Speaks English, French, Italian, Mandarin, Thai
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching since 2010
Private Thai Teacher
I teach Thai from beginner-advanced level
I offer private Accent Reduction, Thai, and English lesson. I am a model and a professional musician. I received a Master's Degree in Vocal Pedagogy from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music. I am also a certified ABRSM teacher in singing and piano. I amfluent in English, Thai, a
Speaks English, Thai, Spanish
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Bachelors of Administration – Management (Leadership and Entrepreneurship) from Assumption University of Thailand
Private Thai Teacher
Beginners: You will learn how I learned when I earned advanced certification in Thai while living in Chiang Mai, Thailand Using the TPR method, we'll cover listening, speaking, and writing!
Intermediate: Depending on where you are at, we can cover reading comprehension, grammar, and sentence structure. WARNING! I may recommend going back over pronunciations, which can be tedious and frustrating, but well worth the effort!
YOUNG BEGINNERS: After your first 10 sessions with me, your son or daughter will have completed a few workbooks and memorized a couple new songs. Whether it is to impress friends, land a gig, or to feel a sense of pride as a growing musician, I can't wait to celebrate your child's success with you!
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About 50 million around the world people speak Thai, which is also sometimes referred to as Siamese. This is the standard form of Thai, which is predominantly used in the literature of Thailand. Thai belongs to the Southeastern Asian family of languages, Tai.
Although the language features some polysyllabic words, mostly monosyllabic words comprise the Thai vocabulary. Different tonal variations are used to distinguished by otherwise similar sounding words. Although it might seem intimidating, learning Thai is well worth the time and effort.
Why Learn to Speak Thai?
The United States Foreign Service Institute rates Thai as a Category III language. This means they consider it hard for native English speakers to learn due to significant linguistic and cultural dif
ferences. They estimate a student will need about 44 weeks, or 1100 class hours, of diligent studying to become proficient in Thai.
In spite of Thai's Category III ranking, its grammar is surprisingly simple. The language features no declensions, conjugations, or inflections. Words do not change with respect to gender, and there aren't any articles. In addition, verbs don't change with respect to tense. In Thai, you simply add other words to indicate verb tense, like today, yesterday, tomorrow, will, or now.
Thai's Category III ranking is no excuse not to study the language. Sure, there are plenty of easier languages to learn, but there are also languages considered much more difficult. So, if you're interested in learning Thai for any reason — travel, business, heritage, in-laws, a love of the culture, or a passion for Thai cuisine — then we say go for it! When you start studying Thai with the help of a private Thai teacher, you'll have a leg up and learn much more quickly than if you tried to study on your own.
The Best Way to Learn Thai and What You'll Study in Lessons
Although you can find lots of free Thai lessons and tutorials online, the best way to learn is by studying with a private Thai teacher. In private lessons, you'll benefit from having your instructor's undivided attention and receiving the sort of personalized instruction that simply can't be found in a larger class setting or in free online videos. With immediate feedback, you'll overcome challenges and improve quickly.
Plus, every private lesson is different. Private teachers completely customize courses to meet their student's needs, keeping in mind their goals, interests, previous knowledge, and preferred learning styles. For example, Thai classes for kids differ greatly in terms of content and teaching methods from Thai lessons for adults. Your private Thai tutor will keep you motivated and interested, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you.
Sample Curriculum for Beginner Thai
If you have little or no previous experience speaking Thai, then beginner lessons are for you. Your teacher will introduce you to the basics of the Thai language. You'll work to build a strong foundation, as you become increasingly familiar with Thai. Your teacher might cover the following topics:
- Introduction to Thai script
- Introduction to the five tones
- Pronunciation of 44 consonants, 15 vowels, and 28 vowel forms
- Survival phrases in Thai
- How to use Thai honorifics
Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Thai
Intermediate-level language students should possess a fundamental understanding of the Thai language. In intermediate lessons, you'll learn to convey more complicated ideas and carry on increasingly complex conversations, while you work to expand your vocabulary and grammatical skills. Your teacher might cover the following topics:
- Identifying and matching tones
- Listening comprehension
- Vocabulary expansion and compound words
- Continued learning Thai script
Sample Curriculum for Advanced Thai
Advanced lessons are most appropriate for students who can nearly speak and read Thai fluently. In these courses, you'll work on reducing your accent, improving comprehension and fluency, and learning to speak more like a native Thai speaker. Subjects included in advanced lessons depend on the student's goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:
- Accent reduction
- Nuance and inference
- Colloquialism, culture, and customs
How to Find a Thai Teacher Near You
If you're ready to start learning Thai, you'll get a strong start by working with a private Thai tutor. Luckily, TakeLessons makes it easy to find a teacher. A quick search will direct you to a long list of highly qualified and experienced Thai teachers who offer private lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. Before selecting a teacher, we recommend browsing through several profiles and reading the reviews left by other students.
The price of Thai classes varies, but most teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding someone whose fees fit your budget. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as your vocabulary and comprehension improve, you gain confidence, and you start speaking more like a native Thai speaker after just a few lessons.