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

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



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