Thai Classes NYC - ภาษาไทย - Learn Thai NYC

Thai Classes NYC – ภาษาไทย
  • Thai Classes – ภาษาไทย
-Our usual schedule is 1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks (12 hours total)
-Interested in more than one semester? Please look at our class bundles
-Get a discount on your next semester if you refer a friend / family member

Other Lesson Types

  • Online
  • For Business
  • For Credit
  • Kids

Thai Online Lessons give you the opportunity to learn Thai with us even if you cannot commute to our center in New York City. Students can attend Thai classes through the comfort of their own home using a handheld device or a desktop / laptop computer. We have options for students to take Thai with us either in a private lesson format or a group lesson format. 

For private lessons for online students, we arrange a schedule like we would with regular Thai private lessons, matching the student availability with the teacher's. We usually skype or zoom for online Thai lessons but there are other programs that we are also open to using.

There is also an option for taking Thai group classes in NYC through online.  What will happen is, subject to availability, you might be able to take any one of our group classes listed under the group class section by joining remotely. We'll setup a computer with an HD camera that allows students to interact with their classmates and teacher, like they would in a regular face to face group class. We'll also administer assessments via online and send any relevant homework for the classes.  

Please CONTACT US  for more information on the online classes. 

Hills Learning is next to multiple businesses that are headquartered near Grand Central Station in New York. We've worked with multiple companies to offer language lessons for corporate employees. Since we are a fully accredited institution, it is usually easier for prospective students to get reimbursement for their classes through us.

For classes for business at Hills Learning you can choose to take classes here through our regular group class offerings, or sign up to private Thai lessons where we can tailor the curriculum to fit yours and your company's needs. We can teach Thai and formal business Thai, or just go through regular language acquisition for clients. 

There is a possibility for classes for business purposes to come and teach at your office. We also have classrooms available at our Grand Central location (usually business hours 9 to 5 are open, after hours you'd need to contact us). 

Please CONTACT US  for more information on our business programs. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing your business needs. 

Hills Learning offers courses for credit for Thai. Since we're a fully accredited institution we have the ability to partner with either a college, university or high school to put together a program for transferring credit.

How the program works is you'd contact Hills Learning and ask about our programs for credit, mention that you're interested in learning Thai. We'd then need to speak to a school administrator from your host school to see what their requirements would be for credit transfer and then discuss how either taking a group and / or private class here would help fulfill those requirements.

Taking classes for credit at Hills Learning is a great way to take your language of choice and have it count for credit. Too often we see schools not having Thai classes to offer students. 

Please CONTACT US  about the Thai classes for credit.

Hills Learning offers Thai classes for kids. Our regular programs on our website are for adult students so if you're interested in classes for your kids to learn Thai we usually teach kids in a private or a semi-private setting.

All classes for Hills Learning students are generally recommended to take place at our center, however we do also have the opportunity to send teachers to student homes for teaching. We understand especially with younger kids it's sometimes difficult to commute to our center.

Our lessons for Thai for kids teach with a specific curriculum that is fun and engaging. We usually teach with videos, songs and interactive activities for the students to learn Thai. 

Please CONTACT US  for further information on our Thai classes for kids. 

Level Info

Classes – Beginner 1-3, Advanced Beginner 1-3

Total Hours – 72

Curriculum – Thai for Beginners

ACTFL Level – Novice Low to Novice High

Level Description –
Our course is designed for the beginner who’s eager to learn basic Thai phrases, develop and speak basic Thai grammar and vocabulary. We teach using a romanized system of the alphabet, script is not taught.

Students will learn more advanced grammar topics and specific skills needed for Thai language that focuses on: Speaking, Writing, Intonation, Reading and Listening.



Student Testimonials

  • The teacher embodied the warmth and kindness that I remember of the people of Thailand. The teaching was both informative and well explained in addition to being attentive and concerned with our progress. Emails were sent with links to videos and music which expanded our learning.

    Franco F

    Thai Group
  • The class sizes are very small and our teacher was a native Thai, very patient and clearly loves to teach. I've never bothered to learn any of the language. After only 8 weeks (once a week) of Beginner Thai, I am much further along in learning this language than I ever thought possible.

    L W

    Thai Group
  • This is such an excellent class. The teacher is fun and engaging, which makes learning so much easier.

    Jody C

    Thai Group
  • The teacher has been great. I've moved farther ahead with learning Thai in the past five weeks than I've been able to get in several years of trying to teach myself.

    Allan O

    Thai Group
  • My teacher was very patient with me, professional, and effective in having me develop some Thai language skills that I would like to build upon in the upcoming classes.

    Vincent O

    Thai Group

**COVID-19 Announcement - These classes are planned online until further notice**

# Students Per Class – Max 7, Minimum 3
Textbook – Please click on course for info

Private Classes for Adults

Would you like to get the best out of your experience traveling to Thailand? How about you’ve lived in Thailand previously, and would like to keep up the language? Have you always wanted to learn Thai, and reading textbooks and using computer software hasn’t developed your conversational skills in Thai?

Hills Learning’s curriculum for Thai comprises both language and cultural instruction. For each class, we follow our SWIRL methodology, developing at least three of the five language skills per class. Our main goal for Thai private lessons is to develop conversational skills, but we also specialize in test prep, cultural etiquette, or just general language acquisition. And of course, we can meet student’s individual goals and requirements.

With this basic framework, each teacher creates and develops her own teaching materials based on student needs and goals. All teachers undergo a thorough review and testing process, and also must follow guidelines and best practices from Hills Learning when creating teaching materials for Thai class.

Private Classes for Kids

Are you (or your young teen) interested in learning about the Thai language and culture? How about you have children that would like to learn Thai, either to develop skills to communicate with family or learn Thai to get credit at school?

Hills Learning offers a unique opportunity for teens and kids learning Thai in private lessons. We can not only teach them the basics of the thai script, reading, writing, and conversation, but it’s also possible that the classes your teen is taking with us can be transferred to their respective high school or college for credit. Please see for credit for further information.

For more general information on our Thai classes for kids, please CONTACT US