Thai Language courses for children
Our child curriculum caters to learners from pre-primary to Year 10.
Listening, reading and speaking skills are taught at all levels. Writing skills are gradually developed in the curriculum through each level. Students learn about Thai culture through activities appropriate to each level.
The courses run for 7 weeks and are offered over four terms of the school year. Class contact in each session is for a total of 2 hours. It is expected that students will continue to progress from beginners to intermediate to advanced learning levels. This may be determined by their age, readiness and previous experience in language learning, as well as their other skills.
The study of Thai language forms an integral part of student learning and forms the basis for better understanding of ‘Thai ways’.
Introduction to Thai language typically contains:
Introductions and Greetings (Week 1)
Expressing likes, dislikes and preferences (Week 2 & 3)
My family (Week 4)
Eating out and Leisure (Week 5)
My life at school (Week 6)
Lessons are conducted through small group conversation and language exercises and practice.
As a complement to language, Thai dance, cooking, music and arts and crafts activities are incorporated into classes to develop cultural awareness. For example dance, including movement, gesture, dress, symbolism, and characterisation extends children understanding.
A clear connection is made between traditional dance with legends, stories and narratives. To fully develop children’s dance skills requires that they also use their imaginative and interpretative capacities in their learning as well. Students as they progress often perform at various events and activities.
Thai Language course for adults
Our adult courses are suitable for non-Thai adult learners who are interested in learning about Thai culture through the study of Thai language. The four basic skills of language acquisition: reading, writing, speaking and listening are taught in all levels by integrating them into various topics.
The courses run for 7 weeks and are offered over four terms. Class contact in each session is for a total of two hours. It is expected that students will continue to progress from beginners to intermediate to advanced learning levels. This may be determined by their previous experience in language learning.
The study of Thai language forms an integral part of student learning and is the basis for better understanding of ‘Thai ways’.
An introduction to Thai language typically contains:
Introductions and Greetings (Week 1)
Expressing likes, dislikes and shopping(Week 2 & 3)
Expressing preferences (Week 4 & 5)
Eating out and Leisure (Week 5 & 6)
Each lesson comprises a cultural component, as well as the linguistic component, and is conducted through small group conversation and language exercises and practice.
Our Centre can accommodate one-to-one private tuition (or in small groups), to suit the convenience of learners who cannot attend our normal classes. To arrange private tuition, please email or call 0401 071864
All courses and the syllabus are constantly reviewed and restructured to keep up with our ever changing environment. We also continue to add new courses to keep up with the requirements of the needs of students, including family and social needs, as well as business and employment opportunities. We constantly assess and upgrade our physical set-up and course design to provide a pleasant and enjoyable learning ambience for our students at all times.
About our Teachers
Teachers at The Thai Language Centre of Perth are selected to ensure that their values and character reflect that of the school. We teach using trained native speakers to ensure the quality of our programs. We constantly evaluate our trainer's skills and attitudes to be the best they can be.
Saturday and Sunday from 9 – 1 pm
Meeting Room and Lesser Hall,
275 Stirling Street,
Perth WA 6000
It is recommended that to be of maximum benefit, students attend for four terms.
Term 1 Beginner stage 1
Term 2 Beginner stage 2
Term 3 Beginner stage 3
Term 4 Beginner stage 4
Each course has 7 lessons each of which is for 2 hours each over a 7 week period, making 14 hours in all.
The mode of Teaching includes interactions, listening, speaking, reading & writing