Eye on Asia

Thai Language

This is a selection of resources on Thai language available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so we can share them with our readers.

NLB print and digital resources

Get started in Thai

This beginner’s course in Thai will provide you with the basic vocabulary and grammar to handle common situations that you are likely to face in Thailand. For example, exchanging greetings, introducing yourself, ordering food, and asking about the price of things!

All rights reserved, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2015.

View in NLB catalogue

Instant Thai: How to express 1,000 different ideas with just 100 key words and phrases!

Want to learn how to speak simple Thai in a jiffy? Need a phrase book to help you communicate in Thailand? This little book uses the method of selecting 100 keywords and using these to make up sentences and present a range of expressions for some common situations such as ordering a meal, talking about friends and family, as well as health.

All rights reserved, North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle Publishing, 2016.

View in NLB catalogue

Survival Thai: How to communicate without fuss or fear instantly!

Perfect for students, tourists or businesspeople learning Thai or travelling to Thailand, this practical Thai phrasebook puts all the most important Thai words and phrases in the palm of your hand. The book is organised by situations where one might need to speak Thai.

Retrieved from OverDrive.  (myLibraryID is required to access this database)

Borrow ebook

Mango passport: Thai on the go!

This book offers a fun, easy and effective way to pick up a new language. It draws on the method of intuitive language construction to teach the four key components of language: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Learners would be able to pick up practical Thai conversation skills at their own pace.

Retrieved from OverDrive.  (myLibraryID is required to access this database)

Borrow ebook

You may also like


Thai-language.com is a free online resource for learning Thai. Here you’ll find a wealth of learning materials – over 15,000 audio clips, 67,000 dictionary entries, 825 images and illustrations, as well as discussion forums – that would be helpful to both beginners and advanced students.

Visit website

Learn Thai with ThaiPod101.com

Tired of textbook learning? Learn to speak, read, write and hear Thai through fun, interesting and free audio and video lessons available on the ThaiPod101.com YouTube channel!

Watch on Youtube