Thai 101

Top Resources for Learning Thai

Learn Thai with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Thai.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Thai with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Thai language

Free Courses

Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - Thai Basic course
Peace Corps - Introductory Thai language course

Amazon - Thai language learning materials
Thai Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Thai course based on the Pimseleur method

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Thai language survival kit basic guide
Loecsen - Basic Thai phrases for travel with audio and illustrations
Wikivoyage - Thai travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Google Translate - Translate to and from Thai

Grammar and Vocabulary

Antosch & Lin - Thai audio flashcard system
Forvo - Collection of Thai words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Thai grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Thai vocabulary

Video

Easy Languages - Learn Thai from authentic street interviews
Thai Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with Thai subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Thai

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Thai language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/learnthai subreddit for learning Thai

Books

Wikivoyage - Thai travel phrases (no audio)

News

Other Resources

Women Learn Thai - Thai language and culture blog

Articles and Opinion

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  • Tanjohnson

    Anyone knows an indonesian song title that starts with ” sangat…..”
    Its often play in radio batam. Thanks atlit in advance