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Tutorials & Courses

Defense Language Institute Thai Basic Course - A very in depth course from the Defense Language Institute.  Below are links to the different parts of the course.

Introduction to Thai Script
Lessons 1-10
Lessons 11-20
Lessons 21-30
Lessons 31-40
Lessons 41-50
Lessons 51-60
Workbook Lessons 10-25
Workbook Lessons 26-36
Reading & Translation Exercises


FSI Thai - The same course used by the U.S. government to train diplomats. This course is now available in digital format thanks to a community effort.

Learning Thai - Tons of information to help you study Thai.

The Fundamentals of the Thai Language - A great online book with lots of great information.

Peace Corps Lessons - Basic lessons with audio from the Peace Corps.


Interesting Reading Practice

Daily News - Online News.

Kom Chad Luek - Online News. 

Krungthep Turakij - Online News.

Thai Bible - The Thai Bible available in PDF format.

Thairath Daily - Online News.

Wikipedia - Wikipedia in Thai. If online news isn't interesting enough for you, you can search for whatever you like on Wikipedia.


Things To Listen To

China Radio International - Lots of audio is available from China. An interesting resource from a different perspective.

Global Recordings Network - Provides several free Christian audio recordings.  A great resource.

Thai Internet Radio - A large list of online radio stations that broadcast in Thai.

Radio Japan - Daily news from Japan in Thai.  An interesting way to practice your Thai.

SBS Radio - Offers short audio files covering various subjects. 

Voice of America - Interesting audio and reading practice from Voice of America.

Other Thai Resources

Digital Dialects - This website offers basic vocabulary and games to help you practice.

Linguanaut - A useful collection of basic phrases.

Thai Language - General information about the Thai language from Wikipedia. - Lots of general information and help for learning Thai.

Thai Language & Culture Learning Resources - Lots of Thai Resources.