Thai Classes NYC - ภาษาไทย - Learn Thai NYC

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  • Thai Classes – ภาษาไทย

Student Testimonials

  • The teacher embodies the warmth and kindness that I remember of the people of Thailand. The teaching is both informative and well explained in addition to being attentive and concerned with our progress. Emails are sent with links to extra materials which expands our learning.

    Franco F

  • My 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

  • I really like the instructor's teaching. She comes to class prepared and she is very responsive to the students and to questions. She pushes us to actually use the language, and does so in creative ways.

    Sam D

  • The teacher has presented all of the basic materials and grammar that will be relevant for me as a learner of the Thai language. She is a talented and lively teacher and I like how the classroom atmosphere is relaxed, yet we still get a lot done. I learn something new from every class. She is encouraging and honest.

    Gabriella A

  • I love my Thai language class! Our teacher is really informative, kind and teaches the language authentically. She also clarifies all our questions. The environment is very comfortable for language learning.

    Alexandra R

  • My instructor is a wonderful, patient, sweet teacher who is very dedicated to helping us learn the language and the culture. I'm really enjoying the class, and hope to keep getting better and making more progress! My expectations have absolutely been met! I am very satisfied with everything provided. Thank you!

    Alex S

  • My instructor is an excellent teacher that combines our goals and her scholastic expectations. She integrates everyday outside material and uses topics of personal interest to maintain our high level of motivation. She is fully engaged with the continuation of our progress. She is the exact type of foreign language teacher that I like-- practical, consistent, and demanding-- in order to gain any real fluency.

    Julie C

  • I am very happy with the small class. Everyone in the class is very focused and hard working, there is a pressure to catch up with the pace of the class but it is a good pressure. Our teacher is friendly and the atmosphere is casual so I feel it is easy to ask questions. I like that our teacher tries to run the class in Thai, it was a lot of "?" at the beginning of the class, but as I get used to it I feel good about it.

    Michiru S

-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
-Check course details for more information on the textbook

Other Lesson Types

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 online. Currently during COVID-19, all of our group classes are being offered online. Once we start offering face to face NYC classes again, there still will be options to take group classes with us online. Please either visit the online page for Thai classes online to see more details or contact us for any further information.



Level Info

Class Levels - Beginner 1, 2, 3 AND Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3

Level Descriptions (Beginner 1, 2, 3) –
The Beginner Thai class is for students eager to learn the basics of Thai, where they will learn basic greetings and conversational skills to shop, order food, and discuss their schedules. They will learn consonants, vowels, and tones of Thai (script is not taught until later). Our courses are designed for determined beginners who want to develop their conversational skills and being able to start forming basic sentences in Thai.

Level Descriptions (Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3) - 

In Advanced Beginner Thai, students will go more in depth in their everyday life skills in Thai. The advanced beginner starts out with discussing one's home, and giving commands. The student then in the next level discusses traveling, and how to give directions. Finally the advanced beginner series ends with the theme of hobbies and experiences, where we equip students to perform all basic Thai tasks. 

ACTFL Standards - 

All our courses relate to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines - We are aiming for students in our beginner levels to have novice mid language proficiency, working towards novice high proficiency. 

Supplementary Textbooks - 

Although Hills Learning has its own curriculum, we also encourage students to purchase the Learn Thai 1 and 2 textbooks



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