Pocket Thai Master Lesson List

Below is a list of all of the topics contained in Pocket Thai Master and a brief summary of the lesson content.



Lesson 1: Introduction
This lesson explains Pocket Thai, what it teaches you, and how it works.

Lesson 2: The Thai Language & Script
Learn to read Thai using Roman letters and the five tones and the various sounds of the Thai language. Also includes historical information about Thailand and the writing system.

Lesson 3: Middle Class Consonants
Learn to read the middle class consonants and mnemonics to help remember them.

Lesson 4: Vowels
Start learning the Thai vowels with a number of short and long vowels, including mnemonics.

Lesson 5: Middle Class Tone Rules
Learn how to determine the tone of a word with a middle class Thai consonant and practice reading with the portion of the alphabet that we’ve learned so far.

Lesson 6: Geography of Thailand
Take a brief break from Thai language to learn about the four parts of Thailand and their highlights and histories.

Lesson 7: High Class Consonants
Memorize all of the high class consonants with fun mnemonic stories.

Lesson 8: More Vowels
Continue to learn the Thai vowels with another group of long and short vowels.

Lesson 9: High Class Tone Rules
Learn how to determine the tone of a word with a high class Thai consonant. Also contains practice exercises.

Lesson 10: Low Class Consonants
Learn the final group of Thai consonants: the low class consonants.

Lesson 11: Final Vowels
Finish learning the Thai alphabet with the remaining vowels.

Lesson 12: Low Class Tone Rules
Review the tone rules that we’ve learned already and add on the rules for the low class consonants.

Lesson 13: Transportation
Take a short break from the Thai writing system to learn the rules of the road and different ways to get around once you’re in Thailand.

Lesson 14: Tone Marks
Learn the four Thai tone marks and how they combine with the alphabet to change tones.

Lesson 15: Exceptions and Final Practice
This final reading lesson covers all exceptional cases and contains many practice exercises.

Lesson 16: Thai Greetings
Learn how to properly greet someone and introduce yourself in Thai, learn about polite particles, and how and when to Wai a Thai person.

Lesson 17: Simple Sentences
In this lesson you’ll learn a few nouns, a few verbs, and how to create your first sentences.  You’ll also learn how to create ‘negative sentences’ in this lesson.

Lesson 18: Adverbs and Verb Tenses
Continue learning nouns and verbs, but also add in a handful of adverbs that will allow you to indicate past tense, future tense, and give more information about the verbs.

Lesson 19: Adjectives
Learn more basic vocabulary including adjectives, their differences from English, and how to properly use adjectives in Thai.

Lesson 20: Numbers and Money
Learn to count from zero to one million, and learn how to speak about money and prices.

Lesson 21: Respect for Monarchy and Religion
This lesson explains the importance in Thai culture of respect for the Thai monarchy and Thai Buddhism, with a brief explanation of the current political climate.

Lesson 22: Basic Questions with Mai and Arai
Learn how to turn any sentence into a question with a ‘verbal question mark’.  Then learn some new vocabulary including the Thai word for ‘what’ and how to use it properly.

Lesson 23: Counting Objects and Yes/No Questions
In this lesson you will learn how to count objects in Thai using classifiers and learn how to ask questions that expect a ‘yes’ answer.

Lesson 24: Healthcare in Thailand
Learn about the Thai healthcare system, and vocabulary to speak about the body and health.

Lesson 25: Asking Where and Position Words
Learn how to ask where something is, and how to understand the answer by learning the vocabulary and proper usage of position words such as: in, on, next to, near, etc..

Lesson 26: Possessions and Compound Sentences
Learn how to show possession in Thai and combine multiple clauses into a complex sentence using Thai conjunctions.

Lesson 27: Holidays in Thailand
Take a break from Thai language for a minute to learn about holidays in Thailand and the best opportunities to travel.

Lesson 28: Telling Time
Practice using the numbers that we learned in order to tell time and discuss when things happen.

Lesson 29: Dates and Asking When
Continue learning about time by learning the days of the week, months, and other time related vocabulary in Thai.

Lesson 30: Family and Friends
Learn all of the vocab that you need to talk about family and friends, the differences between Thai names and Western names, and how to politely refer to friends and co-workers.

Lesson 31: Who, Why, and How?
Learn the remaining question words and review asking “what”, “when” and “where” questions in this lesson.

Lesson 32: More Verbs and Useful Adverbs
Learn some new verbs, followed by adverbs that will really allow us to improve our communication of who completed an action, when they did it, and how they did it.  Also learn how to express ability to perform an action and desire to do something using adverbs.

Lesson 33: Thai Food Background and Culture
Learn the cuisines of the different regions of Thailand and cultural notes on eating and etiquette.

Lesson 34: Food, Cooking, and Meals
Learn all of the vocab required to order food in a restaurant, at market, and all sorts of common dishes and ingredients.  You will also learn how to explain food allergies, preferences (“not spicy!”), and ordering food to-go.

Lesson 35:Changing Parts of Speech with ความ
Learn how to transform verbs and adjectives into nouns using the Thai word ความ, and the advantages to the Thai method over the English.

Lesson 36: Clothing, Colors, and Hygiene
This lesson covers the important topics of clothing and hygiene, teaching you how to do everything from getting a haircut to properly using a Thai toilet.

Lesson 37: Weather and Recreation
Learn the proper vocabulary to discuss weather and recreational activities, including outdoor activities and parties and events.

Lesson 38: Expressing Emotion and Polite Particles
Learn different words for expressing emotions and also some more polite particles so that you can express nuance and have alternatives to ending every sentence with ค่ะ and ครับ!

End of Pocket Thai: What’s Next?
Advice for further learning and improving your Thai after this course.


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