Overview

Thai is the official language of Thailand and it is spoken by over 67 million people globally. Thai is sometimes referred to as Central Thai or Standard Thai. It is estimated that more than 47,000 native Thai speakers live in Singapore.

At Headstart Language in Singapore, we offer part-time Basic Conversational Thai courses for local and foreign students. You can learn Thai in a group or 1 to 1. Our Thai language teachers are all native Thai speakers who have more than 20 years of experience in reading, writing and speaking Thai on a daily basis. We have carefully selected the best teachers and teaching materials that will guide you to mastering Thai in the shortest amount of time.

Course Details
Course NameBasic Conversational Thai by Lin Quek
Course IDTH1001
Duration8 weeks
Tentative Start Date6 June 2020 (Saturday)
Time of Class2.00PM – 3.30PM
Course FeesS$280

All courses and syllabus will be constantly reviewed and restructured to keep up with our ever changing environment. We will also continue to add new courses in to keep up with training requirements of tomorrow’s individuals, corporations and institutions. We will constantly observe, assess and upgrade our physical set-up and course design to provide a pleasant and fun learning ambience for our students at all times.

Headstart Language’s teachers are carefully selected to ensure that their values and characters reflect that of the school. We will teach all languages using only trained native speakers so as to ensure the quality of our programs. We will recruit and retain only the best educators in their respective fields by constantly evaluating our trainer’s skill and attitude.

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Course Syllabus

This course will focus on the development of basic conversational competence in Thai at both formal and informal settings. Students will be able to build a good foundation in vocabulary and sentence construction through classroom activities that consist of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course is designed for students that have no prior knowledge of Thai language. The course also integrates various cultural elements that are related to Thai language into its syllabus. This will allow student to develop a much deeper understanding of the entire Thai language experience. By the end of the course, students will be able converse in Thai about simple topics related to their daily lives, as well as read and write sentences written in phonetic transcription using Roman letters.

Prerequisite

No previous study of the language.

Duration

One 1.5 hour session per week, for 8 weeks.

Course Objectives

• To introduce students to the Thai vowels and tones.
• To train students to construct simple sentences to converse using basic vocabulary and expressions related to day-to-day situations.
• Can write simple sentences using basic sentence structures in phonetic transcription using Roman letters.
• Can present information about oneself and some other familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
• Can ask and answer a variety of simple questions.
• To expose students to certain aspects of Thai culture and customs.

Textbook

Basic Conversational Thai 1st Edition

Weekly Schedule

WeekTopics
Week 1Orientation, Pronunciation Guide, Vowels, Introduction of Thailand
Week 2Chapter 1: Thai Greetings, Chapter 2: Personal Belongings
Week 3Chapter 3: Numbers & Money
Week 4Chapter 4: Nationality & Locations
Week 5Chapter 5: Family
Week 6Chapter 6: Dates & Asking When
Week 7Chapter 7: Telling Time, Chapter 8: Colours
Week 8Chapter 9: Transportation, Chapter 10: Food, Classifier
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