Learn Thai via Skype: Locating Teachers and Schools

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Where to find Skype teachers…

Teaching Thai via Skype is a growing industry. And learning languages via Skype is ideal because the students don’t need to be in the same exact location as their teachers. They can reside in the same city (like I do), or live on different continents.

Being in different countries means dealing with time zones and currencies. To figure out what a Skype teacher charges as well as what time they teach, below are two resources I use:

The World Clock: Time Zones
Currency Exchange Rates: Calculator

Thai Skype teachers advertise on forums, teacher/student sites, etc. And that’s helpful. The downside is that some have either stopped teaching via Skype, or they don’t answer emails.

Note: The teachers and schools listed below are ethical, and experienced at teaching Thai. If you run into any problems, please contact me.


If your Skype teacher is featured below, please drop by to say ‘hi’. And if you teach Thai via Skype, or know of a reputable teacher who does, please let me know via my contact form.

Thai teachers using Skype…

Thai teacher: Pimpanee Srethaphakdi ( Pimmy )
Email: [email protected]
Location: Sukhumvit area and office location as necessary. I’m also available on Skype.
Time: 09.00am – 8.00pm, Monday to Friday (Bangkok Time +7 GMT ICT Time Zone
Teaching materials: Books from Top Thai Language Institute and custom teaching materials based on student’s interest

*If you are an ExpatDen premium subscribers, you also get a free online class with me.

Thai Teacher: Adjima Thaitrong (Mod)
YouTube Channel: ThaiWithMod
Website: Learn Thai With Mod
Location: Thailand
Times:  8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday (Bangkok Time +7 GMT ICT Time Zone)
Payment method: Paypal or cash payment
Teaching materials:  Benjawan Poomsan Becker books Paiboon Publishing and tailor-made materials

Also teaches on location: Go to Thai Teachers

Feature on WLT: Learn Thai With Mod

I deliver one-to-one training which I believe is the most successful formula when learning a language as complex as Thai. My goal is to try and incorporate the latest technology and materials into my courses, whether it is supportive online services or Skype training for overseas people and business people with busy schedules or travel commitments.

Thai Teacher: Bim
Website: bimbimkha
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +66 086-352-9722
Location: Bangkok
Times: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday – Sunday
Teaching materials: Benjawan Poomsan Becker books. The courses are extremely flexible, and tailored to best meet each individual student’s needs.

Thai Teacher: Bon ratta
Website: Learn Thai the Bon’s Way
Location: Norway
Times: Sat and Sun from 9am – 5pm
Payment method: Paypal
Teaching materials: Not based on any particular book.

Feature on WLT: Learn Thai with Bon: First YouTube, now Blogger and Skype

I haven’t used any books since I started teaching via Skype. I pick a theme to talk about and we expand from there. Role-play has been my favorite way to teach lately. I find it quick and effective.

Thai Teacher:Jan Kannaphat
Website: StudyThai.org
Facebook: Study Thai with Kru Jan
Email: [email protected]
Location: Nimmanhaemin, Chiang Mai and Online via Skype
Times: Flexible – As agreed.
Teaching Materials: Materials: Self-built curriculum with materials tailored towards your requirements.

Hi! I’m a former teacher of licensed Thai language schools with a BA(Hons) in Linguistics from Chiang Mai University.

I have over 5 years professional experience teaching Thai as a foreign language and now work full-time as a independent freelance tutor from my own convenient private classroom in Nimman, Chiang Mai. I can also teach over Skype.

Don’t be shy! I’m super-friendly and fluent in English. No question is too difficult.

Visit my website for more details on lessons and join my Facebook group!

Also teaches on location: Go to Thai Teachers

Thai Teacher: Kanokkarn “Goy” Yoshihira
Location: Thailand
Website: Thailand Translator
Times: 24/7
Payment: Paypal, Western Union, Money Transfer
Teaching materials: Normal Thai English Teaching Books and online material.

We strongly believe in a personal approach for each student. Some just need to communicate with the Thai girlfriends and some need to learn the Thai way / culture to do business in Thailand. We believe in giving each and every student a personal teaching plan that suits them. I seen many schools in Bangkok teach students things they will probably never use and it is a waste of the students time.

Thai Teacher: Katt Walker
Website: Khon Kaen Education & Travel Programs
Location: Thailand
Times: Everyday between 9am & 9pm, Thai time
Payment method: Paypal or cash
Teaching material: Paiboon materials & numerous other texts. The course content is flexible and specifically tailored to the student’s needs.

My name is Katt and I teach Thai language in person and on video Skype. I also specialize in teaching the Isaan dialect which is spoken in Northeast, Thailand! All potential students are welcome to do a FREE 30 minute class prior to committing to a paid course. My English is quite good and I can provide references upon request.

Also teaches on location: Go to Thai Teachers

Thai Teacher: Khun Pari
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +46700269699
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Times: upon your request, Central European Time Zone(UTC+01:00)
Payment method: Paypal
Teaching materials: Thai for Beginners, materials in PDF files, Words, pictures, music, newspapers, etc. Daily Thai conversations to build up your vocabulary.

Thai Teacher: Kru Aw (Tipsuda Rerkma)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0895695192
Facebook: Amazing grace Thai-Isan tutor in Khon Kaen
Location: Khon Kaen (near Khon Kaen university)
Times: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm. Monday – Saturday and flexible-as agreed.
Payment method: Paypal (student pay Paypal fee 5%)
Teaching materials: I normally provide a year course for missionaries in Isan so I have self-built curriculum with materials and I also use many books and texts, pictures and cards.

Also teaches on location: Go to Thai Teachers

Thai Teacher: Kru Kat
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 088-562-1041
Location: Kranuan, Khon Kaen and Online through Skype, Line, FaceTime, etc.
Times: All
Payment method: Paypal/Cash
Teaching materials: student’s own materials supplemented with teacher’s/online links and games

As a person who is half Thai and half American who is also fluent in English, Thai, and Isan, I have a diverse background with much to offer.

I can translate emails, documents, etc. and am an able interpreter. Feel free to call to negotiate rates.

Thai Teacher: Kru Mint
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 081-8924188
Location: Phuket, Thailand and Online through Skype or Line
Times: Flexible – As agreed (Bangkok Time +7 GMT ICT Time Zone)
Payment method: Paypal/Cash
Teaching materials:

  • Thai for Beginners in Speaking and Listening (Conversation Lesson)
  • Writing & Reading Lesson
  • Materials in PDF files, Basic text, pictures, music, newspapers, etc.
  • Self-developed upon each student’s status

I graduated in degree of Thai language (First-class honors). I have 2 years experience teaching Thai as a foreign language and now I’m working full-time as a freelance language instructor from my own convenient private classroom in Phuket, and I am teaching over Skype with foreign students from another countries.

Feel free to contact me for further information.

Also teaches on location: Go to Thai Teachers

Thai Teacher: Mia Rongsiaw
Location: Thailand
Website: Learn2speakthai.net
Times: 10:00-20:00 local time
Payment: Paypal
Teaching materials: Tailor-made PDF lessons, white board, recommended books & CDs, songs, etc.

I’ve taught Thai all levels to foreigners for over 4 years. I’m currently teaching Thai in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Mostly private lessons at all levels.

In order to learn Thai, you need a tutor who speak fluent English and Thai. I will help you to speak Thai in a fun and easy way and prepare you for your next trip to Thailand.

I will adapt the lesson to your particular needs and do it at your own pace. You will achieve your goals quickly with all the support, feedback and motivation you need.

Not only you will learn to speak language but you will also learn the ways of Thai culture and tradition. In no time at all you will be speaking Thai and maybe even thinking like a Thai.

I’m offering a special free 30 minute consultation where we can get familiar with each other and plan the right curriculum for you to reach your goal.

Thai Teacher: Narisa Naropakorn
Website: Thai Skype Teacher
Location: Thailand
Times: 10 am – 10 pm Thai time
Teaching materials: Your choice

Feature on WLT: Interview with Thai Skype Teacher Khun Narisa Naropakorn

My natural teaching style is freeform, but I will use other materials if a request is made. I generally go with an approach called ‘student centered’. This is where I focus on my learners’ lifestyle and needs, what they interact with on a day to day basis, what their special interests are, as well as their personalities. So what this means is that each class is created on the spot, tailored to the individual student. It makes the lessons fun and lively because the students are learning phrases and vocabulary of interest to them.

I believe people learn differently according to how they perceive information. So I teach each of my students in the learning style suited to them. To discover their learning style, I have each student fill out a questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences on how people perceive the world and make decisions.

Conversation: I supplement my teaching with educational sheets from three course books I wrote called ‘Survival Thai’ and ‘Comfortable Thai’. The books were written when I headed a Thai language section in 1995. I use materials from the books to teach beginning students who can say nothing in Thai except ‘sawaddii’ (hello), to the point where they can discuss fluently in Thai to express ideas and needs. I believe the success of these books is from the method of introducing learners step-by-step to both Thai culture and language.

Thai for Tourist: This is a 2 hour short course focusing on situations, e.g. greeting, shopping, and using a taxi.

Reading and writing: For all levels I create exercises that give tips to strengthen their reading skills.

For zero beginners, to save time and costs I first recommend that they start learning the theory from available online resources. I then create exercises to strengthen their reading skills based on their lives (stories about themselves, friends and families). I also add real life reading materials (menus, street signs, etc).

Reading and writing intermediate: I create exercises that give tips to strengthen their reading skills based on their life, eg. stories of themselves or their families. I also add the real life reading material (menus, street signs).

Reading and writing advanced: I select real Internet news and articles which suits the learners interest and lifestyle to read together in the class or assign as homework.

Thai Teacher: Noi Naa (Parisa Koknoi)
YouTube Channel: Speak Thai With Noi Naa
Website: Speak Thai With Noi Naa
Location: Chiang Mai
Times: 6-10 pm M-F, and 9am-10pm Sat-Sun
Payment method: PayPal, Western Union, MoneyGram, Bank Transfer
Teaching materials: “Thai for Beginners”, “Thai for Intermediate Learners”, & “Thai for Advanced Readers” by Benjawan Poomsan Becker; “Essential Thai” by James Higbie; and my own material.

I offer a free 30 minute trial lesson, and if the student pays for 10 lessons in advance, they get an extra lesson free.

The structure of the lessons will depend on what the student is most interested in learning. Some may want to practice reading and writing, while others are more interested in speaking only. If you’re just coming to Thailand for a holiday or you’re living here for a long time, you’ll have different goals for learning Thai. So I can adjust the lessons to suit the needs of the student.

I encourage the students to practice Thai through conversation, not just through a textbook.

I’m also available for face-to-face lessons in Chiang Mai, and I can teach couples or small groups as well.

Also teaches on location: Go to Thai Teachers

Thai Teacher: por-heidi
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0852926648
Website: Thai Deutsch Thai
Location: Hua Hin, Cha-am, Prachub Khirikhan
Times: evening or as agreed
Teaching materials: Benjawan’s books, Sriwilai Ponmanee and my own materials that suit my students
Skype: heidi-thailand

Thai Teacher: Porpich (Julia)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0831366032
Location: Thailand
Times: Mon-Fri: 7:00pm–7:00am, Sat-Sun: Flexible
Payment: Bank Transfer, Western Union, Cash
Teaching materials: Books, sheets, CDs, songs, etc.

Thai Teacher: Puchapong Puttarak (Kru CAN)
Website: krucan.com
Location: Thailand
Times: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Everyday except Thursday (Bangkok Time +7 GMT ICT Time Zone)
Pricing: 650 Baht per hour / 10 hrs at 6,000 Baht
Payment method: Paypal or SCB Bank Transfer
Teaching materials: Tailor-made materials

I’m a professional online Thai tutor with more than three years’ experience teaching Thai to foreigners. I offer professional online Thai lessons especially for those “who want to go beyond the basics.”

I customize my materials to fit the needs of individual students and also consider other factors, for example, how they learn best, how fast they learn, and how much time they have. Right now, I also use my some of my blog posts as my materials.

Name: Sumet Jirakasemwat (Met)
Email: [email protected]
Skype: [email protected]
Facebook: good2thaionline
Phone: +66869775334
Location: Nearby BTS/MRT stations in BKK or Skype
Times: Monday – Friday (after 6.00 pm) and Saturdays
Teaching materials: Benjawan Poomsan Becker books, Thai- an Essential Grammar by David Smyth and Effective tailor-made Thai lessons and exercises for each student with different Thai language levels.

Sa-wàt-dii khráp, my name is Sumet, an Experienced Native Thai Teacher. I have been teaching Thai to foreigners since 2010, starting from Australia and now in Bangkok, Thailand. I am a qualified Thai teacher with a teaching certificate of Thai teaching to foreigners from TPA of Thailand.

I can teach Thai language in all communication skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) from basic to advanced levels.

You can ensure that you will be able to correctly and properly use Thai language with confidence after learning Thai with me. I have an experience in both theoretical and practical ways in teaching Thai to foreigners, and I always love my Thai classes being fun and effective. Let’s learn Thai language with me and communicate well like a Thai!!

Also teaches on location: Go to Thai Teachers

Thai Teacher: Tanya
Website: Hello Learn Thai
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Times: 24/7 (UCT+07:00 Bangkok Time Zone)
Payment method: Paypal or credit card
Teaching materials: Self published materials to suit the students needs.

We offer a wide range of Thai language courses from beginner to advanced. We offer 1-on-1 live online Thai lessons through Skype at the right level for students, no matter how much or little Thai the student knows. Even if students have never learned Thai before, the courses will enable them to communicate effectively in the Thai language.

Also teaches on location in Bangkok: Go to Thai Teachers

Thai Teacher: Tip (Sarintip)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 087-8101880
Website: Magic Thai
Location: Bangkok (all locations)
Times: 6am – 11pm
Teaching materials: Tailored to each student

I have tons of my own teaching materials, developed by me, which will help to improve learning Thai. I have compiled my teaching material from children’s text books, exercise books, vocabulary lists, clippings from magazines, newspapers, flash cards, advertising signs, just anything which has popped up according to the needs of my students or much that I’ve seen and heard which would benefit my students–I use it all to create a comprehensive learning environment to make living in Thailand easier for my students. Actually, I have boxes of teaching material and books which I tell everybody at home “Do not give this to the recycling man by mistake!”

Also teaches on location: Go to Thai Teachers

Thai Teacher: Titcha Kedsri
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1(347)280-6205
Website: Practical Thai
Location: New York, US
Teaching materials: Benjawan Poomsam Becker’s Thai for Beginners and David
Smyth’s Thai: An Essential Grammar

Also teaches on location: Go to Thai Teachers

Thai Teacher: Teacher Wee
Website: Learn Thai With Kruu Wee
YouTube: Learn Thai with Teacher Wee
Location: Thailand
Times: Monday – Sunday (flexible)
Payment method: Paypal
Teaching materials: I use documents and books that I made myself.

Teaching style information: I have been teaching Thai as a foreign language for nine years, ever since I was a Thai language major at Thammasat University. I focus on what students “want” to know and “need” to learn, that depends on their “purpose” of learning, like for relationships, business or just for traveling as tourists. I believe that understanding Thai culture and how Thai people think are the foundations of learning Thai. I like to teach using a simple, fun, but systematic method. I teach students how to speak like Thais. I use less English as the students advance. For reading, I use a “short cut” system to enable students to read Thai as soon as possible.

Thai Teacher: Ung
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +66 84-897-5522
Times: As agreed
Payment Method: PayPal / Bank Transfer
Teaching materials: HighSpeedThai and my own material that suit student’s need.

  • Suitable for students who seriously aim to read Thai, cross over just simple conversation and use this quality to enhance your self-study and real local experience.
  • Always interesting and exciting.
  • Flexible schedule and payment.
  • Risk free payment scheme and money back guarantee option.

I also provide language consultancy to anyone who self-studies and needs a Thai native to practice with, test, give pronunciation assessment, or clarify specific questions.

Thai Teacher: Watcharee Suebkhajorn (Lukkae)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +66806611434
Location: Thailand
Times: Monday-Friday (08:00-15:00 and after 18:00) Saturday-Sunday (11:00-13:00 and after 16:00)
Teaching materials: Tailor-made base on each student’s level and summarize after class. Voice record for listening skill. Any as preferable.
Skype: wsuebkhajorn

I have over five years of experience which has made my teaching style unique!

Thai Teacher: Yuki Tachaya
Email: [email protected]
Website: Pick Up Thai
YouTube: pickupthai
Twitter: @PickupThai
Location: Los Angeles & Bangkok
Times: Monday-Sunday, 6am-Midnight
Payment method: Paypal/Bank transfer
Teaching material: Please look at my website for more details

Sawàddee kâ, everyone! My name is Tachaya. I am a native Thai speaker (grew up in Bangkok, Thailand) who speaks with standard Thai accent. Moreover, I am a professional Thai teacher with more than 4 years of experience in teaching Thai as a second language. Currently, I teach Thai full-time! So, as a student, you are my first priority.

I currently give classes via Skype for $20 per hour. Wherever you are in the world, you can connect to take a live online private class with me! It is very convenient and helps you save a lot of time and money 🙂

My lessons are customized for each individual student. You do not need to follow any already-made lesson plan. Your class will be unique, not like any other students’. You can design your own lessons, choose your own learning materials and your own pace of study, together with me. Everything is very flexible, so I make sure that your lessons really help you reach your goals and work the best for you. Check out my website for more information. Hope to hear from you soon 🙂

Also teaches on location: Go to Thai Teachers

Thai schools using Skype…

Thai Language school: High Impact Academy
Skype: Thai Skype Teachers
Location: 99/7 Loa Nadi road Tombon Ni Muang Amphur Muang Khon Kaen 40000
Times: 10:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Sunday (Bangkok Time +7 GMT ICT Time Zone)
Payment method: Cash payment or direct debit
Teaching materials: Benjawan Poomsan Becker books Paiboon Publishing and Speaking Thai by Dhiraphol Polsawasdi

High Impact Academy is a licensed language academy that teaches 10 different languages. All of our courses are taught by qualified native speaking teachers. We have a large team of teachers, so you can choose to change your teacher at any time, no questions asked!
We offer 10, 20, 40 hour and 90 hour Thai courses for all levels. All course materials are supplied by HIA and are inclusive of the course fees. The courses can be either, listening and speaking, reading and writing, or all four skills. All students receive a certificate of completion upon completion of each course.

To find out more information or apply for a course, we can be contacted via email:[email protected] or via phone +66 85 000 3717, or Skype: highimpactacademy.

HIA guarantees results or we will repeat the course free.Testimonials with contact details available upon request

Thai Language school: Let`s Study Thai.com
Location: Thailand
Times available: 8:00 – 23:00 Thailand Time ( Every day )
Payment: PayPal
Teaching materials: Original Thai lesson materials (provided in PDF), white board (for reading and writing Thai characters), tailor-made materials, general Thai textbooks, CDs, songs, etc.

Let`s Study Thai.com is an affordable one-on-one online Thai language classroom with rate starts from $2.5 per 25 minutes. We are open from 8:00 to 23:00 (Thailand time) every day, and lessons may be reserved or cancelled until 1 hour before the start of the lesson.

Upon free registration, you will be able to try out two free trial lessons (totaling 50 minutes). Please make a free register for your free lessons.

Let`s Study Thai.com hires distinguished students and alumni from famous universities in Thailand. Of course, all instructors can conduct their lessons in English, so even beginners can take lessons at ease.

We prepare materials for a wide variety of skill levels. Using our original materials and general textbooks available in the market, we will ensure that you learn Thai efficiently through lessons including conversations designed to increase your vocabulary; role-playing conversations for everyday and business scenarios; and practice reading the Thai alphabets.

Thai Language school: Modulo Language School
Skype: Modulols
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Times: 10:00-21:00, Weekdays. 09:00-19:00, Weekends. (UTC +07:00)
Payment method: Bangkok Transfer, PayPal, Credit Card, Cash
Teaching materials: Custom Thai materials from Modulo Publishing, along with an assortment of PDF’s to accompany online learning.

Modulo Language School’s Thai teachers are both qualified and experienced, ensuring learners have an enjoyable and educational experience. They are experts of teaching Thai to non-native speakers, and are all also fluent in English.

The Modulo Thai materials were custom built by our team of Thai teachers using the most highly-regarded textbooks (and years of teaching experience) as a guide. We are able to provide learners who sign up either a PDF of the material.

Along with using Skype, we also offer distance learning services through ClickMeeting, which provides interactive tools and visual aids to help learning; it’s just like being in the classroom! Furthermore, we use high-quality lavaliere microphones and Full-HD webcams to deliver high quality audio and video.

Thai Language school: Thai Language Hut
Location: Thailand
Time: 7am – 9pm 7 Days a week (Bangkok Time +7 GMT ICT Time Zone)
Payment method: Bank transfer or Paypal
Teaching materials: Paiboon Publishing

We interchange our classroom training with on-line training for busy students that are either travelling or intend to move to Thailand. This means you can start on-line and complete the training in a classroom or visa-versa or just mix and match as needed. We are very flexible. We have students using a combination of these techniques to fit their personal schedules.

We focus on creating an effective, simple problem free learning environment so we can focus on the training and not get too distracted by the technology or connection problems. We use only technology from Skype which is familiar to most people ie manageable and not too scary! + minimises connection issues ie not connecting to a third party for whiteboard or other supplementary technologies.

In this vein we offer the following:

  • 1 to 1 training only by Skype
  • Show a part of our screen using Skype
  • Use a combination of slides, flash cards, drawings on paper and exercises to support the standard exercises and learning in our course text book (Benjawan Poomsan Becker, Paiboon Publishing) – the student will have this book in front of them too!
  • We give away any slides or exercises developed for the student as pdfs at the end of the training.
  • We do not use separate white board systems, in our experience this diminishes the experience and does not enhance it (potential connection problems + new system to use).

Thai School: Thai Style Language Co. Ltd.
Thai Teachers: Over 500 trained teachers to choose from
Locations: Thailand, United Kingdom, USA and Singapore
YouTube Channel: LearnThaiStyle
Website: learnthaistyle.com
Times: All day everyday : Learn at a time to suit you
Payment method: Paypal, Debit / Credit Card, Bank Transfer, Cash
Teaching materials: Easy to follow written, audio and video learning materials developed by Head Teacher Kruu Jiab. You can also view some example materials online here.
Also teaches on location: Learn in person with any of our trained teachers freelance teachers. Start learning online, change teacher anytime and continue learning the same course where you left off with a different teacher in person.

Sà-wùd-dee Kâ, we support the worlds largest team of Thai language teachers.

To ensure you have everything you need to learn Thai effectively with our team of teachers we have developed modern learning materials that include easy to follow worksheets, audio and video; a complete solution to help you learn Thai with experienced local teachers.

Flexible private tuition can be arranged at a time & location to suit you. With lifetime access and learner support you can change teacher anytime, attend consistent lessons in different locations and learn for as long as you need at a time, location and pace to suit you.

Support your local freelance Thai teacher and pay them directly for their hard work. Read more on our website about how we can help you learn Thai and if you have any questions contact us anytime.

We look forward to teaching you about Thai language and culture!

How to learn Thai via Skype, the series…

This post is part five of an eight part series.

22 thoughts on “Learn Thai via Skype: Locating Teachers and Schools”

  1. worlddan, you are welcome 🙂 Learning Thai via Skype is my favourite method. It sure beats fighting BKK traffic!

    Jonny, I checked and Baan Aksorn does have Skype.

    Private Thai Lessons or Thai Lessons via Skype™
    400 THB/Hr if bought in packages of 10 hours

    Here’s Todd’s review: Thai Language School Review: Baan Aksorn

  2. Just want to say thanks for putting this list together.

    I live in Thailand and basically self-study, but I usually have a list of questions about words that aren’t very clear going by just a dictionary. My Thai girlfriend is quite helpful in answering my questions, but I don’t want to have to bother her so much. Picking the brain of a tutor over Skype would be perfect.

  3. Are there any Skype tutors/schools which are accredited by the Ministry of Education so that students can study online under an education visa? I am currently enrolled in a private language school, using an ED visa, but am moving to another province within Thailand where attending school won’t be an option.

    Any advice much appreciated.

  4. Keith, thanks 🙂 I’ll have to check back to the mysterious red boxes. That was great fun. I have several more of those waiting in the wings… time.

    What a great name for it, ‘Thai-ary’. Mine is part writing and part vocal. It does take time to edit everything the way I like it, but it’s the way I learn best.

    If Khun Na takes on Skype teaching, please let me know and I’ll add her to the list. The more the merrier. Skype teaching is growing (it’s a brilliant idea) and I fear the present teachers will be swamped.

  5. Thank you Catherine,

    I am a fan of your site and have previously commented on the “mysterious red boxes.” My Thai is about the level of Manee’s Volume 2, but I still need to consult a dictionary due to the dichotomy between adult’s and children’s learning materials.

    Both Khun Narisa and Khun Ladawan have tailored their instruction for me.

    K. Narisa spends half our lesson conversing with me in Thai and half correcting my written Thai, a diary of sorts that she requested I keep — my Thai-ary — if you will.

    K. Ladawan also spends time conversing with me, but also sends a lesson each week in PDF format about various topics with a vocabulary list and a few exercises on grammar.

    I appreciate both the informal nature, and gentle but remonstrative adherence to spoken Thai of K. Narisa’s lessons and the more structured and somewhat more formal, but still very much fun, lessons from K. Ladawan.

    Maybe I should see if I can persuade my previous teacher Khun Na here in the states to test the Skype waters.

  6. Welcome to WLT Keith 🙂 I’ve only studied with Khun Narisa, but looking at Khun Ladawan’s information I got the idea that she is a quality teacher as well. And I agree wholeheartedly with you about getting help from an actual person. Also, learning tourist talk should be avoided, so choosing your teachers and materials wisely is a must.

  7. Hello,

    I have been studying Thai for about 4 years now, and a while ago I felt I hit a plateau in my studies and was not progressing further. I think it was because I have been studying on my own, and taking only one class a week at my local Wat.

    There are not many Wats in America, and I am fortunate to have one nearby, but I was not progressing, so the article on learning Thai via Skype on this website was a revelation.

    To anyone out there seriously considering learning Thai, I suggest that you can’t do it alone. You need a native speaker to help you if you are to make any progress beyond tourist talk.

    I am now taking lessons from two Thai teachers referenced on this website and I would like to take a moment to heartily recommend both of them.

    Khun Narisa and Khun Ladawan have taken different, but complementary, approaches to teaching me Thai, and I value each. Here are the websites of my two diligent, patient, strict, yet fun-to-learn-from teachers:


    Best of luck to all of my fellow students of the Thai language!

    Keith aka คีธ

  8. Martyn:I was going ask Cat the same question!!! how could she manage all there wonderful work.

    Cat:I’m sure you are having an Ergonomic chair to sit on!! stretching and getting a massage regularly ?? 🙂

    Tony: Thanks for stopping by….I do enjoy teaching you as well

  9. Thanks Martyn. I’m a resources nerd, so it was exciting hunting down the information needed for these posts. Being able to learn Thai via a Skype teacher can be inspiring, so knowing that language exchange is available is thrilling as well.

    There is quite a spread between the prices and I’m not sure the mindset. But if you learn faster with one teacher over another, what price would you put on it all? I know, I know… comparing each teacher’s style would make an excellent post, but I’m already deep into drafting the next series 😉

  10. Catherine your comments on this post prove its worth…excellent resource for anyone considering Skype for learning Thai…….You must have spent an inordinate amount of time putting this all together……We “lazy” folk appreciate it….

    Your post is a definite must have guide to learning Thai via Skype and a teachers who’s who to kill for. What struck me reading through it was the vast difference in pricing. From $38 an hour to $10, that’s quite a wide range of pricing considering the two extremes are both based in Thailand.

    A fantastic report and I’m sure each of the teachers will reap the rewards from all your hard work. Do you eat, sleep and drink at your computer desk. I’d have to if I were to put an excellent informative post like this together.

  11. Tony, thank you for stopping by with kudos to Mia. I’m interviewing her for the series, so please stay tuned.

    Lani, you, lazy? I wouldn’t believe that for a minute 🙂 Well, unless you can write those wonderful posts while sleeping? Now that’s a trick I’d love to master!

  12. I’m truly amazed by the hard work and research you put in! We “lazy” folk appreciate it! 555

  13. I have been using Mai from Learn2speakthai.net to teach me the basics of Thai now for several weeks. I found this method very good using Skype and Mia is an excellent teacher. The lessons are very personalised and the one on one style is excellent. I hope to visit Thailand again soon and I am sure I now have a good grounding in Thai conversation.

  14. Thanks Paul. It’s been rather a fun time writing for it. I do have the idea of creating a page just for Thai teachers in Thailand (free, no commission). But… time…

    Hi Talen. There were weeks where I was back to back everything Skype. So it’s great to finally see the posts roll out one by one. I’m already deep in the planning of my Thai next series (to be announced soon).

  15. Excellent resources as usual Cat. You must have spent an inordinate amount of time putting this all together.

  16. Well done Cat, this list is going to be an excellent resource for anyone considering Skype for learning Thai. I hope these teachers are all giving you commission 🙂


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