Thai Classes Online ภาษาไทย - Thai Lessons

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Student Testimonials

  • My class is going great! The teacher is great with technology and facilitating the class. The recordings of the class are very helpful. I keep track of the time stamps for when we go over the vocab pronunciation and Thai tones and I practice repeating after the teacher.

    Jennifer C

  • I have been with my instructor for all my Thai classes so far and she is an excellent instructor, and is also very kind, friendly, and patient with my classmates and me. She is creative in coming up with games, exercises, and activities that help us practice speaking Thai. I especially like the example scenarios where we practice conversations about a situation. I have progressed so much in learning Thai.

    Stephany T

  • I have been taking Thai classes at Hills for a little over a year now and I have learned A TON! I can hold pretty good conversations with my mom in Thai now (and she also says I'm improving). My instructor is a really good teacher, very approachable and clarifies all of our questions.

    Alexandra R

  • I have absolutely loved my classes and my instructor is a wonderful teacher. I like that she is very direct with her feedback and corrects you firmly yet politely if you make a grammatical / accent mistake. It's exactly what I need - someone who will hold me accountable and who gives both positive and constructive feedback. I find it incredibly helpful to be able to speak in Thai, get corrected or told how to properly construct the thought process I am trying to convey, and I am just learning a lot.

    Alice G

  • Really enjoy my teacher's style of teaching online. She fosters engagement from everyone in the class to speak. She is always very prepared and there is very little down time in the class as we transition from one segment of the class to the next. The activities in class are very helpful, and often have a humorous component to keep things interesting. I like that many of the activities / examples also involve some cultural Thai component (e.g. as we learn to discuss buying souvenirs, we also learn social norms of what are acceptable gifts in Thailand).

    Scott M

  • Excellent class - I am learning a lot and getting more proficient every week. I am very impressed with the format of the class. It is more rigorous than I thought. I did not expect a text and homework, but am very glad this is a real class. The quality of the teacher and fellow students is high, which makes for a great experience.

    David K

  • I am really enjoying the class, it’s the immersive aspect that forces us to learn and keep up. I am surprised at how much I have learned in such a short time - my teacher is fantastic and very patient with all of us - she’s a true gem and I appreciate her support, kindness and overall her enthusiasm in class when she sees us! I look forward to my Tuesday evenings with her and my classmates!

    Will H

  • I am very thankful to have such a great class to learn the Thai language. It is a very pleasant experience and I feel much more confident in my acquisition of the Thai language. My teacher is great!!!

    Greg T

-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

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, business, or just general language acquisition.

Within this basic framework, Hills Learning’s staff develops curriculum and assessments based on student needs and goals. Private lessons are a unique opportunity for students to learn Thai at their own pace.

Private Classes for Teens and Kids (Tutoring)

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 learning Thai in private lessons. We can not only teach them the basics of the 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

Other Lesson Types



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