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      Communication in THAI (การสื่อสารด้วยภาษาไทย)

      Thai Course at Mee Fah :   One of the most distinctive characteristics of the courses at Mee Fah English School is that every course covers the subject starting from basic level and offer wider options of more complex and more variety in the later year. Fundamental knowledge and ability in communicating in Thai is essential in studying in more advance course. Students who wish to pursue more advance courses can continue enrolling until they obtain more confidence in using the Thai.



      The Mee Fah Advantage Flexibility and Options :   If you know your preference whether studying in group or individually, you can start the ones you want. Group courses are fixed in time and contents. Students need to follow exact schedules assigned by the school while one-on-one courses allow the students to choose time slots suitable for their availability.

       
      Teaching & learning methods :   Teaching, learning and assessments are designed to enable students to achieve the course objectives described above. Most part of any session is likely to involve direct teaching, the emphasis is on student participation.


       
      Self learning :   Students are expected to spend time studying outside the class with teacher's guidance, facilities and materials to help them develop their ability as pre-intermediate language learners. For these courses, they are asked to consolidate their class work, to read, watch or listen to material in THAI, to prepare exercises and activities for the class, to write assignments and generally acquire a repertoire of effective language learning strategies.


       
      Course materials :   ESSENTIAL THAI and EVERYDAY THAI FOR BEGINNERS with adapted materials will be used in class, linked to the topic areas studied. Topic-based self-access resources (authentic print, audio and video).


       
      Course venue :   The classes will take place at 3rd floor room MF303 at Mee Fah English School Ramvithi Centre. The room is air coned and equipped with computer, LCD projector and in-room loud speakers. Coffee, water and snacks are available with free of charge.


       
      Course Structure :   Our Thai courses are divided into Phases, with each Phase consisting of 2-3 courses;

      Phase 1 Fundamental Thai :   (2 courses)

                TH101 Thai beginner  (20 lessons)
                  In this course, students will learn how to pronounce Thai alphabets properly and learn the correct tones and vowel length. Thai consonants; Middle Class Consonants (MC), High Class Consonants (HC) and Low Class Consonants (LC), with tone and symbols are focused. Consonant Pairs and Secondary Final Consonants are also emphasized with practice in pronunciation and writing. Students will also learn days of the week, colours with the use as modifiers and how to count in Thai both cardinal and ordinal numbers. Students will also learn how to write Thai alphabets and their elements.

                TH102 Survival Thai  (60 lessons)
                  Students who have passed fundamental Thai can enrol in this course to learn how to greet politely and properly with the tips of proper "Wai" and making apology. Getting around town can never be easier after this course. Students will also be familiar with making good questions and expressions. Students will be involved in longer everyday conversation and read basic texts. You will also have more chances to make words by combining consonants, vowels and tones.

       

      What to expect.
                  Students who have passed fundamental Thai can enrol in this course to learn how to greet politely and properly with the tips of proper "Wai" and making apology. Getting around town can never be easier after this course. Students will also be familiar with making good questions and expressions. Students will be involved in longer everyday conversation and read basic texts. You will also have more chances to make words by combining consonants, vowels and tones.


       
      Phase 2 Communicate like a Thai :   (3 courses)

                TH201 Pronunciation Mastery  (20 lessons)
                  Unlike other languages, Thai pronunciation is complicated and can be tricky if ones mispronounce. Pronunciation Mastery course will enable you to experience in colloquial pronunciation, rhythm and stress, vowel sounds and glottal stops and the difference of spoken and written pronunciation.

                TH202 Step by Step Conversation  (46 lessons)
                  In this course, students will have more chance to experience proper patterns of speaking Thai starting with basic sentences, making comparisons, requests and commands, using more complex verbs and compound words. Writing in longer sentences with more ideas using connectors and other common patters. The content will cover not only everyday Thai conversation but also give a glimpse of business contexts and academic fields. The students wishing to enrol in this level should have a good command of spoken and written pronunciation.

                TH203 Living with Thais
                  Language and culture can never be separated no matter in the family, workplace or while travelling. Students who are familiar with Thai language and wish to make themselves clear when communicating can further their ability in this course as they will learn more of deeper conversation and other means of communication; reading, writing and listening in a more complex ways with deeper way of using Thai in everyday life living with Thai families, friends and colleagues. They will be able explain experiences, events, hope and ambitions briefly. They will also be able to give opinions and explain their holiday plan and make a wish for different occasions.


      What to expect.
                  Completing Phase 2, students are capable of pronouncing Thai properly with special pronunciation. Students can use basic sentences, make comparisons, make requests and commands with more complex verbs and compound words. Students can communicate with more complex patterns in various situations. They can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) and can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.