Thai Program Details

Learning Enhancement Center

These study programs are for non-native speakers of Thai and are offered in module format. They range from Thai 1 (Beginner – basic listening and speaking) through to Thai 8 (Thai for academic and literacy).

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Intensive Thai Program

Thai 1 (Prerequisite: None) This course is designed for learners who have no background knowledge of the Thai language. It emphasizes improving learners’ oral language competence. Topics are related to daily life.

Thai 2 (Prerequisite: Thai 1 or by placement) This course is a continuation of Thai 1 with a focus on developing learners’ listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on conversation in other situations than those learned in Thai 1.

 Thai 3 (Prerequisite: Thai 2 or by placement) An introduction for reading and writing system of the Thai language to extend learners’ ability in communication, including the expression of ideas and feeling.

 Thai 4 (Prerequisite: Thai 3 or by placement) A continuation of Thai 3 focusing on using the Thai language in various situations. This course emphasizes the development of learners’ four language skills, with an emphasis on practicing speaking in order to express ideas, practicing writing essays on various topics.

Thai 5 (Prerequisite: Thai 4 or by placement) A continuation of Thai 4 focusing on using the Thai language in various situations. This course emphasizes the development of learners’ four language skills, with an emphasis on developing skills in reading newspapers, different kind of news, magazines, and other printed materials.

Thai 6 (Prerequisite: Thai 5 or by placement) A continuation of Thai 5 focusing on using the Thai language in various situations. This course emphasizes the development of learners’ four language skills. The course aims to develop learners’ ability in comprehending what they read and respond to it in a form of speaking or writing.

Thai 7 (Prerequisite: Thai 6 or by placement) A continuation of Thai 6 focusing on using the Thai language in various situations. This course emphasizes the development of learners’ four language skills. This course continues to emphasize listening and speaking for academic or higher communications purposes. The course aims to develop learners’ ability in comprehending what they read and respond to it in a form of speaking or writing.

Thai 8 (Prerequisite: Thai 7 or by placement) A continuation of Thai 7 focusing on using the Thai language in various situations. This course emphasizes the development of learners’ four language skills. This course continues to emphasize listening and speaking for academic or for higher communication purposes. The course aims to develop learners’ ability in comprehending what they read and respond to it in a form of speaking or writing. Class emphasizes the development of literacy skills including identifying main idea, reference, guessing meaning using context clues, etc.

Each session is 8,000 baht with visas available if 2 consecutive courses are purchased.

Language Enhancement Center

The Language Enhancement Center at Payap University provides programs to learn the Thai language or English from beginner level to academic standard.

The Language Enhancement Center, or LEC, teaches languages to adults and children in order to help communicate with people around the world. The LEC strives to be the first choice in people’s mind when they think about learning a language in Chiang Mai.

Contact the Language Enhancement Center (LEC) located at the Mae Khao Campus 2nd Floor Library Building. Telephone: (+66) 53 241 255 ext. 7450        Email: intersec@payap.ac.th

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