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Free Thai Lessons and Courses

Free Thai Lessons and Courses
We have gathered together here a number of free Thai language lessons and language courses for those learning Thai, along with some other Thai language resources, such as Thai online courses and exercises, podcasts, video lessons, alphabets, dictionaries, lexicons, verb conjugations, language communities, newspapers, articles, and books. Most of these sites will be in English, although a number are multilingual in nature.

  Video Lessons

  Courses and Exercises

Into Asia - Thai Language
Thai phrases, grammar and language rules, and Thai fonts.
Learning Thai the Easy Way
Site dedicated to teaching Thai through extensive audio clips, with chat rooms and learning forums, study aids, games and quizzes, etc.
An extensive collection of free resources for learning Thai.
Learn Thai Language Videos
A series of language videos for learning Thai by the AUA Language Center.s
Learn Thai Online - Write or Speak in Thai Language Exchange
Learn Thai online by practicing with a native speaker who is learning your language; write or speak Thai to improve grammar or conversation. A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Learn Thai Podcast
This podcast consists of English-Thai audio files, with selected useful english words and phrases for certain topics and translated them into Thai to get you started with this interesting language.
Pattaya City - Learn To Speak Thai
Simple phrases with audio clips.
Phrasebase Thai Language Learning Resources
The Phrasebase website is the ultimate environment allowing you to read an Thai Alphabet based phonetic spelling of common and useful everyday phrases in effort to memorize it and it's meaning. Phrases are accompanyed by sound files allowing you to listen repetatively and repeat out loud to practice pronunciation. And lastly, there are thousands of other members who can help you with your target language. Simply connect with them in the Phrasebase Audio/Video chatroom and echange language information and assistance.
Seasite Thai Language Page
Thai Language and Culture is an information-rich, multimedia, interactive web site developed for a very wide audience. There are resources for those with a casual interest, such as phrases and advice on travel, and lessons for the serious beginning student, plus information on Thailand and Thai culture and literature.
Site for learning Thai with 10,620 audio clips, over 27,276 dictionary entries (all of them transliterated and featuring hot-link anywhere technology), 727 images and illustrations, message boards, and a world-wide community of folks who are interested in Thai.
Thai Language Audio Resource Center
Four groups of Thai audio samples: Thai Dialects, Speech Styles, Regional Folktales, and Poetry.
Thai Language Page
Provides a general overview of Thai language in various aspects: overview of Thai language, writing system, and alphabets (with audio); survival Thai phrases and pronunciation guide (with audio); Thai poetry (with audio); list of learning Thai CD, books, and language programs; Thai IT Standard (font codes, keyboard layout etc.).
Thai Language Podcasts
Podcast feeds in RSS format for Thai.
Thai Language Starter
This page is intended to provide a few easy to learn Thai words. The premise is that it is easy to learn by association. If you enjoy beginning to learn Thai, using the associations presented here, you will need to acquire a rather more complete vocabulary by acquiring a basic language course.
Thai Pronunciation
Discusses problems with pronunciation in the Romanized versions of Thai.
Wikitravel's Thai Phrasebook
Extensive phrasebook for Thai, covering Basics, Danger, Problems, Numbers, Time, Colors, Transportation, Lodging, Money, Eating, Bars, Shopping, Driving, and Authority.
Useful Thai Phrases
A small list of useful Thai phrases.

  Language Communities

Polyglot is a non-profit community dedicated to language exchange. Polyglot allows you to find the right person ready to exchange languages with you. You will search for penpals according to age, gender, location, hobbies, etc. Polyglot is fully customizable. You will choose your own icons, styles or post your own Polyglot translations, so that more people speaking your language can become a member.
Speak Any Language Online Community is a web-based, global community dedicated to making the world a smaller place through understanding of languages and cultures. Our Forums area gives each of our users the opportunity to communicate with each other. Our Chat area gives everyone the opportunity practice speaking in the languages of their choice. Best of all, the services on these pages are free.
UniLang Community
The main purpose of the UniLang Community is to provide an online site where people interested in languages can unite, openly discuss, and find resources related to language(s), linguistics and translations. We are an open non-profit organization, meaning that everything on our site is publicly accessible at no cost, and membership is also free and open for everybody. All data, unless otherwise stated, is licensed under an open licence, the UniLang Public License, as opposed to a restrictive copyright.

  Other Thai Resources

Linguistic Perspectives of Thai Culture
Scholarly paper by Peansiri Vongvipanond. "Culture is a complex phenomenon, a sum total of behavior and belief of a society. This paper is an attempt to offer a partial description of the culture of "khon thai" or Thai people as reflected in the Thai language."
Southeast Asian Computing and Linguistics
This site lies at the intersection of computing and linguistics in Southeast Asia, to publicize and encourage cooperative research activity in and around Thailand, and provide data, tools, and contacts to scholars around the world. Features include zipped, PostScripted research papers (with GIF versions of abstracts that require non-Roman fonts, as in this 12K example), a collection of word lists and dictionaries, and non-Roman alphabet related software, like shell scripts for sorting Thai or segmenting your favorite non-spaced language.
Thai Dictionaries Online
Links to online dictionaries in Thai from all over the world, including monolingual online dictionaries, bilingual online dictionaries, online technical and specialty dictionaries, and online translation engines and hyper-dictionaries.
Thai Internet Radio and Online News Radio
Large directory of internet radio programs with conversation and music in a number of different audio formats.
Thai Newspapers Online
Directory of online Thai newspapers.