Introduction TO THAI LANGUAGE

DESCRIPTION

Thai is spoken exclusively in Thailand, by approximately 60 million people. The dialect spoken in the Central Region is regarded as Standard Thai and is used throughout the country in schools, in the media and for official purposes.Thai is a tonal language, so the learner has to get used to recognizing the pitch of a word.Thai is closely related to Lao, the national language of neighbouring Laos.Outside Thailand, the largest concentration of Thai speakers is in Los Angeles, California, where there are an estimated 80,000 Thai immigrants.

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Our course levels are completely designed according to the global pattern. This divides learners into three broad divisions (Basic, Independent and Proficient users) that can be divided into six levels; for each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing. The six reference levels (see below) are becoming widely accepted for grading an individual's language proficiency.

 
Levels Proficiency Description
A1 Beginner

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/her and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 Elementary

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 Intermediate

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 Upper Intermediate

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 Advanced

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/her fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 Mastery or proficiency

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Koshika offers training for basic level (A1 & A2), intermediate level (B1 & B2), advanced level (C1 & C2). Upon completion of these levels, you can easily communicate with native people and lead your day to day life without any hassles. These certificates make your CV strong also increases your employment opportunity in India and abroad.

 

Fees

 [A1 level] :

Total sessions: 35 (30 sessions for language learning + 5 sessions for exam preparation)

Fees: Rs. 15000/

[A2 level] :

Total sessions: 55 (50 sessions for language learning + 5 sessions for exam preparation)

Fees: Rs. 25000/

[B1 level] :

Total sessions: 110 (105 sessions for language learning + 5 sessions for exam preparation)

Fees: Rs. 40000/

 

[B2 level] :

Total sessions: 160 (155 sessions for language learning + 5 sessions for exam preparation)

Fees: Rs. 60000/

[C1 level] :

Total sessions: 220 (210 sessions for language learning + 10 sessions for exam preparation)

Fees: Rs. 75000/

[C2 level] :

Total sessions: 270 (260 sessions for language learning + 10 sessions for exam preparation)

Fees: Rs. 90000/

 

 

Mode of Class

1.     Classroom mode: In this mode,all the sessions will beconducted in our specialized Wi-Fi enabled classrooms with qualified and experienced trainers. This facility is available in various centers in Lucknow only. Different time slots available between 7.00 AM to 9.00 PM every day.

2.     Online mode: Koshika’s virtual classes are conducted via online “LIVE” mode through internet with real time experience. We have collaborated with WizIQ to provide their excellent online platform to conduct online “LIVE” classes. In LIVE classes, students can see the teacher through a web cam. They can raise hand to ask a question, make comments, and interact with teacher and other class members using a headset & microphone. These are user friendly virtual classrooms, enabling teacher and students to interact in real-time. By chatting, seeing, hearing, and talking to each other, as well as sharing Koshika's learning materials, all participants will enjoy an interactive and personalized learning experience.

 

Our online courses run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round! With us you can learn whenever you want to, for as long as you want, without disturbing your daily routine. Unlike conventional classes on-site, our on-line courses offer you the highest flexibility for planning your weekly lessons as it suits you best: early in the morning, during lunch break, late in the evening or on weekends. By attending courses straight from your computer at home, at the office, or at your favorite cafe you save the time and money you would spend on commuting to and from teaching locations.

 
 

 
International Exams

A person, who wishes to travel to Thailand with the perspective of a job, travel or business trip, should know the minimum level of Thai. There are number of Thai language proficiency tests organized by Thai government time to time.

The highest official certificate for learners of Thai language is the Test of Thai as a Foreign Language. The test comprises listening skills (multiple choice questions), reading (general reading and academic reading), writing (general writing and academic writing), and speaking, and is the official basic literacy test of Thai language in Pratom 6 level (primary education grade 6). No higher level test is offered.

Koshika provides expert guidance for all above international examinations. 

 

 
 
 

Why Thai ?

 

1.      People will appreciate you and look at you differently

As tourism is such a big industry in Thailand, people will see that you are a foreigner and tend to look upon you and treat you as a tourist. Once you can speak Thai, local people will view you in a totally different light. They will be friendly and curious to get to know you. Showing that you can speak Thai will demonstrate that you have put an effort into integrating into their country. Thai people will be very impressed when they hear that you can speak Thai.

2.      Integrating into society

Understanding the language of the country that you live in is essential to integrating and having a sustainable and happy life

3.      Employment

Jobs for foreigners are quite limited in Thailand. There are lots of foreigners who would love to relocate to Thailand but they cannot because they are unable to find a job. In Thailand there are lots of large multinational companies that do employ foreigners and normally offer large salary packages. If you can read and speak Thai, it will be infinitely easier for you to land these types of these jobs.

4.      Friendships

Speaking Thai will allow you to build a whole new social network, create lifelong friends, join in on conversations, ask for someone’s opinion or simply discuss your feelings about a particular topic. It’s these small things that can make the difference between being happy and content in a country and wanting to go back home.

5.      Business and Trust

Knowing Thai increases the size of the talent pool available to you as so few Thais, especially at the worker and clerical level, can speak foreign languages and finally, knowing the language will better ensure that you, the foreign entrepreneur, will know what is happening around you. In a foreign land, where the cultural cues differ, guessing what others are thinking and doing can become a hazardous adventure.

6.      Independence

If you can’t speak the Thai language, even a simple task can become a real problem. How are you going to order food at the local restaurant? How are you going to go to the local video shop and sign up for a membership? What about if your car or bike breaks down? How are you going to organize for it to be repaired? What if your toilet springs a leak? There are countless other situations in which you will be left helpless if you cannot communicate.

7.      Relationships and Love

It is an undeniable fact that a lot of foreigners come to Thailand to build relationships with Thai women and why not? Thai women can be extremely beautiful, very feminine, caring and honest. If you are one of those who has an interest in meeting a Thai woman but you can’t speak Thai, you are putting a huge limit on yourself.

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