Dear Aspiring Thai Language Learners,
Have you tried learning Thai
- Via structured classroom lessons, only to go to Thailand and realise you can’t speak a word? 😭
- By yourself from online podcasts and YouTube videos without much success? 🥺
Or have you
- Given up learning Thai completely because it’s too difficult, and you don’t know where to start? 😨
Fret not, you have come to the right place. 🥰
Check out reviews on my Thai Language lessons! 🤩
Hallo, Sawatdii ka สวัสดีค่ะ🙏🏼
My name is Joanne (Thai nickname= Jann). I’m 100% Singaporean but I enjoy being a “fake Thai”. Till today, some people still believe I am half Thai 😂
I decided to build this website because I noticed that most Thai language learning resources in Singapore are shared by Thais. Which is awesome in its way because no one can speak better Thai than a “true blue” Thai. But this also means no one can understand the struggles of learning Thai better than a foreigner, who is starting from zero Thai exposure.
Despite not being perfect in my Thai language, I can easily and confidently navigate myself around Thailand. I can haggle for better prices in Thai, order Thai Street food and hop onto public buses and boats in Thailand. I can give directions to Thai taxi drivers, read road signs and understand some Thai shows without subtitles. If your goal is SURVIVAL THAI, or just to get a basic foundation of the Thai language before learning Thai for business reasons, I will be your perfect Thai language teacher to help you reach your goals! 🤩
Keen to pick up simple Thai phrases to haggle for better prices at Chatuchak? Want to impress a beautiful Thai lady? Learning Thai language for business reasons? Planning travels to exotic, non-touristy spots in Thailand?
There are just so many reasons to learn the Thai language. Whatever your motivations, you’ve hit the jackpot by landing on my website! I’ll be sharing my personal experiences on why I learnt Thai, how I became fluent in the Thai Language within 2.5 years and how learning Thai has helped me in my career.
You did not read that wrongly. I became fluent in the Thai language within 2.5 years – and I would still be certified to teach Thai had I bothered to renew my certificate with The Sirindhorn Thai Language Institute, Chulalongkorn University.
Questions might start exploding in your head. Is it easy to learn Thai? Where did I learn Thai – in Singapore obviously (given the domain name) – but exactly where? What Thai books or language learning apps did I use? How did I manage to learn Thai so quickly? All these questions and more will be answered in my About page. But first, a bit about myself.
Why I Learnt the Thai Language
I had never planned to learn Thai. It was a complete fluke.
I had always been more interested in learning Japanese (anime, anyone?) and had plans to go to Japan for my Student Exchange Programme (“SEP”). However, NUS introduced a gradeless first year after my cohort and reserved half the schools for SEP for the junior batch. Given the list of modules I wanted to map over for my SEP, I was left with no choice. From the whole world, it was narrowed down to the one and only school – Thammasat University in Thailand.
In hindsight, I call this providential.
FAQs on Learning the Thai Language
FAQs for Beginner Thai Learners
FAQs for Intermediate/Advanced Thai Language Learners
Advanced Thai listening – see how much you can understand without subtitles!