Best Thai Websites Index

African Weaverbirds making nests and Mama Cheetah and her new baby



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Thai is the national language of Thailand, spoken by around eighty percent of the sixty million
residents of the South-East Asian country. Linguists consider it an uninflected, primarily
monosyllabic, tonal language in the "Tai-Kadai family." The spoken language is believed to have
originated in the area which is now the border between Vietnam and China, an idea which provides
clues to the origin of the Thai people, an area of continued scholarly debate. Linguistically, the
language is related to languages spoken in eastern Burma (Myanmar), northern Vietnam, Yunnan, and Laos.

In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canal and riverside communities.



  • This site all in Thai

    n.b. This is not my translation but one from GOOGLE






  •    The most recently added NEW Thai SITES

       Help with Thai Vocabulary Words    Thai Quizzes & Drills




       Try some quizzes on Thailand    Play Games in Thai


       Delicious Thai Food    Bangkok
       Translator Sites Eng ->Thai / Thai -> Eng

    Translate a website into another language
    Input the URL and choose the destination language and BINGO!
    This one is a very helpful tool.

       Thai Teacher Hints, Advice and Teaching Tips



    Calling All Thai Teachers - Calling All Thai Students -



    140 Learning Games and Activities for the Thai Classroom

    We just added #140. It builds listening comprehension in Thai






    Teacher. Call on me. I know the answer in Thai.


    The 140 Activities website above translated into Thai


    Tempus Fugit : Carpe Deum

    Embrace diversity, reject fear, and you'll enjoy life


    Professor Polyglot

    I am here to teach you Thai, so pay attention.


    on
    May 6, 2017


    Enjoy learning Thai with
    the helpful links below



    Professor Emeritus
    University of Northern Iowa


    Enjoy each of the websites below
    on your way to learning Thai.


    We search the world daily for new travel sites

    - Senior Citizen Travel -

    Come and see where we visited today just above


    Jim's Travel Websites



    Translator Sites: English -> Thai & Thai -> English


    We love to speak Thai



    There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.
    Jerome K. Jerome. English Author and Humorist (1859- 1957)


    The official language of Thailand is Thai, a Siamese language closely related to Lao, Shan in Burma, and numerous smaller languages of southern China and northern Vietnam. It is the principal language of education and government and is spoken throughout the country. The standard is based on the dialect of Bangkok, and it is written in the Thai alphabet, an abugida that evolved from the Khmer script.

    Several other Tai languages exist: Southern Thai is spoken in the southern provinces, and Lanna is spoken in the provinces that were formerly part of the independent kingdom of Lanna. Commercial hubs such as Chinatown consist of labyrinthine alleys crammed with shophouses, markets and diners.




    And over here is Bangkok




    I can just see you through this hole.
    Toss me a couple of peanuts.

    The world is as big as you make it and where the road ends adventure begins.





    Take a Quiz on Thailand

  • Thailand Quizzes and Thailand Trivia. Fun.

  • A Thailand Travel Quiz
    So you have been to Thailand several times. You think you already know lots about the country. Well, see if you can ace this quiz. Good luck.

  • A Thailand Geography Quiz

  • Thailand Quiz for Kids with answers
    It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southeast Asia because of the many traditions, the climate, the food, the welcoming people and many more.

  • Thailand Quizzes and Trivia with answers

  • Thai General Knowledge Quiz

  • Amazing Thailand Trivia Quiz

  • Thailand Quiz


  • Some starter photos of delicious Thai foods. You can almost smell them.

  • Top Ten Thai Foods. Can you guess them?

  • Top 10 Best Thai Food in Phuket




    This looked like a a real deal at first



  • Learn all about the Thai Cuisine
    Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy.

  • Top 10 Best Thai Food in Phuket

  • Top 10 Foods to try in Thailand

  • Top 40 Foods they can not live without in Thailand

  • Thai food recipes and cuisine ideas


    Can you name all these delicious Thai dishes?


    Now find Ko Si Chang, Si Racha, Hat Yai, and Ayuthaya




  • Check out Jim's Travel Websites



    Hey, we're flying the wrong direction to get to Thailand.
    Thailand is the other direction behind us off to the west.
    On my radar it reads that
    it borders Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.







    With Jim's Great Language Homepage...
    SHREK can leap over donkeys in 25 languages.
  • ==>Jim's 25 Languages Homepage
    And with this great site we can learn dozens more.






  • Hop in with one of us. We're on our way to Bankok to learn Thai.





    Jim's Travel Websites



    Tell me how to say Good-Bye in Thai



    Can you identify these world flags in Thai?




  • I always have a quotation for everything. It saves original thinking.
    Dorothy L. Sayers, English Author (1859-1927)





    "Monolingualism Can Be Cured"


    So start learning Thai today
    Enjoy the challenge



    Be kind to unkind people - as they need it the most.



  • Thai National Anthem - "Phleng Chat Thai"

  • An aerial view of Amazing Thailand

  • An aerial view of Bankok

  • The Top 30 Singles Chart in Thailand

  • The Top 10 Thai Websites

  • Finding Buddha: The Temples of Thailand

  • The Thai Language

  • Images of Thailand. Dozens of them and they expand.

  • Thai Grammar

  • Thai language, alphabet and pronunciation
  • Beginner Thai


  • Free Thai Language Learning Resources

  • Learn Thai Online - Many choices here

  • GOOGLE = Learn Thai Here

  • Tutorial Sites for Learning Thai
  • A Guide to Thai via the BBC

  • Learn to Speak Thai in Bankok

  • More about the Thai language

  • Free Thai Language Resources


  • Digital Dialects: Game for Thai.

  • Thai Language Games

  • Online Thai games with sound- Click and tell online game
    Thai language learning games for kids. This is a fun one.

  • A game for learning the Thai alphabet

  • Learn Thai LuvLingua Guide

  • Dino Lingo: Thai for kids



  • Learn all about Bangkok
    Thailand's capital, is a sprawling metropolis known for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to the opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Emerald Buddha temple. Nearby is Wat Pho with its enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire.

  • Dozens of photos of Bangkok and each one expands

  • Google Explores Bangkok

  • 100 Thai Dishes to Eat in Bangkok: The Ultimate Eating Guide

  • Images of Bangkok, Lots of them.

  • A top 100 Thai vocabulary list

  • Basic Thai Vocabulary & Useful Phrases

  • More Thai Vocabulary Building

  • Useful resources including a course about vocabulary and expressions
    Increasing your Thai vocabulary can seem like a daunting task to students just learning how to speak Thai.

  • Thai Vocabulary Words




    "If we hang around much longer Donkey, we'll be speaking Thai"

    "Well Shrek, I just love the site just below us, and it's FREE."


  • And with this site we can learn 30 more languages.


  • And now if you are real serious about learning ENGLISH
    Check out my English as a Second Language sites.

  • Jim's Popular Spanish Website in Thai


  • Jim's Popular French Website in Thai


  • Jim's Popular German Website in Thai


  • Text to another language speech translator
    A powerful and fun site with sound and a variety of voices. TRY IT!


    A Thai girl dancing in costume


    Do you know where this is in Thailand?




    Gee, thank you both very much.





  • SUPER TRANSLATOR SITES FOR YOU TO CONSIDER


    English to Thai or Thai to English


    Google Translations Services
    Good translations in a variety of languages
    This one is JIM'S PREFERRED TRANSLATOR SITE

    Free Translation.com
    This one is another of JIM'S PREFERRED TRANSLATOR SITES...
    with an Auto Detect recognition for Thai
    World Lingo
    On Line Translator


    I hope you enjoyed all the Thai language links on this site.
    Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus and your Webmaster.

    Thai cow with white egrets in an open field

    How many Thai boys fit on one bike?
    Answer: Always one more.

    Thai language teacher hints, advice and tips:

    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your Thai language association plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL- (http://www.actfl.org) and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Get involved anyway you can with each. Rub noses with people at the TOP. Get to know the officers personally. Keep in contact with them. Use these association offerings, suggestions and resources.

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their language classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always loved is "If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot." All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and yourThai students.

    Keep your Thai classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your Thai students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm 72 but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their moccasins." Don't forget to have FUN doing it.


    jeb BA, Cornell College (Iowa), MA, La Sorbonne (Paris), ABD, The Ohio State University (Foreign Language Education).


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